WHAT I'M ABOUT
DANAE IRIS MCQUEEN is an award-winning theatrical and TV/film costume designer living in Los Angeles. Some of her recent theatre credits include ARROWHEAD at IAMA Theatre, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (2022-23 Idaho Shakespeare Festival/Great Lakes Theater co-production and the 2019 Pasadena Playhouse production starring MJ Rodriguez & George Salazar) and WITCH at the Geffen Playhouse (Winner - Los Angeles Critics Circle Award & LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award).
This year she WON AN EMMY for her work as an ACD on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A 30TH CELEBRATION.
Selected additional theatrical design credits include ANNIE (The Hollywood Bowl), THE PRIDE (Wallis Annenberg Center, LA Stage Alliance Ovation Nomination), and the world-premiere productions of Kyle Bradstreet's FROM PRAGUE and Johanna Adams' GIDION'S KNOT (Contemporary American Theatre Festival). She was the associate designer on Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG (The Wallis Annenberg Center, costume designer Dane Laffrey) and UP HERE, an original musical written by Bobby Lopez and Kristin Andersen-Lopez and directed by Alex Timbers, with costumes designed by Ann Closs-Farley (La Jolla Playhouse).
Danae's designs have appeared on the Late Late Show with James Cordon, in American Theatre Magazine, and as the cover art for "Plays by Women from the Contemporary American Theater Festival."
Selected film/television/live event costume design credits include YOUR OLD MAN, directed by filmmaker Tim Hautekiet (official LA SHORTS FEST and BUFFER FESTIVAL selection), SNAPDRAGON DUAL CAMERAS (commercial) from VISUAL STORYTELLERS, and PASSPORT TO IRON CITY, a multi-city immersive experience based on the world of ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, created by IAM8BIT in collaboration with TSG Entertainment, 20TH Century Fox, and Lightstorm Entertainment.
Selected film/television/live event costume fabrication credits include FOX’s THE MASKED SINGER, the MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE reunion tour, P!NK BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA tour, MAGIC MIKE LIVE, and CARRIE UNDERWOOD’s tour, HBO Max Christmas special, red carpets, and various live performances.
Danae has also worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Old Globe Theatre, Alley Theatre, Delaware Resident Ensemble Players, and the Cincinnati Ballet, among others. She holds an MFA in Costume Design from the University of California, San Diego and is a proud member of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892.
She has an eye for what matters — always aware of the telling detail that helps make the actors’ performances vibrant and real.”