Tobin Ost

Tobin Ost

Tobin Ost is an award winning, TONY nominated scenic and costume designer who has been has been working professionally in New York for 20 years.

His work on Broadway includes Disney’s Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde, Jekyll and Hyde, Disaster!On Broadway, The Philanthropist, and Brooklyn – The Musical, several which generated multiple national tours as well as subsequent productions internationally.

Select Off-Broadway work includes Nightingale, both written and performed by Lynn Redgrave at Manhattan Theatre Club; Maurice Hines’ Tappin’ Thru Life at New World Stages; Zanna – Don’t! starring Jai Rodriguez at the John Houseman Theater (GLAAD Media Award); and The Overwhelming, directed by Max Stafford-Clark for Roundabout Theatre Company’s Laura Pels Theatre.

Tobin has also worked extensively for major regional theater companies across the nation, including Center Theatre Group, Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Ford’s Theatre, Goodspeed Musicals, Asolo Repertory Theatre, The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Yale Repertory Theatre, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, and many others.

Additionally, his work can be seen in film and television as well as for non-theatre events, and he is frequently called on as a theatre design educator in both University and Workshop settings, including Broadway Teaching Group’s “Broadway Teacher’s Workshop”, iTheatrics’ Junior Theatre Festival Atlanta, and’s “Broadway Classroom.” He has been an adjunct professor of Design at State University of New York at Purchase and Ursinus College.

Tobin originally hails from Adrian, Michigan. He received his BFA degree in Art History and Theatre from the University of Michigan, with additional studies in traditional Japanese Theatre at Kyuushu University, Japan, where he completed a dissertation on bunraku puppetry.

He received his MFA degree in Set and Costume Design from the Yale School of Drama.