Awards & Winners

Tony Award for Best Scenic Design

Tony Award

This is a list of winners and nominations for the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design for outstanding set design of a play or musical. The award was first presented in 1947. In 1960, 1961, and since 2005, the category was divided with each genre receiving its own.

Check all the winners of Tony Award for Best Scenic Design presented under Tony Award since 1947 .

Chris Barreca

Honored for : Rocky

Eugene Lee

Honored for : Wicked

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eugene Lee Wicked
Ralph Funicello Henry IV
Robert Brill Assassins
Tom Pye Fiddler on the Roof

Catherine Martin

Honored for : La Bohème

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Santo Loquasto Long Day's Journey Into Night
John Lee Beatty Dinner at Eight
David Rockwell Hairspray
Catherine Martin La Bohème

Tim Hatley

Honored for : Private Lives

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Lee Beatty Morning's at Seven
Daniel Ostling Metamorphoses
Douglas W. Schmidt Into the Woods
Tim Hatley Private Lives

Robin Wagner

Honored for : The Producers

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Douglas W. Schmidt 42nd Street
Bob Crowley The Invention of Love
Heidi Ettinger The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Robin Wagner The Producers

Bob Crowley

Honored for : Aida

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Thomas Lynch The Music Man
Tony Walton Uncle Vanya
Robin Wagner Kiss Me, Kate
Bob Crowley Aida

Richard Hoover

Honored for : Not About Nightingales

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bob Crowley The Iceman Cometh
Ricardo Hernandez Parade
Bob Crowley Twelfth Night
Richard Hoover Not About Nightingales

Richard Hudson

Honored for : The Lion King

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brothers Quay The Chairs
Eugene Lee Ragtime
Bob Crowley The Capeman
Richard Hudson The Lion King

Stewart Laing

Honored for : Titanic

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Lee Beatty The Little Foxes
Tony Walton Steel Pier
Julie Taymor Juan Darien
G.W. Mercier Juan Darien
Stewart Laing Titanic

Brian Thomson

Honored for : The King and I

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Lee Beatty A Delicate Balance
Scott Bradley Seven Guitars
Brian Thomson The King and I
Anthony Ward A Midsummer Night's Dream

John Napier

Honored for : Sunset Boulevard

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Napier Sunset Boulevard
John Lee Beatty The Heiress
Mark Thompson Arcadia
Stephen Brimson Lewis Indiscretions

Bob Crowley

Honored for : Carousel

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Bob Crowley Carousel
Peter J. Davidson Medea
Ian MacNeil An Inspector Calls
Tony Walton She Loves Me

John Arnone

Honored for : The Who's Tommy

Nominations 1993 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Arnone The Who's Tommy
Jerome Sirlin Kiss of the Spider Woman
John Lee Beatty Redwood Curtain
Robin Wagner Angels in America: Millennium Approaches

Tony Walton

Honored for : Guys and Dolls

Nominations 1992 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tony Walton Guys and Dolls
Joe Vanek Dancing at Lughnasa
John Lee Beatty A Small Family Business
Robin Wagner Jelly's Last Jam

Heidi Ettinger

Honored for : The Secret Garden

Nominations 1991 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Heidi Ettinger The Secret Garden
Richard Hudson La Bête
Tony Walton Will Rogers Follies
John Napier Miss Saigon

Robin Wagner

Honored for : City of Angels

Nominations 1990 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robin Wagner City of Angels
Kevin Rigdon The Grapes of Wrath
Alexandra Byrne Some Americans Abroad
Tony Walton Grand Hotel

Santo Loquasto

Honored for : Cafe Crown

Nominations 1989 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Santo Loquasto Cafe Crown
Thomas Lynch The Heidi Chronicles
Claudio Segovio Black and Blue
Hector Orezzoli Black and Blue
Tony Walton Lend Me a Tenor

Maria Björnson

Honored for : The Phantom of the Opera

Nominations 1988 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eiko Ishioka M. Butterfly
Maria Björnson The Phantom of the Opera
Tony Straiges Into the Woods
Tony Walton Anything Goes

John Napier

Honored for : Les Misérables

Nominations 1987 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Napier Les Misérables
Bob Crowley Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Martin Johns Me and My Girl
Tony Walton The Front Page

Tony Walton

Honored for : The House of Blue Leaves

Nominations 1986 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tony Walton The House of Blue Leaves
Ben Edwards The Iceman Cometh
David Mitchell The Boys in Winter
Beni Montresor The Marriage of Figaro

Heidi Ettinger

Honored for : Big River

Nominations 1985 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Heidi Ettinger Big River
Ralph Koltai Much Ado About Nothing
Voytek Strange Interlude
Michael Levine Strange Interlude
Clarke Dunham Grind

Tony Straiges

Honored for : Sunday in the Park with George

Nominations 1984 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tony Straiges Sunday in the Park with George
Clarke Dunham End of the World
Peter Larkin The Rink
Tony Walton The Real Thing

Ming Cho Lee

Honored for : K2

Nominations 1983 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Ming Cho Lee K2
John Gunter All's Well That Ends Well
David Mitchell Foxfire
John Napier Cats

John Napier, Dermot Hayes

Honored for : The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

Nominations 1982 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Napier The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Dermot Hayes The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
Ben Edwards Medea
Lawrence Miller Nine
Robin Wagner Dreamgirls

John Bury

Honored for : Amadeus

Nominations 1981 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Bury Amadeus
John Lee Beatty Fifth of July
David Mitchell Can-Can
Santo Loquasto The Suicide

John Lee Beatty

Honored for : Talley's Folly

Nominations 1980 »

Nominee Nominated Work
John Lee Beatty Talley's Folly
David Mitchell Barnum
Timothy O'Brien Evita
Tazeena Firth Evita
Tony Walton A Day in Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine

Eugene Lee

Honored for : Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Nominations 1979 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Karl Eigsti Knockout
David Jenkins The Elephant Man
Eugene Lee Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
John Wulp The Crucifer of Blood

Robin Wagner

Honored for : On the Twentieth Century

Nominations 1978 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Robin Wagner On the Twentieth Century
Zack Brown The Importance of Being Earnest
Edward Gorey Dracula
David Mitchell Working

David Mitchell

Honored for : Annie

Nominations 1977 »

Nominee Nominated Work
David Mitchell Annie
Santo Loquasto American Buffalo
Santo Loquasto The Cherry Orchard
Robert Randolph Porgy and Bess

Boris Aronson

Honored for : Pacific Overtures

Nominations 1976 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Boris Aronson Pacific Overtures
Ben Edwards A Matter of Gravity
David Mitchell Trelawny of the Wells
Tony Walton Chicago

Carl Toms

Honored for : Sherlock Holmes

Nominations 1975 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Carl Toms Sherlock Holmes
Scott Johnson Dance with Me
Tanya Moiseiwitsch The Misanthrope
William Ritman God's Favorite
Rouben Ter-Arutunian Goodtime Charley
Robin Wagner Mack & Mabel

Franne Lee, Eugene Lee

Honored for : Candide

Nominations 1974 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Eugene Lee Candide
Franne Lee Candide
John Conklin The au Pair Man
Santo Loquasto What the Wine-Sellers Buy
Oliver Smith Gigi
Edwin Wittstein Ulysses in Nighttown

Tony Walton

Honored for : Pippin

Nominations 1973 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Tony Walton Pippin
Boris Aronson A Little Night Music
David Jenkins The Changing Room
Santo Loquasto That Championship Season

Boris Aronson

Honored for : Follies

Nominations 1972 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Boris Aronson Follies
John Bury Old Times
Kert Lundell Ain't Supposed to Die a Natural Death
Robin Wagner Jesus Christ Superstar

Boris Aronson

Honored for : Company

Nominations 1971 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Boris Aronson Company
John Bury The Rothschilds
Sally Jacobs A Midsummer Night's Dream
Jo Mielziner Father's Day

Jo Mielziner

Honored for : Child's Play

Nominations 1970 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jo Mielziner Child's Play
Howard Bay Cry for Us All
Ming Cho Lee Billy
Robert Randolph Applause

Boris Aronson

Honored for : Zorba

Nominations 1969 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Boris Aronson Zorba
Derek Cousins Canterbury Tales
Jo Mielziner 1776
Oliver Smith Dear World

Desmond Heeley

Honored for : Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Nominations 1968 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Desmond Heeley Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
Boris Aronson The Price
Robert Randolph Golden Rainbow
Peter Wexler The Happy Time

Boris Aronson

Honored for : Cabaret

Nominations 1967 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Boris Aronson Cabaret
John Bury The Homecoming
Oliver Smith I Do! I Do!
Alan Tagg Black Comedy/White Lies

Howard Bay

Honored for : Man of La Mancha

Nominations 1966 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Howard Bay Man of La Mancha
Robert Randolph Anya
Robert Randolph Skyscraper
Robert Randolph Sweet Charity
David Hays Drat! The Cat!
William and Jean Eckart Mame

Oliver Smith

Honored for : Baker Street, Luv, The Odd Couple

Nominations 1965 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Oliver Smith Baker Street
Oliver Smith Luv
Oliver Smith The Odd Couple
Boris Aronson Fiddler on the Roof
Boris Aronson Incident at Vichy
Beni Montresor Do I Hear a Waltz?
Sean Kenny The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd

Oliver Smith

Honored for : Hello, Dolly!

Nominations 1964 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Oliver Smith Hello, Dolly!
David Hays Marco Millions
Ben Edwards The Ballad of the Sad Café

Sean Kenny

Honored for : Oliver!

Nominations 1963 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Sean Kenny Oliver!
Will Steven Armstrong Tchin-Tchin
Franco Zeffirelli The Lady of the Camellias
Anthony Powell The School for Scandal

Will Steven Armstrong

Honored for : Carnival!

Nominations 1962 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Will Steven Armstrong Carnival!
Rouben Ter-Arutunian A Passage to India
David Hays No Strings
Oliver Smith The Gay Life

Donald Oenslager

Honored for : A Majority of One

Nominations 1959 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Donald Oenslager A Majority of One
Boris Aronson J. B.
David R. Ballou The Legend of Lizzie
Ben Edwards Jane Eyre
Oliver Messel Rashomon
Teo Otto The Visit

Oliver Smith

Honored for : West Side Story

Nominations 1958 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Oliver Smith West Side Story
Boris Aronson Orpheus Descending
Ben Edwards The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Jo Mielziner Look Homeward, Angel
Peter Larkin Blue Denim
Oliver Smith Carousel
Oliver Smith Jamaica
Oliver Smith Time Remembered
Oliver Smith Brigadoon
Oliver Smith Nude With Violin
Boris Aronson A Hole in the Head
Boris Aronson The Rope Dancers
Jo Mielziner Oh, Captain!
Jo Mielziner Miss Lonelyhearts
Jo Mielziner The Square Root of Wonderful
Jo Mielziner The Day the Money Stopped
Peter Larkin Compulsion
Peter Larkin Miss Isobel
Peter Larkin Good as Gold

Oliver Smith

Honored for : My Fair Lady

Nominations 1957 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Oliver Smith My Fair Lady
Boris Aronson A Hole in the Head
Ben Edwards The Waltz Of The Toreadors
George C. Jenkins Too Late the Phalarope
Donald Oenslager Major Barbara
Oliver Smith A Clearing In The Woods
Oliver Smith Candide
Oliver Smith Auntie Mame
Oliver Smith Eugenia
Oliver Smith A Visit To A Small Planet
Boris Aronson Small War On Murray HIll
George C. Jenkins The Happiest Millionaire

Peter Larkin

Honored for : Inherit the Wind, No Time for Sergeants

Nominations 1956 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Peter Larkin No Time for Sergeants
Boris Aronson A View From the Bridge
Jo Mielziner Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Ben Edwards The Honeys
Raymond Sovey The Great Sebastians
Peter Larkin Inherit the Wind
Boris Aronson Bus Stop
Boris Aronson Once Upon a Tailor
Boris Aronson The Diary of Anne Frank
Jo Mielziner Middle of the Night
Jo Mielziner The Lark
Jo Mielziner Pipe Dream
Ben Edwards The Ponder Heart
Ben Edwards Someone Waiting

Oliver Messel

Honored for : House of Flowers

Peter Larkin

Honored for : Ondine, The Teahouse of the August Moon

Raoul Pene Du Bois

Honored for : Wonderful Town

Jo Mielziner

Honored for : The King and I

Boris Aronson

Honored for : Season in the Sun, The Country Girl, The Rose Tattoo

Jo Mielziner

Honored for : The Innocents

Jo Mielziner

Honored for : Anne of the Thousand Days, Death of a Salesman, Sleepy Hollow, South Pacific, Summer and Smoke

Horace Armistead

Honored for : The Telephone / The Medium

David Ffolkes

Honored for : Henry VIII