1999 Tony Winner: Lez Brotherston (Costume Design, Swan Lake)

Tony Awards   1999 Tony Winner: Lez Brotherston (Costume Design, Swan Lake)
 
Lez Brotherston has won for his costume design on Swan Lake. Brotherston was trained at The Central School of Art and Design (degree in Theatre Design) and graduated in 1984 and began his career with his first design for the popular film "Letter to Brezhnev." For Matthew Bourne's AMP company, Lez has designed Highland Fling, Cinderella (for which he won the 1998 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance), and the Olivier Award-winning production of Swan Lake.
Andrew Bridge, Richard Hoover, Lez Brotherston and Julie Taymor
Andrew Bridge, Richard Hoover, Lez Brotherston and Julie Taymor Photo by Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Lez Brotherston has won for his costume design on Swan Lake. Brotherston was trained at The Central School of Art and Design (degree in Theatre Design) and graduated in 1984 and began his career with his first design for the popular film "Letter to Brezhnev." For Matthew Bourne's AMP company, Lez has designed Highland Fling, Cinderella (for which he won the 1998 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance), and the Olivier Award-winning production of Swan Lake.

For Northern Ballet Theatre, work includes The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Giselle, Dracula, The Brontes, Strange Meeting, Romeo and Juliet, A Christmas Carol (these last two filmed for BBC TV).

In 1993 his work for NBT's season at the Royalty Theatre was nominated for the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance. Other recent dance designs include Just Scratchin' the Surface, choreographed by Adam Cooper for Scottish Ballet, and Greymatter for Rambert. Theatre includes David Copperfield, Northanger Abbey, The Last Romantics, Handling Bach, The Prisoner of Zenda (Greenwich); The Eleventh Commandment (Hampstead Theatre); Hindle Wakes (Manchester Royal Exchange, Manchester Evening News and British Regional Theatre Award nominations); The Schoolmistress (Chichester). West End: Alarms and Excursions, Jane Eyre, The Sisters Rosenweig, Neville's Island (1995 Olivier Award nomination, Best Set Design) and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Royal National Theatre). Musicals: Side By Side By Sondheim (Greenwich), Maria Friedman by Special Arrangement (Donmar Warehouse).

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