Jenny Tiramani has worked as a Costume and Stage Designer since 1977. She was Associate Designer at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East 1979–1997 and Director of Theatre Design at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London from 1997 to 2005.
She won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Costume Design for the production of Twelfth Night on Broadway, and was nominated for the 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for the same production. She had previously won the Olivier for Best Costume Design for an earlier production ofTwelfth Night in 2003 and was nominated for the Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Cinderella in 2008.
Other recent work includes costume designs for Andrea Chenier at the Royal Opera House and the design of Le Nozze di Figaro for Opera Australia, La Clemenza di Tito (Aix-en-Provence 2011 and Chicago), Anna Bolena (Metropolitan Opera, 2011) and the design of Orlando at the Opéra de Lille and Théâtre des Champs Elysées.
As a member of Renaissance Theatre Company from 1988, Jenny Tiramani designed West End Shakespeare productions directed by Dame Judi Dench, Geraldine McEwan, Sir Derek Jacobi and Sir Kenneth Branagh.
Jenny is a founding member and Head of The School of Historical Dress, a new venture founded in 2009 to teach an object-based approach to the subject. Her publications include several books on sixteenth and seventeenth century dress.