Best Scenic Design
John Lee Beatty, The Little Foxes
Mr. Beatty received a Tony Award for Talley's Folly and nominations for Fifth of July, A Small Family Business, Redwood Curtain, The Heiress and A Delicate Balance. He has designed sets for over 44 Broadway, Off-Broadway and Lincoln Center productions. A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Beatty is represented this season by five Broadway productions.
Stewart Laing, Titanic
Mr. Laing trained at the Central School of Art and Design in London. His designs have been seen at the New York Shakespeare Festival, Glasgow Citizens, Scottish Opera, Royal National Theatre, RSC, Opera North and Royal Opera House. Mr. Laing has also wo
rked as a director and is the recipient of a 1994 Wingate Scholarship.
G.W.Mercier and Julie Taymor,
Juan Darién, A Carnival Mass
Mr. Mercier has designed over 19 Off-Broadway productions including Bed and Sofa (Drama Desk nomination). He has designed over 250 theatre, film, television, opera and dance productions. Mr. Mercier has worked with Ms. Taymor on five shows. Ms. Taymor also designed and choreographed The King Stag at American Repertoy Theatre.
Tony Walton, Steel Pier
Mr. Walton has won three Tony Awards and received 11 nominations. He has also been honored with five Drama Desk Awards, an Emmy, an Academy Award and five nominations for his eight films. He recently made his NY directorial debut with
The Importance of Being Earnest
at the Irish Rep. Mr. Walton was elected to the Theater Hall of Fame in 1991.