Linda Cho

Lindo Cho served as Distinguished Costume Designer at the 70th annual SETC Convention in Knoxville, TN in 2019. She helped adjudicate the Design Competition and participated in the Design Keynotes along with Sound Designer Victoria (toy) Deiorio, Scenic Designer Riccardo Hernández and Lighting Designer Jonathan Spencer.

Linda Cho reviews displays in the 2019 Design Competition at the 70th annual SETC Convention in Knoxville, TN. Photo by Caitie McMekin.

Advice to Young Designers

“The community of theatre is surprisingly small and intimate. This is the great joy and consequence of being a theatre artist in this country. As a young designer, get to know your fellow collaborators in all departments. Support each other’s talent, and nurture your relationships. These are the artists you will grow with through the years. When you are invited as a guest artist at any theatre, be a respectful and excellent guest. Your reputation for hard work and your collaborative attitude will precede you anywhere you go.”

Left to right: 2019 Distinguished Designers Jonathan Spencer (Lighting), Riccardo Hernández (Scenic), Victoria "toy" Deiorio (Sound) and Linda Cho (Costume). Photo by Caitie McMekin.

About Linda Cho

Linda Cho is a Tony Award-winning costume designer based in New York City. In 2014 she won the Tony Award and the Henry Hewes Design Award for the Broadway musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. In 2017 she was nominated for the Tony, Outer Critic’s Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Best Costume Design of a Musical for the Broadway production of Anastasia. In 2018 she was proud to be part of Broadway’s first all female creative team for Lifespan of a Fact. She has worked extensively across the U.S., including at Alliance Theater, American Consevatory Theater, American Repertory Theater, Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Berkley Rep, Children’s Theater of Minneapolis, Dallas Theater Center, Folger Theater, George Street Playhouse, Goodman Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Huntington Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Prince Theater, Shakespeare Theater Co, The Old Globe, Theatre Works, The Village Theater, Westpost Country Playhouse and Williamstown Theater Festival. New York credits include American Ballet Theater, Encores at City Center, Theatre for a New Audience, Vineyard, Atlantic Theater Company, Classic Stage Co, Manhattan Theater Club, The Public Theater and Second Stage. Internationally, her work has been seen in Stratford-U.K., Stratford-Canada, Toronto, Madrid, Stuttgart, Mexico City, China and Taiwan. She is the recipient of the Theatre Development Fund’s Irene Sharaff Young Master Award and The Ruth Morely Design Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women. She served as the American Costume Design Curator from 2007-2011 for the International Prague Quadrennial, and is currently serving as a trustee on the Advisory Committee of the American Theatre Wing. Linda attended the Paris American Academy to study fine arts and fashion, received a BA from McGill University in Montreal majoring in Psychology and received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

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