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Santo Loquasto      

Tony Award-Winning Production, Scenic & Costume Designer; Best Known for "Hello, Dolly!"

Loquasto has worked on some 61 Broadway productions, either as scenic or costume designer, frequently both, starting with Sticks and Bones in 1972 and with his most recent production, Waiting for Godot in 2009. He has received 18 Tony Award nominations for his work as either costumer or scenic designer, and won three times, and he also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design three times and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design once. In 2004, Loquasto was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.

Loquasto has been a production designer for many Woody Allen films, and has been nominated for the Academy Award for his production design for Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and Radio Days, and for costume design for Zelig.* He has a B.A. in English literature from King's College, Pennsylvania and an MFA from Yale Drama School. He got his start as a designer at the Showcase Theatre in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Loquasto is a first cousin of Indy car driver Al Loquasto and a distant cousin of author Angelo F. Coniglio. All are descendants of Libertino lo Guasto, a foundling born in Serradifalco, Sicily in 1796.

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