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List of famous scenic designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top scenic designers in the world? This includes the most prominent scenic designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable scenic designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic scenic designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned scenic designers.

List includes Cecil Beaton, Bob Crowley and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known scenic designers to the lesser known scenic designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the scenic designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous scenic designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous scenic designers?" then you're in the right place. (82 items)

Cecil Beaton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous 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 ...more

Hassard Short is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
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 ...more

Bob Crowley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
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 ...more

Chris Tashima is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
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 ...more

Robert Indiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Robert Indiana, born Robert Clark, is an American artist associated with the pop art movement. His "LOVE" print, first created for the Museum of Modern Art's Christmas card in 1965, ...more

Ian MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Ian MacNeil is a British scenic designer. He won the 1994 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design for An Inspector Calls and the 2009 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Billy ...more

Allee Willis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Allee Willis is an American, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, artist, set designer, multimedia artist, writer, collector and director.

Tony Walton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Tony Walton is an English set and costume designer. Walton was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. He began his career in 1957 with the stage design for Noël Coward's Broadway ...more

Marilyn Vance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Marilyn Vance is an award-winning American costume designer and filmmaker.

Wilford Leach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Carson Wilford Leach was an American theatre director, set designer, film director, screenwriter, and college professor.

Oliver Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Oliver Smith was an American scenic designer.

Santo Loquasto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Santo Richard Loquasto is a Sicilian-Italian-American production designer, scenic designer and costume designer for stage, film, and dance. His work includes the productions of the ballet Don ...more

Genevieve Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Genevieve Blanchett is a production designer.

Ali Rafie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Ali Rafie Iranian Theatre, cinema director and stage designer.

Howard Bay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Howard Bay was an American scenic, lighting and costume designer for stage, opera and film. He won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design twice.

Christine Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Christine Jones is a scenic designer on Broadway. Her best-known designs include Spring Awakening and American Idiot. She is a professor at New York University and a Lecturer at Princeton

Scott Pask is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Scott Pask is an American scenic designer. He has worked primarily on stage productions in the United States, on Broadway and Off-Broadway, and in regional theatre, as well as in the United ...more

Will Steven Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Will Steven Armstrong was a production designer.

Arthur Law is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
William Arthur Law, better known as Arthur Law, was an English playwright, actor and scenic designer.

Pier Luigi Pizzi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Pier Luigi Pizzi is an Italian opera director, set designer, and costume designer.

M. S. Sathyu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu is a leading film director, stage designer and art director from India. He is best known for his directorial film Garam Hawa is based on the partition of India. He was ...more

Rouben Ter-Arutunian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Rouben Ter-Arutunian was a costume and scenic designer for dance, opera, theater and television.

Inigo Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Inigo Jones is the first significant English architect of the early modern period, and the first to employ Vitruvian rules of proportion and symmetry in his buildings. He left his mark on London ...more

Anna Louizos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Anna Louizos is a film art director.

Christopher Oram is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Christopher Oram is a British theatre set and costume designer.

Brian Sidney Bembridge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Brian Sidney Bembridge is an American scenic, lighting, and costume designer for theater and film. His work has been seen on stages and screens throughout the country and Internationally in ...more

Jo Mielziner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Joseph "Jo" Mielziner was an American theatrical scenic, and lighting designer born in Paris, France. He is "the most successful set designer of the Golden era of Broadway", ...more

Alexander Dodge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Alexander Dodge is a set and costume designer.

Sebastiano Serlio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Sebastiano Serlio Sebastiano Serlio was an Italian Mannerist architect, who was part of the Italian team building the Palace of Fontainebleau. Serlio helped canonize the classical orders of architecture in his ...more

Anastasia Lewis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Anastasia Lewis is a painter and former theatre designer.

Kathleen Ankers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Kathleen Ankers was an American scenic designer. Born in Ealing, London, she moved to the US in the late 1940s. She did occasional Broadway costume design and set design but spent most of her ...more

Dale Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Dale Ferguson is an Australian theatrical scenic and costume designer who was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Costume Design, the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design, and the Drama Desk ...more

David Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
David Mitchell David Mitchell was a scenic designer.

Derek McLane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Derek McLane is an American set designer for theatre, opera, and television. He graduated with a BA from Harvard College and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. McLane has designed more than ...more

David Gallo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
David Gallo is an American scenic designer, media and projection designer for Broadway, international productions, animated features, television specials and arena shows. He won the Tony Award ...more

John Wulp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
John Wulp is an American scenic designer, producer, director and artist.

Peter McKintosh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Peter McKintosh is a British costume and set designer. He obtained a degree in Theatre Studies at the University of Warwick and then trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has ...more

John Arnone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
John Arnone is an award-winning set designer. He won a Tony Award in 1993 for set designs for the production of The Who's Tommy.

Rae Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Rae Smith is a scenic designer.

Zack Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Zack Brown Zack Brown is a costume and set designer.

John Lee Beatty is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
John Lee Beatty is an American scenic designer who has created set designs for more than 70 Broadway shows and has designed for other productions. He has won two Tony Awards, for Talley's Folly ...more

Donyale Werle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Donyale Werle is an award-winning scenic designer from Nashville, Tennessee.

Robin Wagner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Robin Samuel Anton Wagner is an American scenic designer. Born in San Francisco, he attended art school and started his career in theatres in that city with designs for Don Pasquale, Amahl and ...more

David Hays is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
David Hays David Hays is a scenic designer.

Richard Negri is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Richard Negri Richard Negri was a British theatre director and designer.

Thomas Lynch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Thomas Lynch Thomas Lynch is a scenic designer, production designer and a professor.

Tom Pye is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Tom Pye is a film production designer and art director.

Carl Fillion is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Carl Fillion Carl Fillion is a production designer.

Todd Rosenthal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
Todd Rosenthal Todd Rosenthal is an American scenic designer. He won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design and the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Set Design for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's August: ...more

David Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Scenic Designers
David Jenkins David Jenkins is a production designer.