Bob Crowley has designed over twenty productions for the National Theatre, including most recently: The Habit of Art, The Power of Yes, Phèdre, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Gethsemane, and Fram (which he also co-directed with Tony Harrison), the Tony Award-wining The History Boys on Broadway, His Girl Friday and Mourning Becomes Electra, and for the Donmar Warehouse Into the Woods and Orpheus Descending, plus more than twenty-five productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, including: Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Plantagenets, for which he won an Olivier Award.
Other credits include: Pavane and Anastasia (Royal Ballet), Don Carlos and La Traviata (ROH), The Magic Flute (ENO), The Cunning Little Vixen (Châtelet), The Coast of Utopia and Carousel (Lincoln Center Theater, New York – Tony Award for both), The Seagull (Public Theatre New York), Paul Simon’s The Capeman, The Sweet Smell Of Success, Aida (Broadway – Tony Award for the latter) and Tarzan for Disney which he also directed, (Broadway, Germany and The Netherlands), the Tony Award-winning Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre, UK Tour and Broadway) and The Year of Magical Thinking (Broadway and the National Theatre).
His film work includes: Othello, Tales of Hollywood starring Jeremy Irons and Alec Guinness, Suddenly Last Summer directed by Richard Eyre and starring Maggie Smith for the BBC, plus Costume Design for the film of The Crucible starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder.
He is a recipient of the Royal Designer for Industry Award and in March was presented with the 2009 Robert L. B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design at the TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards in New York.
The costumes for Thirteen Diversions are Crowley’s first for American Ballet Theatre. He is also the designer of the costumes and scenery for the full-length Anastasia (1999).