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Basil Twist

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Puppeteer

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Puppetry
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Puppet and illusion designer [Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Puppet Design[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Puppet Designer
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Puppet Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Puppet Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Puppet Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Puppet Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Puppet Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Visual Effects Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Puppet Designer
Puppet Director

Writing

Author

Photos

Basil Twist and Ken Ard Photo

Basil Twist and Ken Ard

From: 
Date:
07/23/2018
Basil Twist, Ken Ard, Andrea Selby, Jim Caruso Photo

Basil Twist, Ken Ard, Andrea Selby, Jim Caruso

From: 
Date:
02/07/2018
Basil Twist and Ken Ard Photo

Basil Twist and Ken Ard

From: 
Date:
06/05/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Puppeteer

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Puppetry

[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Puppet and illusion designer [Replacement]

[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Puppet Design[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2017]
Puppet Designer

[US Tour, 2011]
Puppet Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Puppet Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Puppet Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Puppet Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Puppet Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Visual Effects Designer

[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Puppet Designer

Puppet Director

Writing
Author

Basil Twist Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Puppet Design Gold Star
Basil Twist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Set Design Gold Star
Basil Twist, The Addams Family
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Basil TwistArias With a Twist
 
The Hewes Awards - 2005 - Notable Effects - Production Design Gold Star
Basil Twist, Symphonie Fantastique
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Puppet Design Gold Star
Basil Twist, Tell Tale
 
Obie Awards - 1999 - Special Citations Gold Star
Basil TwistSymphonie Fantastique
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Puppet Design
Basil Twist, Tell Tale

Basil Twist News

Full Cast Announced For the Royal Shakespeare Company's MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO Photo Full Cast Announced For the Royal Shakespeare Company's MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

The full company has been announced for the global stage premiere of Studio Ghibli's My Neighbour Totoro, opening at the Barbican this Autumn.

Producing Director Meredith Lynsey Schade Will Depart HERE Photo Producing Director Meredith Lynsey Schade Will Depart HERE
by Team BWW - Aug 12, 2022

HERE announced today that Producing Director Meredith Lynsey Schade will depart the company this fall to pursue other opportunities following seven years with the company, first as General Manager and later as Producing Director. Her exit comes on the heels of the recent departure of Brenna Thomas, the company’s former Director of External Affairs, providing an opportunity for restructuring at the institution.

HERE & Minor Theater to Present MARIE IT'S TIME in September Photo HERE & Minor Theater to Present MARIE IT'S TIME in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Obie Award-winning HERE will present Marie It’s Time. Created and Produced by Minor Theater, the company that brought you Julia Jarcho’s Obie Award-winning Grimly Handsome, Marie It’s Time is written by Jarcho, who also performs in her work for the first time.

Japan Society Announces 2022-2023 Musical Performance Season Photo Japan Society Announces 2022-2023 Musical Performance Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

Japan Society has announced its Fall 2022-Winter 2023 season of concert performances with in-person programs focused on traditional and modern works, spanning the disciplines of opera, film, Noh theater, puppetry, and prose.

Japan Society Announces 2022-23 Performing Arts Season Featuring Events in Opera, The Photo Japan Society Announces 2022-23 Performing Arts Season Featuring Events in Opera, Theater, Dance & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

Japan Society has announced its upcoming season of live, in-person performances at the Society with programs spanning traditional to contemporary, across the disciplines of opera, theater, traditional noh, puppetry, dance and more, slated for Fall 2022 and Winter/Spring 2023.

Jim Henson's Creature Shop Creates Iconic Character Puppets For MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO Photo Jim Henson's Creature Shop Creates Iconic Character Puppets For MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

Executive Producer Joe Hisaishi and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) have announced that leading innovator in puppetry, animatronics, and digital animation, Jim Henson's Creature Shop, will create the puppets for the global stage premiere of Studio Ghibli's My Neighbour Totoro, opening at the Barbican on Saturday 8 October 2022.

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is Sweetly Imaginative at the Eccles Th Photo BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY is Sweetly Imaginative at the Eccles Theater
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 15, 2022

The imaginative national tour of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY wraps up its travels across the country with a final stop in Utah at the Eccles Theater.

VIDEO: Watch an All New Concept Trailer For MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO at RSC Photo VIDEO: Watch an All New Concept Trailer For MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO at RSC
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company has released the new concept trailer for the upcoming global premiere of the stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro.

2022 HERE SPARK Gala to Honor Cheryl Henson and Brian Selznick Photo 2022 HERE SPARK Gala to Honor Cheryl Henson and Brian Selznick
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

The Obie Award-winning HERE has announced the honorees for the 2022 HERE SPARK Gala. On the heels of HERE’s Puppetopia festival, and in celebration of HERE’s Dream Music Puppetry program, Cheryl Henson will receive the HEREmanitarian Award and Brian Selznick will receive the Avant-Guardian Award.

World Premiere of MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO Stage Adaptation Breaks Barbican Box Office Rec Photo World Premiere of MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO Stage Adaptation Breaks Barbican Box Office Record
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2022

The world premiere of the stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro has broken the Barbican's box office record for ticket sales in one day. The record had previously been held by Sonia Friedman Production's 2015 production of Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role.

Basil Twist Videos

VIDEO: Watch an All New Concept Trailer For MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO at RSC VideoVIDEO: Watch an All New Concept Trailer For MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO at RSC
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2022

The Royal Shakespeare Company has released the new concept trailer for the upcoming global premiere of the stage adaptation of Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro.

BWW TV: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tour Cast Talks What Makes This Show So Del VideoBWW TV: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Tour Cast Talks What Makes This Show So Delicious
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2018

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is gearing up to take the show on the road! Hear what the cast and creatives have to say about what makes this musical so delicious!

VIDEO: BEHIND THE LID Film Launches Kickstarter; Looks at Lee Nagrin and Basil Twist's 2007 Production
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2014

BEHIND THE LID, a film by Steve Lippman of the immersive 2007 theatrical production created by Lee Nagrin and Basil Twist, has just launched a Kickstarter campaign. Click below to watch the project pitch!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Kimiko Glenn, Tom Hewitt and More in YOSHIMI BATTLES PINK ROBOTS - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse presents Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, a world-premiere musical featuring a story by The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar), music and lyrics by The Flaming Lips, and direction by Des McAnuff. The show is currently running through December 16, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production highlights below.

STAGE TUBE: Watch THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour's 'Kill Me Maybe' Spoof!
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2012

Lizzie Klemperer leads members of the cast of the The Addams Family National Tour, putting their dark twist on Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe.' Watch the video below!

STAGE TUBE: ADDAMS FAMILY's Douglas Sills Talks Costumes, Revisions, and More on NBC5!
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2012

Douglas Sills, who plays Gomez in The Addams Family tour, sat down with NBC Fort Worth to talk about various different elements of the show. He said many superlatives, including, but not limited to, 'You haven't lived til you've seen Morticia in this dress,' and 'Director Jerry Zaks has the Nobel Prize in comedy!'

STAGE TUBE: Sills & Gettelfinger Talk Ad-Libs, ADDAMS, SCARLET PIMPERNEL, & More!
by Sally Henry Fuller - Oct 11, 2012

The stars of The Addams Family tour, Douglas Sills (The Scarlet Pimpernel, Tony nomination) and Sarah Gettelfinger (Nine) who play Gomez and Morticia, respectively, sat down to talk with The Column in Dallas to talk about the show. In this video, they discuss the total revamping of the show from Broadway to the tour, Douglas's hilarious knack for keeping the other cast-members on their toes with his ad-libs, Sarah's costume, and much more.

STAGE TUBE: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Tour Performs 'Bein' Part of NEWSIES' Spoof!
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2012

The cast of The Addams Family 1st National Tour comes up with their own witty lyrics for 'Carrying the Banner' from the Broadway musical Newsies, in their 'Bein' Part of Newsies' music parody video. Watch it below!

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of Pilobolus' AZIMUTH, Premiering Tonight, 7/18
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2012

The groundbreaking and internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus today unveiled a behind-the-scenes video of its new work, Aziumth. The piece will have its New York premiere tonight as part of Pilobolus's 2012 Joyce Theater engagement, which began performances on Monday, July 16, and runs through August 11. Tonight will mark the first performance of the engagement's Program B, which features Azimuth. Watch the video below!

STAGE TUBE: Pilobolus Unveils Behind-the-Scenes Look at SKYSCRAPERS, Opening Tonight, 7/16
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2012

The groundbreaking and internationally acclaimed dance company Pilobolus today unveiled a behind-the-scenes video of its new work, Skyscrapers. The piece will have its New York premiere as part of Pilobolus' 2012 Joyce Theater engagement, which begins performances tonight, July 16, and runs through August 11. Watch the video below!


Basil Twist Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Basil Twist written?
Basil Twist has written 1 shows including Symphonie Fantastique (Author).

What awards has Basil Twist been nominated for?
Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Addams Family , Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Arias With a Twist , Notable Effects - Production Design (The Hewes Awards) for Symphonie Fantastique , Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tell Tale Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Symphonie Fantastique and Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tell Tale .

What awards has Basil Twist won?
Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Addams Family, Notable Effects - Production Design (The Hewes Awards) for Symphonie Fantastique Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Tell Taleand Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Symphonie Fantastique.