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David Rockwell

 
Birth Place:
Chicago, IL, USA
Bio:
Broadway: She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), On the Twentieth Century (Tony nom.), You Can't Take It With You (Tony nom.), Kinky Boots (Tony nom.), Lucky Guy (Tony nom.), Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms.). Off Broadway: the Public Theater's ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago, IL, USA

Bio:
Broadway: She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), On the Twentieth Century (Tony nom.), You Can't Take It With You (Tony nom.), Kinky Boots (Tony nom.), Lucky Guy (Tony nom.), Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms.). Off Broadway: the Public Theater's ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Scenic Designer
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Original Scenic Designer[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2021]
Scenic Design
 
[US Tour, 2020]
Scenic Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Scenic Design
 
[West End, 2019]
Scenic Design
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2019]
Sets
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Set Designer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2019]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Set Design
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Design
 
[Chicago, 2018]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Design
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2018]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Designer
 
[Chicago, 2018]
Scenic Design
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Set Design
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2017]
Scenic Designer
 
[New York, 2016]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Set Design
 
[Chicago, 2015]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Set Desgin
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2015]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Set Design
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Set Design
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Scenic Design
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Scenic Designer
 
[US Tour, 2012]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Set Designer
 
[US Tour, 2012]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2010]
Scenic Designer
 
[West End, 2007]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Scenic Designer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Scenic Designer
 
[Las Vegas, 2006]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2004]
Scenic Designer
 
[Toronto, 2004]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Scenic Designer
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Scenic Designer

Photos

Into The Woods Scenic Designs by David Rockwell Photo

Into The Woods Scenic Designs by David Rockwell

From: 
Date:
04/27/2022
David Rockwell Photo

David Rockwell

From: 
Date:
04/11/2022
Amber Iman, Jane Krakowski, David Rockwell, Dawn Roberson Photo

Amber Iman, Jane Krakowski, David Rockwell, Dawn Roberson

From: 
Date:
03/31/2022

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
Scenic Designer

[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Original Scenic Designer[Replacement]

[West End, 2021]
Scenic Design

[US Tour, 2020]
Scenic Design

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Scenic Design

[West End, 2019]
Scenic Design

[Broadway, 2019]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2019]
Sets

[US Tour, 2019]
Set Designer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2019]
Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Set Design

[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Design

[Chicago, 2018]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Design

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2018]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Designer

[Chicago, 2018]
Scenic Design

[US Tour, 2017]
Set Design

[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2017]
Scenic Designer

[New York, 2016]
Set Designer

[Broadway, 2016]
Set Designer

[Broadway, 2016]
Set Design

[Chicago, 2015]
Set Designer

[Broadway, 2015]
Set Desgin

[Broadway, 2015]
Scenic Designer

[West End, 2015]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2015]
Set Design

[Broadway, 2014]
Set Designer

[Broadway, 2014]
Set Design

[US Tour, 2014]
Scenic Design

[Broadway, 2013]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2013]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2012]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2012]
Scenic Designer

[US Tour, 2012]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2012]
Set Designer

[US Tour, 2012]
Set Designer

[Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Scenic Designer

[West End, 2010]
Scenic Designer

[West End, 2007]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer

[US Tour, 2006]
Scenic Designer

[US Tour, 2006]
Scenic Designer

[Las Vegas, 2006]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer

[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2004]
Scenic Designer

[Toronto, 2004]
Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Scenic Designer

[US Tour, 2003]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2002]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2000]
Scenic Designer

David Rockwell Biography

Broadway: She Loves Me (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards), On the Twentieth Century (Tony nom.), You Can't Take It With You (Tony nom.), Kinky Boots (Tony nom.), Lucky Guy (Tony nom.), Hairspray (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle noms.). Off Broadway: the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. Founder and president of Rockwell Group, the architecture firm which renovated The Hayes Theater for Second Stage. Honors: AIANY President's Award, Cooper Hewitt National Design Award, Presidential Design Award.

David Rockwell Awards and Nominations

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2016 - Best Scenic Design Gold Star
David Rockwell, She Loves Me
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Set Design for a Musical Gold Star
David Rockwell, She Loves Me
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Gold Star
David Rockwell, She Loves Me
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical Gold Star
David Rockwell, She Loves Me
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Set Design
David Rockwell, On the Twentieth Century
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Rockwell, On the Twentieth Century
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Rockwell, You Can't Take it with You
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Rockwell, Kinky Boots
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Rockwell, Lucky Guy
 
The Hewes Awards - 2011 - Hewes Design Award Gold Star
David Rockwell, The Normal Heart
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Set Design
David Rockwell, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
David Rockwell, Legally Blonde
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Set Design - Musical Gold Star
David Rockwell, Hairspray
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Set Design
David Rockwell , Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Scenic Design
David Rockwell, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Set Design of a Musical Gold Star
David Rockwel, The Rocky Horror Show

David Rockwell News

Review Roundup: INTO THE WOODS Opens at New York City Center Encores! Photo Review Roundup: INTO THE WOODS Opens at New York City Center Encores!
by Review Roundups - May 6, 2022

The New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods, which opened on May 4, is set to run through May 15. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run is dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim.

Work by David Rockwell, Bunny Christie & More to be Featured in The Museum of Broadwa Photo Work by David Rockwell, Bunny Christie & More to be Featured in The Museum of Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

Today, The Museum of Broadway announced a group of featured artists who have designed various rooms and exhibits within the Museum, as well as their team of expert curators. Tickets will go on sale on June 14th. 

Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL  Photo Complete Cast Announced For Pre-Broadway A BEAUTIFUL NOISE, THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL Starring Will Swenson
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022

Complete casting has been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical,  as rehearsals begin today in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.

KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel A Photo KIMBERLY AKIMBO, ORATORIO FOR LIVING THINGS, and More Take Home 2022 Lucille Lortel Awards; Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - May 1, 2022

The 37th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway will be presented tonight, Sunday, May 1, 2022 at NYU Skirball beginning at 7:00pm EST. Stick with BroadwayWorld tonight as we share LIVE updates of the winners.

Photos: Inside Rehearsals For Encores! INTO THE WOODS, Starring Neil Patrick Harris,  Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsals For Encores! INTO THE WOODS, Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Sara Bareilles, and More!
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 27, 2022

Rehearsals are underway for New York City Center Encores! production of Into the Woods. Directed by Encores! Artistic Director Lear deBessonet with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Lorin Latarro, the special two week run of Into the Woods (May 4 - 15) is dedicated to the memory of the legendary Stephen Sondheim. 

Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & Linda Powell Join Will Swenson Led A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE Photo Mark Jacoby, Robyn Hurder & Linda Powell Join Will Swenson Led A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Additional casting and the design team have been announced for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street).

Deeksha Gaur and Janet Lynne Knopf  Join Second Stage Theater's Board of Directors as Photo Deeksha Gaur and Janet Lynne Knopf Join Second Stage Theater's Board of Directors as Trustees
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced that Deeksha Gaur has joined the Company’s Board of Directors as a Trustee. Additionally, the Board is announcing the appointment of Janet Lynne Knopf, who joined the Board as a Trustee during the pandemic shutdown.

HAIRSPRAY Comes to State Theatre New Jersey This Month Photo HAIRSPRAY Comes to State Theatre New Jersey This Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

The newly renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon Hairspray for four performances on Friday, April 29, 2022, at 8pm; Saturday, April 30 at 2pm and 8pm; and Sunday, May 1 at 2pm. Tickets range from $40-$98.  

DPAC Announces Digital Rush Lottery For PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL Photo DPAC Announces Digital Rush Lottery For PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2022

DPAC has announced that beginning today, Monday, April 18 at 9:00 AM a digital rush lottery will take place for PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL coming to DPAC April 19-24, as part of Truist Broadway at DPAC.   

National Tour of HAIRSPRAY Postpones Performance at State Theatre Photo National Tour of HAIRSPRAY Postpones Performance at State Theatre
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 16, 2022

According to an announcement from the National Tour team, the performance of Hairspray that was scheduled to play at the State Theatre on April 16 has been rescheduled to February 18, 2023. 

David Rockwell Videos

VIDEO: David Rockwell Reveals All the Broadway Secrets of the New Civilian Hotel VideoVIDEO: David Rockwell Reveals All the Broadway Secrets of the New Civilian Hotel
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 4, 2022

New York City has a new new hotel that is truly the theatre-lover's delight. Civilian is a 27-story, 203 room hotel (305 W 48th St) designed to celebrate its Broadway location by paying homage to the creative contributions of New York’s theatrical artists. One of the men behind the new building is none other than Tony winner David Rockwell.

VIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary VideoVIDEO: Watch PBS' Complete REOPENING: THE BROADWAY REVIVAL Documentary
by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Reopening features behind-the-scenes access to shows including 'Wicked,' 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'Diana,' 'Come From Away,' 'Waitress,' and more, following each production's journey as cast and crew reunite, rehearse and re-stage for their long-anticipated reopening nights.

BWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentar VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch WAITRESS, ALADDIN & TINA Prepare to Reopen in New PBS Documentary Clip
by Michael Major - Jan 17, 2022

Check out an exclusive clip of the Broadway casts of Aladdin, Waitress, and Tina: the Tina Turner Musical returning to rehearsals after the shutdown, including interviews with Michael James Scott, Sara Bareilles, and Adrienne Warren. The documentary will also feature interviews with Lea Salonga, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Kristin Chenoweth, and more.

VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour VideoVIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the new non-Equity national tour of  HAIRSPRAY is visiting more than 60 cities in its first touring season and is expected to play for multiple seasons.

PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At TOOTSIE On Tour VideoPHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At TOOTSIE On Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2021

Get a first look at the non-equity national tour of Tootsie in all new photos and videos! The cast includes Drew Becker as Michael Dorsey, Ashley Alexandra as Julie Nichols, Payton Reilly as Sandy Lester, Lukas James Miller as Max Von Horn, Jared David Michael Grant as Jeff Slater, Kathy Halenda as Rita Marshall, Steve Brustien as Stan Fields, and Adam du Plessis as Ron Carlisle.

VIDEO: SEVEN DEADLY SINS Opens in NYC's Meatpacking District - Show Extension Announc VideoVIDEO: SEVEN DEADLY SINS Opens in NYC's Meatpacking District - Show Extension Announced!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2021

Tectonic Theater Project and Madison Wells Live have announced that due to overwhelming demand, their production of Seven Deadly Sins, which opened last night, is extending by one-week. The sexy outdoor theatrical experience which has been electrifying New York City’s Meatpacking District must end its limited engagement on Sunday, July 25.

BWW Exclusive: Watch an Interview from David Rockwell's New Book, Featuring Anna Deve VideoBWW Exclusive: Watch an Interview from David Rockwell's New Book, Featuring Anna Deveare Smith
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2021

Drama, a new book by Tony winner David Rockwell with Bruce Mau, and edited by Sam Lubell, is now available from Phaidon. Inspired by an early life rooted in the theater, Rockwell has long drawn on aspects of performance to frame and enhance his built work, which ranges from hotels and restaurants, theaters and museums, to set and exhibition design, to workplaces, playgrounds and academic buildings. He aims to create a story within any space he designs, evoking a sense of performance, showmanship and above all - Drama.

VIDEO: Inside Ogunquit's KINKY BOOTS VideoVIDEO: Inside Ogunquit's KINKY BOOTS
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2019

The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 18 through October 27. Featuring a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein and a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, the Ogunquit Playhouse production is staged by Nathan Peck, and stars Graham Scott Fleming as Charlie Price, and Kyle Taylor Parker as Lola, with Tony-nominated Scenic Design by David Rockwell and Tony-nominated Costume Design is by Gregg Barnes.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set For BECOMING NANCY At Alliance Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Set For BECOMING NANCY At Alliance Theatre
by Alan Henry - Aug 26, 2019

Watch in the video below as the world-class production staff and crew at Alliance Theatre transform the Coca-Cola Stage to 1979 East Dulwich for Becoming Nancy! The set is designed by David Rockwell.

VIDEO: On This Day, June 17 - ON YOUR FEET! Brings The Rhythm To Broadway! VideoVIDEO: On This Day, June 17 - ON YOUR FEET! Brings The Rhythm To Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2019

On this day in 2015, the Gloria Estefan bio-musical On Your Feet! opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre!


David Rockwell Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has David Rockwell been nominated for?
Best Scenic Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for She Loves Me , Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for She Loves Me , Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for She Loves Me , Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for She Loves Me , Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for On the Twentieth Century , Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for On the Twentieth Century , Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for You Can't Take it with You , Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots , Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Lucky Guy , Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for The Normal Heart , Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Legally Blonde , Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for Hairspray and Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rocky Horror Show .

What awards has David Rockwell won?
Best Scenic Design (BroadwayWorld Awards) for She Loves Me, Outstanding Set Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for She Loves Me, Outstanding Scenic Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for She Loves Me, Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for She Loves Me, Hewes Design Award (The Hewes Awards) for The Normal Heart Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairsprayand Outstanding Set Design of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rocky Horror Show.