Memorial to director and costume/set designer Tony Walton
3/7/22 Memorial to Director, Costume and Set Designer Tony Walton
I interviewed the remarkable Tony Walton when he directed George Bernard Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple for the Asolo Repertory Company in Sarasota FL. Known primarily for his design work, Tony was delighted to be interviewed as a director. Listen to this generous, delightful, funny, charming, man describe his astounding career, the success of which he self-deprecatingly credits to “dumb luck.” See below some of his awards
Tony Awards for Pippin, House of Blue Leaves, and Guys and Dolls.
Oscar, for All That Jazz,
Emmy, TV version of Death of a Salesman
Academy Award for Best Production Design 1980,
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design 1992, 1986, 1973
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction – Miniseries, Movie or a Special 1986
Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Scenic Design 1996
Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award 2012
Academy Award nominations for Mary Poppins (1964), Murder on the Orient Express (1974), and The Wiz (1978).