SDA faculty member Nicholas Hussong earns a Tony Award nomination for best scenic design

Nicholas Hussong smiling at the camera

Nicholas Hussong

USC School of Dramatic Arts faculty member and theatrical designer Nicholas Hussong received a Tony Award nomination for Best Scenic Design of a Play for Skeleton Crew, which was announced on Monday. He was nominated alongside scenic designer Michael Carnahan for their work on the production.

Winners will be announced at the 75th Annual Tony Awards, which takes place at the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 12 at 5 p.m. PT and will air live on the CBS Television Network and Paramount+.

The production for which Hussong earned a Tony nod, Skeleton Crew was written by Dominique Morisseau and premiered on Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club this year. The play, based in 2008 Detroit, follows a tight knit family of workers whose loyalties and livelihoods hang in the balance of uncertainty when the small automotive factory they work for is at the brink of foreclosure.

A first-time Tony nominee, Hussong is a multidisciplinary artist whose works include live performance and event, graphic and media design. On Broadway, along with Skeleton Crew, he created the projection design for the musical On Your Feet! and video design for The Illusionists — Witness the Impossible at the Marquis Theatre. His stage credits also include off-Broadway for These Paper Bullets! (which earned him a Drama Desk Award nomination) at the Atlantic Theater Company and White Guy on the Bus at the 59E59 Theaters, as well as regional theatres, among others. His scenic and projection designs have also been on display at venues around the world for live performances and events.