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2016 Tony Award Nominations – Best Scenic Design of a Play / Musical

Posted on: May 13th, 2016 by B.I. C. No Comments

Broadway In Chicago is beyond excited for the 2016 Tony Awards on Sunday June 12th 7-10PM CT! We’ll be highlighting the nominees in each category and filling you in on some fun facts each week leading up to the award ceremony.

Here are the incredible designers nominated this year for Best Scenic Design:



Beowulf Boritt – “Therese Raquin”

Christopher Oram – “Hughie”

Jan Versweyveld – “A View from the Bridge”

David Zinn – “The Humans”

Here are a few fun facts:

-Beowulf Boritt was the scenic designer for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” which was extremely popular here in Chicago from March 28, 2006 – September 2, 2007.

-As noted again, David Zinn is the scenic designer for “The SpongeBob Musical” which will be making its Pre-Broadway World Premiere at the Oriental Theatre June 7 – July 10 this summer!



Es Devlin and Finn Ross – “American Psycho”

David Korins – “Hamilton”

Santo Loquasto – “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed”

David Rockwell – “She Loves Me”

Here are a few more fun facts:

-David Korins also designed “Motown The Musical” which played the Oriental Theatre April 22 – August 9, 2014.

-David Rockwell is a Chicago native and has designed many Broadway In Chicago favorites such as Hairspray, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Kinky Boots and Legally Blonde!


Tony Awards: Best Scenic Design

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by broadwayinchicago No Comments

We’re also taking the time today to recognize the Best Scenic Design nominees!


Beowulf Boritt – Act One

Bob Crowley – The Glass Menagerie

Es Devlin – Machinal

Christopher Oram – The Cripple of Inishmaan

DID YOU KNOW? Christopher Oram has also won an Olivier Award for Costume Design, in addition to his previous Tony Award for scenic design for John Logan’s “Red”

Es Devlin designed the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics and has worked for artists such as Miley Cyrus, Pet Shop Boys, Kanye West and Lenny Kravitz to design their live stage shows.


Julian Crouch – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Santo Loquasto – Bullets Over Broadway

Alexander Dodge – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Christopher Barreca – Rocky

DID YOU KNOW? Alexander Dodge was born in Switzerland and grew up in Arizona. After moving to New York, he became the resident designer for Ethan Hawke’s Malaparte Theatre Company.