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Michael Bottari

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MICHAEL BOTTARI & RONALD CASE (Costume Design & Set Designers) have been a design team for over thirty-three years, having designed both costumes and scenery for Broadway: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s much loved State Fair (Producer David Merricks last Broadway show), Prince Of Central Park, Off-Broadway: Little Me, After The Fair, Opal, Man Who Shot Lincoln, Carnival! etc. National tours: I DO! I DO! (Lucie Arnaz), Camelot (Richard Harris), Shenandoah (Ed Ames), Man Of La Mancha (Richard Kiley) the World tour of My Fair Lady (Noel Harrison), the 25th Anniversary of The King And I (Yul Brynner), Funny Thing..... Forum (Mickey Rooney), Damn Yankees (Dick VanDyke), Al Jolson Tonight (Larry Kert) to mention a few. They were recently nominated twice for the National Broadway Theatre Awards (designs for Fiddler & La Mancha tours) Other Regional credits include the costume designs for the much lauded GYPSY (Betty Buckley & Deborah Gibson) at the PaperMill Playhouse, the hit revival of Dames At Sea which they won numerous west coast critics awards for their sets, costumes, and projections in San Francisco and recently played Goodspeed Opera House, Cabaret at the Walnut Street Theatre (Barrymore Award for Best Costume Designs), and many years at Burt Reynolds’ (2 Carbonell Nominations) and Westchester Broadway Theatres. They have designed clothes for Carol Lawrence, Lucie Arnaz, Lorna Luft, Deborah Gibson, Andrea Mcardle, Donna Mckechnie, Betty Buckley, Susan Egan, Janis Paige, Margaret Whiting, Nannete Fabray, Shani Wallis, Van Johnson, John Raitt, Laurence Luckinbill, to mention a few. For ten years, they have been designing frocks for Charles Busch and his plays: the new feature film Die, Mommie, Die! (play costumes nominated for Ovation Award), Shanghai Moon (2003 Lucille Lortel Award), Lady In Question, Times Square Angel, etc. and created the puppets for Disney’s workshop of Carnival! . They have designed the last three national tours of Fiddler On The Roof with Theo Bikel. They are currently teaching set & costume design for American Ballet Theatre’s educational program. They were nominated for the Drama Desk award and won the Dean's List award for their set and costumes Fanny Hill. They recently designed Charles Busch's costumes for the Off-Broadway Die Mommie Die. They had the privelege of designing new original sets and costumes for Hairspray in South Africa.
 
Credits

Designer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 The Road to Qatar York Theatre at St. Peter's 02/03/2011 Set Designer
2 The Road to Qatar York Theatre at St. Peter's 02/03/2011 Costume Designer
3 The Road to Qatar York Theatre at St. Peter's 02/03/2011 Puppet Designer
4 Die Mommie Die!1 New World Stages Stage I 10/21/2007 Costume Designer
5 Fanny Hill York Theatre at St. Peter's 02/14/2006 Set Designer
6 Fanny Hill York Theatre at St. Peter's 02/14/2006 Costume Designer
7 Shanghai Moon Greenwich House 01/15/2003 Costume Designer
8 After the Fair York Theatre at St. Peter's 07/15/1999 Costume Designer
9 431 of My Closest Friends Playhouse 91 10/12/1996 Set Designer
10 431 of My Closest Friends Playhouse 91 10/12/1996 Costume Designer
11 Identical Twins from Baltimore Playhouse 91 06/14/1995 Set Designer
12 Identical Twins from Baltimore Playhouse 91 06/14/1995 Projection Designer
13 Living Proof Jewish Repertory Theatre 01/07/1995 Set Designer
14 Show Me Where the Good Times Are Jewish Repertory Theatre 06/15/1993 Set Designer
15 Carnival York Theatre at St. Peter's 03/31/1993 Costume Designer
16 Carnival York Theatre at St. Peter's 03/31/1993 Puppet Designer
17 Little Me York Theatre at St. Peter's 03/20/1992 Costume Designer
18 Opal Lamb's Theatre 03/04/1992 Costume Designer
19 The Man Who Shot Lincoln Astor Place Theatre 09/12/1989 Set Designer
20 The Man Who Shot Lincoln Astor Place Theatre 09/12/1989 Costume Designer

1Charles Busch's costumes designed and created by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case.
Awards
Award Production Function
1 WON 2008 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Die Mommie Die! Costume Designer
2 NOMINATED 2008 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Costume Design Die Mommie Die! Costume Designer
3 NOMINATED 2008 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Die Mommie Die! Costume Designer
4 NOMINATED 2008 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Costume Design Die Mommie Die! Costume Designer
5 NOMINATED 2006 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical Fanny Hill Set Designer
6 WON 2003 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Shanghai Moon Costume Designer
7 NOMINATED 2003 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Costume Design Shanghai Moon Costume Designer