Bob Crowley

Bob Crowley has designed over 20 productions for the National Theatre, most recently People, Hymn & Cocktail Sticks, Collaborators, Travelling Light, Juno and the Paycock, The Habit of Art, The Power of Yes, Phèdre, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Gethsemane, The Year of Magical Thinking (also Broadway), Fram (also co-directed), The History Boys (also on Broadway – Tony Award), His Girl Friday and Mourning Becomes Electra, and more than 25 for the RSC, including: Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets, for which he won an Olivier Award.

Other credits include: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House and in Canada; Once on Broadway (Tony Award); Pavane and Anastasia for The Royal Ballet; Don Carlos (also Met, New York) and La Traviata at The Royal Opera House; The Magic Flute for ENO; The Cunning Little Vixen at Châtelet, Paris; The Coast of Utopia and Carousel (Tony Awards for both productions) for the Lincoln Center Theater, New York; The Seagull at the Public Theater, New York; Paul Simon’s The Capeman, The Sweet Smell Of Success and Disney’s Aida (Tony Award) on Broadway; Tarzan for Disney which he also directed on Broadway, in Germany and the Netherlands; and Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, UK Tour and Broadway (Tony Award).

His film work includes: Othello, Tales of Hollywood starring Jeremy Irons and Alec Guinness, Suddenly Last Summer directed by Richard Eyre and starring Maggie Smith for the BBC, plus Costume Design for the film of The Crucible starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder.

He is a recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and the 2009 Robert LB Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards in New York.


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