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Riccardo Hernandez

Lecturer in Theater in the Lewis Center for the Arts

SCENIC DESIGN - BROADWAY: Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change (also Royal National Theater, London) 2007 Olivier and 2006 Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical, Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks (also Royal Court, London), 2002 Pulitzer Award for Best Play, Elaine Stritch; At Liberty (also Old Vic, London), Bring in Da Noise/Bring in Da Funk, The Tempest, all directed by George C. Wolfe, Parade, Hal Prince director (Tony, Drama Desk Nominations), Bells Are Ringing directed by Tina Landau. Recent credits include: Appomattox for San Francisco Opera, composed by Philip Glass, libretto by Christopher Hampton and directed by Robert Woodruff, The Lost Highway for English National Opera/Young Vic London, Don Giovanni for Chicago Opera Theater, both directed by Diane Paulus, Ethan Cohen’s Almost an Evening and Offices both directed by Neil Pepe for Atlantic Theater Company, Twelfth Night for Shakespeare Theater DC and McCarter, The Seagull for ART, directed by Janos Szasz. 

NEW YORK: Over twenty productions at New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater: Mother Courage starring Meryl Streep and directed by George C. Wolfe, Stuff Happens directed by Dan Sullivan, One Flea Spare directed by Ron Daniels, Blade to the Heat (Audelco Award), Radiant Baby (Drama Desk Nom) The America Play, collaborations with Mary Zimmerman, Mark Brokaw, Kathleen Marshall, Mark Lamos, Brian Kulick, Graciela Daniele and others. BAM, Second Stage, Atlantic Theater, Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, NYTW, MTC, MCC, CSC, Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, New Group, Harlem Song conceived and directed by George C. Wolfe for Apollo Theater (2002 Audelco Award) many others. Notable theaters throughout the US: American Repertory Theater collaborations with Janos Szasz (Desire Under the Elms, Uncle Vanya, Marat/Sade), Arthur Nauzyciel, Robert Woodruff (Britannicus, Full Circle) Gadi Roll, Robert Brustein, Karin Koonrod, Ron Daniels), Alley, ACT, Alliance, Actors Theater of Louisville, Cincinnati Playhouse, Children’s Theater, Guthrie (Oedipus, Edgardo Mine, Merchant of Venice, Two Gentlemen of Verona, directed by Joe Dowling), Goodman, Hartford Stage, La Jolla, Jeune Lune, Steppenwolf, Taper, Center Stage, Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theater, OSF, Seattle Rep, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theater Festival, etc. OPERA: Lyric Opera of Chicago (Amistad, directed by George C Wolfe), Chicago Opera Theater, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Gotham Opera, NY, Arizona Opera etc.

INTERNATIONAL: Hair directed by Janos Szasz for Det Norske Teatret, Oslo Norway, Akaska ACT Theater Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

UPCOMING: Il Postino (sets and costumes) composed by Daniel Catan and directed by Ron Daniels for Los Angeles OperaChatelet Paris, and Vienna; Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata and Julius Caesar for Centre Dramatique National/Orleans, Festival Automne Paris, France, directed by Arthur Nauzyciel; The Seagull for Chekhov Festival Moscow and Taipei directed by Janos Szasz; Let Me Down Easy by Anna Deavere Smith for Second Stage directed by Leonard Foglia; Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph for Alley Theater; Best of Both Worlds, directed by Diane Paulus for American Repertory Theater; The Importance of Being Earnest, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom directed by Irene Lewis for Center Stage, Baltimore; Battle of Black and Dogs by Bernard-Marie Koltes, directed by Robert Woodruff for Yale Rep; Before Night Falls composed by Jorge Martin for Fort Worth Opera. 

2000 Princess Grace Statuette Award

EDUCATION: MFA Yale School of Drama.

Photo by Charlie Erickson

Campus Address

Lewis Center for the Arts
185 Nassau Street


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