Scott Pask

Scott Pask

Scenic Designer - 3 Time Tony Award Winner

Scott Pask

Scenic Designer - 3 Time Tony Award Winner

Scott Pask is an award winning Scenic Designer, who was raised in Yuma Arizona. He received both his Bachelor of Architecture degree and an Honorary Doctorate in 2014 from the University of Arizona, and his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Yale School of Drama.

His Broadway credits, designing both scenery and costumes include: The Pillowman , with Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum,   A Behanding in Spokane, Starring Christopher Walken, and  A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman.  He was Awarded his first Tony award for the Scenic design of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman, which he originally designed for the National Theatre in London.  He designed both scenery and costumes for Local Hero, a musical by Mark Knopfler and David Greig, which premiered at Edingurgh’s Lyceum Theatre in 2019, and made its West End debut at the Old Vic Theatre in June 2020. Scott is currently represented on Broadway this season with Tony-nominated shows 'Shucked' and 'Some Like It Hot'.

His Broadway Scenic design credits include the current hit musicals The Book of Mormon, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical,  also running in London’s West End, on tour in the UK/EU, Australia and the United States, & Tina Fey’s Mean Girls, (Tony nomination for Best Scenic Design). This season he is designing the Broadway revivals of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, directed by Joe Mantello, and American Buffalo, directed by Neil Pepe.  

Recently he designed the critically acclaimed musical The Prom, soon out on a National Tour, and the Tony Award Winning Best Musical The Bands Visit, receiving a Tony nomination for Best Scenic Design, now on tour in North America. He has designed the musical Waitress by Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson which is playing London’s West End and on tour in the US. His Broadway productions also include revivals of St. Joan, and The Little Foxes, and the new plays Casa Valentina, and The Father with Frank Langella, at Manhattan Theatre Club’s Friedman Theatre,  and Blackbird with Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams at the Belasco. The musicals Something Rotten, Finding Neverland, the hit play by Terrence Mc Nally,  Its Only a Play with Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Megan Mulally, and Rupert Grint, Airline Highway, The Visit,  An Act Of God  with Jim Parsons, along with The Book of Mormon composed his record setting seven shows running simultaneously on Broadway.  He has designed Macbeth, at Lincoln Center Theater directed by Jack O Brien and starring Ethan Hawke, Oh Hello! With John Mulaney and Nick Kroll,  the first Broadway revival of Pippin in 40 years (Tony award nomination for best Scenic Design of a Musical, 2013 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical), and I’ll Eat You Last with Bette Midler. His credits also include The House of Blue Leaves, the revival of Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s Promises Promises, starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth,  the Tony Award Winning Revival of HAIR (Drama Desk nomination Best Scenic Design), and Pal Joey starring Stockard Channing and Martha Plimpton (Tony nomination, Best Scenic Design of a Musical). His design of Jack O’Brien’s production of Tom Stoppard’s  The Coast of Utopia won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Hewes Awards for Best Scenic Design, and the play received a record 8 Tony awards.  He also designed  David Mamet’s Speed the Plow, Les Liaisons Dangereuses starring Laura Linney and Ben Daniels  (Tony nomination,Best Scenic Design of a Play) , 9 to 5  (Backstage Garland Award, Broadway World Theater Fan’s Choice Award), Impressionism, David Mamet’s November with Nathan Lane, Dylan Baker, and Laurie Metcalf, Cry Baby  the musical, Terrence McNally’s The Ritz, Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore, David Hare’s The Vertical Hour, starring Julianne Moore and Bill Nighy,  Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out (Tony Award, Best Play) , Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, Chita Rivera, Jane Krakowski, and Mary Stuart Masterson  (Tony award, Best Musical Revival),  Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Sweet Charity with Christina Applegate  ,Kiki and Herb: Alive on Broadway, La Cage Aux Folles (2005 Tony award, Best revival) , Little Shop of Horrors, The Wedding Singer , Michel LeGrand’s Amour, and  Urinetown.  

Scott was the first American Scenic designer to be tapped to design a production with Cirque du Soleil. The show, Amaluna, is currently travelling the world, performing before 20 thousand people each week

Scott’s designs in the UK  include The Book of Mormon, scenery and costumes for the new musical Local Hero, written by David Greig, with music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler soon to be at the Old Vic (summer 2020), Nick Payne’s  The Same Deep Water as Me ( sets and costumes, Donmar), the revival of The Country Girl (U.K. Tour, West End),  Love Song (West End) ,Take Me Out (Donmar Warehouse), Bash (Almeida Theatre), The Donkey Show (Hanover Grand),  the 2009 Tony Award winning revival of HAIR at the Gielgud theatre, Finding Neverland (Leicester, Curve), and Barnum (Chichester Theatre Festival/Cameron Mackintosh) and both scenery and  costumes for: The Pillowman (National Theatre), On An Average Day (West End), Tales From Hollywood (Donmar), and Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring (Opera North, Leeds), 

His selected Off Broadway designs include: HAIR , Alls Well that Ends Well/Measure for Measure( New York Shakespeare Festival at the Delacorte in Central Park), Tim Blake Nelson’s Socrates also at NYSF, Nick Payne’s Incognito & David Harrower’s  Blackbird with Jeff Daniels and Alison Pill (MTC, Drama Desk nom, Lortel nom.), Neil LaBute’s Bash with Calista Flockhart and Paul Rudd, and work at New York Theater Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, Brooklyn Academy of Music.  Selected  Regional credits include the world premieres of August Rush (The Paramount Theatre) & Johnny Baseball (The American Repertory Theater), The long running The Donkey Show at ART’s Club Oberon, a performance space at the A.R.T. that he designed, Claudia Shear’s Restoration (La Jolla Playhouse),  and  designs for Williamstown, Center Theater Group,  Yale Rep, Old Globe, Chicago Opera Theater, Alliance Theater and The Walker Arts Center, The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Arizona Theatre Company and London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Scott made his Metropolitan Opera debut with his design of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes in 2008.

Special projects include the design for Netflix’s John Mulaney’s Kid Gorgeous at Radio City,  The Netflix Film of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll’s Oh, Hello! Directed by Alex Timbers, 

The A/W19 Fashion Spectacle for Bottega Veneta at New York City’s American Stock Exchange,  and fashion shows for Todd Snyder, Sean John, and Miss Sixty.  He has designed multiple years of the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Annual Fashion Awards held at Lincoln Center featuring elaborate sets illuminating the lifetime achievements of Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, among many others.

Scott has designed exhibitions at The New York Botanical Garden that include: Frida Kahlo - Art Garden Life, Monet’s Garden, Georgia OKeefe’s Haw’aii and The Orchid Show 2011 (with Drew Hodges ). He is also designing their upcoming show, The Majorelle Gardens, in 2021.

He has received numerous Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Hewes Design Awards, Bessie Award, Backstage Garland Award and Broadway World Theater Fan’s Choice Award.

His work has been exhibited at The Prague Quadrennial, The Bruce Museum of Science and Art, The Leslie Lohman Gallery, and The Met Gallery, and is in the permanent collection of the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.



Schedule

  • Friday, Mar 15

    Behind the Scenes with Scott Pask
    moderated by Gordon Cox
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Stardust Theater
  • Sunday, Mar 17

    Tribute to Scott Pask
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Pool Deck