Wig and Make Up Designer Melissa VealDecember 3rd, 2012
Wig and Make-up Designer, Melissa Veal, turns Fear No ART host Elysabeth Alfano into a 16th Century Vixen in honor of Chicago Shakes’ new play The School for Lies. The School for Lies opens at Chicago Shakespeare Theater December 4, 2012.
MELISSA VEAL (Wig and Make‐up Designer) has designed wigs and make‐up for over fifty‐five
productions at CST including: Beauty and the Beast, Timon of Athens, A Midsummer Night’s
Dream, Elizabeth Rex (Jeff Award nomination), Follies, The Madness of George III (Jeff Award),
As You Like It, Private Lives, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Amadeus, Funk It Up About Nothin’, The
Comedy of Errors, Othello, Passion, Troilus and Cressida, The Three Musketeers, Henry IV Parts 1
and 2 (at CST and The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford‐upon‐Avon), Much Ado About
Nothing, A Little Night Music, Rose Rage: Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3 (at CST and The Duke on
42nd Street), and all six CPS Shakespeare! productions. She worked for ten seasons with the
Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where she received four Tyrone Guthrie Awards, including the
Jack Hutt Humanitarian Award. Other Canadian credits include work with: The Shaw Festival,
Mirvish Productions and The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. Ms. Veal received the 2007
Hurckes Award for Artisans and Technicians.