DANIEL OSTLING Â
Daniel Ostling is a Tony Award-nominated Scenic Designer based in San Francisco and NYC. He has been an ensemble member of Lookingglass Theatre Company since 1997 where he has designed over twenty productions. He is a long time collaborator with fellow Lookingglass ensemble member Mary Zimmerman with whom he has designed over twenty-three productions including Metamorphoses (Circle in the Square/Broadway-2003 Tony nomination-Best Set Design).
Recent productions worth note include The North China Lover (sets & lights, Lookingglass), Stuck Elevator (ACT, SF), A Delicate Balance (McCarter),Â Clybourne Park (Walter Kerr Theater/Broadway- 2012 Tony nomination-Best Set Design, 2012 Tony Winner-Best Play), A School for Lies (Chicago Shakespeare), Eastland (Lookingglass), White Snake (Oregon Shakespeare/ Berkeley Repertory/ McCarter), Candide (Chicago, DC, Boston tour), and Danai Guriraâ€™s The Convert (Princeton, LA, Chicago tour/ Ovation Award-Best Set Design). In 2011, he made his professional directing debut with Jacque Brel is Alive and Wellâ€¦ at Two River Theater in New Jersey.
He has worked at numerous regional theaters across the country including the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), New York Shakespeare Festival (in Central Park), Lincoln Center, The Public Theater, Playwrightâ€™s Horizon, Shakespeare Theatre (DC), Long Wharf, McCarter, Huntington, Goodman, Steppenwolf, Oregon Shakespeare, A.C.T. (San Francisco), Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Rep, Arena Stage, and Portland Center Stage among many others.
Opera designs include Lucia Di LammermoorÂ & Sonnambula (Metropolitan Opera/NYC), Merry Widow (Lyric Opera/Chgo), Ainadmar (Tanglewood Music Festival, LA Philharmonic), Phillip Glassâ€™ Galileo Galilei (NYC, London, Chgo) and Suor Angelica / Gianna Schicchi (SF Opera Center).
Internationally, his Pacific Overtures traveled to the Donmar Warehouse in London (2003 Olivier Winner- Best Musical). His work has also been seen in Australia and Japan.
Mr. Ostling was a tenured Associate Professor at Northwestern University in Chicago from 2003-2011 when he moved to San Francisco. Since, he has continued to teach part-time.
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