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“Hamilton” Costumer Visits UC Davis

A member of the creative team from the award-winning Hamilton: An American Musical recently spoke with students in DRA 24, Visual Aspects of Dramatic Art, at the invitation of Maggie Morgan, professor of Theatre and Dance.

Angela M. Kahler, a New York-based Broadway costume designer who serves as the associate costume designer on the smash hit musical, came to campus on March 13 to discuss her current costume job. Her appearance coincided with the national tour performing in San Francisco.

Having been with the musical from its first production at the New York Public Theatre to today, Kahler spoke about costuming in all ifs fine points from fabrics you shouldn’t dry clean to the development of the costume concepts that led to the Tony Award- winning designs for costume designer Paul Tazewell.

Kahler has lived in New York for 25 years and has worked on over 25 Broadway shows including working as associate costume designer on the Broadway musical Soul Doctor for which Morgan was the costume designer.

Morgan is also a longtime associate and friend of Tazewell — since their days as interns in at the costume shop at the Santa Fe Opera.

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