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2011 Tony Awards: Desmond Heeley Wins 'Best Costume Design of a Play'

2011 Tony Awards: Desmond Heeley Wins 'Best Costume Design of a Play'The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony"® Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com.

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards® were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose.

The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.

To view the complete list of 2011 Tony Award winners, click here.



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Desmond Heeley
2011 Tony Award Winner
'Best Costume Design of a Play'

2011 Tony Awards: Desmond Heeley Wins 'Best Costume Design of a Play'Desmond Heeley (The Importance of Being Earnest)
Desmond Heeley has designed settings and costumes for famous companies and institutions worldwide. His legendary work has been lauded at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, England's National Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera, the American Ballet Theatre, the Vienna State Opera, Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theater and La Scala, Milan, designing for such renowned names as Lord Laurence Olivier, playwright Tom Stoppard, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Vivien Leigh, Kiri Te Kanawa, Margot Fonteyn, Beverly Sills and Gian Carlo Menotti. For Tiffany & Co., Desmond Heeley has designed Christmas tableaux and a series of memorable windows starring great queens and empresses throughout history. He was professor of design at the Tisch School for the Arts at NYU and has taught and lectured on stage and costume design at universities in the United States, Canada and England. He is the inaugural recipient of the Theatre Development Fund's prestigious Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award. Desmond Heeley's acclaimed association with Brian Bedford at Canada's Stratford Shakespeare Festival Theatre includes productions of Titus Andronicus, Amadeus and the comedy London Assurance.


'Best Costume Design of a Play'
2011 Tony Award Nominees

2011 Tony Awards: Desmond Heeley Wins 'Best Costume Design of a Play'Jess Goldstein (The Merchant of Venice)
Jess Goldstein: Career highlights include Jersey Boys, Lincoln Center's The Rivals (Tony® Award) and Henry IV (Tony® nomination), Jack O'Brien's Il Trittico for the Metropolitan Opera and over 350 productions in New York, London, Canada and resident theaters and opera companies across America. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and has taught there since 1990.

2011 Tony Awards: Desmond Heeley Wins 'Best Costume Design of a Play'Mark Thompson (La Bête)
Mark Thompson: Broadway productions include God of Carnage, Bombay Dreams, Life (x) 3, Mamma Mia!, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Arcadia (Lincoln Center), Art, The Blue Room, Blast!, Follies (set only), The Unexpected Man and Shadowlands. Metropolitan Opera: The Queen of Spades and Macbeth. In London recent work includes London Assurance, England People Very Nice and The Rose Tattoo (National Theatre); La Bête; Rope; God of Carnage. Mark designed the costumes for the film The Madness of King George and is the recipient of four Olivier Awards.

2011 Tony Awards: Desmond Heeley Wins 'Best Costume Design of a Play'Catherine Zuber (Born Yesterday)
Catherine Zuber: Tony Award winner for South Pacific, The Coast of Utopia, The Light in the Piazza, Awake and Sing! and The Royal Family (also Outer Critics Circle nomination). Broadway credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Seascape (Tony nomination), Joe Turner... (OCC nomination), Oleanna, A Man for All Seasons, Cry-Baby, Mauritius, Doubt, Little Women, Dracula, Frozen, Dinner at Eight (Tony, OCC nominations), Twelfth Night (Tony nomination). Opera credits include IL Barbiere di Siviglia and Doctor Atomic.

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