Murell Horton

Assistant Professor
Theatre
Ed Landreth Hall 204

murell.horton@tcu.edu | 817-257-4237

Education

MFA, Theatre Design, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (1993)
BA, double major: Fine Arts and Theatrical Performance—Cum Laude, Ottawa University (1989)

Courses Taught

THEA 11233-030 Practical Costuming (Lecture)
THEA 11233-031 Practical Costuming (Lab)
THEA 11243-020 Introduction to Theatre Design
THEA 31413-010 Costume Design
THEA 31223-015 Costume Technology
THEA 41113-055 History of Costume

Areas of Focus

Costume Design and Construction, Costume Technologies, Stage Makeup

Murell is a nationally recognized Costume Designer who has designed and worked on over 170 projects in theatre, television, opera, film and fashion. In New York City, his professional costume design credits include A Tale of Two Cities for Jeffrey Finn Productions, O’ Pioneers! for The Acting Company, A Doll’s House, A Questions of Mercy, and The Cherry Orchard for The Julliard School, and The School for Scandal, The Miser, and more for the Pearl Theatre Company. Murell received multiple nominations for his designs while working with The Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., including for the productions of The Government Inspector, The Liar, Edward II, Lorenzaccio, Hedda Gabbler, and Camino Real. Nationally, he has designed productions for The Houston Grand Opera, The Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Berkshire Theatre Festival, The Philadelphia Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Center Stage in Baltimore, Maryland, The Denver Center Theatre, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In 2007, Murell was awarded the Irene Sharaff Young Master Award for costume design.

Outstanding Costume Design of a Play, Drama Desk Nomination, The Liar, 2017
Outstanding Costume Design, Helen Hayes Nomination, The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound, 2017
Outstanding Costume Design, Helen Hayes Nomination, Wallenstein world premiere, 2014
Outstanding Costume Design, Helen Hayes Nomination, The Government Inspector, 2013
Outstanding Costume Design, Helen Hayes Nomination, The Liar world premiere, 2011
Outstanding Costume Design, Helen Hayes Nomination, Edward II, 2008
Outstanding Costume Design, Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, 2007
Outstanding Costume Design, Helen Hayes Nomination, Lorenzaccio, 2006
Outstanding Costume Design, Helen Hayes Nomination, Hedda Gabler, 2002
Outstanding Costume Design, Helen Hayes Nomination, Camino Real, 2001

 

Member, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees/United Scenic Artists 829—Category, Costume Design

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