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Costume designer William Ivey Long talks 'Cabaret,' Baltimore connections, working with stars

Costume designer William Ivey Long talks 'Cabaret,' Baltimore connections, working with stars

Any theater or movie enthusiast has undoubtedly seen William Ivey Long's work.

His costume designs have graced the big screen and on stage, resulting in 15 Tony Award nominations and six wins for "Nine," "Crazy for You," "The Producers," "Hairspray," "Grey Gardens" and "Cinderella." Long has also won the Drama Desk Award for outstanding costume design in five theater productions.

Most recently, his work was on display during Fox's production of "Grease: Live" in January.

It turns out that Long has deep Baltimore roots. His mother, Mary, was born in Baltimore in 1919. His grandfather, Robert E. Wood,...

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