Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical

The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical was an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions. The award was originally created in the 1996 ceremony, when the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design was separated into two categories, for plays and musicals. The award was retired after the 2009 ceremony, before being revived once again in the 2016 ceremony.

Drama Desk Award
for Outstanding Scenic Design
Awarded forOutstanding Scenic Design of a Musical
LocationUnited States
Presented byDrama Desk
Currently held byDavid Korins for Beetlejuice (2019)

† - indicates the performance also won the Tony Award
‡ - indicates the performance was nominated but did not win the Tony Award

Winners and nominees


Year Designer Production
Brian Thomson The King and I
G.W. Mercier Bed and Sofa
Christina Poddubiuk, James Noone and Robin Wagner Big: the musical
Robin Wagner Victor/Victoria
Robin Phillips Jekyll & Hyde
Clarke Dunham Candide
G.W. Mercier and Julie Taymor Juan Darien
James Morgan No Way to Treat a Lady
Tony Walton Steel Pier
Wendall K. Harrington Steel Pier
Richard Hudson The Lion King
Robert Brill Cabaret
Eugene Lee Ragtime
Wendall K. Harrington Ragtime
Lez Brotherston Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
David Gallo You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Riccardo Hernandez Parade
G.W. Mercier and Jan Hartley Dream True


Year Designer Production
Robin Wagner Kiss Me, Kate
Julian Crouch and Graeme Gilmour Shockheaded Peter
David Gallo The Wild Party
Thomas Lynch Contact
The Music Man
Robin Wagner The Producers
Heidi Ettinger The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Richard Hoover and Bryan Johnson Bat Boy: The Musical
David Rockwell The Rocky Horror Show
Douglas W. Schmidt 42nd Street
Douglas W. Schmidt Into the Woods
Beowulf Boritt The Last Five Years
Bob Crowley Sweet Smell of Success
David Gallo Thoroughly Modern Millie
Anthony Ward Oklahoma!
Catherine Martin La Bohème
Riccardo Hernandez Radiant Baby
Scott Pask Amour
David Rockwell Hairspray
Stéphane Roy Cirque du Soleil: Varekai
Eugene Lee Wicked
John Lee Beatty Wonderful Town
Robert Brill Assassins
Tom Pye Fiddler on the Roof
Mark Thompson Bombay Dreams
Michael Yeargan The Light in the Piazza
Lez Brotherston Play Without Words
Tim Hatley Monty Python's Spamalot
Scott Pask Sweet Charity
David Rockwell All Shook Up
Anthony Ward Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
David Gallo The Drowsy Chaperone
Michael Bottari and Ronald Case Fanny Hill
John Doyle Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Thomas Lynch See What I Wanna See
Allen Moyer Grey Gardens
Scott Pask The Wedding Singer
Bob Crowley Mary Poppins
Beowulf Boritt LoveMusik
Anna Louizos In the Heights
David Rockwell Legally Blonde
Kris Stone Brundibar/But the Giraffe
Michael Yeargan South Pacific
David Gallo A Catered Affair
Takeshi Kata Adding Machine
Derek McLane 10 Million Miles
George Tsypin The Little Mermaid
Robin Wagner Young Frankenstein
Tim Hatley Shrek the Musical
Anna Louizos Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Thomas Lynch Happiness
Scott Pask 9 to 5
Basil Twist Arias with a Twist


Year Designer Production
David Rockwell She Loves Me
Es Devlin American Psycho
Emily Orling, Matt Saunders and Eric Farber Futurity
Mimi Lien Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Les Brotherson 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
Simon Kenny Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Santo Loquasto Hello, Dolly!
Jason Sherwood The View UpStairs
David Zinn SpongeBob SquarePants
Louisa Adamson and Christian Barry Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Beowulf Boritt Prince of Broadway
Dane Laffrey Once on This Island
Santo Loquasto Carousel
David Korins Beetlejuice
Rachel Hauck Hadestown
Laura Jellinek Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future
Rae Smith Girl from the North Country

See also


  • "Drama Desk Award for Set Design of a Musical". Internet Broadway Database. 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
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