Zack Brown Biography (1949-)

Born July 10, 1949, in Honolulu, HI; son of Zack F. and Yvette C. (maiden name, Bilodeau) Brown.

Costume designer, set designer
Birth Details
July 10, 1949
Honolulu, Hawaii

Famous Works

  • Stage Work
  • Dramas and Musicals; Set and Costume Designer
  • Threepenny Opera, Loeb Drama Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1974
  • Tartuffe, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1977
  • Set designer, The Importance of Being Earnest, Circle in the Square, 1977
  • Play and Other Plays, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1977-1978
  • Costume designer, St. Joan, Circle in the Square, 1977-1978
  • 13 Rue de l'Amour, Circle in the Square, 1978
  • Man and Superman, Circle in the Square, 1978-1979
  • Set designer, Loose Ends, Circle in the Square, 1979-1980
  • Set designer, Past Tense, Circle in the Square, 1980
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner, Circle in the Square, 1980
  • Major Barbara, Circle in the Square, 1980
  • On Your Toes, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1983-1984 then Palace Theatre, London, 1984
  • Set designer, The Night of the Iguana, Circle in the Square, 1988
  • The Devil's Disciple, Circle in the Square, 1988-1989
  • Chinese Coffee, Circle in the Square, 1992
  • Salome, Circle in the Square, 1992
  • Garden District, Circle in the Square, 1995
  • Costume designer, The Royal Family, Fichandler Theatre, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1999
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona, Landsburg Theatre, Washington, DC, 2001
  • Set and costume designer for Animal Crackers, Fichandler Theatre,Arena Stage, and for Candide, Of Thee I Sing, Sunday in thePark with George, and Twelfth Night, all Arena Stage; also designed sets and costumes for productions at Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT,1973-76; McCarter Theatre Company, Princeton, NJ, 1976-77; Hartman Theatre Company, Stamford, CT, 1976-78; and Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1979-80.
  • Operas; Set and Costume Designer
  • La Gioconda, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco, CA, 1979
  • Un ballo in Maschera, Washington, DC, 1980 then San Diego, CA, 1982
  • Wiener blut, Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre, Washington, DC, 1981
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia, Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre, 1981
  • Semele, Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre, 1981 and 1983
  • Macbeth, Kennedy Center Opera House, Washington, DC, 1982
  • La boheme, Kennedy Center Opera House, 1982
  • The Bride from Pluto, Kennedy Center Terrace Theatre, 1982
  • The Marriage of Figaro, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 1982
  • Die Fledermaus, Santa Fe, NM, 1982 and Seattle Opera, Seattle, WA.
  • La Traviata, New York State Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Prince Igor, San Francisco Opera, 1996-1997
  • Set designer, Lohengrin, San Francisco Opera, 1996-1997
  • Designer of principal costumes, Les contes d'Hoffmann, San Francisco Opera, 1996-1997
  • The Marriage of Figaro, San Francisco Opera, 1998
  • Un ballo in Maschera, Detroit Opera House, Detroit, MI, 2000
  • Rigoletto, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New York City, 2000
  • Set and costume designer for La boheme, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Opera House; The Ballad of Baby Doe, L'Italiana in Algeri, Tiefland, and Werther, all Washington Opera. Set designer forOn the Town, Arena Stage, then Hamburg Staatsoper, Hamburg, Germany.Designer for productions of the San Francisco Opera, including La forza del destino, 1992, Otello, 1994, and Don Carlo, 1998; and forThe Merry Widow, Washington Opera; also designer for productions at Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX, New York City Opera, and Wolf Trap.
  • Ballets
  • Set designer, Isn't It Romantic?, American Ballet Theatre, New York City, 2000
  • Set and costume designer, The Nutcracker Ballet, American Repertory Ballet, State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ, 2000
  • Also designer for Gaite Parisienne, Jardin aux Lilas, and Swan Lake, all productions of American Ballet Theatre; and Trilogy, Hamburg Ballet, Hamburg, Germany.
  • Major Tours
  • Set and costume designer, On Your Toes, U.S. cities, 1984
  • Set designer, Big, North American cities, 2000
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Set designer, "La somnambula," a segment of "Balanchine and Cunningham: An Evening at American Ballet Theatre," Great Performances, PBS, 1988
  • Set designer, "Jardin aux Lilas," a segment of "A Tudor Evening with American Ballet Theatre" (also known as "Dance in America"), Great Performances, PBS, 1990
  • Costume designer, "Rigoletto," a segment of "The Metropolitan Opera Silver Anniversary," Great Performances, PBS, 1992
  • Designed set and costumes for La Gioconda, a television broadcastof the San Francisco Opera.
  • Other
  • Designed costumes for the miniseries Mourning Becomes Electra.

Further Reference


    • Opera News, December 7, 1991, p. 26

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