Rory Scanlon

Rory Scanlon completed degrees in Theatre through studies at Idaho State University, BYU, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1984 he returned to BYU as a professor in the Department of Theatre and Media Arts. His professional credits include television, film and live design projects on various projects, including a redesign of the costumes for the Hill Cumorah Pageant. His first book with Costume Fashion Press in New York, entitled “Costume Design Graphics” was released in 2001. Rory has been a specialty design consultant for Tuacahn's productions of TARZAN and THE LITTLE MERMAID and has designed sets, costumes and lights for some fifty BYU theatre, film, dance, music and opera productions.

His research interests include historical garments for the Bible and Book of Mormon.


  • Scholar Archive articles on Book of Mormon and Bible costumes
  • Presentation for the Widtsoe Foundation on Symbolism in Ancient Clothing


  • Costume designs for MARY POPPINS (opening in January 2017)

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