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McLane, Akerlind Receive Michael Merritt Awards

The Chicago theatre community joined together on Monday, April 28, to celebrate the contributions of two internationally renowned designers at the 10th annual presentation of the Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. This year’s awards were presented to set designer Derek McLane and lighting and set designer Christopher Akerlind, and the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award went to Chicago-based lighting designer Jaymi Lee Smith.

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