British designers dominated the action in this year's award-giving season in New York. At the Tony Awards, Bob Crowley won in the scenic design category, for the the Royal National Theatre revival of Carousel, as produced at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Crowley won out over Peter J.Davison for the Almeida Theatre revival of Medea, Ian MacNeil for the Royal National revival of An Inspector Calls, and Tony Walton for the Roundabout Theatre revivial of She Loves Me. The first three productions were London imports.
As expected, Ann Hould-Ward won in the costume design category for her spectacular work on Beauty and the Beast. Hould-Ward's competition included David Charles and Jane Greenwood for She Loves Me, Jane Greenwood alone for the new Stephen Sondheim musical Passion, and Dutch designer Yan Tax for the ill-fated Cyrano: The Musical.
American abroad Rick Fisher won in the lighting design category for An Inspector Calls. Fisher won over Beverly Emmons for Passion, Jules Fisher for Angels in America: Perestroika, and Natasha Katz for Beauty and the Beast.
New York's Drama Desk Awards cite achievement both on and off Broadway. This year's winners included Ian MacNeil, who won in the scenic design category for An Inspector Calls. The other nominees were Peter J. Davison for Medea, Marina Draghici for The Lights, Adrianne Lobel …