- Boyt, John
- Call number
- *T-Vim 2010-024
- Physical description
- 2 lnear feet (4 boxes)
- Preferred Citation
- John Boyt costume designs, Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library
- Billy Rose Theatre Division
- Access to materials
- Collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required.
Designer, producer and writer, John Boyt (1921-1983) was born in Newark, New Jersey. From the 1940s to the early 1980s, Boyt designed costumes, sets, and occasionally lighting, for theater, dance, opera, television, and film. His credits include Broadway, off-Broadway, and regional theater productions, as well as New York City Ballet and New York City Opera. Original costume designs by John Boyt and a few pages of notes for three Broadway productions: 12 designs for J. M. Synge's The playboy of the western world (1946) with Burgess Meredith; 36 designs for William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (1947) with Katharine Cornell and Charlton Heston; and 37 designs for The lovers by Leslie Stevens (1956) with Morris Carnovsky and Joanne Woodward. A number of the sketches have notes written on the versos.
Using the collection
LocationBilly Rose Theatre Division
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023-7498