A native New Yorker, Paul Steinberg studied theater design at the Central School of Art, London. Designs for New York City Opera include Harvey Milk, Paul Bunyan, Partenope (costumes), The Rape of Lucretia (sets and costumes) and Acis and Galatea. His frequent collaborations with Christopher Alden include L'Orfeo for Opera North, Oslo and Glimmerglass; Turandot, Welsh National Opera; Madama Butterfly, Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci,and La traviata, Tel Aviv; Il trovatore,Antwerp and Ghent; Idomeneo,Geneva;and I vespri siciliani and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea,San Francisco. His productions with David Alden include Peter Grimes,English National Opera; Ercole Amante,Amsterdam; Il turco in Italia, Staatsoper Berlin; Rinaldo, L'incoronazione di Poppea, Rodelinda, Pique Dame, La Calisto and Orlando, Munich; and Salome, Vilnius. Other productions include Lulu,English National Opera and Frankfurt; Wozzeck, Komische Oper, Berlin and Welsh National Opera both directed by Richard Jones; Il trovatore, Bregenz Festival and Tannhäuser, Paris, Tokyo and Barcelona directed by Robert Carsen. Upcoming engagements include Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Welsh National Opera and La fanciulla del West at the Norwegian National Opera. Paul teaches graduate set design at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. He is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome.