Santo Loquasto

Santo Loquasto
Born (1944-07-26) July 26, 1944
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Occupation Production designer, Scenic designer, Costume designer
Years active 1974–present

Santo Richard Loquasto (born July 26, 1944) is an American production designer, scenic designer and costume designer for stage, film, and dance.[1] His work includes the productions of the ballet Don Quixote, the film Don't Drink the Water, Great Performances Dance in America: Fosse, and the television show TriBeCa.[2]


Loquasto has worked on some 61 Broadway productions, either as scenic or costume designer, frequently both, starting with Sticks and Bones in 1972 and with his most recent production, Waiting for Godot in 2009. He has received 18 Tony Award nominations for his work as either costumer or scenic designer, and won three times, and he also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design three times and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design once. In 2004, Santo Loquasto was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame.[3]

Loquasto has been a production designer for many Woody Allen films, and has been nominated for the Academy Award for his production design for Allen's Bullets Over Broadway[4] and Radio Days,[5] and for costume design for Zelig.[6] He has a B.A. in English literature from King's College, Pennsylvania. He got his start as a designer at the Showcase Theatre in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania.

Loquasto is a first cousin of the late Indy car driver Al Loquasto and a distant cousin of author Angelo F. Coniglio. All are descendants of Libertino lo Guasto,[7] a foundling born in Serradifalco, Sicily in 1796.


Tony Awards

Best Costume Design:

Best Scenic Design:



  1. American Ballet Theatre (2007). "Santo Loquasto". ABT biography and credits. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  2. John J. O'Connor (March 30, 1993). "A Serious Show On Fox. Seriously". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  3. "Stage veterans receive praise at induction". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  4. "The 67th Academy Awards (1995) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-08-05.
  5. "The 60th Academy Awards (1988) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-07-31.
  6. Gregg Goldstein (June 22, 2007). "Woody Allen "Seduced" by Los Angeles Opera". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
  7. Original documents for Libertino lo Guasto
  8. Frank Rich (October 26, 1988). ""Cafe Crown", Bygone World of Yiddish Theater". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-10.
Preceded by
Boris Aronson
for Pacific Overtures
Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design
for The Cherry Orchard
Succeeded by
Robin Wagner
for On the Twentieth Century
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