Kara Harmon is a Costume Designer based in New York City. Kara’s design work can be seen in theatre, opera, film, television, commercials and live events across the country. She earned her MFA from Tisch School of the Arts for Design in Stage and Film and BFA in Theatrical Production Arts from Ithaca College. Kara designs with both heart and dramaturgy at the center of her work.  She acknowledges that the clothes are an extension of a character and the relationship between the actor and their costume is paramount.

Kara was awarded the 2019 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Costume Design for The Wiz! (Ford’s Theatre) directed by Kent Gash and the 2017 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Costume Design for Barbecue (Geffen Playhouse) directed by Colman Domingo.

Let’s tell a story together.


Upcoming 2024-2025: 

The Mountaintop, The Alliance Theatre, director: Tinashe Kajese-Bolden

The Other Americans, Arena Stage, director: Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Beautiful, Pioneer Theatre & Geva, director: Karen Azenberg

Lalovavi, Cincinnati Opera, director: Kimille Howard








Photo by: Ken Jones

Kara Harmon

Costume Designer

42nd Street Randy Skinner Goodspeed Musicals
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jen Thompson Children’s Theatre Company
Choir Boy Kent Gash Steppenwolf
Angry, Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous Susan V Booth Hartford Stage
Hometown to the World Kristine McIntyre Santa Fe Opera
Toni Stone Tinashe Kajeese Bolden Milwaukee Rep/ The Alliance Theater
Cullud Wattah Candis Jones The Public Theater
Darlin’ Cory Susan V Booth The Alliance Theater
Shutter Sisters Donya K Washington The Old Globe
Eclipsed May Adrales Milwaukee Rep
Master Harold & The Boys Kent Gash Arizona Theatre Company
Steel Magnolias Lisa Rothe The Guthrie Theatre
The Purists Billy Porter Huntington Theatre
Dot Colman Domingo People’s Light
Guys & Dolls Kent Gash The Guthrie Theatre
Lockdown Kent Gash Rattlestick Playwrights
Angry, Raucous & Shamelessly Gorgeous Susan V. Booth The Alliance
Goodnight, Tyler Kent Gash The Alliance
Black Odyssey Joe Wilson, Jude Sandy Trinity Rep
Two Trains Running Timothy Douglas Cincinnati Playhouse
The Niceties Kimberly Senior Huntington, MTC, McCarter
We, The Invisibles Dámaso Rodriguez Humana Festival ATL
The Wiz Kent Gash Ford’s Theatre
A Raisin in the Sun Timothy Douglas IRT & Syracuse Stage
Nina Simone: Four Women Timothy Douglas Arena Stage
A Guide for the Homesick Colman Domingo Huntington Theatre
In The Heights Melissa Rain Anderson GEVA
Native Gardens Blake Robinson Guthrie Theatre, Arena Stage
The Legend of Georgia McBride Kent Gash Marin Theatre Company
The Mountaintop Kent Gash Trinity Repertory Company
Barbecue Colman Domingo Geffen Playhouse
The Rape of Lucretia Louisa Muller Wolf Trap Opera
Dot Susan Stroman Vineyard Theatre
Seven Guitars Colman Domingo Actors Theatre of Louisville
Much Ado About Nothing Lileana Blain-Cruz Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Comedy of Errors Kent Gash Oregon Shakespeare Festival
The Roe Effect Kiel Scott OmniAmerican Pictures
How to Rock a First Date Pablo Gomez-Castro New York Film Academy
With You, Without You Kiel Scott NYU Tisch Graduate Film
Esquinero Dominique Deleon NYU Tisch Graduate Film
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel Donna Zakowska Amazon
Daredevil Season 2 Lorraine Z Calvert Netflix/Marvel
Boardwalk Season 5 John Dunn HBO, Bootleg Productions

Contact information available upon request

Kent Gash

Paul Tazewell
Costume Designer

Susan Hilferty
Costume Designer

United Scenic Artists
Local 829, NY, NY

Get in touch!

Or contact my agent directly:

Leah Hamos
Gersh Agency
41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Floor, New York, NY 10010