Wurtzel, Stuart 1940–
Wurtzel, Stuart 1940–
Born August 2, 1940, in Newark, NJ; son of Nathan and Pearl Sylvia (maiden name, Spirn) Wurtzel; married Patrizia von Brandenstein (a production designer, art director, and costume designer), October 19, 1969; children: Kimberly. Education: Carnegie Institute of Technology (now known as Carnegie Mellon University), B.F.A., 1962, M.F.A., scenic design, 1964.
Production designer and art director. American Conservatory Theater, San Francisco, CA, resident stage designer for four years.
Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding set design, 1982, for Henry IV Part I; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding art direction for a limited series or a special, 1983, for Little Gloria … Happy at Last; Academy Award nomination (with Carol Joffe), best art direction–set direction, 1987, for Hannah and Her Sisters; Emmy Award (with others), outstanding art direction for a miniseries, movie, or a special, and Excellence in Production Design Award, television—television movie or miniseries, Art Directors Guild, both 2004, for Angels in America; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding art direction for a miniseries or movie, 2005, and Excellence in Production Design Award (with others), television—television movie or miniseries, Art Directors Guild, 2006, both for Empire Falls.
Film Production Designer:
Hester Street, Midwest Films, 1975.
The Next Man, Allied Artists, 1976.
Between the Lines, Midwest Films/New Yorker Films, 1977.
Hair (musical), United Artists, 1979.
Night of the Juggler (also known as New York Killer), Columbia, 1980.
Simon, Warner Bros., 1980.
Times Square, Associated Films, 1980.
Tattoo, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1981.
The Chosen, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1982.
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez, Embassy Pictures, 1983, also broadcast on American Playhouse, PBS, c. 1982.
The Purple Rose of Cairo, Orion/Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1985.
Hannah and Her Sisters, Orion/Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1986.
Brighton Beach Memoirs (also known as Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs"), Universal, 1987.
Suspect, TriStar, 1987.
The House on Carroll Street, Orion, 1988.
An Innocent Man, Buena Vista, 1989.
Old Gringo, Columbia, 1989.
Staying Together, Hemdale Film Corporation, 1989.
Mermaids, Orion, 1990.
3 Men and a Little Lady (also known as Three Men and a Little Lady), Orion, 1990.
The Mambo Kings (also known as Les Mambo Kings), Warner Bros., 1992.
Used People, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.
Romeo Is Bleeding, Gramercy Pictures, 1993.
The Saint of Fort Washington, Warner Bros., 1993.
I.Q., Paramount, 1994.
When a Man Loves a Woman (also known as To Have and to Hold), Buena Vista, 1994.
Before and After, Buena Vista, 1996.
The Ghost and the Darkness, Paramount, 1996.
Jungle 2 Jungle (also known as Jungle2Jungle and Un indien a New York), Buena Vista, 1997.
Stepmom, TriStar, 1998.
Curtain Call (also known as It All Came True and Later Life), 1999.
Isn't She Great (also known as Ist sie nicht grossartig?), Universal, 2000.
Murder by Numbers (also known as Murd3r 8y Num8ers), Warner Bros., 2002.
Little Manhattan, Twentieth Century–Fox, 2005.
Charlotte's Web, Paramount, 2006.
Enchanted (live action and animated), Buena Vista, 2007.
Television Work; Series:
Production designer, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC.
Television Production Designer; Miniseries:
Little Gloria … Happy at Last, NBC, 1982.
Angels in America, HBO, 2003.
Empire Falls, HBO, 2005.
Television Work; Movies:
Art director, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," American Short Story, PBS, 1976.
Art director, Senior Trip, CBS, 1981.
Production designer, Murder in Coweta County (also known as Last Blood), 1983.
Production designer, Pope John Paul II (also known as The Pope), CBS, 1984.
The Baron and the Kid, 1984.
Production designer, Wit, HBO, 2001.
Television Work; Specials:
Production designer, "The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez," American Playhouse, PBS, c. 1982, also released as a feature film, Embassy Pictures, 1983.
Visual consultant, A Tale of Cinderella: A New Musical for the Whole Family (musical; also known as A Tale of Cinderella), PBS, 1998.
Stage Set Designer:
Don't Shoot Mable It's Your Husband, Bouwerie Lane Theatre, New York City, 1968.
Thoughts, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1973.
Rosmersholm, Roundabout Theatre Company, Roundabout Stage II, New York City, 1974.
Pretzels, Theatre Four, New York City, 1974–75.
The Glorious Age, Theatre Four, 1975.
Sorrows of Stephen, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, New York City, 1979–80.
Double Feature, York Theatre at St. Peter's, New York City, 1981.
Henry IV Part I, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Delacorte Theater, New York City, 1981.
Sally and Marsha, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage 73, New York City, 1982.
Stage Scenic Designer:
A Flea in Her, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Playhouse, New York City, 1969.
Tiny Alice, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Playhouse, 1969.
Hosanna, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1974.
The Hashish Club, Bijou Theatre, New York City, 1974–75.
The Island, Edison Theatre, New York City, 1974–75.
Sizwe Banzi Is Dead, Edison Theatre, 1974–75.
Summer Brave, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA) Playhouse, 1975.
Unexpected Guests, Little Theatre, New York City, 1977.
Wally's Cafe, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1981.
Stage Work; Other:
Designer, Wretched the Lionhearted/A Toy for the Clowns, East End Theatre, New York City, 1962.
Visual consultant, A Tale of Cinderella: A New Musical for the Whole Family (musical; also known as A Tale of Cinderella), New York State Theatre Institute, Troy, NY, c. 1998.
Theatre Crafts, January/February, 1980, p. 34; May, 1987, p. 36.
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