Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARSYesterday, Tony and Emmy Award-winning production designer Derek McLane was the recipient of two Outstanding Production Design Emmy Award nominations for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the 2015 ACADEMY AWARDS. McLane has received critical acclaim for his design work on 2013's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE and 2014's PETER PAN LIVE, and is currently represented on Broadway with his set designs for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL.

Today, McLane commented exclusively to BroadwayWorld about yesterday's nomination news: "I was on a plane at London Heathrow, headed back to NYC. Just after they'd had told us to switch off our phones, someone from my studio texted me and said 'congratulations.' Since I was in a completely different time zone, I was like, 'oh, wait--the nominations! Did I get nominated?' And she texted back 'Twice!" It was a lovely surprise, and then my phone went dead as the plane took off. Thank god for airplane wifi, as I was able to get online and get the full story and write the producers Neil Meron, Craig Zadan and David Hill and Reggie Hudlin, to say 'thank you!'. It was a lovely way to come home."

Check out photos of Derek McLane's work on THE WIZ LIVE! and THE OSCARS below!

Derek McLane has designed over 300 productions at theatres throughout the United States and around the world, for Broadway, Off Broadway, and major live television.

Recently, McLane won an Emmy for his design for the 2014 Oscars and the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for an Award or Special Event for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Broadway select credits include: Gigi, 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: Into the Woods, 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. Opera and theatre designs in London, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Moscow, Krakow, Sydney, Caracas and Warsaw.

Other notable awards: Winner of 1997, 2004 OBIE Awards, 2004, 2005, 2007 Lucille LortelAwards; 2009 Tony Award, 2011 Drama Desk Award, 2014 Emmy Award.

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Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
2015 ACADEMY AWARDS

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
2015 ACADEMY AWARDS

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
2015 ACADEMY AWARDS

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
2015 ACADEMY AWARDS

Set Designer Derek McLane Garners Two Emmy Nominations for THE WIZ LIVE & THE OSCARS
2015 ACADEMY AWARDS

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