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Todd Rosenthal is a Chicago based theater/ museum exhibition designer. Broadway: August Osage County (Tony Award), The Motherfucker with the Hat (Tony Award Nomination), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Tony Award Best Revival), Of Mice and Men, This is Our Youth, and Fish in the Dark. Off Broadway: Premiere of Red Light Winter at the Barrow Street, Domesticated at Lincoln Center, Qualms at Playwrights Horizons. Todd has designed six seasons for the Big Apple Circus. International credits include: August Osage County (National Theatre, London, Sydney Theater, Australia), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Theatre Royal, Ireland). Regional: Steppenwolf (33 productions), Goodman (artistic partner), Guthrie, Alliance, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alley, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and many others. Museum Exhibitions (Lead Designer): Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition, The Interna!tional Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. Other Awards include: Laurence Olivier, Helen Hayes, Ovation, Back Stage Garland, Joseph Jefferson, Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. Associate Professor, Northwestern University. Graduate, Yale Drama.

Todd Rosenthal STAGE CREDITS

Todd Rosenthal Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2023]
Scenic Design
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Scenic Designer
[Broadway, 2019]
Scenic Design
[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Design
[Chicago, 2018]
Scenic Designer
[San Francisco (Regional), 2017]
Scenic Designer
[West End, 2016] [Replacement]
[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Scenic Design
[Broadway, 2015]
Scenic Design
[Broadway, 2014]
Scenic Design
[Broadway, 2014]
Set Design
[Off-Broadway, 2013]
Set Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer
[Broadway, 2011]
Scenic Designer
[US Tour, 2009]
Scenic Designer
[Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer
[Off-Broadway, 2006]
Scenic Designer
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Scenic Designer

Todd Rosenthal Awards and Nominations

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Set Design

Todd Rosentha, The Motherf**cker With the Hat

Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Scenic Design of a Play

Todd Rosenthal, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Olivier Awards - 2009 - Best Set Design

Todd RosenthalAugust: Osage County

Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Scenic Design of a Play

Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Todd Rosenthal Videos

Todd Rosenthal News

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Audible Theater's SWING STATE

Check out photos from opening night of Audible Theater’s New York premiere of the acclaimed Goodman Theatre production of Swing State.

Review Roundup: Audible Theater's SWING STATE Opens Off-Broadway

Audible Theater’s New York premiere of The Goodman Theatre production of Swing State officially opened on September 17 at Audible’s Minetta Lane Theatre. Read the reviews for Swing State here!

Audible Theater's New York Premiere of SWING STATE to Begin Previews Tomorrow

Audible Theater’s New York premiere of the Goodman Theatre production of Swing State, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rebecca Gilman begins previews this week. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: NOISES OFF at The Topher at Zach Theatre is BRILLIANT!

Noises Off is a masterclass in timing and physical comedy. The precision with which the actors execute their slapstick routines and intricate movements is truly remarkable. The well-timed door slams, missed cues, and perfectly choreographed chaos complement a perfectly written script that has audiences roaring with laughter.

Goodman Theatre's SWING STATE Will Transfer Off-Broadway This Year

Swing State, Rebecca Gilman's play which premiered at the Goodman Theatre last year, is headed off-Broadway. Learn more about how to catch the production when it heads to New York here!

Photos: Inside Opening Night of KING JAMES at Manhattan Theatre Club

Manhattan Theatre Club is presenting the New York premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Center Theatre Group's production of King James. Check out photos from opening night!

Review Roundup: Manhattan Theatre Club Presents KING JAMES, Starring Glenn Davis And Chris Perfetti

Manhattan Theatre Club and directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun, Fences), opens tonight starring Glenn Davis (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Downstate) and Chris Perfetti (“Abbott Elementary”). Read reviews for the production!


ZACH Theatre has announced cast and creatives for Noises Off written by Michael Frayn.

Photos & Video: First Look at KING JAMES at Manhattan Theatre Club

Get a first look at photos and videos of Manhattan Theatre Club’s New York premiere of Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Center Theatre Group’s production of King James.

Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Goodman Theatre

It’s only fitting that for his swan song at Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls has adapted and directed Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD, a play that’s also very much a swan song. With this staging, Falls has completed the cycle of directing all four of Chekov’s full-length plays for the Goodman stage. Fall’s take on THE CHERRY ORCHARD is surprisingly comedic and strips the play of the more obscure Russian references (though it’s still a period piece), which also demonstrates an artful understanding of the text and how 2023 audiences are best primed to receive it. THE CHERRY ORCHARD’s central character, estate owner Lyubov Ranevskaya, desperately clings to her glamorized version of the past even as the world around her moves inexorably forward. It’s a farewell, indeed, and a lesson in learning when to hold on and when to let go.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces NOISES OFF Cast & Creative Team

Skylight Music Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the hilarious comedy Noises Off, with music by Combustible Edison, running March 17 – April 2, 2023 at Skylight's beautiful Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. Skylight is Milwaukee's professional Equity music theatre company.

Northlight Theatre Extends ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, has announced the extension of Andy Warhol in Iran by Brent Askari, directed by BJ Jones. Five performances have been added, now running through February 26, 2023, at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie.           


In the ripple, the wave that carried me home, protagonist Janice must metaphorically reckon with her homecoming and her childhood in the fictional Beacon, Kansas.

Playwrights Horizons Announces Final Extension of DOWNSTATE

Playwrights Horizons (Adam Greenfield, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) has extended the New York premiere of Bruce Norris's provocative, critically lauded play Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, a second and final time, to January 7, 2023.

Review: Change Your Life Overnight in 3 Easy Steps!�"A Christmas Carol at The Alliance

The Alliance Theatre's annual production of the Charles Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL adapted by David H. Bell and directed by Leora Morris, runs on the Coca-Cola Stage until December 24, 2022. Described as 'one of Atlanta's most treasured holiday traditions,' this production is Alliance’s 34th. It is also a remount of last year's reimagined staging, design, and performance features 'stunning new costumes, beautiful live music, exciting puppetry, and a reconceived set design.' It's easy to say Alliance's A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a holiday gift in itself. The story is a timeless reminder of what a little kindness, generosity, and gratitude can do to not only change your own life, but also your community that surrounds you.

Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Goodman Theatre, Chicago

What did our critic think of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodman Theatre, Chicago?

Photos: First Look at DOWNSTATE at Playwrights Horizons - Now Extended!

See photos of the New York premiere of Bruce Norris’s provocative, critically lauded play Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, now extended at Playwrights Horizons to December 22.

Review Roundup: Bruce Norris' DOWNSTATE Gets NY Premiere At Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons will present the New York premiere of Bruce Norris’s Downstate, directed by Pam MacKinnon, October 28–December 11 (opening November 15). This provocative work surrounds a registered address in downstate Illinois, where four men convicted of sex crimes share a group home, living out their days post-incarceration.

Lookingglass Theatre Announces Cast For THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced the cast for the return of Chicago's beloved holiday tradition, The Steadfast Tin Soldier! The ensemble cast features Lookingglass Ensemble Members Kasey Foster as Ballerina and Anthony Irons as Goblin, with Christopher Donahue as Nursemaid, John Gregorio as Rat, and Adeoye as Tin Soldier. 

Review: SWING STATE at Goodman Theatre

What did our critic think of SWING STATE at Goodman Theatre? Rebecca Gilman shows her deftness at writing “slice of life” plays in SWING STATE at Goodman Theatre. In this latest collaboration with outgoing Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls, Gilman introduces four characters at a crossroads in a small town in rural Wisconsin during summer 2021. It’s marketed as a play about the pandemic, and indeed, SWING STATE contains some references to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks, and vaccines. Ultimately, though, SWING STATE is a pure character study with the notions of pandemic and extinction of the human race in the background, and notions of mortality and despair in the foreground. Yes, it’s a post-pandemic play, but really it’s just allowing us to peer into the lives of these characters at a moment in time. That’s not to say that Gilman’s play isn’t moving, but I found the overall execution to not be as overarching as the set-up purports.


Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Red , Outstanding Set Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Motherf**cker With the Hat , Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for The Motherf**ker with the Hat Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for August: Osage County and Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for August: Osage County .

Outstanding Set Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Red Best Set Design (Olivier Awards) for August: Osage Countyand Best Scenic Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for August: Osage County.

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