Santo Loquasto is widely known as a designer for theater, film and dance.
He made his LA Opera debut with Il Trittico in 2008, designing the sets for Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica and both sets and costumes for Gianni Schicchi. His work in the New York theater won him both Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his set design of Cafe Crown in 1989 and for his costume designs for The Cherry Orchard in 1977 and Grand Hotel in 1990. He received a Drama Desk Award for his set design for Glengarry Glen Ross in 2005. Other awards include an Obie, a Joseph Maharam Award and Outer Critic’s Circle Awards. He received Tony nominations for set designs for That Championship Season, What the Wine Cellars Buy, The Cherry Orchard, American Buffalo, The Suicide, Ragtime, Fosse and more recently Long Day’s Journey into Night, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Touch of the Poet and Three Days of Rain.
He has worked with Woody Allen on over 22 films. His costume designs for Allen’s Zelig and production designs for Radio Days and Bullets Over Broadway received Academy Award nominations. He has worked with most major international dance companies and has collaborated with Mark Morris, Jerome Robbins, Glen Tetley, Helgi Tomasson, Agens de Mille, James Kudelka, Mikhail Barishnakov, Dana Reitz, Twyla Tharp and Paul Taylor. He is a graduate of King’s College and Yale Drama School.