Remembering Paul Huntley
I had the pleasure of working with Paul Huntley, the legendary Tony-winning wig designer (who has like 1,000 Broadway credits) on Thoroughly Modern Millie – my first Broadway show as a Company Manager.
Before that show, I never understood why wig design was so important (and so expensive). Watching him work, listening to how and why he crafted each wig the way he did . . . it was like watching a master sculptor or painter . . . just with a different medium.
He created some of the most recognized hair designs in the industry, including Sweeney Todd, Evita, and the 2008 revival of Gypsy (just to name a few of the 1,000).
His work will continue to live on however . . . he did the design for Diana, which opens (finally!) on Broadway this fall.
RIP, my friend. I have a feeling everyone up there is going to look a heck of a lot better with you around looking after their locks.