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Edward Gorey

 
Edward Gorey Headshot
Date of Birth: February 25, 1925
Date of Death: April 15, 2000 (75)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1978]
Production Designer
 
[Broadway, 1977]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer

Writing

Lyricist
Source Material
Playwright

Photos

The cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY Photo

The cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY

From: 
Date:
04/12/2016
The cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY Photo

The cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY

From: 
Date:
04/12/2016
The cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY Photo

The cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY

From: 
Date:
04/12/2016
The cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY Photo

The cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY

From: 
Date:
04/12/2016

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 1978]
Production Designer

[Broadway, 1977]
Costume Designer

Scenic Designer

Writing
Lyricist
Source Material
Playwright

Edward Gorey Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Costume Design
Edward Gorey, Dracula
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Set Design
Edward Gorey, Dracula
 
The Hewes Awards - 1978 - Scenic Design Gold Star
Edward Gorey, Dracula
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Costume Design Gold Star
Edward Gorey, Dracula
 
Tony Awards - 1978 - Best Scenic Design
Edward Gorey, Dracula

Edward Gorey News

Ari'el Stachel, Tovah Feldshuh & More Join Keen Co's LIGHT UP THE SKY Benefit Photo Ari'el Stachel, Tovah Feldshuh & More Join Keen Co's LIGHT UP THE SKY Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Tovah Feldshuh, Andrew Dawson, Kelly McAndrew, Matt Servitto, Allan K. Washington, and Kayce Wilson will join previously announced Arnie Burton, Jasminn Johnson, Lauren Molina, Reg Rogers, Ari'el Stachel, Jason Tam, completing the cast for the Gala Benefit Reading of Light Up the Sky by Moss Hart, directed by Mr. Silverstein. 

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS-Get Out and Celebrate in NYC Photo HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS-Get Out and Celebrate in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 27, 2021

Looking for some real fun for the Halloween holiday.  We have all the spots you need to know about.  Get your costume, put on your dancing shoes and get ready for some great drinks and eats.  It’s party time!

VICTOR AND VICTORIA'S TERRIFYING TALE OF TERRIBLE THINGS - The Audio Drama, Now Avail Photo VICTOR AND VICTORIA'S TERRIFYING TALE OF TERRIBLE THINGS - The Audio Drama, Now Available to Stream
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 23, 2020

Inspired by the macabre stories and gothic artwork of Edward Gorey, Victor and Victoria's Terrifying Tale of Terrible Things is a hilarious and horrifying exploration of fear and the question of whether or not to confront it.

Happenstance Theater's CABARET MACABRE Available to View Online in October Photo Happenstance Theater's CABARET MACABRE Available to View Online in October
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2020

Happenstance Theater presents CABARET MACABRE. A perfect autumnal tradition, this witty Theatrical Collage is inspired by the illustrations of Edward Gorey, Victorian nightmares, musical histrionics, Gothic romance, the perilous deep, calamitous excursions, and the dangers of croquet.

Happenstance Theater CABARET MACABRE Available To View Online In October Photo Happenstance Theater CABARET MACABRE Available To View Online In October
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 29, 2020

Happenstance Theater presents CABARET MACABRE. A perfect autumnal tradition, this witty Theatrical Collage is inspired by the illustrations of Edward Gorey, Victorian nightmares, musical histrionics, Gothic romance, the perilous deep, calamitous excursions, and the dangers of croquet.

Jobsite 2020/21 Season Announced; DOUBT Suspended at Straz Center Photo Jobsite 2020/21 Season Announced; DOUBT Suspended at Straz Center
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2020

While Jobsite's production of DOUBT, A Parable, is temporarily suspended in light of the current national health crisis, the resident theater company of the Straz Center is not delaying the release of their new season.

Cape Cod Museum Of Art & The Cape Playhouse Launch International Art Competition Photo Cape Cod Museum Of Art & The Cape Playhouse Launch International Art Competition
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2020

Cape Cod Museum of Art (CCMoA), the home of art on Cape Cod, and The Cape Playhouse, America's most famous professional summer theatre, have partnered to launch an international visual artist call for The Cape Playhouse Cover Art Competition 2020.  Serving for visibility at the nation's longest running professional summer theatre, the competition awards the winner with a dedicated feature appearance on the Playhouse's 2020 performance program covers, numbering more than 35,000 booklets for its summer season, along with other visibility opportunities.  The winning work will also be the centerpiece at a VIP Unveiling Event to be held on Friday, May 1 at Cape Cod Museum of Art.

BWW Review: FELLOW TRAVELERS at Boston Lyric Opera Photo BWW Review: FELLOW TRAVELERS at Boston Lyric Opera
by Andrew Child - Nov 14, 2019

When I first saw Boston Lyric Opera's promotional images for Fellow Travelers, a new opera by Greg Pierce and Gregory Spears, in a production that premiered at Minnesota Opera, I was incredibly wary. Photos of conventionally attractive white men in their boxers clinging to each other in a fit of passion next to images of an un-subtle cross forebodingly hung on a stage used to advertise an opera (the art form relied upon to convey narratives of lovers separated by tuberculosis, conquests by Valkyries, and murders outside of bullfights) feels like an equation for overbearing reminders of overwrought queer storytelling tropes. My assumptions were proven resoundingly incorrect by what may well be the classiest gay porn to mask itself as high art since the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was completed in 1541. Based on Thomas Mallon's 2007 novel of the same name, Fellow Travelers tells the story of an ill-timed affair between government employees Timothy Laughlin and Hawkins Fuller during the 1953 Lavender Scare, in which Eisenhower's Executive Order 10450 required the firing of over 5,000 queer, ostensibly queer, or queer-adjacent government workers.

South Bay Musical Theatre Presents A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Photo South Bay Musical Theatre Presents A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019

South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) is pulling out all the stops to bring A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER to eager Bay Area audiences. Featuring a likeable leading man murdering his way up the social ladder in Edwardian England, the show was highly praised for its ingenuity.

AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE Comes to Underbelly Cowgate Photo AMERICA IS HARD TO SEE Comes to Underbelly Cowgate
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2019

Described by the New York Times as 'Our Town with sex offenders', this daring play with music is based on hundreds of hours of interviews with the inhabitants of Miracle Village, a rural American community of sex offenders. America is Hard to See blends verbatim text with Methodist hymns and original folk music to tell the stories of the villagers in their own - not necessarily 100% true - words. The show explores the lives of individual members of the community as they try to lead normal lives, forming a band at their local church under the Pastor Patti, a cleric who is determined to give the men a second chance. Focusing on the consequences rather than the transgression, the show asks if redemption is possible, and takes an uncomfortable look on what it means to put forgiveness into practice.

Edward Gorey Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Newly Released Trailer for THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS Starr VideoVIDEO: Watch the Newly Released Trailer for THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS Starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black
by Macon Prickett - Jun 28, 2018

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award¬ģ winner Cate Blanchett star in The House with a Clock in Its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town's sleepy fa√ßade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.¬†

VIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS Starring Cate  VideoVIDEO: Watch the First Trailer for THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS Starring Cate Blanchett & Jack Black
by Macon Prickett - Mar 27, 2018

In the tradition of Amblin classics where fantastical events occur in the most unexpected places, Jack Black and two-time Academy Award¬ģ winner Cate Blanchett star in¬†The House with a Clock in Its Walls, from Amblin Entertainment. The magical adventure tells the spine-tingling tale of 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro) who goes to live with his uncle in a creaky old house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart. But his new town's sleepy fa√ßade jolts to life with a secret world of warlocks and witches when Lewis accidentally awakens the dead.

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY at HERE
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

Life Jacket Theatre Company presents GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY, a new play exploring the life of Tony Award-winning artist, author, and designer Edward Gorey. GOREY will run now through May 22 in a limited three-week engagement at HERE as part of the SubletSeries@HERE, located at 145 Ave of the Americas (6th Ave). Click below to meet the stars of the show!

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Dawson Performs Monologue from 'GOREY' at HERE
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2016

Life Jacket Theatre Company presents GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY, a new play exploring the life of Tony Award-winning artist, author, and designer Edward Gorey. GOREY will run now through May 22 in a limited three-week engagement at HERE as part of the SubletSeries@HERE, located at 145 Ave of the Americas (6th Ave). Click below to watch Andrew Dawson perform a monologue from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Designer of Life Jacket's 'GOREY', Opening Next Week at HERE
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2016

Life Jacket's GOREY: THE SECRET LIVES OF EDWARD GOREY centers on the enigmatic and endearing artist at different stages of his life, spanning 50 years from young adulthood to shortly before his death. Click below to go behind the scenes with the puppet designer for the production!


Edward Gorey Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Edward Gorey written?
Edward Gorey has written 1 shows including Gorey Stories (Lyricist).

What awards has Edward Gorey been nominated for?
Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Dracula , Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Dracula , Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Dracula Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for Dracula and Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for Dracula .

What awards has Edward Gorey won?
Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Draculaand Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for Dracula.