Artist Bio

Daniel Ostling

Daniel Ostling

(Bio as of April 2013)

Daniel Ostling is a Tony Award nominee based in San Francisco and New York City. He has been an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company (2011 Regional Tony Award) since 1997, where he has designed over 18 productions. He is a longtime collaborator with fellow Lookingglass ensemble member Mary Zimmerman, with whom he has designed more than 22 productions including Metamorphoses on Broadway (2002 Tony Award nomination for Best Scenic Design). Recent designs include Clybourne Park on Broadway (2012 Tony Award nomination for Best Set Design, 2012 Tony Award winner for Best Play); Stuck Elevator at American Conservatory Theater; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo and Eastland at Lookingglass Theatre Company; The White Snake at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Candide at the Goodman as well as its Boston and Washington, DC productions and Danai Gurira’s The Convert (Ovation Award for Best Set Design) at the Goodman, McCarter Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum. In 2011, he made his professional directing debut with Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at Two River Theater Company in New Jersey. He has worked at numerous regional theaters across the country, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center Theater, The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, the Huntington Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, the Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage and Portland Center Stage, among many others. Opera designs include Lucia di Lammermoor and La Sonnambula at the Metropolitan Opera, The Merry Widow at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Ainadmar at the Tanglewood Music Festival and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Philip Glass’ Galileo Galilei at the Goodman and in New York and London. Internationally, his Pacific Overtures traveled to the Donmar Warehouse in London (2003 Olivier Award winner for Best Musical). His work has also been seen in Australia and Japan. Mr. Ostling was a tenured associate professor at Northwestern University in Chicago from 2003 to 2011 when he moved to San Francisco. He continues to teach at Northwestern each year.

 

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