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Marc Anthony Ward

theatre designer

Marc Anthony Ward, American sales executive. Registered principal, securities agent, mortgage banker.


Ward, Marc Anthony was born on January 14, 1957 in Wichita, Kansas, United States. Son of Carl Eugene and Gloria Jean (Hammer) Ward.


Certified in small engine repair, Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee, 1976.


He has designed productions for the Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Donmar Warehouse and the Almeida Theatre. Recent productions include the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s play Sweeney Todd, directed by Jonathan Kent (Chichester Festival Theatre/Adelphi Theatre), Posh (Royal Court/Duke of York Theatre), Enron (Royal Court/Chichester Festival Theatre). Ward's West End musical credits include My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!, Oliver! and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Opera productions include productions of Gloriana and Peter Grimes directed by Phyllida Lloyd for Opera North, and Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria directed by Adrian Noble for the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. For dance he designed Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! (Sadler’s Wells and UK tour ) and most recently The Nutcracker for Nikolaj Hübbe at the Royal Danish Ballet.


  • Awards include:(2009) Tony Award Best Costume Design of a Play for Mary Stuart, (2008) Touring Broadway Award for Best Set &Costume Design My Fair Lady. (2003) OBIE Award Set Design Uncle Vanya, (2003) What’s on Stage Theatregoers Choice Award for Set Design Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2001) Outer Critics Circle Award for Set Design Oklahoma!, (1999) Olivier Award for Set Design Oklahoma! (1996) Olivier Award for Costume Design Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Grande Magia & The Way of the WorldNominations include:Olivier Award Nomination: (2006) for Best Costume Design Mary Stuart (2003) Best Set Design for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002) Best Set & Costume Design for My Fair Lady (1995) Best Set Design for The Tempest (1994) Best Set & Costume Design for The Winter’s TaleTony Award Nominations: (2007/8) Macbeth Set design (2004/05) Set Design Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1995/96) Set design A Midsummer Night’s DreamDrama Desk Award Nominations: (2004/2005) Outstanding Set and Costume Design for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (2001/2002) Outstanding Set Design for Oklahoma!' Evening Standard Award Nominations: (2007) Best Set Design for Macbeth.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: taekwondo (1st degree black belt), unicycling, juggling, four wheel driving.


Married Nancy Janene Murphy, July 17, 1976. Children: Jennifer Janene, Jeremy Marc.

Carl Eugene Ward

Gloria Jean (Hammer) Ward

Nancy Janene Murphy

Jennifer Janene Ward

Jeremy Marc Ward