List of famous male scenic designers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male scenic designers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being scenic designers. There are thousand of males working as scenic designers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic scenic designers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a scenic designer then the people below should give you inspiration.
This list below has a variety of people in it, from Scott Bradley to Beowulf Boritt.While this isn't a list of all male scenic designers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male scenic designers?" and "Who are the best male scenic designers?"
Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton CBE was an English fashion, portrait and war photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970. ...more
Age: Died at 76 (1904-1980)
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
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Hubert Edward Hassard Short, usually known as Hassard Short, was an actor, stage director, set designer and lighting designer in musical theatre who directed over 50 Broadway and West End shows between 1920 and 1953. Theatre historian Ken Bloom called him "one of Broadway's greatest directors and lighting designers", while theatre writer John Kenrick described him as a "groundbreaking director and choreographer". After 25 years acting on stage and in films, Short turned to directing and designing in 1920. He made many innovations in stage lighting and design, including the first permanent lighting bridge and first the use of a revolving stage in a Broadway musical. He continued to direct ...more
Age: Died at 79 (1877-1956)
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Bob Crowley is a theatre designer, and theatre director. Born in Cork, Ireland, he is the brother of director John Crowley. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has designed over 20 productions for the National Theatre including Ghetto, The Madness of George III, Carousel and The History Boys. He has also designed numerous productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company including The Plantagenets, for which he won an Olivier award, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which later had a successful run in London, followed by a transfer to Broadway. Opera productions include the critically acclaimed production of The Magic Flute directed by Nicholas Hytner for the English National Opera ...more
Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Irelandsee more on Bob Crowley
Chris Tashima is a Japanese American actor and director. He is co-founder of the entertainment company Cedar Grove Productions and Artistic Director of its Asian American theatre company, Cedar Grove OnStage. He is an Academy Award winner for directing the film Visas and Virtue as well as starring in it. ...more
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