Jose M. Rivera has worked in the entertainment industry since the age of 10. Related to Broadway legend, Chita Rivera, he has costumed over 300 productions for theatre-film-television and his work has been seen throughout the world and worn by such celebrities as: Rebecca DeMornay, Tori Spelling, Tracy Nelson,Dee Wallace Stone, Tom Sizemore, Grace Jones, Marla Maples, JoAnne Worley, Marilyn Michaels, CeCe Penniston, Peabo Bryson, Jose Ferrer, Maxwell Caulfield and Bill Hayes (to name a few). A 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2008 Carbonell Award Winner for Best Costume Design, 2011 ITL Award Winner for Best Costume Design, 2003 Emmy Award Winner for Best Costume Design, 1996 Barrymore Award Winner for Best Costume Design, and 1995 Connecticut Critics Circle Award Winner for Best Costume Design, he relocated to Los Angeles in 1995 to pursue a career in the film and television industry. Originally from New York and a trained dancer, Mr. Rivera made his professional theatrical debut in a summer stock production at the age of 10 in The King and I. As a performer his credits include: A Chorus Line(Broadway, National and International), La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story, Godspell, Joseph...Dreamcoat, Man Of La Mancha, Mame and Fiddler on the Roof. Upon entering college, he decided to dedicate his education to costume design. After graduation, he worked for the world famous Eaves-Brooks Costume Co. in New York City where he assisted such designers as: Theoni Aldredge, Bob Fletcher, Willa Kim and William Ivy Long. Mr. Rivera is represented by Pipeline Entertainment in New York and Los Angeles
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