Watch David Rockwell Share His Set Designs for Broadway's Tootsie

Video   Watch David Rockwell Share His Set Designs for Broadway's Tootsie
The prolific designer, represented this season by both Tootsie and Kiss Me, Kate, takes viewers behind the scenes of his scenic work.

"Designing Tootsie was a chance to think about how much I love New York City," designer David Rockwell says in a new video about his designs for the Santino Fontana-led musical.

Among his influences for the look of NYC are In the Heights, Company, and Guys and Dolls. Watch the video above to find out more about the ingredients of Rockwell's design.

David Rockwell Joseph Marzullo/WENN

In addition to Tootsie, Rockwell is currently represented on Broadway with Pretty Woman and the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Kiss Me, Kate. He earned a Tony Award in 2016 for his work on She Loves Me.

The musical adaptation of Tootsie, featuring a score by The Band’s Visit Tony winner David Yazbek and a book by Robert Horn, officially opens on Broadway April 23 at the Marquis Theatre. Directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Denis Jones, the shows arrives in New York following an out-of-town engagement in Chicago.

Tony nominee Fontana leads the cast as Michael Dorsey, a struggling actor who lands a job under the female persona of Dorothy Michaels. The cast also includes Lilli Cooper as Julie Nichols, Sarah Stiles as Sandy Lester, John Behlmann as Max Von Horn, Andy Grotelueschen as Jeff Slater, Julie Halston as Rita Marshall, Michael McGrath as Stan Fields, and Reg Rogers as Ron Carlisle.

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