Susan Mickey

Design and Technology


Costume Design, Costume Design for Television and Film, Portfolio, Costume Design Advisor

What you enjoy most about being a part of UT Theatre and Dance:

The people we teach
The people we teach with
The work we all achieve together

Favorite thing about Austin:

The motto: "Keep Austin Weird".
It just says it all.

About Susan:

Susan Mickey is an accomplished costume designer with over 30 years of professional experience in the field. At UT, she is the senior associate chair and head of design and technology area. She is the winner of the 2012 Regents Teaching Award, the 2010 College of Fine Arts Teaching Award and the 2008 Department of Theatre and Dance Teaching Excellence Award. Her professional credits include extensive design experiences in regional theatre, television, film and print. She brings to the classroom a working knowledge of the discipline having designed at most of the major regional theatres in the country. In 2010 Susan won the Joseph Jeff award for Best Costume Design for her work on the Chicago Shakespeare production of The Madness of George III. She has designed costumes for fifteen seasons at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and has been an associate artist with The Virginia Stage Company and The Alliance Theatre. Susan designed costumes for more than 50 productions over 30 years at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta working there with many of the great directors, designers and playwrights of the American Stage.

Susan started her career in film and television as the set costumer for the film Driving Miss Daisy. Her costume designs for film and television include the cable soap opera The Catlins, Miss Evers' Boys for HBO (Cable Ace nominee for Best Costume Design and Emmy winner for Best Drama), Mama Flora's Family for CBS and the feature film The Adventures of Ociee Nash.