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BWW TV: In the Studio With Scenic Designer Extraordinaire, Derek McLane!

Derek McLane is one of the busiest men on Broadway. Not only did the scenic designer return to create the look of this year's Academy Awards, but he's also been hard at work on Fiasco Theatre's Into the Woods, Atlantic Theatre Company's Posterity, the West End transfer of Beautiful, and two new Broadway musicals- Gigi and Living on Love.

McLane invited BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge into his studio for a look at his recent projects, and you can take a behind the scenes look below!

McLane has designed more than 300 productions at theatres throughout the United States and around the world, for Broadway, Off-Broadway and major live television. Most recently, McLane won an Emmy and an Art Directors Guild Award for his design of the 86th Annual Academy Awards. His design for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opened on the West End recently. Select Broadway credits include: Beautiful, The Heiress, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Best Man, Follies, Anything Goes, How to Succeed in Business..., Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo...., Million Dollar Quartet, Ragtime, 33 Variations (Tony Award, Best Scenic Design), Grease, Little Women, The Pajama Game, I Am My Own Wife, The Women, Present Laughter. Off-Broadway: The Money Shot, Burning, The Last Five Years, Ruined, Lie of the Mind, Marie and Bruce, Starry Messenger, The Voysey Inheritance, Two Trains Running, Macbeth (Shakespeare in the Park), Hurlyburly, Abigail's Party, Aunt Dan and Lemon, and many others. His designs in opera and theatre have also appeared in London, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Moscow, Krakow, Sydney, Caracas and Warsaw. For television, McLane designed the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Academy Awards, as well as "Sound of Music Live!" and "Peter Pan Live!"

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