Paul Steinberg is a graduate of Pratt Institute and The Central School of Art, London. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, was featured in the 2003, 2007 and 2015 Prague Quadrennial and the recipient of a grant from the British Arts Council. Paul is an Arts Professor in the graduate theater design program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

 He has designed sets and costumes for theaters and opera companies in the U.S. and abroad including The Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Paris Opera, La Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, The Netherlands National Opera, Liceu Barcelona, Norwegian National Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Cologne Opera, Komische Opera Berlin, Opera Nomori Tokyo, New Israeli Opera, Lithuanian National Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, American Repertory Theater, NY Theater Workshop, Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, Goodman Theater, D.C. Shakespeare Theater, Hartford Stage, Intiman Theater.

 Recent productions include M. Butterfly (Broadway), The Twilight Zone (Almeida Theatre), Der Rosenkavalier (Royal Opera House Covent Garden & The Metropolitan Opera), Semiramide (Royal Opera House Covent Garden & Bavarian State Opera), Don Giovanni (English National Opera, Basel, & The Norwegian National Opera), CO2 (La Scala) and Pyramus & Thisbe (Canadian National Opera).

 In the 2017-2018 season his work can be seen in the repertories of The Metropolitan Opera, The Bolshoi Opera, Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bavarian State Opera, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, and Tokyo Nikikai Opera.