Chances are you've seen his work, even if you don't recognize Paul Tazewell's name. With a Broadway career that began with 1996's Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk and continues through his most recent, Ain't Too Proud, there has seldom been a time when his costume designs haven't been seen somewhere in the Theater District. Over the years, he's amassed 24 Broadway credits and countless off-Broadway, national tour and regional theater credits as well.
His efforts include a variety of styles and time periods: dance shows, revivals of classics, solo and specialty shows, dramas (including two sports plays!), jukebox shows, and original musicals. To date, his designs are probably most recognized by fans of a show called Hamilton. Soon, his work will bring to life the styles of Michael Jackson in MJ: The Musical.
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BIRTHPLACE: Akron, Ohio
EDUCATION: North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA), NYU (MFA)
TEACHING: Tazewell was a resident artist and Associate Professor of Costume Design at Carnegie Mellon University.
HONORS: Emmy: The Wiz Live!, Emmy nomination: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert; Lucille Lortell Award: On the Town, Hamilton, Lucille Lortell nominations: Boston Marriage, Caroline, or Change
BROADWAY CAREER: 24 productions, including The Gershwin's Fascinating Rhythm and Elaine Stritch at Liberty and...
⭐He was honored with a Tony Award Nomination
Magic/Bird (2012 - Longacre Theatre)