Guest Artist Speaker Series: Ann Hould-Ward

CTSA International Initiatives

Guest Artist Speaker Series: Global Perspectives and Artistic Practice

Ann Hould-Ward

In conversation with UCI Distinguished Professor Lar Lubovitch

with Professors Marcy Froehlich and Lisa Naugle


Friday, April 9, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Virtual Zoom Webinar Link


CTSA International Initiative Director, Lisa Naugle, is pleased to announce the new Guest Artist Speaker Series: Global Perspectives and Artistic Practice. The series intends to engage the UCI Community with national and international participants and focuses on promoting diversity of thought and practice in the arts.

Ann Hould-Ward is an American costume designer, primarily for the theatre, opera and dance, who has won national and international acclaim. She is the recipient of multiple Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards (Into the Woods) as well as the Los Angeles Drama Circle Award, the American Theater Wing Design Award, Ovation Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and the Olivier Award (internationally the highest honor in British theater and equivalent to Broadway’s Tong Awards and France’s Moliere Award),   Ms. Hould-Ward’s work can be seen in over 35 international companies of Beauty and the Beast, and at the Salzburg’s Festival’s West Side Story, The Bronze Idol (Mikhailovsky Theater) and many more. 

Hould-Ward’s Broadway credits include: The Visit, The People in the Picture, A Free Man of Color and A Catered Affair, both of which received Drama Desk nominations, Company, Dance of the Vampires, Beauty and the Beast (1994 Tony Award, as well as American Theatre Wing’s Design Award, Ovation Award and an Oliver Award nomination for Best Costume Design); Into the Woods (Tony, Drama Desk nominations, Outer Critics Circle nomination and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award), Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George (Tony, Drama Desk Nominations), Harrigan ‘N’ Heart, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, St. Joan, Three Men on a Horse, Timon of Athens, In the Summer House, Little Me and The Moliere Comedies.

Off-Broadway credits include: Classic Stage Company: Passion (revival); The Public Theatre: Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and House Arrest.  Additional plays include Russian Transport, The Blue Flower, Wings, In the Grand Manner, Let Me Down Easy, Road Show, Surviving Grace, Lobster Alice and Cymbeline.

Regional credits include: Sacramento Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle: Secondhand Lions, a musical based on the movie of the same name; and over 100 credits in regional theaters. Opera credits include: Metropolitan Opera: Peter Grimes; New York City Opera: The Most Happy Fella; Los Angeles Opera: Mahagonny. Hould-Ward also did costumes for the movie Strike! and costumes for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus.  Dance credits include work with Alvin Ailey Dance Company: Reminicin’, Saddle Up and Morning Star; Ballet Hispanico, San Francisco Ballet, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre.

Hould-Ward’s awards include U.S. Representative for the International Design Quadrennial in Prague.  She is also a recipient of the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Patricia Zipprodt Award. 


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April 9, 2021 - 11:00am