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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 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).

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Montana Levi Blanco Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Costume Design of a Play

Montana Levi Blanco, The Skin of Our Teeth

Obie Awards - 2020 - Special Citation

Montana Levi BlancoA Strange Loop

Obie Awards - 2018 - Design Award

Montana Levi BlancoHe Brought Her Heart Back in a Box

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INTO THE WOODS, SWEENEY TODD, and More Nominated For 2023 Hewes Design Awards

The Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee has announced the 2023 Henry Hewes Design Awards Honorees who will be recognized at the 59th annual ceremony on October 23 in New York. Find out who will be honored here!

Former HADESTOWN Cast Member Kim Moore Sues Alleging Racial Discrimination

Kim Moore, who appeared in Hadestown under the name Kim Steele, has sued the Hadestown producing entity alleging several counts of race discrimination and retaliation under New York State, New York City and federal law. Essentially, the suit alleges that Moore was a respected employee, but was fired soon after complaining about racial discrimination.

Jillian Walker's THE WHITNEY ALBUM Comes to Soho Rep This Month

Soho Rep presents the world premiere of multidisciplinary theater-maker, musician, and composer Jillian Walker's The Whitney Album. Walker's ritual performance flows between incantation, love lecture, scene, and song as it considers the labor of performance itself and honors the legacy of Whitney Houston and so many other Black women beloved, and consumed, for their art.

Miami New Drama Presents CREATE DANGEROUSLY, A World Premiere Written & Directed By Lileana Blain-Cruz

Miami New Drama presents the world premiere of 'Create Dangerously,' a groundbreaking play written and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, based on Edwidge Danticat's thought-provoking book of essays, Create Dangerously:

National Theatre Will Present Roald Dahl's THE WITCHES From Dave Malloy and More

The National Theatre has announced two new productions, Roald Dahl's The Witches, in a co-production with the Roald Dahl Story Company, and The Effect, in association with The Jamie Lloyd Company.

Review: In This Corner �" Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION Arrives at the Met with Ryan Speedo Green

In search of new audiences, the Met has followed Terence Blanchard’s FIRE SHUT UP IN MY BONES with the jazz musician/composer’s first opera, CHAMPION, the story of closeted boxer Emile Griffith’s rise and fall from grace. Honestly, never have I heard people whose usual venues are Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium and Monday Night Football on ESPN talk about how they “wanted to see the new opera at the Met.”

Jillian Walker's THE WHITNEY ALBUM Premieres at Soho Rep in May

Soho Rep presents the world premiere of multidisciplinary theater-maker and “imaginary historian” Jillian Walker's The Whitney Album, a meditation on the artist's relationship to Whitney Houston's work and personal life, and perceptions of both in the American imagination. The production concludes a 2022-23 Soho Rep season consisting entirely of works commissioned by the organization

AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, CHAMPION & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago 2023/24 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the company’s 2023/24 Season, which takes audiences on a global tour of opera featuring a richly curated slate of musical events in six different languages.

A STRANGE LOOP Will Open in London This Summer

A Strange Loop is headed to London this summer! The production will make its premiere at the Barbican Theatre 17 June - 9 September, running for a limited 12-week season.

Terence Blanchard's CHAMPION to Premiere at the Metropolitan Opera in April

Terence Blanchard’s opera Champion, based on the true story of the troubled former middleweight boxing champion Emile Griffith, will have its highly anticipated Metropolitan Opera premiere on April 10, with nine performances running through May 13.

The Metropolitan Opera Announces 2023�"24 Season Featuring Four Met Premieres & More

The Metropolitan Opera has announced a 2023–24 season with the most new works in the company’s modern history. See show details, performances dates, and how to purchase tickets!

Listen: A STRANGE LOOP's Single 'Boundaries' Featuring Jennifer Hudson Out Now

Listen to the new single “Boundaries (featuring Jennifer Hudson)' from A Strange Loop's Original Broadway Cast Recording!


In the ripple, the wave that carried me home, protagonist Janice must metaphorically reckon with her homecoming and her childhood in the fictional Beacon, Kansas.

Review: O'Halloran Double-Bill Brings Complex Emotions to the Surface at PROTOTYPE

A powerful double bill by Irish composer Emma O’Halloran, to libretti by her playwright uncle, Mark O’Halloran, deals with disappointment, connection and heartbreak--and what makes people tick. You know, 'the usual.'

Michael R. Jackson Steps in as Usher in A STRANGE LOOP Due to Non-Covid Related Cast Illnesses

Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of A STRANGE LOOP Michael R. Jackson played the role of Usher in yesterday's matinee and evening performances of the show at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. 

Tonight's Performance Of A STRANGE LOOP Canceled

Tonight's performance of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Strange Loop,'was canceled just as the audience arrived at the theatre.

Video: Bob The Drag Queen, Kornbread & More Pay Tribute to A STRANGE LOOP With New Medley

Watch A Strange Loop Medley, produced by Michael Korte and Bryson Camper, starring Bob The Drag Queen, Kornbread, Anania Williams, Kyle Freeman and Elyn.

Trevor Noah to Host Black Theater Night Performance at A STRANGE LOOP

Trevor Noah will host a special Black Theater Night performance at A STRANGE LOOP on Tuesday, November 29th at 7pm at The Lyceum Theatre.

A STRANGE LOOP Original Broadway Cast Recording is Available on CD Today

The original Broadway Cast Recording of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, has been released on CD today, Friday, November 4. The album is also available in digital and streaming formats.

World Premiere of Kate Tarker's MONTAG Extended at Soho Rep

Soho Rep has announced a one-week extension, to November 20, of its nearly-sold-out world premiere production of Montag, written by Kate Tarker (THUNDERBODIES at Soho Rep; Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man) and directed by Dustin Wills (Wolf Play, presented by Soho Rep & Ma-Yi Theater Company; Frontières Sans Frontières).


Montana Levi Blanco has been nominated for several awards throughout their career. They were nominated for Best Costume Design of a Play at the Tony Awards for their work on "The Skin of Our Teeth". Blanco also received a nomination for Outstanding Costume Design for a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Fefu and Her Friends". Additionally, they received a Special Citation at the Obie Awards for their work on "A Strange Loop". Blanco's achievements also include winning the Sam Norkin Award at the Drama Desk Awards and the Design Award at the Obie Awards for their contributions to "He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box".

Montana Levi Blanco has won several awards for their work in the Broadway industry. They received the Best Costume Design of a Play award at the Tony Awards for their work on "The Skin of Our Teeth". Additionally, Blanco received a Special Citation at the Obie Awards for their contributions to "A Strange Loop". They were also honored with the Sam Norkin Award at the Drama Desk Awards and a Design Award at the Obie Awards for their work on "He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box".

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