On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Kert F. Lundell
Hewes Design Awards - 1972
A set designer born in Malmo Sweden, he died on Sept. 11, 2000 in NYC after more than 30 years in theater, film and tv. Working with such legends as Gower Champion, Manny Azenburg, Melvin Van Peebles, Neil Simon, Kurt Dempster and Sam Shepard he designed the sets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway plays and musicals. These include Aint Supposed to Die a Natural Death by Melvin Van Peebles, The Investigation by Peter Weiss and directed by Ulu Groabard, Under the Weather by Saul Bellow, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue which was Leonard Bernsteins last original score and The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon and directed by Alan Arkin. He was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Drama Desk Award for his design for Aint Supposed to Die… in 1972 and was nominated for a Drama Desk in 1983 for Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo and produced by Circle Reperatory Co. Early in his career he was involved with The American Place Theater and had a long standing relationship with The Ensemble Studio Theater.