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G.W. “Skip” Mercier

Remembering G.W. “Skip” Mercier

Posted on March 15, 2024

We fondly remember Tony Award-nominee G.W. “Skip” Mercier, scenic and costume designer of Alice in Wonderland, who passed away in 2021.

“Our Alice in Wonderland features an extraordinary scenic and costume design by the remarkable Skip Mercier. Skip created a world of illusion, surprise, mystery, and hilarity.”
– Peter C. Brosius, Artistic Director of Children’s Theatre Company and Director of Alice in Wonderland

GW Mercier was the scenic designer for CTC’s productions of Alice in Wonderland and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the scenic & costumer designer for Bert & Ernie, Goodnight!, Iqbal, and Average Family. Broadway: Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass by Julie Taymor (Tony nomination and two Drama Desk nominations). Off-Broadway: Dream True by Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon (Drama Desk nomination); Bed and Sofa by Polly Penn and Laurence Klavan (Drama Desk nomination). He received the Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award for Outstanding Talent and Vision in Design. 

“Among [Skip’s] designs for nearly 400 shows were the popular children’s productions Rugrats: A Live Adventure, which toured on three continents…

Born in Methuen, Massachusetts, he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and earned an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, where he was named an Oenslager Scholar…

As a Resident Designer for the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, he collaborated on such works as August Wilson’s Fences. He taught throughout his career, including positions with the O’Neill and at the University of Washington, Seattle.

…TV and film credits include production designs for the Nickelodeon series Eureeka’s Castle, the 1998 feature film Southie starring Donnie Wahlberg and Rose McGowan, and Fool’s Fire for PBS’s American Playhouse.” – Greg Evans,  


To learn more about CTC’s production of Alice in Wonderland and to purchase tickets, visit