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Montana Levi Blanco

 
Bio:
Montana is a theatre designer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His grandmother, a lampshade artisan, inspired an early love of fabric, color, and beauty. Montana is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M. Oboe Performance), Oberlin College (B.A. History), Brown University (M.A. Public ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Montana is a theatre designer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His grandmother, a lampshade artisan, inspired an early love of fabric, color, and beauty. Montana is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M. Oboe Performance), Oberlin College (B.A. History), Brown University (M.A. Public ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Costume Designer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer
 
[West End, 2020]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Costume Design[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Costume Designer

Photos

Montana Levi Blanco, Gabby Beans, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Palmer Hefferan and Adam Rigg Photo

Montana Levi Blanco, Gabby Beans, Lileana Blain-Cruz, Palmer Hefferan and Adam Rigg

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05/17/2022
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Montana Levi Blanco

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05/17/2022
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05/13/2022
Montana Levi Blanco, James Ortiz, Cookie Jordan and Adam Rigg with Lileana Blain-Cruz Photo

Montana Levi Blanco, James Ortiz, Cookie Jordan and Adam Rigg with Lileana Blain-Cruz

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02/25/2022
William Ivey Long, Montana Levi Blanco Photo

William Ivey Long, Montana Levi Blanco

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Stage

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
Costume Designer[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2022]
Costume Designer

[West End, 2020]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Design

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018] [Replacement]
Costume Design[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Costume Designer

Montana Levi Blanco Biography

Montana is a theatre designer from Albuquerque, New Mexico. His grandmother, a lampshade artisan, inspired an early love of fabric, color, and beauty. Montana is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (B.M. Oboe Performance), Oberlin College (B.A. History), Brown University (M.A. Public Humanities), and the Yale School of Drama (M.F.A. Design). Prior to attending Yale, he was the Robert L. Tobin Curatorial Intern at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

Off-Broadway: The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead (Lucille Lortel, Audelco nominations), In the Blood (Signature), Is God Is (SOHO REP), He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (TFANA), Pipeline (Lincoln Center), Ghost Light (LCT3/Third Rail), War (LCT3/Yale Repertory), Red Speedo, Nat Turner in Jerusalem (NYTW), The Last Match (Roundabout), Hamlet, Pretty Hunger, Teenage Dick (Public), O, Earth (The Foundry), Orange Julius (Rattlestick/Page 73)

Regional: Angels in America & An Octoroon (Theatre Bay Area Nomination: Berkeley Repertory), The Bluest Eye (Guthrie), Measure for Measure (California Shakespeare/Santa Cruz Shakespeare), Madiba (Kennedy Center), Our Country’s Good, Side Show (Brown/Trinity Repertory), GURLS, Zoyka’s Apartment (Princeton University), and a number of shows at the Yale School of Drama and the Yale Cabaret.

Montana is the inaugural recipient of the Fellowship for the Study of the Public History of Slavery (Brown), the Presidential Public Service Fellowship (Yale), and the Donald & Zorka Oenslager Scholarship for Stage Design (Yale).

Montana Levi Blanco Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Costume Design of a Play Gold Star
Montana Levi Blanco, The Skin of Our Teeth
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Montana Levi Blanco, Fefu and Her Friends
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Sam Norkin Award Gold Star
Montana Levi Blanco

Montana Levi Blanco News

Cast Announced for the World Premiere of THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Photo Cast Announced for the World Premiere of THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by Steve Schonberg - Aug 17, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced casting for the world premiere production of the ripple, the wave that carried me home by Christina Anderson, directed by Jackson Gay, and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. 

 A STRANGE LOOP Launches $55 Digital Rush Photo A STRANGE LOOP Launches $55 Digital Rush
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 12, 2022

Beginning today, Friday, August 12 at 11AM, same day $55 digital rush tickets will be available for Broadway’s A STRANGE LOOP. Digital rush tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis, throughout the day, until 30 minutes before the performance time. One person may buy up to 2 tickets at $55 each.

Video: Go Backstage at A STRANGE LOOP with 5 QUESTIONS WITH JAMES AND JAM Photo Video: Go Backstage at A STRANGE LOOP with 5 QUESTIONS WITH JAMES AND JAM
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

A STRANGE LOOP's James Jackson, Jr. and John-Andrew Morrison are taking their behind the scenes chat show, 5 Questions with James and JAM, on the road. Watch the full video!

A STRANGE LOOP Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through January 2023 Photo A STRANGE LOOP Announces New Block of Tickets On Sale Through January 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2022

Tickets for A STRANGE LOOP, the 2020 Pulitzer Prize Award winner for Drama and Tony Award winner for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical, are now on sale through Sunday, January 15, 2023.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: The Fire This Time Festival's 13th Year of Spotlighting  Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: The Fire This Time Festival's 13th Year of Spotlighting Early-Career Playwrights From The African Diaspora
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2022

With a name lending new urgency to a rhyming couplet from the African-American spiritual 'Mary, Don't You Weep' ('God gave Noah the rainbow sign / No more water, the fire next time') the annual Fire This Time Festival has produced dozens of ten-minutes plays in its mission to 'provide a platform for early-career playwrights from the African diaspora to explore new directions for 21st century theater'.

VIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Performs 'Intermission Song' on THE TONIGHT SHOW Photo VIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Performs 'Intermission Song' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

The cast of A Strange Loop appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to perform 'Intermission Song' - check out the video here!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2022

EPIPHANY, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is now open at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. See photos of the cast on opening here!

Review Roundup: EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater; What Did the Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: EPIPHANY at Lincoln Center Theater; What Did the Critics Think?
by Review Roundups - Jun 24, 2022

EPIPHANY, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, officially opened at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Read all of the reviews for Epiphany here.

A STRANGE LOOP Cast to Perform on THE TONIGHT SHOW Monday Photo A STRANGE LOOP Cast to Perform on THE TONIGHT SHOW Monday
by Michael Major - Jun 24, 2022

The cast of A Strange Loop will perform on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday. A Strange Loop recently took home two Tony Awards, including Best Book for Michael R. Jackson and Best Musical. The cast features Jaquel Spivey, Antwayn Hopper, L Morgan Lee, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson Jr., John-Andrew Morrison, and Jason Veasey.

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

Montana Levi Blanco Videos

VIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Performs 'Intermission Song' on THE TONIGHT SHOW VideoVIDEO: A STRANGE LOOP Performs 'Intermission Song' on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

The cast of A Strange Loop appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, to perform 'Intermission Song' - check out the video here!

VIDEO: First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY VideoVIDEO: First Look at Lincoln Center Theater's EPIPHANY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 21, 2022

EPIPHANY, a new play by Brian Watkins, directed by Tyne Rafaeli, is currently in previews and opens on Thursday, June 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Get a first look at the production!

VIDEO: Michael R. Jackson Outlines A STRANGE LOOP's Journey to Broadway on CBS Sunday VideoVIDEO: Michael R. Jackson Outlines A STRANGE LOOP's Journey to Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 5, 2022

A Strange Loop is the 11-time Tony nominated show of the season, and on this morning's episode of CBS Sunday Morning, the show's creator, Michael R. Jackson, chats about its incredible success. Watch below as he checks in with Rita Braver about the musical's journey to the Broadway stage.

Meet the 2022 Tony Nominees: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH's Montana Levi Blanco, Palmer Heff VideoMeet the 2022 Tony Nominees: THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH's Montana Levi Blanco, Palmer Hefferan & Adam Rigg
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2022

The countdown to the Tony Awards has a officially begun! On June 12, the brightest stars of the 2021-22 season will shine even brighter as they gather at the iconic Radio City Music Hall to celebrate Broadway's biggest night. Leading up to the 75th Annual Tony Awards, BroadwayWorld is getting up close and personal with the nominees. Today we're studying up on Montana Levi Blanco, Palmer Hefferan, and Adam Rigg.

VIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater VideoVIDEO: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, Opening Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 25, 2022

Lincoln Center Theater's production of the Thornton Wilder Pulitzer Prize-winning classic THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, opens tonight, Monday, April 25 at 6:45pm at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

VIDEO: Works & Process Presents A STRANGE LOOP Panel VideoVIDEO: Works & Process Presents A STRANGE LOOP Panel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presented a panel with the creative team of A Strange Loop. The panel featured: Stephen Brackett, director; Michael R. Jackson, book, music and lyrics; Raja Feather Kelly, choreographer; Peter Marks, moderator, staff writer for the 'Washington Post'; and Rona Siddiqui, music director & music supervisor.

VIDEO: Watch James Jackson's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A  VideoVIDEO: Watch James Jackson's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A STRANGE LOOP
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2020

For their astounding work the judges have awarded a Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of A STRANGE LOOP.

VIDEO: Watch Antwayn Hopper's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A VideoVIDEO: Watch Antwayn Hopper's Obie Award Acceptance Speech For the Creative Team of A STRANGE LOOP
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2020

For their astounding work the judges have awarded a Special Obie Citation to the Creative Team and Ensemble of A STRANGE LOOP.

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Yale Rep's GIRLS VideoVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at Yale Rep's GIRLS
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2019

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of GIRLS, after The Bacchae by Euripides, by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelley, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, October 4-26, 2019, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 10.

VIDEO: First Look At SKYLIGHT At McCarter Theatre Center VideoVIDEO: First Look At SKYLIGHT At McCarter Theatre Center
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2019

On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis (Mahira Kakkar) receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant (Greg Wood), a successful and charismatic restaurateur. As the evening progresses, the two attempt to rekindle their once passionate relationship with food and wine, only to find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.


Montana Levi Blanco Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Montana Levi Blanco been nominated for?
Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Skin of Our Teeth Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Fefu and Her Friends and Sam Norkin Award (Drama Desk Awards) .

What awards has Montana Levi Blanco won?
Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Skin of Our Teethand Sam Norkin Award (Drama Desk Awards).