Douglas W. Schmidt - Scenic Designer

Douglas has designed more than 200 productions over the past 40 years. Highlights: New York Drama Desk Awards for the Andrews Sisters’ musical Over Here! and Ira Levin’s Veronica’s Room, Neil Simon’s They’re Playing Our Song, Bernard Slade’s Romantic Comedy, Howard Ashman and Marvin Hamlisch’s musical Smile, the original production of Grease, and the now legendary multi-million dollar spectacle Frankenstein, which closed on opening night. In 1983, he designed Jack O’Brien’s spectacular production of Porgy and Bess at Radio City Music Hall, which also toured in America and Europe.  Broadway: 2001 revival of 42nd Street (Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics’ Circle Award nominations) and the 2002 revival of Into the Woods (Tony nomination, Drama Desk and L.A. Ovation Awards). Other Recent Projects: The Best is Yet to Come, Ventura’s Rubicon Theatre Company and Il Trittico, The Metropolitan Opera in 2007. For American Conservatory Theatre, he designed Tales of the City, a musical treatment of San Francisco writer Armistead Maupin’s novel of the same name. The Sound of Music is his 18th collaboration with director Jack O’Brien since 1975.