David Korins, prolific designer of the stage and screen, will join the Academy Awards as the production designer and creative director for the March 27 telecast. Korins returns to the broadcast after having been the designer in 2019.
Korins' Hamilton colleagues Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ariana DeBose are both competing for Oscars at the upcoming ceremony, with DeBose nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, and Miranda nominated for Best Song for Encanto's "Dos Oruguitas." See all the theatre names nominated for 2022 Academy Awards here.
The Tony nominated designer's work for Broadway includes the Tony winning musicals Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, as well as Beetlejuice and War Paint. Korins was the creative director and designer of Immersive Van Gogh and Hamilton: The Exhibition, and has collaborated with Sotheby’s, USC Shoah Foundation, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli, TED and Gagosian.
His television credits include The 2020 Heisman Trophy Ceremony, Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and Grease: Live!, for which he won an Emmy Award.
Korins is currently represented on Broadway with Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen, with his designs for Beetlejuice and Mrs. Doubtfire set to return to Broadway in the coming weeks. He received Tony Award nominations for his designs to Hamilton, Beetlejuice, and War Paint.