Julie Taymor choreographed and designed the costumes, masks, and puppetry for The King Stag. Her many credits worldwide include The Lion King (Tony Awards for Best Direction and Best Costumes) and The Green Bird on Broadway, The Green Bird and Titus Andronicus at the Theatre for a New Audience in New York, The Tempest for American Shakespeare Festival, The Transposed Heads for Lincoln Center, and Liberty's Taken (an original musical co-created with David Suehsdorf and Elliot Goldenthal). Her opera productions include Salome in St. Petersburg, Russia, The Flying Dutchman for Los Angeles Opera, Oedipus Rex for the Saito Kinen Festival, Japan, and The Magic Flute for Maggio Musicale, Florence. She directed, designed, and co-wrote (with Elliot Goldenthal) Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass (five Tony nominations, several Obies, as well as numerous other awards) presented at the Edinburgh Festival, on a tour of the U.S. West Coast, and at Lincoln Center in New York. Her first film, Titus Andronicus, was recently released worldwide. She also adapted and directed two stories by Edgar Allan Poe for Public Television's American Playhouse. She is a McArthur and Guggenheim Fellow.