Working in the Theatre: Wigs

by Stage Directions

Everyone knows that great wig work is important to the artistic process of creating theater, but few know just how much work and skill go into producing the incredible design and execution of a wig. In this Working in the Theatre video from the American Theatre Wing, Paul Huntley, one of the most esteemed wig designers (and a past Tony Honoree), shares his career journey and spotlights the creative, economic, and technical processes of working in the hair and wig department.

We enter Huntley's world through the Broadway production of A Bronx Tale, showcasing the interaction between designers and talent, resulting in one important goal – to complete the illustration of a character on stage.

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