Christianne Myers

Claribel Baird Halstead Collegiate Professor of Theatre & Drama


Christianne Myers (she/her/hers) is a freelance costume designer and professor of theatre & drama at U-M. Originally from Baltimore, Myers spent 14 years living and working in New York City. Her costume design work spans theatre, opera, industrial work, and film. New York highlights include the Obie Award-winning productions of Music Theatre Group’s Running Man and Blue Light’s production of Dare Clubb’s Oedipus.

Her current work is as a lead convener of ATCA (American Theatrical Costume Assoc) whose mission is to inclusively reconsider how we teach costume design, fashion history, and amplify the scholarship of costuming. Design work includes The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Detroit Public Theatre and Die Fledermaus at The Santa Fe Opera (co-designer), and a collaboration with U-M’s BioArtography program as an inspiration for developing textile designs.

In addition to more than 15 productions at the Juilliard School, her other design credits include productions for the Vermont Stage Company, the Lincoln Center Institute, the Clarence Brown Theatre, the Syracuse Stage, the Indiana Repertory Theatre, Theatreworks/USA, the Caldwell Theatre, and the Irondale Ensemble. At U-M, Myers has costume designed more than 50 shows for SMTD.

Bio last updated January 2023