Tony Walton is a director and designer, honored with 16 Tony Award nominations for his Broadway sets and/or costumes. Pippin, House of Blue Leaves, and Guys and Dolls won him Tony Awards.
Among his 20 films, Mary Poppins, The Boy Friend, The Wiz and Murder on the Orient Express earned him five Academy Award nominations; All That Jazz won him the Oscar, and Death of a Salesman the Emmy.
He has co-produced shows in London, three in association with Richard Pilbrow and the legendary Hal Prince. His designs for opera and ballet have been seen in London, throughout Europe, and the United States. For the last 15 years he has been the director - and usually the designer - for acclaimed productions of many plays by Shaw, Wilde, and Coward (along with new work and new musicals by both Irish and American authors) at the Irish Repertory Theatre, The Irish Arts Center, The York Theatre, San Diego’s Old Globe, and Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theatre etc.
In 2010, he directed a celebrated production of Equus for East Hampton’s John Drew Theatre at Guild Hall, starring the remarkable Alec Baldwin, with whom – last summer - he presented a fully staged-reading of Peter Shaffer’s – yet to be produced in the US – The Gift of the Gorgon, at the same venue. In 1991, he was elected to the Theatre Hall of Fame.