Stop the presses! This week’s guest is ‘Newsies’ Scenic Designer and Tony nominee Tobin Ost! Tobin discusses the genesis of his design for Newsies from his original idea to the current design about to tour the country. Cory and Tobin chat about his first Broadway credit as costume designer for ‘Brooklyn’ and how he has comfortably bounced back and forth between scenery and costumes. Other topics includes Tobin’s time working for designers such as Ming Cho Lee, Santo Loquasto, and Scott Pask, what he learned on his recent touring production of ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ and how a production of ‘Pirates of Penzance’ may have changed the course of his life.
Tobin Ost’s Broadway credits include Newsies (set, Tony Nom) Bonnie & Clyde (set and costume design), The Philanthropist (costume design) and Brooklyn the Musical (costume design). Off-Broadway: Nightingale (set design), Grace (set design), The Overwhelming (costume design), Zanna–Don’t! (co-set and costume design), Almost Heaven (costume design) and Fighting Words (set design). Select Regional: Emma, Himself and Nora (Old Globe), The Civil War, Shenandoah, Violet (Ford’s Theatre), Home, June Moon (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Nightingale, Pippin (Mark Taper Forum), Bonnie and Clyde, Pulse (Asolo Rep), Harmony (Alliance Theatre, Ahmanson.) As an Associate/Assistant his Broadway credits include Take Me Out, Nine, Assassins, Little Shop of Horrors, The Pillowman, 110 in the Shade, Inherit the Wind, and Prelude to a Kiss. Tobin is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.