Neil Patel is an award winning New York based designer working in theater, musical theater, opera, dance, film, television and live events. Recent works include the premieres of the plays Water by the Spoonful; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; American Night, Mr. Burns, Reasons to be Happy and the feature film Some Velvet Morning. Past credits include Side Man on Broadway, the West End and the Kennedy Center, the original musical [title of show] on Broadway, Dinner with Friends in New York and on national tour, the world premiere of Bright Sheng's Madame Mao at the Santa Fe Opera, Amon Miyamoto's production of Cosi Fan Tutte at the Nissay Theater in Tokyo which was awarded the Japanese National Art Festival Award for theatrical production, the production design for HBO's Peabody Award winning In Treatment and Shadowland for Pilobolus throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has twice been recognized with an Obie Award for sustained excellence and has been the recipient of the Helen Hayes Award and numerous Henry Hewes and Drama Desk nominations. His design for This Beautiful City was chosen for the 2011 American Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. He is a graduate of Yale College and the University of California at San Diego.