The Broadway revival of My Fair Lady has been nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Michael Yeargan's work for Best Scenic Design of a Musical. “It is kind of a shock,” he admits. “You just are always surprised by it, and it is nice to be honored like that.”
Over a year ago, Yeargan was invited to join the creative team for the musical. “I feel like I’ve been indentured to My Fair Lady ever since, and I’ve turned out a lot of work,” laughs the set designer. But it is all so worthwhile as the musical holds a special place in Yeargan’s heart. “It was the first musical I ever saw when I was a kid when it was on national tour,” says Yeargan, “and I thought it was one of the most amazing things I’d ever seen.”
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