Podcast Episode 107 – Tony Award Winning Set Designer Beowulf Boritt.

It’s easy to think that Set Design on Broadway is all about spectacle.

But as you’ll hear from Tony Award winning Set Designer Beowulf Boritt, size doesn’t matter.  How a set helps tells a story is what it’s all about.

That’s what separates the Designers from the designers, and “Wolfie” is one of the best Broadway has to offer.

In this week’s episode, hear him talk about the secrets of Broadway set design including . .

  • How Lord of the Rings helped inspire him to be a designer.
  • What he did in college that helped launch his career (if you’re in school, you should do this too, no matter what you want to do in the theater).
  • The budgeting process on Broadway – what’s right, what’s wrong, and how to fix it.
  • The difference between designing a musical and designing a play.
  • The next big thing in set design is . . . . (hear his answer!)

I love talking to designers, because it’s the area that I know the least about . . . and while listening to Beowulf, I kept thinking, “Wow, this must be what going to Yale and studying set design must be like.”

Save thousands of dollars (and the New Haven winter) and listen in today.

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Sorry about the sound issues in this podcast. We found the bug and fixed it in later episodes. It gets better, I promise 🙂


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Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.