Koch Theater

Santo Loquasto

Principal Set & Costume Designer
Background

Biography

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photo: Dimitrios Kambouris

Santo Loquasto

is known as a designer for theater, film, dance and opera. His work in New York theater won him Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his set design of Café Crown in 1989, and his costume design for The Cherry Orchard in 1977 and Grand Hotel in 1990, and an additional 15 Tony nominations. He has collaborated with Woody Allen on 30 films. He received Academy Award nominations for production design for Radio Days and Bullets Over Broadway and for costume design for Zelig. Mr. Loquasto has worked with most major international dance companies and has collaborated with Mark Morris, Jerome Robbins, Glen Tetley, Helgi Thomasson, Agnes de Mille, James Kudelka, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dana Reitz, Lila York, Alexei Ratmansky and Twyla Tharp. For the Taylor Company, he has designed costumes and/or sets for 52 of Mr. Taylor’s works.  Recent New York designs include Fences, The Assembled Parties, Bullets Over Broadway, A Delicate Balance and Shuffle Along.  He received the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration in 2002, was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2004, and received the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for the Arts in 2006, the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2007 and the Breukelein Institute Gaudium Awards 2013.