Emmy-winning “American Horror Story” hair designer to share his craft at Radford University

Monte Haught

Frightful, glamorous, normal and sometimes even paranormal – these are some descriptions for the work of award-winning theatrical hair designer Monte Haught, who is leading a master class and talkback with students at Radford University in February.

The three-time Emmy winner is the designer behind the hair for the phenomenally popular FX series “American Horror Story.” Haught’s first Emmy recognition was for the Fox comedy “Glee.” He then garnered a second and third for “AHS” and is currently up for a fourth.

Other television credits include “CSI: NY,” “Nip/Tuck” and “The New Normal.”
Before moving to the West Coast, Haught styled hair for Broadway productions including “The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Urinetown: The Musical,” “On the Town,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Cabaret.”

Now the Radford University alumnus, a Richmond native, returns to his home state to share his craft with students at the university.

“After three years of trying to find a date in Monte’s busy schedule, we are extremely excited to have him return for this master class,” said Carl Lefko, director of the School of Dance and Theatre.

Theatre majors will have the opportunity to take part in Haught’s two-day master class. The university community is invited to his talkback at 4:30 p.m., Feb. 26 at the Pridemore Playhouse in Porterfield Hall.

The master class and talkback are made possible through funding from a Radford University High-Impact Practices Classroom Enhancement Grant and the Department of Theatre and Cinema Guest Artist Endowment Fund.

To learn more about Monte C. Haught and his work visit montechaught.com. For more information about the talkback session, call the Department of Theatre at 540-831-5141.


Feb 5, 2016