Tony Winner Derek McLane to Design Set for 85th ACADEMY AWARDS
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway production designer Derek McLane, who received the 2009 Tony Award for his scenic design for "33 Variations" has been selected by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to design the set for the 85th Academy Awards. This will mark McLane's first time designing an Oscar set.
McLane's Broadway credits include: 33 Variations (2008), Grease (2007), The Pajama Game (2006 Tony Award, Best Revival); The Threepenny Opera; Little Women; I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Best Play); Barefoot in the Park; Lestat; The Women; Present Laughter; London Assurance; Holiday; Honour; Summer and Smoke; Three Sisters. Off-Broadway credits include The Scene, The Voysey Inheritance, Two Trains Running, Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Park); Hurlyburly; Abigail’s Party Modern Orthodox; The Great American Trailer Park Musical; Aunt Dan and Lemon; The Creadeux Canvas; "Rafta, Rafta".
McLane designed the entire Sondheim Celebration at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. He has also worked in London, Dublin, Glasgow, Moscow, Kraków, Caracas, Sydney, and Warsaw.
He has collaborated for many years with renowned directors such as Scott Elliott, Moisés Kaufman, Kathleen Marshall, David Warren, Kate Whoriskey, Daniel Sullivan, Mark Brokaw, James Lapine and Michael Mayer. He is on the Board of Directors for The New Group and The Education Foundation of America.