Melissa Panzarello Cox


Costume Shop Manager, Adjunct Instructor




Melissa Panzarello is a costume designer and technician who oversees the daily functions of the costume shop, which supports SMU Meadows theatre, dance and opera productions.


Master of Fine Arts, Costume Design, Florida State University 2002

Recent Work

Notable Technical Costume Work

Dallas Theater Center, Les Miserables

Alley Theatre, Houston, The Hollow

Tricorne, New York City, Mama Mia! and Noises Off

Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, Mass., Ears on a Beatle, The Game, Funny Girl, The Shape of Things

New Harmony Theatre, New Harmony, Ind., The Importance of Being Earnest, Amadeus, Private Lives, The Cherry Orchard, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Post Playhouse, Crawford, Neb., Hello, Dolly!, Annie Get Your Gun, The Wizard of Oz, Forever Plaid

Heritage Repertory, Charlottesville, Va., Sweeney Todd, Always, Patsy Cline

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Seven Guitars, Picnic, Bloody, Bloody, Andrew Jackson, Urinetown, Blood Wedding; various dance productions

Course list

Costume Practicum 
Run Crew