Exhibit raises curtain on Yale stage designer's work

Enter stage right: Legendary set designer and Yale professor Ming Cho Lee spoke about his work in theater, opera, and ballet at the Nov. 21 opening for “Stage Designs by Ming Cho Lee.”

On view at the Yale School of Architecture’s gallery through Feb. 1, the show features more than 60 models by Lee for productions including “Electra,” “Don Juan,” “Hair,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” and “The Glass Menagerie.”  It also includes painted sketches and photographs of productions by the Tony Award-winning designer, as well as a video surveying his career and 20 of his watercolors, which have never before been displayed.

Organized by the Yale Schools of Architecture and Drama, the exhibition is free and open to the public Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Sundays).

In the video below, the stage designer's colleagues discuss his contributions and innovations.