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Derek McLane


Biography

Derek McLane is an award-winning scenic designer.  He has designed for Broadway productions including Moulin Rouge, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, A Soldier’s Play, The Price, Fully Committed, 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, and Present Laughter.

His Off-Broadway credits include 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, and Aunt Dan and Lemon.

McLane has also designed the Oscars from 2013-2017, as well as NBC’s Hairspray Live and The Wiz.  He has been credited with opera and theatre designs in London, Paris, Dublin, Glasgow, Moscow, Shanghai, Krakow, Sydney, and Warsaw.

McLane is the winner of OBIE, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Art Director’s Guild, Emmy, and Tony awards.