Myung Hee Cho

1995 Princess Grace Award
Nominated by: The Public Theater


Myung Hee Cho is a critically acclaimed set and costume designer for theater, opera, and dance. Her recent projects include for colored girls who considered suicide / when the rainbow Is enuf at Booth Theater on Broadway and The Public Theater; Richard III and As You Like It for Shakespeare in the Park at The Delacorte Theater; The Body of the World at MTC and ART; set and costumes for Golden Fairytale Fanfare, the opening show at the new Shanghai Disney Resort; The Thieving Magpie at Glimmerglass Opera  and the set design for Trojan Women, a new Korean opera at the National Changgeuk Company of Korea, which were remounted in Singapore, New York City (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Vienna, Amsterdam and London. Cho has designed many 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 Blues; Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler at The Linney Theatre in New York, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Market Theatre, Johannesburg; Extraordinary Chambers at Geffen Playhouse; 36 Views at the Berkeley Repertory Theater and The Public; Yellow Face for Mark Taper Forum and The Public Theater; Citizen 13559 at the Kennedy Center; The Golden Mickeys for Disney Creative Entertainment/Hong Kong.

Myung Hee is a professor of Stage Design at UCLA, who received a Princess Grace Award and was an artist-in-residence at The Public Theater/NYSF in 1995.