Tony Walton

Scenic Designer
Born Oct 24, 1934

Tony Walton is an English set and costume designer. Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He began his career in 1957 with the stage design for Noel Coward's Broadway production of Conversation Piece. Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s he designed for the New York and London stage.… Read More

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1934 Birth Born on October 24, 1934.


1957 22 Years Old Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. He began his career in 1957 with the stage design for Noël Coward's Broadway production of Conversation Piece. … Read More
1959 24 Years Old Walton married his childhood sweetheart Julie Andrews in 1959, and the two had a daughter (Emma Katherine Walton Hamilton). Walton has said that he fell in love with Andrews when they were in their early teens and he saw her playing the egg in a theatre production of Humpty Dumpty. They divorced in 1967 but still remain close chums.
1964 29 Years Old He entered motion pictures as costume designer and visual consultant for Mary Poppins in 1964, for which he received an Oscar nomination.


1971 36 Years Old Walton married Gen LeRoy in 1971. … Read More


1975 40 Years Old He has received many Oscar, Emmy and other nominations, including BAFTA nominations for costume and set design for Murder on the Orient Express in 1975 and Oscar nominations for both costume design and set direction/art direction for the motion picture version of The Wiz in 1979.
1980 45 Years Old His awards include an Oscar for All That Jazz in 1980 and an Emmy for the acclaimed 1985 TV version of Death of a Salesman.


2005 70 Years Old In December, 2005, for their annual birthday celebration to 'The Master', The Noël Coward Society invited Walton as the guest celebrity to lay flowers in front of Coward's statue at New York's Gershwin Theatre, thereby commemorating the 106th birthday of Sir Noel. … Read More
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