ON STAGE ANGELINA AVALLONE + WAR PAINT

How did you become involved with War Paint?
In the Spring of 2016, I was asked by the producers of War Paint if I would be interested to design a new musical starring the iconic Tony Award winning Broadway actors, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. The Tony Award winning creative team was equally impressive and I accepted the invitation. This was the beginning of a very exciting journey.

What is the production about?
War Paint explores the infamous rivalry between two cosmetic titans, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, during the height of their careers in the early and mid 20th century. It is about beauty, makeup, power, ambition, discoveries, innovation and the business of makeup at the beginning of the 20th century through the 1960s.

How did you prepare for this project?
I worked very closely with costume designer Cathy Zuber and wig designer David Brian Brown in creating the looks for the characters in the show. It was particularly challenging to design the Continue reading