Paul Tazewell

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Paul Tazewell BIO

Tazewell has designed Broadway shows, theatre, film and television, dance, and opera for over 25 years. Starting his Broadway career with Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk directed by George C. Wolfe, he has since designed the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Hamilton; Escape to Margaritaville; Summer; In the Heights; The Color Purple (2005); Dr. Zhivago; Memphis; Caroline, or Change; Elaine Stritch at Liberty; Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam; Lombardi; Magic/Bird; Side Show; A Streetcar Named Desire; Jesus Christ Superstar; Guys and Dolls; A Raisin in the Sun; and On the Town. In 2016, he received both a Tony Award®, for Hamilton, and an Emmy Award, for "The Wiz Live!" (NBC). Recent television work: "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" (HBO) starring Oprah Winfrey and "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" (NBC) featuring John Legend for which he received an Emmy nomination. He has been nominated for the Tony Award® six times, has received the Princess Grace Statue Award, Henry Hewes Design Award, two Lucille Lortel Awards, four Helen Hayes Awards, and the TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award. His costume work has been photographed for Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and The Bloomberg Design Issue, and he is a featured artist in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's web series The Artist Project and the companion book by Phaidon. He currently lives in New York City with his husband and their dog, Harpo.

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Paul Tazewell STAGE CREDITS

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[West End, 2023]
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[Broadway, 2022] [Replacement]
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[US Tour, 2021]
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[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
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[West End, 2021]
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[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2020]
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[US Tour, 2019]
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[Broadway, 2018]
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[Motion Picture, 2018]
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[St. Louis, MO (Regional), 2017]
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[Chester, CT (Regional), 2016]
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[Broadway, 2012]
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[US Tour, 2011]
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[Washington, DC (Regional), 2007]
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Paul Tazewell Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Costume Design of a Musical

Paul Tazewell, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Costume Design

Paul TazewellMemphis The Musical

Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Costume Design of a Play

Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire

The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Costume Design

Paul Tazewell, Caroline, or Change

The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Costume Design

Paul Tazewell, Boston Marriage

Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Costume Design

Paul Tazewell , Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk

Helen Hayes Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production

Paul TazewellThe African Company Presents "Richard III"

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Miguel Cervantes to Play Final HAMILTON Performance in January

Miguel Cervantes's final performance as Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton on Broadway will be on January 7, 2024. The announcement was made in a video on his official Instagram account on Saturday. 

Full Cast Set For the UK and Ireland Tour of HAMILTON

Full Casting Announced for HAMILTON UK and Ireland Tour, opening at the Manchester Palace Theatre on Saturday 11 November 2023. Find out who is starring in the show and learn more about the upcoming tour here!

AIN'T TOO PROUD �" THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Returns to Toronto This December

AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS will return to Toronto this December! Learn more about the musical and find out how to get tickets here.

Review: HAMILTON at James M. Nederlander Theatre

What did our critic think of Hamilton, currently running at the James M. Nederlander Theatre until December 30? Experience the incredible performances and storytelling that have captivated audiences worldwide.

Tickets on Sale Next Week For MJ THE MUSICAL in Seattle

Individual tickets for the smash-hit musical, MJ, will go on sale starting Tuesday, September 19 at 10am. MJ makes its Seattle premiere at The Paramount Theatre from December 7 – 17.

AIN'T TOO PROUD Comes to San Jose in October

Broadway San Jose has announced that the First National Tour of AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the new Broadway smash hit musical, will play San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

Jarrod Spector Joins HAMILTON as King George III Tonight

Tony Award nominee Jarrod Spector will step into the role of ‘King George III’ in the Tony Award-winning musical, HAMILTON, beginning tonight, Tuesday, September 12, 2023. Learn more about Jarrod and find out how to get tickets here!

1/52 Project, Founded By Beowulf Boritt, Reveals This Year's Recipients

The 1/52 Project, the financial grant program founded by Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, has selected the second round of seven early-career designer recipients to benefit from $88,000 in grants. Learn more about this year's recipients here!

Full Cast Set For AIN'T TOO PROUD at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts has announced full casting for the First National Tour of Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, coming to Segerstrom Hall for two weeks, from October 17-29, 2023. Learn more about who is starring in the show here!

AIN'T TOO PROUD Returns To Detroit At The Fisher Theatre in December

Broadway In Detroit has announced the return of AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the Broadway smash hit musical will play Detroit's Fisher Theatre December 19 – 23, 2023. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

MJ THE MUSICAL Is Startin' Something Today At The Aronoff Center

Producers Lia Vollack, John Branca, John McClain and Broadway in Cincinnati have announced that the smash-hit musical, MJ, begins performances at the Aronoff Center. As part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 23/24 series presented by TriHealth, MJ makes its Ohio premiere at the Aronoff Center now through September 17.

MJ Welcomes New 'Little Michael' and 'Little Marlon' Beginning Tonight

Discover the incredible talent of Little Michael and Little Marlon as they make their debut in the highly acclaimed show 'MJ' tonight. Be part of this unforgettable experience.

Megan Hilty & Jennifer Simard To Lead Pre-Broadway DEATH BECOMES HER Premiere in Chicago

DEATH BECOMES HER will play a pre-Broadway engagement in Spring 2024 at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre from April 30 – June 2, 2024 and will be part of the upcoming season subscription package, to be announced in full on September 6.

HAMILTON Cast Will Host TAKE YOUR SHOT Karaoke Benefit Event For Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association

The cast and crew of HAMILTON invite Alaskans to 'take their shot' in a karaoke contest on September 6. The competition will benefit the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s) and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Prince Edward Theatre Will Close 17 September

The Tony Award winning Broadway musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS enters its final weeks in the West End at the Prince Edward Theatre, with its final performance on Sunday 17 September 2023, having delighted audiences in the capital since its opening on 31 March 2023. 

HAMILTON Comes to Alaska Center for the Performing Arts This Week

The musical HAMILTON arrives at Alaska Center for the Performing Arts this week with performances beginning on August 17.

Tony Award-Winning  Musical MJ Now On Sale At The Music Hall At Fair Park

Producers Lia Vollack, John Branca, John McClain, and Broadway Dallas and Broadway Across America has announced that individual tickets for the smash-hit musical, MJ, will go on sale starting Friday, August 11 at 10 a.m. MJ makes its North Texas premiere November 21 – December 3 at the Music Hall at Fair Park as part of the Germania Insurance Broadway Series presented by Broadway Dallas.

Tickets For AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at At The Providence Performing Arts Center, August 16

The Providence Performing Arts Center has announced that single tickets for the Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS will go on sale on Wednesday, August 16 at 10A.

Photos: First Look at All-New Photos From HAMILTON in London

All new production photos have been released for the London production of HAMILTON. Check out the photos here!

Get Ready for MJ at The Hobby Center - Tickets on Sale This Week

Discover the electrifying MJ show coming to The Hobby Center. Get your tickets now to experience the unforgettable tribute to the King of Pop. Don't miss out on this extraordinary live performance featuring all of Michael Jackson's greatest hits.

Paul Tazewell FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for MJ The Musical , Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations , Best Costume Design (Olivier Awards) for Hamilton , Best Costume Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Hamilton , Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hamilton , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Hamilton , Outstanding Costume Design, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Side Show , Best Costume Design (Olivier Awards) for Memphis The Musical , Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Hamilton , Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire , Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Memphis , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Carnival! , Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for In The Heights , Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Color Purple , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Camelot , Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Caroline, or Change , Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Boston Marriage , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Women , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Peer Gynt , Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for On the Town , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Blithe Spirit , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Matchmaker , Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Revenger's Comedies , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Odyssey , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The African Company Presents "Richard III" Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Way of the World and Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The Caucasian Chalk Circle .

Best Costume Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Hamilton, Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Hamilton, Outstanding Costume Design, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Side Show, Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Hamilton, Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Camelot , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Peer Gynt Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for On the Townand Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for The African Company Presents "Richard III".

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