STAGE MAGIC: Tony Nominated Costume Designer Michael McDonald Brings HAIR's 'Hippies' To Life!
The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the "Age of Aquarius" dawns again in this jubilant new production, which won the 2009 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. The Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle also recently honored the production with their 2009 award for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. HAIR's Tony-nominated Costume Designer Michael McDonald takes you backstage to learn how the iconic musical's "Hippie Tribe" are brought to glorious life on Broadway, right here on Stage Magic!
HAIR began preview performances on March 6 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street, NYC) and opened to rave reviews on March 31, 2009.
Michael McDonald has been a part of this production of HAIR since the 40th Anniversary Concert in 2007. The Public: HAIR (Delacorte Theater). Off-Broadway: Tartuffe (Tribeca Playhouse), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Lincoln Center), Measure for Measure (Expanded Arts). Regional: Take Me Out (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Dirty Blond, Omnium Gatherum and Crowns (Zachary Scott Theatre); Amadeus, Sweeney Todd, The Laramie Project, Angels in America (Chatham Playhouse). Broadway: assistant costume designer for two Tony Award-winning Best Plays: The Goat and Take Me Out, as well as Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mt. Morgan. Costume painting for productions including The Seagull; Mother Courage and Her Children starring Meryl Streep; Radiant Baby; Caroline, or Change; and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Topdog/Underdog. Assistant Costume Master for the Public Theater.
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