A distinguished group of industry luminaries will present Live Design’s inaugural Awards For Design Achievement in a ceremony at NYU”s Gallatin School on Thursday evening, June 4.
The award-winning director of the hit musical Hamilton, Thomas Kail will present the Live Design Award to the Hamilton design team, including scenic designer David Korins, lighting designer Howell Binkley, sound designer Nevin Steinberg, and costume designer Paul Tazewell.
Actor Tom Nelis, currently performing on Broadway in the musical, The Visit, will present an award to sound designers Darron L West & Charles Coes, as the threesome has worked together in SITI Company productions. West and Coes are being awarded for their spirit of collaboration in sound design.
New York-based digital content strategist Gerard Schmidt will present to visual designer Matthieu Larivée, representing Luz Studio from Montreal, who will be honored for their creativity of concepts in visual imagery and projection design.
Tony Award-winning choreographer/director Kathleen Marshall will present a Live Design Award to Tony and Drama Desk award-winner Derek McLane for continued excellence in scenic design. McLane has designed several Broadway productions that Marshall has directed, including Living On Love, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, and a revival of Grease.
Drama Desk Award-winner, scenic designer David Korins will present a Live Design Award to lighting designer Steve Cohen for sustained achievement in lighting and production design for Billy Joel, culminating in the Madison Square Garden residency. Cohen and Korins recently collaborated on the design on Mariah Carey’s resident production in Las Vegas.
Read about each of the Live Design Award winners' achievements here.