I want to offer my most sincere congratulations to Christine Jones who won the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical.
The musical in question was American Idiot, which started its life at Berkeley Rep. Christine's design was complex, massive, and a huge challenge for our scenic studios. The New York Times called it "both spectacular and scummy" which makes me laugh, because it is such an apt description.
I was in charge of the painted scenery and surface treatments for this show, and, if you see the show on Broadway, you'll be seeing the work done at Berkeley Rep (plus some ingenious additions to make the scenery fit into the current space).
I've been working in theater for a long time, and I've rarely had the pleasure to work with anyone as sharp, delightful, and on-her-game as Christine. Working on her design was a true joy.