Constance Hoffman

Costume Designer

The designer, who has created costumes for opera, dance, and theater nationally and internationally, has collaborated with directors Kevin Newbury, Mark Lamos, Robert Carsen, David Alden, Christopher Alden, Julie Taymor, and Keith Warner; dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov; choreographer Eliot Feld; and entertainer Bette Midler. Hoffman’s work has been seen on many New York stages, including the Public Theatre, The New Victory Theatre, The Second Stage, Madison Square Garden, and Radio City Music Hall. Her Broadway debut, designing Julie Taymor’s The Green Bird, earned her Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Operatic designs include productions for Glyndebourne and the major companies of Paris, Tel Aviv, Munich, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Houston, Los Angeles, and St. Louis, among many others. Hoffman has had a long association with the Glimmerglass Festival, whose productions traveled regularly to New York City Opera. Last summer she designed costumes for Dimitrij at Bard Summerscape, and later this season her Rigoletto designs will be seen at LA Opera. Regionally she has designed in theaters such as the Guthrie, Hartford Stage, Washington’s Shakespeare Theatre, Baltimore’s Center Stage, and Houston’s Alley Theatre. Hoffman holds the Theatre Development Fund’s Irene Sharaff Young Masters Award. She currently teaches at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University

Previously at Lyric: Rigoletto (2017|18); Bel Canto (2015|16, world premiere).

Last updated: October 7, 2017