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Michael Carnahan

 
Bio:
Michael is an award winning scenic designer working in theater, television, and live events. His recent work includes the Broadway debuts of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues and Dominique Morrisseau’s Skeleton Crew, international productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Michael is an award winning scenic designer working in theater, television, and live events. His recent work includes the Broadway debuts of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues and Dominique Morrisseau’s Skeleton Crew, international productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Set Design
 
[US Tour, 2021] [Replacement]
Scenic Designer[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Scenic Design[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Scenic Designer
 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Set Design
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Assistant Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Associate Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Associate Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Associate Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Design Assistant
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Scenic Designer

Photos

Barry Grove, Michael Carnahan and Lynn Meadow Photo

Barry Grove, Michael Carnahan and Lynn Meadow

From: 
Date:
05/17/2022
Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Scenic Designer Michael Carnahan Photo

Director Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Scenic Designer Michael Carnahan

From: 
Date:
06/15/2019
From left, scenic designer Michael Carnahan, creator/performer Ruben Santiago-Hudson  Photo

From left, scenic designer Michael Carnahan, creator/performer Ruben Santiago-Hudson and guitarist Chris Thomas King

From: 
Date:
03/14/2019
From left, scenic designer Michael Carnahan and creator/performer Ruben Santiago-Huds Photo

From left, scenic designer Michael Carnahan and creator/performer Ruben Santiago-Hudson

From: 
Date:
03/14/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
Set Design

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

[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Scenic Design[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2020]
Scenic Designer

[Regional (US), 2018]
Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Set Design

[Broadway, 2013]
Assistant Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2012]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2011]
Associate Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2010]
Associate Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2007]
Associate Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Design Assistant

[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Scenic Designer

Michael Carnahan Biography

Michael is an award winning scenic designer working in theater, television, and live events. His recent work includes the Broadway debuts of Ruben Santiago-Hudson’s Lackawanna Blues and Dominique Morrisseau’s Skeleton Crew, international productions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Billy Elliot the Musical in Sao Paulo, Brazil, premieres of Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King (2021 winner Pulitzer Prize for Drama) at Signature Theatre Company, and The Blood Quilt (Arena Stage), Dominique Morrisseau's Mud Row (People’s Light), Lauren Gunderson's I and You (59E59), Noah Heidle's Birthday Candles, Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Your Blues Ain't Sweet Like Mine, Quiara Alegria Hudes The Happiest Song Plays Last (Second Stage), and the acclaimed Signature Theatre revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, and The Marvelous Wonderettes. He has collaborated with directors such as Joel Grey, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Kamilah Forbes, Steven Broadnax III, Charles Randolph-Wright, Christopher Ashley, Neil Pepe, Roger Bean, Austin Pendleton, among many others. Michael has won numerous awards and nominations for his design work. He is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art & Design. He lives in Brooklyn with his dog, Beau.

Michael Carnahan Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Scenic Design of a Play
Michael Carnahan, Skeleton Crew

Michael Carnahan News

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for 42 STREET at Goodspeed Musicals Photo VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for 42 STREET at Goodspeed Musicals
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals is presenting the blockbuster tap dancing extravaganza 42nd Street from Sept. 16 - Nov. 6 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. Check out footage from a rehearsal here!

Max von Essen, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Kate Baldwin and More to Lead 42ND STREET at Good Photo Max von Essen, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Kate Baldwin and More to Lead 42ND STREET at Goodspeed Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2022

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast for the blockbuster tap dancing extravaganza 42nd Street. The toe-tapping crowd-pleaser will run from Sept. 16 – Nov. 6 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. 

Review: THE HOT WING KING at Studio Theatre Photo Review: THE HOT WING KING at Studio Theatre
by David Friscic - Jul 5, 2022

The feelings and attachments of men, whether gay or straight, as they fight for self-respect and survival in a harsh world are portrayed in playwright Katori Hall’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play The Hot Wing King. The compromises, commitments, camaraderie, and fractious relationships of a non-traditional family are explored with immediacy and sophisticated insight by Ms. Hall. Like all superbly written plays, one is continually taken by surprise as the play develops and nothing is as expected. The writing here is on the caliber of playwrights Annie Baker or August Wilson.

2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. We've got the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!

Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet Photo Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at them 2022 Tony Awards!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 2 Photo Photos: 2022 Tony Awards Nominees Meet the Press- Part 2
by Bruce Glikas - May 17, 2022

Tonys season is here at last! The nominations for the biggest Broadway awards ceremony were announced last week on Monday, May 9. Leading the pack was A Strange Loop with eleven nominations, followed closely by MJ and Paradise Square, with ten nominations each.

2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

The nominations are in! Below, check out how each show fared individually for 2022 Tony Nominations in BroadwayWorld's list of nominations by show.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominat Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, PARADISE SQUARE, MJ & More Lead The 2022 Tony Awards Nominations
by Team BWW - May 9, 2022

This year's Tony Awards nominations were announced this morning by Adrienne Warren and Joshua Henry and here they are, celebrating the best of the 2021-22 theatre season and we've got the full list of all of this year's 2022 Tony nominees. Check out the full list!

People's Light to Present World Premiere of BAYARD RUSTIN INSIDE ASHLAND Photo People's Light to Present World Premiere of BAYARD RUSTIN INSIDE ASHLAND
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

People’s Light will present Bayard Rustin Inside Ashland, the world premiere of a play with music inspired by the true story of West Chester, PA native Bayard Rustin. Chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and openly gay Civil Rights activist, Bayard Rustin was nearly written out of the history books.

Michael Carnahan Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY In Brazil VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY In Brazil
by Stage Tube - Sep 17, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first look at CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY in Brazil, which begins performances today!

VIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Celebrates Its First Broadway Preview! VideoVIDEO: LACKAWANNA BLUES Celebrates Its First Broadway Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2021

Manhattan Theatre Club reopened its doors today with the first preview of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's Lackawanna Blues, which reopens MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre!

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MOSUL on Netflix VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MOSUL on Netflix
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2020

When ISIS took their homes, families and city, one group of men fought to take it all back.

Video: First Look At Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES VideoVideo: First Look At Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2019

Performances begin tonight, March 5, for Ruben Santiago-Hudson's powerful and touching solo play 'Lackawanna Blues' at the Mark Taper Forum. Produced by Center Theatre Group, 'Lackawanna Blues' is written, performed and directed by Santiago-Hudson with live music performed by Grammy-winning blues guitarist, composer and actor Chris Thomas King. The production will run through April 21 with the opening set for March 13 at 8 p.m.

BWW TV: Signature Theatre's THE PIANO LESSON - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 16, 2012

Signature Theatre presents The Piano Lesson by August Wilson and directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production runs through December 16 and opens November 18 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: The Marvelous Wonderettes Sing National Anthem for the NY Mets
by Eddie Varley - Apr 23, 2009

The cast of the off-Broadway hit The Marvelous Wonderettes sing the national anthem for the New York Mets at Citi Field, April 16, 2009


Michael Carnahan Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Michael Carnahan been nominated for?
Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Skeleton Crew .