Derek McLane, who has designed 35 Broadway shows including this season's Noises Off, China Doll and the forthcoming Fully Committed, has been asked to repeat one of the classiest gigs in the business: designing the set for the 2016 Academy Awards broadcast.
It will be McLane's fourth year doing the Oscars job.
In his 20-year career McLane designed sets for Broadway's Gigi (2015), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (2014), Follies (2011) and Ragtime (2009). He was nominated for times for Tony Awards—The Pajama Game, 33 Variations, Ragtime and Anything Goes—and won for 33 Variations.
He's also worked in TV, creating the sets for "The Wiz Live!" and "Peter Pan Live!" He won a Primetime Emmy Award for the set for the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony broadcast.