Alumni Kristine Haag and Jeff Richmond Nominated for 2020 Emmy Awards

Two Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumni are nominated for Television Academy 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards. 

Kristine Haag, a 2003 B.F.A. Theatre Design and Technology graduate, is nominated in the Outstanding Contemporary Costumes category for her work as assistant costume designer on Netflix's hit series Grace and Frankie, starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Haag is nominated for her work on the season 6 episode "The Tank." This is Haag's second Emmy nomination. She was previously nominated in 2019, also for her work on Grace and Frankie

After graduating from Kent State, Haag earned an MFA in costume design from the University of California Irvie. Her credits include costume design work on National Geographic/Disney+'s upcoming The Right Stuff, ABC's The Fix, TVLand's Nobodies, NBC's Good Girls, Netflix's Girlboss, The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, ABC's Scandal, HBO's True Blood and the feature films Tron: Legacy and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Kent State alumnus Jeff Richmond is the executive producer of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend, which is nominated in the Outstanding Television Movie category. A producer, director, and composer, Richmond also composed the music for the Kimmy Schmidt interactive special. Previously, Richmond served as executive producer and composer for the regular Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt series which ran on Netflix from 2015-2019. 

A three time Emmy Award winner for his work as a producer on NBC's 30 Rock, Richmond has been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards for work as a composer on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock, as a producer on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and 30 Rock, and as a writer for the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. Richmond is also the composer of Mean Girls The Musical and in 2018 he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Original Score.

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Joni Koneval, 330-672-0116, jkoneval@kent.edu

POSTED: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 4:37pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 6:32pm