Who Is William Ivey Long? Tony Winner on "Jeopardy!"

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14 May 2014

William Ivey Long
William Ivey Long
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The work of six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long will comprise an entire category on the May 16 telecast of "Jeopardy!"

For the first time ever, "Jeopardy!" will present an entire category about a single Broadway designer, Ivey Long, whose costumes can currently be seen gracing the stage of Broadway's Bullets Over Broadway and Cinderella.

"Jeopardy!" has featured Broadway trivia in many other episodes, including theatre greats such as Edward Albee and Andrew Lloyd Webber in full category slots, but the May 16 broadcast marks the first category dedicated solely to a designer.

Ivey Long's work provides ample material for contestants, having designed 65 shows on Broadway including currently running productions of Cabaret, Bullets Over Broadway and Chicago, as well as Cinderella, for which he won his sixth Tony Award last year. Ivey Long has also designed Grey Gardens, The Boy from Oz, Hairspray, The Producers, Music Man, Contact, Guys and Dolls, Crazy for You and Nine. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2006 and elected chairman of the American Theatre Wing in 2012.



For more information visit jeopardy.com. Check local listings.