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Gregg Barnes is an American costume designer for stage and film. Barnes is a two-time winner of the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for his work on the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone (2006) and Follies (2011).
Barnes has a MFA in Design from NYU and an undergraduate degree from San Diego University.
Barnes grew up in the San Diego, California, area and credits seeing the ice shows, the circus, and a production of As You Like It in San Diego as a youth as inspiring him. He also worked at Grossmont College in the Costume Department with such talents as:
Clark Mires (Costume and Make Up Instructor at Grossmont College) James "Biff" Baker ("Elements of Stagecraft"; Alfred Publishing Co., Inc. 1978) and Rebecca McKee (Couturier to France Chretien, Daughter of Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chretien. And International Wedding Dress Designer).
He taught at New York University in the Graduate School for 20 years. He was the resident costume designer for the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey.
- Kathy and Mo Show (Westside Arts Theater, New York City, 1989)
- Cinderella (New York City Opera, 1993)
- The Merry Widow (New York City Opera, 1996; also televised)
- You Never Know (Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey, 1996)
- Follies (Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey, 1998)
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus (National tour, 2001)
- Princess Classics on Ice (Disney on Ice tour, 2002)
- The Radio City Christmas Spectacular (2003)
- Lucky Duck (Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, California, 2004)
- On the Record (US tour, 2004)
- Allegro (Signature Theatre, Arlington, Virginia, 2004; Helen Hayes Award)
- Disney Live! Winnie the Pooh (Beacon Theatre, New York City, 2005)
- Mame (Kennedy Center, 2006)
- Follies (Encores!, 2007)
- Minsky's (Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, California, 2009)
- Follies (Kennedy Center, 2011)
- "Iceploration", Busch Gardens Tampa, FL (February 2, 2012), Theme Park
- Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre, London (November 2016)
Awards and nominations
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