Hoover, Richard 1947–

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Hoover, Richard 1947–


Full name, Richard T. Hoover; born c. 1947. Education: Attended Knox College and Smith College; affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

Addresses: Agent—International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Production designer, set designer, and art director. Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, apprentice; affiliated with Lester Polakov Design Studio.

Member: Art Directors Guild, International Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories, and Canada (IATSE).

Awards, Honors: London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama), and Evening Standard Award, both best designer, 1998, Antoinette Perry Award, best scenic design, Drama Desk Award, outstanding set design of a play, Outer Critics Circle Award, outstanding scenic design, and Laurence Olivier Theatre Award nomination, best set designer, Society of West End Theatre, all 1999, all for Not about Nightingales; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding set design of a musical, 2001, for Bat Boy: The Musical; Excellence in Production Design Award (with others), television movie or miniseries, Art Directors Guild, and Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding art direction for a miniseries, movie, or a special, both 2003, for Live from Baghdad; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding set design of a play, 2005, for After the Fall; McKnight fellow, University of Minnesota.


Stage Set Designer:

How I Got That Story, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, c. 1981.

Born Yesterday, GeVa Theatre, 1983.

The Dining Room, GeVa Theatre, 1983.

Rules of the Game, Milwaukee Repertory, Milwaukee, WI, c. 1983–84.

And a Nightingale Sang, GeVa Theatre, 1984.

Breaking the Prairie Wolf Code, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1985.

The Fantod, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, c. 1985.

As It Is in Heaven, New York Theatre Workshop, c. 1987.

Spinoza, Jewish Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1990.

The Learned Ladies, CSC Theatre, New York City, 1991.

On Borrowed Time, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, CA, 1992.

The Heliotrope Bouquet by Scott Joplin and Louis Chauvin, Playwrights Horizons, New York City, 1993.

The Good Doctor, Stage West, British Columbia, Canada, c. 1994.

Not about Nightingales, Royal National Theatre, London, c. 1998, Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Lemonade, Alley Theatre, Houston, TX, 1999.

The Good Person of Setzuan, Mercury Players, Esquire Theatre, Evjue Theatre, Madison, WI, 2000.

House Arrest, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Newman Theatre, New York City, 2000.

The Kiss at City Hall, Pasadena Playhouse, 2000.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, MN, 2000.

The Trojan Women, Oregon Shakespeare Company, Ashland, OR, c. 2000.

Bat Boy: The Musical (musical; also known as Bat Boy), Union Square Theatre, New York City, 2001.

The Idiot, Manhattan Ensemble Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Skreamers, The Actors' Gang, The Ave T, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2001.

Speaking in Tongues, Gramercy Theatre, New York City, 2001–2002.

Alagazam, The Actors' Gang, Los Angeles, 2002.

The Exonerated, The Actors' Gang, Hollywood, CA, 2002.

Martin Lawrence, Constitution Hall, Washington, DC, 2002.

Fifth of July, Signature Theatre Company, New York City, 2003.

The Thing about Men, Promenade Theatre, New York City, 2003–2004.

After the Fall, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Beautiful Child, Vineyard Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Death of a Salesman, Tyrone Guthrie Theater, also produced at Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, Ireland, 2004.

Embedded, New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, Newman Theatre, New York City, 2004.

Stones in His Pockets, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 2004.

Set designer for All My Sons, Harvey, and True West, all Pennsylvania Stage; for Billy the Kid, Future Pit, and Three Sisters, all Tyrone Guthrie Theater; for Mephisto and The Seagull, both The Actors' Gang; for The Glass Menagerie and The Odd Couple, both Sante Fe Festival; for Urban Folk Tales and The Wedding, both Taper Too; for All's Well That Ends Well, Old Globe Theatre; for Mary Barnes, New York Theatre Workshop; for Persians, Circle Theatre Company; and for Sally's Gone, She Left Her Name, American Stage Festival.

Film Art Director:

Girls Nite Out (also known as The Scaremaker), 1984.

Somewhere Tomorrow, 1984.

Checking Out, Warner Bros., 1988.

Miracle Mile, Columbia, 1988.

Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999.

Film Production Designer:

It Takes Two (also known as My New Car), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1988.

Torch Song Trilogy, New Line Cinema, 1988.

Bob Roberts, Paramount/Miramax, 1992.

Storyville, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Dream Lover, Gramercy Pictures, 1994.

You So Crazy (also known as Martin Lawrence: You So Crazy), Samuel Goldwyn, 1994.

Dead Man Walking, Gramercy Pictures, 1995.

Panther, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1995.

The Blackout, Destination Films, 1997.

Apt Pupil (also known as L'eleve doue and Un eleve doue—Ete de corruption), Paramount, 1998.

Nightwatch, Dimension Films, 1998.

Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999.

Girl, Interrupted (also known as Durchgeknallt and Durchgeknallt-Girl, Interrupted), Columbia, 1999.

Payback, Paramount, 1999.

The Mothman Prophecies, Sony Pictures Entertainment/Screen Gems, 2000.

The Prime Gig, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat (documentary), Paramount, 2002.

Blind Horizon, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Rumble (short film), Fox Searchlab, 2003.

North Country (also known as Class Action and Untitled Niki Caro Project), Warner Bros., 2005.

Drunkboat, 2006.

Film Set Designer:

In the King of Prussia, 1982.

Sweet Lorraine, Angelika Films, 1987.

Film Set Decorator:

Wisdom, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

In the Mood (also known as The Woo Woo Kid), Warner Bros., 1987.

Film Work; Other:

Production manager, City News, 1982.

Art direction assistant, The Sure Thing, Embassy, 1985.

Visual consultant, Ed Wood, Buena Vista, 1994.

Involved with the documentary We Are the Evidence of the Western Hemisphere.

Television Production Designer; Series:

Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990–91.

Arli$$, HBO, 1996–2002.

The Handler, CBS, 2003–2004.

Entourage, HBO, 2004–.

Numb3rs (also known as NUMB3RS and Numbers), CBS, 2005–.

Television Production Designer; Miniseries:

Family of Spies, CBS, 1990.

Television Production Designer; Movies:

Prime Target, NBC, 1989.

Heat Wave, TNT, 1990.

Zooman, Showtime, 1995.

Fail Safe, CBS, 2000.

Live from Baghdad, HBO, 2002.

The Hamburg Cell, France 2 and CBC, 2004.

Lackawanna Blues, HBO, 2005.

Television Set Decorator; Movies:

Yuri Nosenko, KGB (also known as Yuri Nosenko: Double Agent), HBO, 1986.

Television Art Director; Specials:

"Sometimes I Don't Love My Mother," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1982.

Television Production Designer; Specials:

Teach 109 (also known as Feeling 109), PBS, c. 1990.

Twilight: Los Angeles (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Television Production Designer; Pilots:

Twin Peaks, ABC, 1990.

Arli$$, HBO, 1996.

The Handler, CBS, 2003.

Entourage, HBO, 2004.

Numb3rs (also known as NUMB3RS and Numbers), CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Broadway '99: Launching the Tony Awards, PBS, 1999.



Himself, Day by Day: A Director's Journey, Part 1 (short documentary; also known as Day by Day: A Director's Journey—The Road In), 2003.



Involved with the documentary We Are the Evidence of the Western Hemisphere.



New York Times, May 9, 1999.

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