Jan. 15, 2021

Episode 11: Sarah Cimino | Moulin Rouge! The Musical

We’re back this week with Episode 11. I sat down with the absolutely incredible stage & theatrical pro makeup artist, designer, and educator, Sarah Cimino. We discuss how she got her start, her deep love for theatre and telling stories, experimenting and learning as a young artist in NYC, her brilliant makeup design and process on the Broadway spectacular Moulin Rouge! The Musical, her work with Company XIV, and as always, so much more. Enjoy!

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We’re back this week with Episode 11. I sat down with the absolutely incredible stage & theatrical pro makeup artist, designer, and educator, Sarah Cimino. We discuss how she got her start, her deep love for theatre and telling stories, experimenting and learning as a young artist in NYC, her brilliant makeup design and process on the Broadway spectacular Moulin Rouge! The Musical, her work with Company XIV and as always, so much more. Enjoy! #theatricalmakeup #stagemakeup #broadwaymakeup #moulinrougebway #broadway #makeupdesign #moulinrouge Guest Bio: Sarah is a NYC based makeup artist working in fashion, film, opera, dance, and specializing in the theatrical. (More at: https://sarahciminomakeup.carbonmade....) * Watch the full video: Moulin Rouge and The Blonds Master Class featuring Kabuki and Sarah Cimino https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqA0c... * Sarah designed all the makeup looks for the Broadway spectacular, Moulin Rouge: The Musical * Sarah’s origin story. She always wanted to make theatre, makeup as a career didn’t occur til later on. She attended NYU’s experimental theatre program where she learned to find her voice, express herself and tell stories. * Sarah describes the art of mask making (and not the ones we’ve been wearing!) * The first Opera she ever watched was Mefistofele on VHS. The makeup was a revelatory moment. She knew she needed to pursue this professionally. * Broadway’s Mary Poppins was the first show she worked as a swing makeup artist. Everything from doing the makeup to quick changes! * Breaking down who’s behind the scenes on a Broadway show. * Moulin Rouge conversation begins. It was her first Broadway show as the makeup designer. Cathy Zuber is the Costume Designer and David Brown is the Wig Designer. * Company XIV - She has designed makeup for the burlesque dance company for many years https://companyxiv.com/ * MAC sponsored Moulin Rouge! So Sarah worked with their products to design the looks. * See more about performer Jeigh Madjus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4UOd... * Sarah’s advice for making the makeup last on stage: Strategic Touch-Ups. Remove the shine instead of over-powdering. * Sarah shares more about her 13 years with Company XIV including Nutcracker Rouge * Advice for newcomers * How can we help support Broadway, Arts & Culture workers, Unions, and institutions at this time? * Be an Arts Hero * https://beanartshero.com/ * https://www.instagram.com/beanartshero/ * Digital Content from Company XIV * https://companyxiv.com/packages * The Actor’s Fund * https://actorsfund.org/ * Sarah teaches at Julliard - Stage Makeup classes to drama students and dancers as well as at NYU Grad.

Sarah Cimino

Makeup Artist

Sarah Cimino is a N.Y.C.-based makeup artist specializing in theater makeup. She received her BFA from N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts Experimental Theatre Wing, and makeup certification from MESS Makeup Studio and Make-up Designory Soho. Cimino has been a member of the Juilliard Drama faculty since 2009 as a stage makeup instructor, and since 2010 has supervised the Wig and Makeup Shop in Juilliard’s Production Department.

In addition to her work at Juilliard, Cimino is the company makeup artist and makeup designer for Company XIV. Her additional theater credits include Santa Fe Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Princeton Opera Festival, Curtis Opera Theatre, Mannes Opera Department, Manhattan School of Music, Lincoln Center Theatre, Broadway’s Mary Poppins, New York City Ballet, and the Lunge Dance Collective. She has led makeup workshops for MAC Cosmetics, N.Y.U. graduate costume designers, N.Y.U. graduate acting department, Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard Dance, and Juilliard Vocal Arts. She is also a stage makeup instructor on the faculty of the Tom Todoroff Conservatory in New York City.