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Desmond Heeley Productions

 
[Broadway, 2011]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1995]
Settings/Costumes
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1986]
Production Design
 
[West End, 1982]
Settings/Costumes
 
[Off-Broadway, 1982]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Settings/Costumes
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
Settings/Costumes
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1973]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Scenic Designer
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Desmond Heeley Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Costume Design

Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Costume Design

Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Set Design

Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest


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Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Costume Design of a Play

Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest


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Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Costume Design

Desmond Heeley, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead


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Tony Awards - 1968 - Best Scenic Design

Desmond Heeley, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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Ann Hould-Ward and Richard Hudson Receive TDF's Irene Sharaff Awards

TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, has just announced that celebrated costume designer ANN HOULD-WARD and legendary scenic designer RICHARD HUDSON are among the 2024 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients.
1966 Production of HENRY V is Coming to Stratfest@Home

A very special part of Stratford Festival history is coming to Stratfest@Home: the 1966 production of Shakespeare’s Henry V.
First Ever Book On The History Of The Theatre Costume Business is Out Now

Taylor & Francis Group, the largest publisher in performing arts, has released the first book on the history of the theatre-costume business under its Routledge imprint. Written by a trio of practicing professionals with vast and varied experience, the book features interviews with award-winning actors, designers, and the costume makers themselves.
Houston Ballet Will Present Ben Stevenson's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

Houston Ballet begins its 2020 performances with The Sleeping Beauty by former Artistic Director, Ben Stevenson OBE. This story ballet, as part of Houston Ballet's 50th anniversary season lineup, honors the lasting legacy Stevenson built from 1976-2003.
BWW Review: GISELLE is a Masterpiece of Romantic-Era Storytelling and Dance

Set in a pastoral German village, GISELLE has all the components of a quintessential romantic work. The titular character is a beautiful young woman living with her strict-yet-loving mother (Lorna Geddes). Although a local forester (Piotr Stanczyk) wants to marry her, Giselle has fallen for another man in the village a?" the Count of Silesia, Albrecht (Harrison James), who has donned a disguise to escape the responsibilities of his noble status. When the forester exposes the Count's identity, Giselle goes mad and dies a?" in some productions by suicide, but in this version it seems more likely that a pre-existing heart condition is to blame. She returns as a Wili in the second act to defend Albrecht from the other Wilis and their queen (Heather Ogden), who force men in the woods to dance to their death.
The National Ballet of Canada Announces GISELE Casting

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Giselle which will feature several milestone events as well as important debuts. Giselle opens the 2019/20 season, which celebrates Ms. Kain's 50th anniversary with the company, and is onstage November 6 a?" 10, 2019 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. #GiselleNBC
COPPELIA Comes To Life With Houston Ballet

For the first time in over a decade, Houston Ballet brings back Copp lia, a family-friendly treasure created by former Houston Ballet Artistic Director Ben Stevenson OBE. Serving as Artistic Director of Houston Ballet from 1976 to 2003, Stevenson developed a wide repertory and is credited with transforming Houston Ballet into one of America's leading ballet companies.
Houston Ballet Announces Its 50th Anniversary Season

Houston Ballet Artistic Director, Stanton Welch AM, announces the company's 2019/20 season, celebrating 50 years of creativity. The golden anniversary will be reflected in every performance during the season, showcasing Houston Ballet's signature style for the timeless, iconic and innovative.
Houston Ballet 2018/19 Season To Include New Works By Tony Winner Justin Peck and More!

Houston Ballet is back in full force to rehearse for the upcoming season and celebrate its triumphant return home to the Wortham Theater Center.
THE MERRY WIDOW Returns to the Stage With a New Generation of Dancers

The Merry Widow returns to the stage in 2018 with a whirl of fabulous frocks and a generous splash of champagne. The tangled tale of love and diplomacy will be delighting audiences in Sydney from 28 April to 19 May 2018, Canberra from 25 to 30 May and Melbourne from 7 to 16 June.
Holly Hynes and Zack Brown Among 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees

Legendary ballet costume designer HOLLY HYNES and costume and scenic designer ZACK BROWN are among the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Award recipients which were just announced by TDF, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. Ms. Hynes was selected to receive the 2018 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Brown will receive the Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through TDF's Costume Collection. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
Podcast: 'Keith Price's Curtain Call' Welcomes Director and Author Isaac Klein

Director Isaac Klein stops by the studio to talk about his new book, SCHOOL OF DOING, featuring the lessons of Master Teacher, Director, and personal mentor, Gerald Freedman.
Dallas Opera to Break Hearts with LA TRAVIATA

The Dallas Opera is proud to present the second mainstage production of the 2017-2018 Motives Unmasked! Season: Giuseppe Verdi's tender and bittersweet romance, LA TRAVIATA, opening on Friday, October 27, 2017 (The Amy and Vernon Faulconer Performance) at 7:30 p.m.in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Downtown Dallas. Verdi's tragic-yet-beautiful tale of a fallen woman consistently appears at or near the top of the list of the world's most popular operas.
Theater Master Gerald Freedman Unveils THE SCHOOL OF DOING Guide to the Craft

Coming this fall, The School of Doing is a comprehensive guide to the craft and teachings of internationally renowned stage director and educator Gerald Freedman, including lessons on acting, directing, text analysis, comedy technique, camera technique, Shakespeare, musical theater, design, pedagogy, and show business.
The Dallas Opera Announces Season Opening Festivities

The Dallas Opera announces its magnificent kick-off event of the 2017-2018 Season FIRST NIGHT. Dedicated philanthropists Dianne and Mark H. LaRoe chair the festivities and Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger are Honorary Chairs. The Presenting Sponsor is Deutsche Bank Wealth Management.
Single Tickets on Sale Monday for The Dallas Opera's 2017-18 'Motives Unmasked!' Season

The Dallas Opera will open single ticket sales for the five outstanding productions of the 2017-2018 “Motives Unmasked!” Season on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. (Central).
Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas:
Dallas Opera Announces 2017 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 "Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year" Award: luminous Italian-American soprano Marina Costa-Jackson.
Swan Lake Marks 140th Anniversary with National Ballet of Canada Tonight

This year marks the 140th anniversary of Swan Lake, opening tonight at the National Ballet of Canada and continuing through June 25.
Edward Albee, Debbie Reynolds Among Theater Legends Honored by TonyAwards.com

Each year, the Tony Awards release a list of names of friends and colleagues in the Broadway community who have left us during the past year.

Desmond Heeley FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Desmond Heeley been nominated for?

Desmond Heeley has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest, Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest, Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Importance of Being Earnest, Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, and Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.

What awards has Desmond Heeley won?

Desmond Heeley has won the Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play for "The Importance of Being Earnest," Best Costume Design for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," and Best Scenic Design for "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead."

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