Gender
Female
Born
Jun 30, 1917
Santa Ana, California, USA
Died
Dec 23, 2016
Vashon Island, Washington, USA
Designer Assistant
  • CREDITS
    Victor / Victoria (Oct 25, 1995 - Jul 27, 1997)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Grease (May 11, 1994 - Jan 25, 1998)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyRevival
    Tommy Tune Tonite! (Dec 28, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    SpecialRevueOriginal
    Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (Mar 18, 1992 - Apr 19, 1992)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayOriginal
    The Will Rogers Follies (May 01, 1991 - Sep 05, 1993)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalOriginal
    Legs Diamond (Dec 26, 1988 - Feb 19, 1989)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalOriginal
    The Front Page (Nov 23, 1986 - Jan 11, 1987)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayComedyRevival
    Long Day's Journey Into Night (Apr 28, 1986 - Jun 29, 1986)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayDramaRevival
    Song and Dance (Sep 18, 1985 - Nov 08, 1986)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalOriginal
    Sophisticated Ladies (Mar 01, 1981 - Jan 02, 1983)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Bosoms and Neglect (May 03, 1979 - May 05, 1979)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Dancin' (Mar 27, 1978 - Jun 27, 1982)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Goodtime Charley (Mar 03, 1975 - May 31, 1975)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalOriginal
    Jumpers (Apr 22, 1974 - Jun 01, 1974)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayFarceOriginal
    Lysistrata (Nov 13, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayComedy Play with musicRevival
    Operation Sidewinder (Mar 12, 1970 - Apr 25, 1970)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayOriginal
    Hail Scrawdyke! (Nov 28, 1966 - Dec 03, 1966)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayOriginal
    The Office (Never Officially Opened - Apr 30, 1966)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayComedyFantasyOriginal
    Malcolm (Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 15, 1966)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayOriginal
    Have I Got a Girl for You! (Dec 02, 1963 - Dec 02, 1963)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Gypsy (May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961)
    • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    The Music Man (Dec 19, 1957 - Apr 15, 1961)
    • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Bells Are Ringing (Nov 29, 1956 - Mar 07, 1959)
    • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Mrs. Patterson (Dec 01, 1954 - Feb 26, 1955)
    • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
    PlayPlay with musicOriginal
    Wonderful Town (Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954)
    • Assistant to Raoul Pene du Bois: Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Call Me Madam (Oct 12, 1950 - May 03, 1952)
    • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    The Duchess Misbehaves (Feb 13, 1946 - Feb 16, 1946)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalOriginal
    Are You With It? (Nov 10, 1945 - Jun 29, 1946)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    It Happens on Ice (Jul 15, 1941 - Apr 26, 1942)
    • Additional costumes by Willa Kim
    SpecialOriginal
    Victor / Victoria (Sep 03, 1998 - Jun 27, 1999)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Stage Door Charley (Apr 07, 1995 - Oct 08, 1995)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Grease (Sep 24, 1994 - Jul 27, 1997)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalComedyRevival
    The Will Rogers Follies (Sep 01, 1992 - Nov 27, 1994)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalOriginal
    Song and Dance (Jun 23, 1987 - Dec 13, 1987)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalOriginal
    Sophisticated Ladies (Jan 27, 1982 - Sep 19, 1982)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Dancin' (Jul 29, 1980 - Oct 09, 1983)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalRevueOriginal
    Dancin' (Apr 16, 1979 - May 18, 1980)
    • Costume Design by Willa Kim
    MusicalRevueOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Best Costume Design

    1991 | Winner  | The Will Rogers Follies
    Costume Design by Willa Kim
     

    Best Costume Design

    1989 | Nominee  | Legs Diamond
    Costume Design by Willa Kim
     

    Best Costume Design

    1986 | Nominee  | Song and Dance
    Costume Design by Willa Kim

    Best Costume Design

    1981 | Winner  | Sophisticated Ladies
    Costume Design by Willa Kim
     

    Best Costume Design

    1978 | Nominee  | Dancin'
    Costume Design by Willa Kim
     

    Best Costume Design

    1975 | Nominee  | Goodtime Charley
    Costume Design by Willa Kim

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Costume Design

    1989 | Nominee  | Legs Diamond
    Costume Design by Willa Kim
     

    Outstanding Costume Design

    1975 | Nominee  | Goodtime Charley
    Costume Design by Willa Kim

    Outstanding Costume Design

    1972 | Winner
    Willa Kim (for "The Screens")

    Outstanding Costume Design

    1970 | Winner  | Operation Sidewinder
    Costume Design by Willa Kim

    Outstanding Costume Design

    1970 | Winner
    Costume Design by Willa Kim
    Willa Kim (for "Promenade")
Victor / Victoria (Oct 25, 1995 - Jul 27, 1997)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalComedyOriginal
Grease (May 11, 1994 - Jan 25, 1998)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalComedyRevival
Tommy Tune Tonite! (Dec 28, 1992 - Jan 03, 1993)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
SpecialRevueOriginal
Four Baboons Adoring the Sun (Mar 18, 1992 - Apr 19, 1992)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayOriginal
The Will Rogers Follies (May 01, 1991 - Sep 05, 1993)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalOriginal
Legs Diamond (Dec 26, 1988 - Feb 19, 1989)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalOriginal
The Front Page (Nov 23, 1986 - Jan 11, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayComedyRevival
Long Day's Journey Into Night (Apr 28, 1986 - Jun 29, 1986)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayDramaRevival
Song and Dance (Sep 18, 1985 - Nov 08, 1986)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalOriginal
Sophisticated Ladies (Mar 01, 1981 - Jan 02, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalRevueOriginal
Bosoms and Neglect (May 03, 1979 - May 05, 1979)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayComedyOriginal
Dancin' (Mar 27, 1978 - Jun 27, 1982)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalRevueOriginal
Goodtime Charley (Mar 03, 1975 - May 31, 1975)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalOriginal
Jumpers (Apr 22, 1974 - Jun 01, 1974)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayFarceOriginal
Lysistrata (Nov 13, 1972 - Nov 18, 1972)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayComedy Play with musicRevival
Operation Sidewinder (Mar 12, 1970 - Apr 25, 1970)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayOriginal
Hail Scrawdyke! (Nov 28, 1966 - Dec 03, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayOriginal
The Office (Never Officially Opened - Apr 30, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayComedyFantasyOriginal
Malcolm (Jan 11, 1966 - Jan 15, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayOriginal
Have I Got a Girl for You! (Dec 02, 1963 - Dec 02, 1963)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
PlayComedyOriginal
Gypsy (May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961)
  • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
MusicalDramaOriginal
The Music Man (Dec 19, 1957 - Apr 15, 1961)
  • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
MusicalComedyOriginal
Bells Are Ringing (Nov 29, 1956 - Mar 07, 1959)
  • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
MusicalComedyOriginal
Mrs. Patterson (Dec 01, 1954 - Feb 26, 1955)
  • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
Wonderful Town (Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954)
  • Assistant to Raoul Pene du Bois: Willa Kim
MusicalComedyOriginal
Call Me Madam (Oct 12, 1950 - May 03, 1952)
  • Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Duchess Misbehaves (Feb 13, 1946 - Feb 16, 1946)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalOriginal
Are You With It? (Nov 10, 1945 - Jun 29, 1946)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalComedyOriginal
It Happens on Ice (Jul 15, 1941 - Apr 26, 1942)
  • Additional costumes by Willa Kim
SpecialOriginal
Victor / Victoria (Sep 03, 1998 - Jun 27, 1999)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalComedyOriginal
Stage Door Charley (Apr 07, 1995 - Oct 08, 1995)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalComedyOriginal
Grease (Sep 24, 1994 - Jul 27, 1997)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalComedyRevival
The Will Rogers Follies (Sep 01, 1992 - Nov 27, 1994)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalOriginal
Song and Dance (Jun 23, 1987 - Dec 13, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalOriginal
Sophisticated Ladies (Jan 27, 1982 - Sep 19, 1982)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalRevueOriginal
Dancin' (Jul 29, 1980 - Oct 09, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalRevueOriginal
Dancin' (Apr 16, 1979 - May 18, 1980)
  • Costume Design by Willa Kim
MusicalRevueOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Costume Design

1991 | Winner  | The Will Rogers Follies
Costume Design by Willa Kim
 

Best Costume Design

1989 | Nominee  | Legs Diamond
Costume Design by Willa Kim
 

Best Costume Design

1986 | Nominee  | Song and Dance
Costume Design by Willa Kim

Best Costume Design

1981 | Winner  | Sophisticated Ladies
Costume Design by Willa Kim
 

Best Costume Design

1978 | Nominee  | Dancin'
Costume Design by Willa Kim
 

Best Costume Design

1975 | Nominee  | Goodtime Charley
Costume Design by Willa Kim

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Costume Design

1989 | Nominee  | Legs Diamond
Costume Design by Willa Kim
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1975 | Nominee  | Goodtime Charley
Costume Design by Willa Kim

Outstanding Costume Design

1972 | Winner
Willa Kim (for "The Screens")

Outstanding Costume Design

1970 | Winner  | Operation Sidewinder
Costume Design by Willa Kim

Outstanding Costume Design

1970 | Winner
Costume Design by Willa Kim
Willa Kim (for "Promenade")

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