David Korins

Set Designer

The highly acclaimed American designer has created sets for numerous prestigious theater and opera productions, including Hamilton, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. His set designs for Norma have been seen at San Francisco Opera, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Valladolid’s Teatro Calderón, and Toronto’s Canadian Opera Company. Additionally, he has designed the world premiere productions of Mark Adamo’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene in San Francisco and Theodore Morrison’s Oscar and Lewis Spratlan’s Life is a Dream, both in Santa Fe. Korins’s extensive Broadway credits include Misery, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Motown, Bring It On, Magic/Bird, The Pee-wee Herman Show, Lombardi, Passing Strange, Bridge & Tunnel, Annie, and Godspell. His designs for Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them (OffBroadway) earned him Drama Desk and Henry Hewes Design awards. Regionally his designs have been seen at La Jolla Playhouse, the Alliance Theatre, The Old Globe, American Conservatory Theater, the Geffen Playhouse, and the Goodman Theatre (War Paint). Among his most notable film and television credits are Grease Live!, for which he won an Emmy Award, Winter Passing, and Blackbird. Korins has also designed concerts for Kanye West, Sia, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, and the Bonnaroo Festival.

Previously at Lyric: Norma (2016|17); Bel Canto (2015|16, world premiere).

Last updated: January 28, 2017
Photo: Brett Deutsch