Costume Technology

Heather Milam, professor of practice and head of Costume Technology

Heather Milam has served as Costume Production Specialist for the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Ms. Milam has been an adjudicator for the USITT Barbara Matera award. She is the website opportunities manager for Costume Society of America, and one of the jurors and editors for the USITT Costume Commission Poster Session.

A native New Yorker, Heather obtained her Bachelor’s degree in theatre from Ithaca College. Upon graduation, she moved to NYC where she made Broadway costumes at Barbara Matera Ltd. working on such shows as Mama Mia, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, many ballets, several operas, the finale costume for Cher’s 2003 Farewell Tour, and more. Heather has also draped for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, worked with the National Dance Institute, Playmakers Repertory Theatre, Kitchen Theatre, INCOACT, Theatrefest, Pennsylvania Center Stage, Capitol Theatre, Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre Company, and John Drew Theatre.


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