Emmy winner Andy Walmsley has had a long association with the Jim Henson Company as an art director and production designer.
Growing up in England in the 1970s, Walmsley was a Muppet fan with an interest in the technical aspects of how the productions were made. His early aspirations in puppet building and puppeteering finally gave way to a career as a Television and Theater Set Designer. Some of his set designing credits include: Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, (Broadway/West End), Blood Brothers (Broadway/West End), Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Slumdog Millionaire, So You Think You Can Dance, America's Got Talent and American Idol, which resulted in three Emmy nominations and one win.
Walmsley’s first job, literally three days out of college, was as art director on The Ghost of Faffner Hall. Along with his art directing duties, Walmsley also performed a few background characters on occasion.
Walmsley first serious relationship was with Muppet Builder Maria Boggi.
Walmsley was involved in the pitch for The Hoobs television program.
In 2006 Walmsley became the production designer for Late Night Buffet.
In 2017 Andy Walmsley designed The Muppets Take the Bowl, the largest live theatrical Muppet project ever undertaken, live for three nights at the Hollywood Bowl.