Elizabeth Hope Clancy's Broadway costume design credits include A Christmas Story: The Musical, Passing Strange, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, and Arthur Miller’s The Ride Down Mt. Morgan.
International work includes The Glass Menagerie at Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre, Death of a Salesman at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, A Few Good Men starring Rob Lowe on the West End, and the premiere of the first act of Tony Kushner’s Homebody/Kabul at the Chelsea Centre in London.
Favorite Off-Broadway credits include Measure for Measure (Shakespeare in the Park); The Lady from Dubuque, The Oldest Profession (Henry Hewes award nomination), and The Last of the Thorntons (Signature Theatre), Hamlet (Theatre for a New Audience), A Dybbuk and In The Blood (Public Theatre); Recent Tragic Events, The Wax and Memory House (Playwrights Horizons); Endgame, The Entertainer and Waiting for Godot (Classic Stage Company); Acts of Mercy and Adam Rapp’s Finer Noble Gases (Rattlestick Theatre); The Antigone Project (Henry Hewes award nomination) and Gum (Women’s Project). She loves supporting new work by great playwrights and is proud to have designed premieres of plays by Jose Rivera, Karen Hartman, Michael John Garces, Kathleen Tolan, Suzan-Lori Parks, Kira Obolensky, Tarrell McCraney,
Ms. Clancy’s regional theatre credits include productions for Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie Theater (the premiere of Arthur Miller's Resurrection Blues), Seattle Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Intiman, Kansas City Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage Company, Shakespeare Theatre Festival, Long Wharf, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Geffen Playhouse and many others.
Ms. Clancy has designed for Sally Silvers Dance since 1998 and designed new works by choreographers Yvonne Rainer, Pat Catterson, Karen Sherman, and Kate Gyllenhaal. She styles concert wardrobe for Sunny Jain of Red Baraat and designed the "uniforms" of marching band Asphalt Orchestra, for Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival. She has also styled Heidi Rodewald and Stew; for their song cycles Brooklyn Omnibus at BAM and Making It at St. Ann’s Warehouse. She recently consulted on magician Mat Franco's wardrobe for his Las Vegas show Magic Reinvented Nightly.
She holds a B.A. in Theatre from The College of William and Mary and an M.F.A. in design from The Yale School of Drama and taught fashion history at the Fashion Institute of Technology from 2002-2005. In 2012, she created a fashion theory and history course geared to actors at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers called "Culture & Clothing". This fall, she returns to Fashion Institute of Technology to teach film students how clothing tells a story in "Principles of Costume for Filmmakers".