Kara Harmon is a Costume Designer based in New York City. Kara’s design work can be seen in theatre, opera, film, television, commercials and live events across the country. She earned her MFA from Tisch School of the Arts for Design in Stage and Film and BFA in Theatrical Production Arts from Ithaca College. Kara designs with both heart and dramaturgy at the center of her work.  She acknowledges that the clothes are an extension of a character and the relationship between the actor and their costume is paramount.

Kara was recently awarded the 2019 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Costume Design for The Wiz! (Ford’s Theatre) directed by Kent Gash and the 2017 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for Barbecue (Geffen Playhouse) directed by Colman Domingo.

Let’s tell a story together.


Upcoming 2021-2022: 

Darlin’ Cory  (The Alliance Theatre, dir: Susan V. Booth)

Shutter Sisters  (Old Globe, dir: Donya K. Washington)

Hometown to the World  (Santa Fe Opera, dir: Kristine McIntyre)

Cullud Wattah  (The Public Theatre, dir: Candis Jones)

Angry, Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous  ( Hartford Stage, dir: Susan V. Booth)

Toni Stone  (Milwaukee Rep, Alliance Theatre, dir: Tinashe Kajese Bolden)

Così fan tutte  (Arizona Opera, dir: E. Loren Meeker)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Children’s Theatre, dir: Jenn Thompson)

Common Ground Revisited  (Huntington Theatre, dir: Melia Bensussen)

Choir Boy  (Steppenwolf, dir: Kent Gash)

The Color Purple  (Signature Theatre DC, dir: Timothy Douglas)


Photo by: Ken Jones

Kara Harmon

Costume Designer

Eclipsed May Adrales Milwaukee Rep
Master Harold & The Boys Kent Gash Arizona Theatre Company
Steel Magnolias Lisa Rothe The Guthrie Theatre
The Purists Billy Porter Huntington Theatre
Dot Colman Domingo People’s Light
Guys & Dolls Kent Gash The Guthrie Theatre
Lockdown Kent Gash Rattlestick Playwrights
Angry, Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous Susan V. Booth The Alliance
Goodnight, Tyler Kent Gash The Alliance
Black Odyssey Joe Wilson, Jude Sandy Trinity Rep
Two Trains Running Timothy Douglas Cincinnati Playhouse
A Raisin in the Sun Timothy Douglas IRT, Syracuse Stage
The Niceties Kimberly Senior Huntington, MTC, McCarter
We, The Invisibles Dámaso Rodriguez Humana Festival ATL
The Wiz Kent Gash Ford’s Theatre
A Raisin in the Sun Timothy Douglas IRT & Syracuse Stage
Nina Simone: Four Women Timothy Douglas Arena Stage
A Guide for the Homesick Colman Domingo Huntington Theatre
In The Heights Melissa Rain Anderson GEVA
Native Gardens Blake Robinson Guthrie Theatre, Arena Stage
The Legend of Georgia McBride Kent Gash Marin Theatre Company
The Mountaintop Kent Gash Trinity Repertory Company
Barbecue Colman Domingo Geffen Playhouse
The Rape of Lucretia Louisa Muller Wolf Trap Opera
Dot Susan Stroman Vineyard Theatre
Ethel Kenneth Roberson Alliance Theatre
Seven Guitars Colman Domingo Actors Theatre of Louisville
Much Ado About Nothing Lileana Blain-Cruz Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Safehouse Timothy Douglas Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
The Comedy of Errors Kent Gash Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Roe Effect Kiel Scott OmniAmerican Pictures
How to Rock a First Date Pablo Gomez-Castro New York Film Academy
With You, Without You Kiel Scott NYU Tisch Graduate Film
Esquinero Dominique Deleon NYU Tisch Graduate Film
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Donna Zakowska Amazon
Daredevil Season 2 Lorraine Z Calvert Netflix/Marvel
Boardwalk Season 5 John Dunn HBO, Bootleg Productions
The Crucible Wojciech Dziedzic Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway
First Date David C. Woolard The Longacre Theatre, Broadway
Magic Bird Paul Tazewell The Longacre Theatre, Broadway
Memphis Paul Tazewell Shubert Theatre, Broadway
Memphis National Tour Paul Tazewell The Huey Company
American Idiot Andrea Lauer Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Contact information available upon request

Kent Gash

Paul Tazewell
Costume Designer

Susan Hilferty
Costume Designer

United Scenic Artists
Local 829, NY, NY

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Leah Hamos
Gersh Agency
41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10010