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Betsey Potter

After receiving a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. from NYU’S School of the Arts, Betsey Potter began designing and costuming in New England, working for Trinity Square Repertory Theater, for the musical theater and for PBS in Boston. She moved to Los Angeles to design for Embassy Television, and worked on One Day at a Time, Silver Spoons and The Jeffersons. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for her work on The Charmings and four Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work on Beakman’s World.

After receiving a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.F.A. from NYU’S School of the Arts, Betsey Potter began designing and costuming in New England, working for Trinity Square Repertory Theater, for the musical theater and for PBS in Boston. She moved to Los Angeles to design for Embassy Television, and worked on One Day at a Time, Silver Spoons and The Jeffersons. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for her work on The Charmings and four Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her work on Beakman’s World. In keeping with her interest in working in all the entertainment mediums, she has costumed for the stage at the Kennedy Center, in Abu Dhabi, Branson and Denver, on films around the U.S., on television miniseries and four Super Bowl halftime shows. She is the founder of The Wardrobe Wing, Inc., which she established 1981, providing costumes to film and television. Potter works as a costume supervisor on period productions as well as modern, and continues to study and teach historical costuming. Her interest in reproducing and restoring period costumes led her to the Costume Society of America, where she is the treasurer of the Western region. She is a member of Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 and has served on that board. She is now returning to serve another term on the Television Academy’s board of governors.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

2 Nominations No Emmys

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - 2008

  • Nominee
  • Betsey Potter, Costume Supervisor
  • Comanche Moon
  • "Part 2"
  • CBS
  • The Firm / Sony Pictures Television / CBS Paramount

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