Noel Taylor

Performer, Designer
( b. Jan 17, 1913 Youngstown, Ohio, USA - d. Nov 04, 2010 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Noel Taylor acted with the Lunts as a teenager in 1931, but began to work in costume design in the early 1940s. In 1947, he was asked by Eva Le Gallienne to design costumes for her blockbuster 1947 production of Alice in Wonderland. He would go on to create costumes for more than 100 stage shows. His work in movies and television was even more extensive. Katharine Hepburn, Gloria Swanson, Kirk Douglas, Bette Davis, Rosalind Russell and Elizabeth Taylor all wore his designs.

He designed for movies but achieved more success in television, where his costumes for the 1953 production of Hamlet for "Hallmark Hall of Fame" helped bring theatrical standards to the small screen. He designed for the Hallmark series for 17 years. Taylor was nominated for four Emmys and won one, for PBS's "Actor: The Paul Muni Story" in 1978. The Costume Designers Guild gave him a lifetime achievement award in 2004 for his contributions to television.  

Broadway Production Credits

The Sunshine Boys
Play, Comedy, Revival
Dec 08, 1997 - Jun 28, 1998
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Gin Game
Play, Revival
Apr 20, 1997 - Aug 31, 1997
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Glass Menagerie
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 15, 1994 - Jan 01, 1995
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Lucifer's Child
Play, Solo, Original
Apr 04, 1991 - Apr 27, 1991
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Mixed Couples
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 28, 1980 - Jan 03, 1981
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Diversions and Delights
Play, Solo, Original
Apr 12, 1978 - Apr 22, 1978
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Paul Robeson
Play, Solo, Play with music, Original
Jan 19, 1978 - Apr 30, 1978
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Chapter Two
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 04, 1977 - Dec 08, 1979
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Night of the Iguana
Play, Drama, Revival
Dec 16, 1976 - Feb 20, 1977
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Norman Conquests: Living Together
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 19, 1976
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 19, 1976
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Norman Conquests: Table Manners
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 07, 1975 - Jun 18, 1976
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Last of Mrs. Lincoln
Play, Original
Dec 12, 1972 - Feb 04, 1973
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Mourning Becomes Electra
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 15, 1972 - Dec 31, 1972
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Musical, Comedy, Farce, Revival
Mar 30, 1972 - Aug 12, 1972
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Ovid's Metamorphoses
Play, Play with music, Original
Apr 22, 1971 - Jul 03, 1971
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Brightower
Play, Original
Jan 28, 1970 - Jan 28, 1970
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Mundy Scheme
Play, Original
Dec 11, 1969 - Dec 13, 1969
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

We Bombed in New Haven
Play, Satire, Original
Oct 16, 1968 - Dec 29, 1968
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Lovers
Winners
Play, Original
Jul 25, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968
Costume Design by Noel Taylor
Losers
Play, Original
Jul 25, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Song of the Grasshopper
Play, Comedy, Original
Sep 28, 1967 - Sep 30, 1967
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Dr. Cook's Garden
Play, Melodrama, Original
Sep 25, 1967 - Sep 30, 1967
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Play, Original
Oct 19, 1966 - Oct 26, 1966
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Loves of Cass McGuire
Play, Original
Oct 06, 1966 - Oct 22, 1966
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Slapstick Tragedy
The Mutilated
Play, One Act, Original
Feb 22, 1966 - Feb 26, 1966
Costume Design by Noel Taylor
The Gnadiges Fraulein
Play, One Act, Original
Feb 22, 1966 - Feb 26, 1966
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Great Indoors
Play, Drama, Original
Feb 01, 1966 - Feb 05, 1966
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

And Things That Go Bump in the Night
Play, Original
Apr 26, 1965 - May 08, 1965
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Hughie
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1964 - Jan 30, 1965
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

What Makes Sammy Run?
Musical, Original
Feb 27, 1964 - Jun 12, 1965
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Marathon '33
Play, Original
Dec 22, 1963 - Feb 01, 1964
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Play, Drama, Original
Nov 13, 1963 - Jan 25, 1964
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Strange Interlude
Play, Drama, Revival
Mar 11, 1963 - Jun 29, 1963
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Riot Act
Play, Original
Mar 07, 1963 - Apr 13, 1963
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Great Day in the Morning
Play, Original
Mar 28, 1962 - Apr 07, 1962
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

General Seeger
Play, Original
Feb 28, 1962 - Mar 01, 1962
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Night of the Iguana
Play, Original
Dec 28, 1961 - Sep 29, 1962
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Write Me a Murder
Play, Original
Oct 26, 1961 - Apr 14, 1962
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

A Shot in the Dark
Play, Farce, Comedy, Original
Oct 18, 1961 - Sep 22, 1962
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Everybody Loves Opal
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 11, 1961 - Oct 28, 1961
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Little Moon of Alban
Play, Original
Dec 01, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Wall
Play, Original
Oct 11, 1960 - Mar 04, 1961
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Tall Story
Play, Comedy, Original
Jan 29, 1959 - May 02, 1959
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Comes a Day
Play, Drama, Original
Nov 06, 1958 - Nov 29, 1958
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Body Beautiful
Musical, Comedy, Original
Jan 23, 1958 - Mar 15, 1958
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Square Root of Wonderful
Play, Original
Oct 30, 1957 - Dec 07, 1957
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Good as Gold
Play, Comedy, Original
Mar 07, 1957 - Mar 09, 1957
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Auntie Mame
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 31, 1956 - Jun 28, 1958
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Apple Cart
Play, Comedy, Revival
Oct 18, 1956 - Feb 02, 1957
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Time Limit!
Play, Drama, Original
Jan 24, 1956 - May 12, 1956
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

No Time for Sergeants
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 20, 1955 - Sep 14, 1957
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Festival
Play, Comedy, Original
Jan 18, 1955 - Feb 05, 1955
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Burning Glass
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 04, 1954 - Mar 27, 1954
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

In the Summer House
Play, Original
Dec 29, 1953 - Feb 13, 1954
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Ladies of the Corridor
Play, Original
Oct 21, 1953 - Nov 28, 1953
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Teahouse of the August Moon
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 15, 1953 - Mar 24, 1956
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Grey-Eyed People
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 17, 1952 - Dec 20, 1952
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Dial "M" for Murder
Play, Thriller, Mystery, Drama, Original
Oct 29, 1952 - Feb 27, 1954
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Bernardine
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 16, 1952 - Feb 28, 1953
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

First Lady
Play, Comedy, Revival
May 28, 1952 - Jun 08, 1952
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Male Animal
Play, Comedy, Revival
May 15, 1952 - Jan 31, 1953
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Tovarich
Play, Comedy, Play with music, Revival
May 14, 1952 - May 25, 1952
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Male Animal
Play, Comedy, Revival
Apr 30, 1952 - Closing date unknown
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

One Bright Day
Play, Drama, Original
Mar 19, 1952 - Apr 12, 1952
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Wild Duck
Play, Drama, Revival
Dec 26, 1951 - Jan 06, 1952
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Stalag 17
Play, Comedy, Melodrama, Original
May 08, 1951 - Jun 21, 1952
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Twentieth Century
Play, Comedy, Revival
Dec 24, 1950 - Jun 30, 1951
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Alice in Wonderland
Play, Fantasy, Play with music, Revival
Apr 05, 1947 - Jun 28, 1947
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

The Haven
Play, Drama, Original
Nov 13, 1946 - Nov 16, 1946
Costume Design by Noel Taylor

Reunion in Vienna
Play, Comedy, Original
Nov 16, 1931 - Jul 1932
Performer: Noel Taylor [Bellboy]

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