Thompson, Woodman

(1889?-1955)
   Born in Pittsburgh, Woodman Thompson was a prolific scene designer from the 1920s until the 1940s, teaching design at Columbia University on the side. His scenery graced the original Broadway productions of Beggar on Horseback (1924), What Price Glory (1924), The Firebrand (1924), The Cocoanuts (1925), The Wisdom Tooth (1926), The Desert Song (1926), Deep River (1926), The Barretts of Wimpole Street* (1931), The Warrior's Husband (1932), The Ghost of Yankee Doodle (1937), and The Magnificent Yankee* (1946). He also designed Winthrop Ames's popular revivals of the Gilbert and Sullivan operettas Io-lanthe and The Pirates of Penzance, both in 1926, and Katharine Cornell's Romeo and Juliet (1934).

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