Myung Hee Cho
Princess Grace Award:
Theater Fellowship, 1995
• 2003 Special Project Grant
• 2006 Special Project Grant: Opera Theater New York
• 2014 Professional Development Grant
• Summer 2014 Professional Development Grant
Myung Hee Cho is set and costume designer for theatre, opera and dance. In 2002, American Theatre Magazine profiled her in an article entitled “Myung Hee Cho: Natural Minimalist.” Her collaborators have described her designs as “stunning gems”.
Her current projects are The Magic Flute for Canadian Opera Company with director Diane Paulus, The Good Person of Szechuan at Landestheater, Linz, Austria with director Keng Sen Ong and Goldfish at South Coast Repertory with director Loretta Greco.
During the 2007-8 season, she designed many world premiers, including: Awaking for Singapore Theatre Festival: costumes for Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang at the Mark Taper Forum and NYSF/The Public Theater; set and costumes for The Night Watcher for La Jolla Playhouse; The Word Begins at The Signature Theatre, Washington DC; System Wonderland by David Wiener and The Piano Teacher by Julia Cho at South Coast Repertory. Other recent design credits include of Isle of Dunes for Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company; Citizen 13559 at the Kennedy Center; Sonia Flew for Laguna Playhouse; The Golden Mickeys for Disney Creative Entertainments/Hong Kong; Le Nozze de Figaro at the Chicago Opera Theater; Open Window for Pasadena Playhouse; Flight and Distant Shore at Mark Taper Forum /Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Myung Hee designed the celebrated production of WIT and Lackawanna Blues that toured North America. Her designs have been seen at the McCarter Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Classic Stage Company, A.C.T./SF, Intiman Theatre, NYSF/ The Public Theater, Berkeley Repertory, Union Square Theatre, Manhattan Class Company, Vineyard Theater, Music Theatre Group, East West Players, Singapore Repertory, South Coast Repertory, Women’s Project and Productions, Center Stage, Prince Music Theatre, New York Stage & Film, New York Theatre Workshop, MA-YI Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company, Second Stage/NY and many more.
She served as production designer for V-Day/VAGINA MONOLOGUES Benefits at the Wiltern Theatre, The Apollo Theatre, Madison Square Garden and the Masonic Center.
Twice, Myung Hee has been nominated for The Hewes Design Awards: Costume Design for 36 Views in 2002 and Set Design for Gertrude & Alice in 2001.
Myung Hee is a graduate of Cooper Union and Yale School of Drama.