Here are the incredible designers nominated this year for Best Scenic Design:
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
Bob Crowley, “Skylight”
Christopher Oram, “Wolf Hall Parts One & Two”
David Rockwell, “You Can’t Take It With You”
Here’s a few fun facts:
– “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” has received much acclaim, and Ben Brantley of The New York Times, wrote: “As directed by Marianne Elliott, working with an inspired set of designers, Christopher’s maiden voyage into an alien metropolis becomes a virtuoso study in sensory overload. Those lights, noises, street signs, road maps, random words that spell themselves into being, and, oh yes, that moving staircase that materializes out of nowhere: it all keeps coming at you”.
– Bob Crowley was quite busy this season designing for three Broadway shows: “The Audience,” “An American in Paris,” and “Skylight.”
– David Rockwell is a native Chicagoan and was the set designer for the hit musical “Legally Blonde” which played at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre from May 12, 2009 – June 7, 2009.
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, “An American in Paris”
David Rockwell, “On the Twentieth Century”
Michael Yeargan, “The King and I”
David Zinn, “Fun Home”
Here’s a few more fun facts:
– Michael Yeargan was the set designer for the beautiful musical “The Light in the Piazza” at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University from July 10, 2007 to July 22, 2007.
– “Fun Home” has a quite interesting scenic design because, “It’s like going from Google Street View to Google Maps,” says scenic designer David Zinn, who has filled the set with objects that speak to the real Alison and to authenticity’s sake. In the show, she’s played as a young girl, a college coed and an adult by three actresses.