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Myung Hee Cho

Head of Stage and Production Design; Professor

Myung Hee Cho is an acclaimed set and costume designer for theater, opera, dance, and other notable productions. Her recent projects include for colored girls who considered suicide / when the rainbow Is enuf at Booth Theater on Broadway; Richard III and As You Like It for The Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater; The Body of the World at Manhattan Theater Club and American Repertory Theater. She set and costumes for Golden Fairytale Fanfare, the opening show at the Shanghai Disney Resort, and the opera The Thieving Magpie at Glimmerglass Opera. The Trojan Women, a new Korean opera shed designed for the National Changgeuk Company of Korea, was presented at the Edinburgh International Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music in NY, Vienna, Amsterdam, and London.

Cho has designed many world premieres including the musical Stuck Elevator at American Conservatory Theater; the Off-Broadway production and North American national tour of WIT; The Public Theater production and North American national tour of Lackawanna BluesBlack Odyssey at Denver Center Theater; Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler at The Linney Theatre in New York, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Market Theatre, Johannesburg; Extraordinary Chambers at Geffen Playhouse36 Views at the Berkeley Repertory Theater and The Public; Awaking for Singapore Theatre Festival; The National Broadway Company, TheaterWorks, Singapore; Yellow Face for Mark Taper Forum and The Public Theater; System Wonderland and The Piano Teacher at South Coast Repertory; Citizen 13559 at the Kennedy Center; The Golden Mickeys for Disney Creative Entertainment/Hong Kong; Open Window for Pasadena Playhouse and Deaf West Theatre; and Flight and Distant Shore at Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Other selected credits include Miss Julie at Geffen Playhouse; The Magic Flute at the Canadian Opera Company; The Good Person of Szechuan at the Landestheater Linz, in Linz, Austria; and Le nozze di Figaro at the Chicago Opera Theater.

She served as the art director for VDAY: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls, 2000-04. She designed all print media and benefit productions for The Vagina Monologues at Madison Square Garden, Apollo Theatre, Wiltern Theatre and Masonic Center.

In 1996, Cho received a Princess Grace Award and was an artist-in-residence at The Public Theater/NYSF. She is a graduate of Cooper Union and Yale School of Drama.