Hamilton’s scenic designer David Korins to serve as designer and creative director for the Oscars


Korins is a Tony nominee for his designs for Broadway’s Beetlejuice, Hamiltonand war paint.

Prolific stage and screen designer David Korins will join the Oscars as production designer and creative director for the March 27 telecast. Korins returns to the show after serving as its creator in 2019.

Korins’ hamilton fellow members Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ariana DeBose are both up for Oscars at the upcoming ceremony, with DeBose nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg. West Side Storyand Miranda nominated for Best Song for Encanto“Dos Oruguitas”. See all the theater names nominated for the 2022 Oscars here.

The Tony-nominated designer’s work for Broadway includes Tony-winning musicals hamilton and Dear Evan Hansenas well as beetle juice and war paint. Korins was the creative director and designer of Immersive Van Gogh and Hamilton: The Exhibitionand has collaborated with Sotheby’s, USC Shoah Foundation, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli, TED and Gagosian.

His TV credits include The 2020 Heisman Trophy Award Ceremony, Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Tribute, Last week tonight with John Oliverand Grease: Long live!for which he won an Emmy Award.

Korins is currently represented on Broadway with hamilton and Dear Evan Hansenwith his creations for beetle juice and Mrs. Doubtfire is expected to return to Broadway in the coming weeks. He has received Tony Award nominations for his designs hamilton, beetle juiceand war paint.

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