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Carey Hanson

Carey  Hanson

Costume Designer

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Carey Hanson returns to the Lyric Company for her fifth season as the costume designer! Carey received a Master of Fine Arts degree in costume design from Utah State University. Her costume experience has covered a wide range of theatre, dance, opera, musical theatre, and theatre for youth.

Carey has worked professionally with The Santa Fe Opera, Utah Opera, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre, Unicorn Children’s Theatre, Sundance Summer Theatre, Old Lyric Repertory Company, The Harper Joy Theatre, and Playmill Theatre-Jackson. Her most recent designs include The Elephant Man, Oedipus the King, Urinetown, And Then There Were None, Hair, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Six Characters in Search of an Author. Carey received a Kennedy Center/ACTF Faculty Design Nomination for Oedipus the King.


Carey is a Professor of Costume Design at the University of Mississippi. Her emphasis is the history of early American children’s wear, patterns, and production. Furthermore, Carey has served as Vice Commissioner of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology Costume Commission.  And is in her 4-year term of service as a Director on the USITT’s Board of Directors. She has also been named in Marquis Who’s Who publications the past six consecutive years due to her efforts in higher education.