We’re on a roll with great guests and this week is no exception, it’s Costume Designer David Woolard! David tells us about costuming the characters of Aaron Sorkin in ‘A Few Good Men’ and ‘The Farnsworth Invention’, creating the clothing for an icon like Jane Fonda and the experience of designing the original production of ‘The Who’s Tommy’ and then returning to it 20 years later at the Stratford Festival. David also shares stories from ‘First Date’, the challenges of working with Arthur Laurents, the brilliance of Des McAnuff, and the adventure of finding the perfect sweater for Billy Crystal. Darling, this episode is simply mahhhhvelous!
David C. Woolard has designed costumes at most of the major theatres in America as well as for productions all over the world. Broadway credits include Bronx Bombers, A Time to Kill, First Date, Lysistrata Jones, West Side Story, Jane Fonda’s clothing for 33 Variations, Dividing the Estate, The Farnsworth Invention, Ring of Fire, All Shook Up, 700 Sundays, The Rocky Horror Show (2001 Tony Award nomination) Voices in the Dark, The Who’s Tommy, (1993 Tony and Olivier Award nominations) Bells are Ringing, Marlene, Wait Until Dark, Horton Foote’s The Young Man From Atlanta, Damn Yankees and A Few Good Men.
Other credits include Clinton: The Musical (New World Stages), Piece of My Heart at The Signature Theatre, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes with Megan Hilty (Encores), Orphans Home Cycle (Signature Theatre) (Drama Desk, Hewes Award), Heir Apparent, (CSC) (Drama Desk nomination) Toxic Avenger (Off Broadway and Alley Theatre) and The Donkey Show (A.R.T.)
He is well known in the Opera world as well having designed numerous world premiers including Cold Mountain at Santa Fe Opera, Everest at Dallas Opera, Death and the Powers at Opera De Monte Carlo. And Oscar at Santa Fe Opera and Philadelphia Opera Company.