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Rob Howell has designed sets and costumes extensively in the theatre and opera in the UK and abroad including at The Royal Court, The Donmar Warehouse, The Old Vic, The National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Royal Opera House and The Metropolitan Opera and on Broadway. He has received numerous Olivier and Tony nominations, including a current Olivier nomination for The Ferryman, and was awarded Oliviers for Best Set Designer in the years 2000, 2006 and 2012 and a Tony for Best Set Designer in 2013.

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[Broadway, 2024]
Scenic and Costume Design
 
[West End, 2024]
Designer
 
[West End, 2023]
Set & Costume
 
[West End, 2023]
Set & Costume
 
[West End, 2022]
Set & Costume
 
[West End, 2022]
Set & Costume
 
[West End, 2021]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2020]
Set & Costume
 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Set and Costume Designer
 
[West End, 2019]
Set and Costume
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Scenic and Costume Designer
 
[West End, 2019]
Set & Costume Design
 
[West End, 2019]
Set and Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic & Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
Set Designer
 
[West End, 2018]
Costume Designer
Set Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Designer
 
[West End, 2017]
Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Scenic and Costume Designer
 
[West End, 2016]
Designer
 
[West End, 2016]
Set and Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Set and Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2010]
SET & COSTUME DESIGN
 
[West End, 2010]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Costume Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2007]
Scenery/Costumes
 
[Toronto, 2006]
Settings/Costumes
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
 
[West End, 1997]
Scenic Designer

Rob Howell Awards and Nominations


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Scenic Design

Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol


winner
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Costume Design of a Play

Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol


winner
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Scenic Design of a Play

Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Costume Design

Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Scenic Design

Rob Howell, The Ferryman


winner
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Costume Design of a Play

Rob Howell, The Ferryman


winner
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Scenic Design of a Play

Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Olivier Awards - 2018 - Blue-i Theatre Technology Award For Best Set Design

Rob Howell , The Ferryman

Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Costume Design

Rob Howell, Groundhog Day

Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Set Design

Rob Howell, Groundhog Day

Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, Groundhog Day The Musical


winner
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Scenic Design

Rob Howell, Matilda

Drama Desk Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Set Design

Rob Howell, Matilda

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical)

Rob Howell , Matilda the Musical

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Costume Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, Matilda the Musical

Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, Matilda the Musical

Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Costume Design

Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical


winner
Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Set Design

Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical

Olivier Awards - 2012 - Best Set Design

Rob Howell, Ghost The Musical

Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, Ghost The Musical

Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Costume Design

Rob Howell, The Norman Conquests

Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Set Design of a Play

Rob Howell, The Norman Conquests

Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Costume Design

Rob HowellThe Norman Conquests

Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Scenic Design of a Play

Rob Howell, The Norman Conquests

Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Costume Design

Rob HowellThe Lord Of The Rings

Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Set Design

Rob HowellThe Lord Of The Rings

Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Costume Design of a Play

Rob Howell, Boeing-Boeing

Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Costume Design

Rob HowellHedda Gabler


winner
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Set Design

Rob HowellHedda Gabler

Olivier Awards - 2001 - Best Set Designer

Rob HowellThe Caretaker

Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Costume Designer

Rob HowellMoney and Troilus And Cressida


winner
Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Set Designer

Rob HowellRichard III


winner
Evening Standard Awards - 1999 - Best Designer

Rob HowellCressida and Vassa


winner
Evening Standard Awards - 1999 - Best Designer

Rob HowellTroilus


winner
Evening Standard Awards - 1999 - Best Designer

Rob HowellRichard III

Olivier Awards - 1998 - Best Set Designer

Rob HowellChips With Everything

Olivier Awards - 1996 - Best Set Designer

Rob HowellThe Glass Menagerie

Rob Howell Videos

Rob Howell News


New Cast Set For MATILDA THE MUSICAL in the West End

A new cast has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 13th year in London and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre.
London Cast Will Reprise Roles in THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA on Broadway

Initial casting has been announced for the Broadway premiere of Jez Butterworth’s new play The Hills of California, directed by Sam Mendes. Find out who is starring in the show here!
Review: THE CONSTITUENT, The Old Vic

Matthew Warchus' production focuses on a single back-bench MP trying to balance help and professional distance with her increasingly unstable constituent.
Tickets Go On Sale Next Week For Jez Butterworth's THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA on Broadway

Tickets will go on sale next week for the Broadway premiere of Jez Butterworth’s new play The Hills of California, directed by Sam Mendes. The general public will have access beginning Wednesday, June 26 at 10am EST. 
Jez Butterworth's THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA, Directed by Sam Mendes, Will Open on Broadway This Fall

Jez Butterworth’s new play The Hills of California, directed by Sam Mendes, will open on Broadway this fall! The play will perform a limited engagement at the Broadhurst Theatre with previews beginning in September.
J. Smith-Cameron and Mark Rylance Will Lead JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, Directed by Matthew Warchus

Tony award-nominee J. Smith-Cameron will star as Juno Boyle opposite Mark Rylance as ‘Captain’ Jack Boyle in a new production of Seán O’Casey's Juno and the Paycock, directed by Tony and Olivier award-winner Matthew Warchus.
BOEING BOEING Comes to the Alhambra in June

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining will open its comedy, Boeing Boeing on May 23, 2004.  Set in the 1960’s, Boeing Boeing is a whirlwind of a farce revolving around American journalist Bernard Lawrence, who has his hands full in the romance department: he has three girlfriends, all stewardesses.
James Corden and Anna Maxwell Martin To Lead THE CONSTITUENT At The Old Vic

Tony and Olivier Award-winner James Corden and actress Anna Maxwell have signed on to lead, The Constituent, a new stage play from Olivier Award-winner Joe Penhall.
RSC's MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Welcome New Cast Members; Booking Extended

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Matilda The Musical is welcoming new cast members. See who is staring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: Andy Karl and Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY Sing 'There Will Be Sun'

Catch a sneak peek of Groundhog Day with a clip of the cast singing an acoustic version of 'There Will Be Sun.' Groundhog Day will run at Melbourne's Princess Theatre for a strictly limited run until April 20, 2024. Watch the video here!
Video: GROUNDHOG DAY Stars Andy Karl & Matthew Hamilton Dance in Style

In their stylish new suits from Calibre Australia, Andy Karl and Matthew Hamilton, the stars of GROUNDHOG DAY, display their dance prowess with flair. Watch in this video!
Review Roundup: Jez Butterworth's THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California, just celebrated opening night and we've got the consensus from the critics!
Photos: First Look at THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA at the Harold Pinter Theatre

All new production photos have been released for Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California. Check out the photos here!
Review: THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA, Harold Pinter Theatre

Death comes to us all and the spectre of the end of life often brings families together who may not have met for years, even decades. Jez Butterworth’s bittersweet and bitingly funny new play, The Hills of California, draws both on this and how events are shaped by memory and by who remembers them.
Review: GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL at Princess Theatre

Fun and witty, with elements of dark humour, yet also philosophically heart-warming. This musical provides an excellent psychological examination of the human condition and not only honours, but excellently extends upon, the classic Columbia Pictures 1993 film of the same name.
Photos: First Look At Andy Karl & More In GROUNDHOG DAY Australian Premiere

See brand-new photos of the Australian premiere of Tim Minchin and Danny Rubin's Groundhog Day starring Tony Award-nominee Andy Karl!
Interview: Andy Karl On Returning To GROUNDHOG DAY, the Show's International Success & More

BrodwayWorld sat down with Andy Karl to find out all about him living his own personal 'Groundhog Day' down under in Melbourne, the musical's Broadway run, and more.
Photos: Inside Rehearsal For Jez Butterworth's THE HILLS OF CALIFORNIA

All new rehearsal photos have been released for Jez Butterworth’s new play, The Hills of California. Check out the photos here!
Video: Watch the 2024 West End Trailer For MATILDA THE MUSICAL

 Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical is now in its 12th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre. Watch an all new 2024 trailer for the musical in the video here!
Tim Minchin Discusses Why GROUNDHOG DAY Failed to Find an Audience on Broadway

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Tim Minchin discussed the experience of bringing Groundhog Day to Broadway, and why he thinks the show, which was a hit in London, didn't succeed in New York.

Rob Howell FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Rob Howell been nominated for?

Rob Howell has been nominated for the following awards: Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Christmas Carol, Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Carol, Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Carol, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman, Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Ferryman, Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman, Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman, Blue-i Theatre Technology Award For Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for The Ferryman, Best Costume Design (Olivier Awards) for Groundhog Day, Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for Groundhog Day, Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Groundhog Day The Musical, Best Scenic Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Matilda, Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Matilda, Outstanding Set Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Matilda the Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Matilda the Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Matilda the Musical, Best Costume Design (Olivier Awards) for Matilda The Musical, Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for Matilda The Musical, Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for Ghost The Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ghost The Musical, Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Norman Conquests, Outstanding Set Design of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Norman Conquests, Best Costume Design (Olivier Awards) for The Norman Conquests, Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Norman Conquests, Best Costume Design (Olivier Awards) for The Lord Of The Rings, Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for The Lord Of The Rings, Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Boeing-Boeing, Best Costume Design (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler, Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Caretaker, Best Costume Designer (Olivier Awards) for Money and Troilus And Cressida, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Richard III, Best Designer (Evening Standard Awards) for Cressida and Vassa, Best Designer (Evening Standard Awards) for Troilus, Best Designer (Evening Standard Awards) for Richard III, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Chips With Everything, and Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for The Glass Menagerie.

What awards has Rob Howell won?

Rob Howell has won the following awards: Outstanding Scenic Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Christmas Carol, Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Carol, Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for A Christmas Carol, Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman, Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Ferryman, Best Scenic Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Matilda, Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for Matilda The Musical, Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for Hedda Gabler, Best Set Designer (Olivier Awards) for Richard III, Best Designer (Evening Standard Awards) for Richard III, Best Designer (Evening Standard Awards) for Troilus and Cressida, and Best Designer (Evening Standard Awards) for Vassa.

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