Daniel Lawson is the costume designer for CBS’s critically acclaimed drama series “The Good Wife” (Emmy nomination for costume design) starring Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, and Chris Noth. Dan studied costume design at Northwestern University where he received his BS in theater followed by his MFA at Rutgers University, and made his first foray into television assisting on “One Life To Live” (2 Emmy nominations).
Following OLTL, Dan worked as an assistant on such television shows as “OZ”, “Dellaventura”, “Trinity”, and “Law and Order”. His first prime time designs were for the NBC series, “Third Watch” followed by CBS’s “Waterfront” with Joey Pantoliano and Mary Stuart Masterson, and NBC’s “Lipstick Jungle” with Brooke Shields. Dan’s next project was NBC’s lavish retelling of the Biblical story of David called “Kings” starring Ian McShane. After “Kings” Dan designed the costumes for the HBO comedy “Bored To Death” starring Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis. In film, Dan’s independent features include “Hard Luck” with Wesley Snipes and Cybil Shepherd and “Lenexa, 1 Mile” with Jason Ritter and Billy Baldwin. He has also assisted on such movies as “Revolutionary Road”, “The Bourne Ultimatum”, “Enchanted”, and “Across the Universe”.
This past spring Dan was honored in New York City with the prestigious Theater Development Fund’s Irene Sharaff Young Master Award for his excellence in costume design.