Christianne Myers is a freelance costume designer and Asst. Professor of Theatre & Drama at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Originally from Baltimore, Christianne spent 14 years living and working in New York City. Her costume design work spans theatre, opera, industrial work and film. New York highlights include the Obie Award-winning productions of Music Theatre Group’s Running Man and Blue Light’s production of Dare Clubb’s Oedipus, starring Frances McDormand and Billy Crudup. In addition to more than 15 productions at the Juilliard School, her other design credits include productions for The Vermont Stage Company, The Lincoln Center Institute, The Clarence Brown Theatre, The Syracuse Stage, The Indiana Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks/USA, The Caldwell Theatre, and The Irondale Ensemble. At the University of Michigan, Christianne has designed more than 20 shows for The School of Music Theatre & Dance. Ms. Myers designed the costumes for the Florentine Opera’s new productions of Venus and Adonis/Dido and Aeneas (2011), Rigoletto (2010), The Magic Flute (2009), and Julius Caesar (2014).
Ms. Myers has also designed two independent feature films as well as a short film, The Office Party, directed by Chiara Edmunds and starring Ralph Macchio, Carol Kane, and Jon Stewart. Additionally, she has designed the clothes for more than two-dozen corporate industrials in New York, Atlanta and Las Vegas.
Since moving to Michigan, Christianne has found an artistic home at Jeff Daniel’s Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, MI, where she is a resident artist and continues to design each season. Favorite productions include White Buffalo and Gravity, both at PRTC, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the University of Michigan and Die Fledermaus at Opera Memphis. http://www.umich.edu/~msmyers