Derek McLane

A Theatrical winning set designer

Fifty-five year old Derek McLane is an award winning American set designer for theatre, opera and musical theatre. He has worked on many productions over the years claiming many Tony awards. 

Dereck started out his education by studying at Harvard College and earning his Bachelor of Arts (BA). He then went to Yale School of Drama and received his Master Of Fine Arts (MFA).

In 1997 McLane won an OBIE award for sustained exellence in scenic design. He then won it in 2004 again.  1997 was his year as he won the Drama League Award for Harmony at La Jolla Playhouse. He has been nominated for 11 Drama Desk Awards and has won four of them. In 2006 he was apart of the Broadway Production the Pajama Game. It won a Tony award for best Revival. 2007 he was in another Broadway production for Grease. 2009 he won a tony award for 33 Variations, for best set design. 2010 he won the Tony for Ragtime( Best Scenic Design) at the Neil Simon Theatre. He has been nominated for a Tony numerous amounts of times but hasn't always won them.  He also scenic designed on Broadway for: The Threepeny Opera, Little women, Barefoot in the park, Lestat, The women, Present Laughter, London Assurance Holiday, Honour, Summer and Smoke, The three sisters and I am my own wife which won a Tony award for Best Play.

  Derek McLane is a very successful set designer and all of his hard work has paid of as he has won many Tony Awards and has achieved so much in over the past few years.

References:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_McLane
http://derekmclane.org/home.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323869604578368372245126296.html
http://broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-EXCLUSIVE-Tony-Winning-Set-Designer-Derek-McLane-Takes-On-the-OSCARS-20130220
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/33_Variations

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