Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Paul Tazewell Biography

 
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete 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.

Paul Tazewell Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Costume Design
Paul Tazewell , Hamilton
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Costume Design Gold Star
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Costume Design of a Musical Gold Star
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Costume Design
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Costume Design, HAYES Production Gold Star
Paul TazewellSide Show
 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Costume Design
Paul TazewellMemphis The Musical
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Costume Design of a Play
Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell, Memphis
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Paul TazewellCarnival!
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell, In The Heights
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell, The Color Purple
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production Gold Star
Paul TazewellCamelot
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Costume Design
Paul Tazewell, Caroline, or Change
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Costume Design
Paul Tazewell, Boston Marriage
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Paul TazewellThe Women
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production Gold Star
Paul TazewellPeer Gynt
 
The Lortels - 1998 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Paul Tazewell, On the Town
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Paul TazewellBlithe Spirit
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Paul TazewellThe Matchmaker
 
Tony Awards - 1996 - Best Costume Design
Paul Tazewell , Bring in 'da Noise/Bring in 'da Funk
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Paul TazewellThe Odyssey
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Paul TazewellThe Revenger's Comedies
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production Gold Star
Paul TazewellThe African Company Presents "Richard III"
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Paul TazewellThe Way of the World
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1991 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Paul TazewellThe Caucasian Chalk Circle