Paul Tazewell

Costume Designer

The renowned costume designer began his Broadway career with the groundbreaking musical, Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk. Most recently, he is known for his work with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning original Broadway productions of Hamilton (Tony Award) and In the Heights. Other Broadway credits include Ain’t Too Proud, The Color Purple, Doctor Zhivago, Memphis, Caroline, or Change, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam, Lombardi, and Magic/ Bird. Revival work includes Side Show, A Streetcar Named Desire, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, A Raisin in the Sun, and On the Town. Tazewell has designed for the Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Kennedy Center, Public Theater, Guthrie Theatre, and Arena Stage, the Bolshoi Ballet, English National Opera, and Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet. Film credits include Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Harriet. TV credits include The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks starring Oprah Winfrey, and both The Wiz! Live (Emmy Award) and Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert for NBC. Paul Tazewell is supported by the Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Costume Designer Endowed Chair.