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Celebrating Design: The 2018 Tony Awards

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/14/18 10:28 AM

When it comes to Broadway theater, audiences often mention the same components as indicators of a show’s success: the acting, the singing, the choreography. But there is so much more to a spectacular Broadway production than meets the eye — elements brought to life by the creativity and hard work of designers working diligently behind the scenes.

To recognize these key players, The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing present The Tony Awards every year to celebrate the designs that immerse audiences to new worlds night after night. We want to congratulate all of the 2018 nominees and winners, with a special commendation to designers in scenic and lighting design.


Dear Evan Hansen, 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. Image courtesy of Amanda Stephens.


Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two (WINNER)
  • Paule Constable, Angels in America
  • Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
  • Paul RussellFarinelli and The King
  • Ben Stanton, Junk

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island
  • Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
  • Brian MacDevitt, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
  • Tyler Micoleau, The Band's Visit (WINNER)

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Miriam Buether, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
  • Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
  • Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two (WINNER)
  • Santo Loquasto, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
  • Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island
  • Scott Pask, The Band's Visit
  • Scott Pask, Finn Ross, and Adam Young, Mean Girls
  • Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady
  • David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical (WINNER) 

Want to learn more about designing for Broadway shows?

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Topics: tony awards, The Broadway League, The American Theatre Wing, 2018 Tony Awards, Tony Award winners, Tony Award nomination, Dear Evan Hansen, Amanda Stephens, lighting design, scenic design

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