Suzanne Young is a free lance costume designer with over 30 years experience in the world of costuming.

            British born, Suzanne trained at the Wimbledon School of Art and Design and then with some of the top costumiers in London.  While there she worked on costumes for the BBC, film, theatre, opera and dance.

            Her career continued in Boston, MA, where she designed for the Boston Lyric Opera, the Opera Company of Boston, The Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York, Boston University, and the University of Connecticut Music Dept among others. After leaving Boston, Suzanne went on to live a number of years in France and then Ohio during which time she ran a business of period style wedding gown design while devoting time to the upbringing of her two boys.

            Since moving to Ann Arbor, MI, Suzanne has designed for numerous theatres and companies including Jeff Daniel’s Purple Rose Theatre, The Performance Network of Ann Arbor, Pine Mountain Music Festival, The Wild Swan Theater, The Tipping Point Theatre, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Dance Works and the Michigan Shakespeare Festival.


Some Reviews:

"Suzanne Young’s costume design helps to further define each character’s sense of him/herself in the world"

Ann Arbor News '33 Variations'

" Costume designer Suzanne Young did a fabulous job of replicating the flamboyant wardrobe of an era in which musicals ruled the landscape of entertainment."

Purple Walrus Press 'Jerry's Girls'

“Suzanne Young's costumes are terrifically apt…”

Encore Michigan  ‘Drowsy Chaperone

“…Suzanne Young's costumes are likewise a highlight.”  ‘Circle Mirror Transformation

“Costumes by Suzanne Young nail the essence of the varied characters”

Caroline Hayes, the Rogue Critic ‘The War Since Eve

 “Suzanne Young's wise and funny costuming is just right…”

Encore Michigan ‘Escanaba in Da Moonlight

“Sporting Suzanne Young's snazzy costumes, these ladies and gents look every inch the uptown entertainers.”

The Detroit News  ‘Ain’t Misbehavin

"The suits, evening dresses and military uniforms by Suzanne Young are not only beautiful but also period-appropriate."

Detroit Free Press ' A Little Night Music

"Suzanne Young's costume design affectingly informs our sense of the characters, particularly where Deb is concerned"

Encore Michigan 'Ordinary Days'

"Suzanne Young's costume design helps to further define each character's sense of him/herself in the world"

Ann Arbor News '33 Variations'