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Michael Curry

Also Credited As: Michael D. Curry
 
Bio:
Michael's approach is unique, as he chooses to design and fabricate with a long-term team in his Oregon studio. The scenic designs, puppetry and performance effects from Michael Curry Design have been the cornerstone of shows for the past 30 years. Michael is best known for his work with The Lion ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael's approach is unique, as he chooses to design and fabricate with a long-term team in his Oregon studio. The scenic designs, puppetry and performance effects from Michael Curry Design have been the cornerstone of shows for the past 30 years. Michael is best known for his work with The Lion ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Victor [Replacement]
Clifford Bradshaw (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Puppet Designer
 
[West End, 2021]
Puppet Designer
Mask Designer
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Puppet Designer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Puppet Designer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Puppet Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Scenic & Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Puppet Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Puppet Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Puppet Designer
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Puppet Designer
Puppet Designer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Puppets
 
[US Tour, 2005]
Special Effects Designer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Puppetry Consultant
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Puppet Designer
Mask Designer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Production Manager
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Production Manager
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Production Manager
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Production Manager
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Puppet Designer
Mask Designer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Technical Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Technical Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director
Technical Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Mask Designer

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 1998
Victor [Replacement]

Clifford Bradshaw (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Performer

Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
Puppet Designer

[West End, 2021]
Puppet Designer

Mask Designer

[US Tour, 2019]
Puppet Designer

[Broadway, 2019]
Puppet Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2018]
Puppet Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Scenic & Costume Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Puppet Designer

[Broadway, 2007]
Puppet Designer

[Broadway, 2007]
Puppet Designer

[Broadway, 2006]
Puppet Designer

Puppet Designer

[US Tour, 2006]
Puppets

[US Tour, 2005]
Special Effects Designer

[Broadway, 2005]
Puppetry Consultant

[US Tour, 2002]
Puppet Designer

Mask Designer

[Broadway, 1999]
Production Manager

[Broadway, 1998]
Production Manager

[Broadway, 1998]
Production Manager

[Broadway, 1998]
Production Manager

[Broadway, 1997]
Puppet Designer

Mask Designer

[Broadway, 1997]
Production Supervisor

[Broadway, 1997]
Technical Director

[Broadway, 1997]
Technical Director

[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director

[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director

[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director

Technical Director

[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director

[Broadway, 1996]
Technical Director

[Broadway, 1992]
Mask Designer

Michael Curry Biography

Michael's approach is unique, as he chooses to design and fabricate with a long-term team in his Oregon studio. The scenic designs, puppetry and performance effects from Michael Curry Design have been the cornerstone of shows for the past 30 years. Michael is best known for his work with The Lion King on Broadway, the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Met Opera, Cirque du Soleil and other worldwide spectacles.

Michael Curry Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Puppet Design
Michael Curry, Beetlejuice
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Puppet Design Gold Star
Michael Curry, Frozen
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Puppet Design Gold Star
Michael Curry, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Puppet Design Gold Star
Michael Curry, The Lion King

Michael Curry News

Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November Photo Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Marking its 25-year anniversary, the world-famous, award-winning musical is set for a historical 4-week run in the UAE capital from November 16 to December 10 at Yas Island's Etihad Arena.

THE LION KING Extends Season at Manchester Palace Theatre Photo THE LION KING Extends Season at Manchester Palace Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Manchester Theatres have announced on sale dates for a seven week extension of the musical THE LION KING, opening at the Palace Theatre later this year.

BWW Review: FROZEN at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre Photo BWW Review: FROZEN at Adelaide Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
by Barry Lenny - May 30, 2022

Read our critic's review of Frozen on stage. Frozen is not just a musical; it’s a spectacle.

250 Limited Edition BEETLEJUICE Window Cards to Benefit Entertainment Community Fund Photo 250 Limited Edition BEETLEJUICE Window Cards to Benefit Entertainment Community Fund
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2022

250 Limited Edition BEETLEJUICE Window Card posters featuring Alex Brightman are now available exclusively at the Marquis Theatre concession stands.  All sales for these limited-edition BEETLEJUICE window cards will benefit The Entertainment Community Fund (formerly The Actor’s Fund).

Pearl Khwezi to Assume the Role of Nala in THE LION KING Beginning Tonight Photo Pearl Khwezi to Assume the Role of Nala in THE LION KING Beginning Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Lion King has announced that Pearl Khwezi will assume the role of Nala in the Broadway production beginning tonight, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Adrienne Walker played her final performance last month.

FROZEN Sensory Friendly Performance Announced at Playhouse Square Photo FROZEN Sensory Friendly Performance Announced at Playhouse Square
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

Playhouse Square and Disney Theatrical Productions will offer a sensory-friendly performance of Disney's Frozen on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at the KeyBank State Theatre.

Photos: Inside Look at the Australian Tour of Disney's FROZEN Photo Photos: Inside Look at the Australian Tour of Disney's FROZEN
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

West Australian audiences will experience the magic of Disney's Frozen when the much-anticipated Perth season of the hit Broadway musical opens in August 2022. Following the incredible local success of The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Aladdin, this brand new musical by the same producers, will open at the Crown Theatre Perth in August 2022.

Disney's FROZEN Comes to Perth this Summer Photo Disney's FROZEN Comes to Perth this Summer
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

West Australian audiences will experience the magic of Disney’s Frozen when the much-anticipated Perth season of the hit Broadway musical opens in August 2022. Following the incredible local success of The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Aladdin, this brand new musical by the same producers, will open at the Crown Theatre Perth in August 2022. 

BWW Previews: DISNEY'S THE LION KING at Century II Concert Hall Photo BWW Previews: DISNEY'S THE LION KING at Century II Concert Hall
by Paula Makar - Apr 28, 2022

The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King is celebrating its 20th anniversary today, Wednesday, April 27 in Wichita, where the award-winning musical begins a two-week return engagement tonight at The Century II Concert Hall and plays through Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates 20th Anniversary Photo Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates 20th Anniversary
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2022

The North American tour of Disney's The Lion King is celebrating its 20th anniversary today, Wednesday, April 27 in Wichita, where the award-winning musical begins a two-week return engagement tonight at The Century II Concert Hall. 

Michael Curry Videos

VIDEO: BEETLEJUICE Fan Art Mural at the Marquis Wows the Show's Cast! VideoVIDEO: BEETLEJUICE Fan Art Mural at the Marquis Wows the Show's Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2022

This week, the cast of Beetlejuice stopped by the Marquis to check out the mural for the very first time! Go inside the unveiling to see video of the Fan Art wall and the cast's reaction.

VIDEO: First Look at New & Returning Cast of BEETLEJUICE in Rehearsal VideoVIDEO: First Look at New & Returning Cast of BEETLEJUICE in Rehearsal
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

Beetlejuice is headed back to Broadway on April 8, 2022 at the Marquis Theatre! Get a first look at the new and returning cast of Beetlejuice in rehearsal!

VIDEO: Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler in the All New Music Video For 'I Ca VideoVIDEO: Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler in the All New Music Video For 'I Can't Lose You' From FROZEN
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

An all new music video has been released for the song 'I Can't Lose You' from Frozen, sung by Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler. The song is also now available to stream on all platforms.

VIDEO: Watch Casts of FROZEN Come Together for 'Let It Go (Around the World Version)' VideoVIDEO: Watch Casts of FROZEN Come Together for 'Let It Go (Around the World Version)'
by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2021

Watch Frozen cast members from four continents join together for the international version of ‚ÄėLet It Go‚Äô, featuring Annas and Elsas from the North American Tour, London‚Äôs West End, Germany, Australia and Japan.

VIDEO: Watch the Full Disney Cruise Line Production of TANGLED VideoVIDEO: Watch the Full Disney Cruise Line Production of TANGLED
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2020

Watch the full production of Tangled from the Disney Cruise Line!

BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage! VideoBWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019

South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last night at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At FROZEN On Tour! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At FROZEN On Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2019

As the Frozen North American tour begins its nine-week engagement at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in LA, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production, featuring stars Caroline Bowman (Elsa) and Caroline Innerbichler (Anna), along with the rest of the Frozen company.

VIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the  VideoVIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the West End
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2019

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of THE LION KING in London, commuters at King's Cross Underground Station have been able to experience the show up-close, with surprise performances, costumes, masks and puppets from the show on display, giveaways, and more!

VIDEO: Listen to the Official Pre-Show Music For BEETLEJUICE VideoVIDEO: Listen to the Official Pre-Show Music For BEETLEJUICE
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2019

Beetlejuice has released the musical's official pre-show music, composed by the show's music producer, Matt Stine!

VIDEO: Catherine O'Hara Visits BEETLEJUICE! VideoVIDEO: Catherine O'Hara Visits BEETLEJUICE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2019

Catherine O'Hara, who portrayed Delia Deetz in the classic Tim Burton film Beetlejuice, just headed to the Netherworld to see the Tony-nominated stage adaptation at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre. Check out this video to get a peek at her special appearance at curtain call and backstage with the cast!


Michael Curry Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Curry been in?
Michael Curry has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Curry been in?
Michael Curry has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Michael Curry been nominated for?
Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Beetlejuice , Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Frozen Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King and Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King .

What awards has Michael Curry won?
Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Frozen Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion Kingand Outstanding Puppet Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King.