Neil Patel is an award winning New York based designer practicing in many disciplines including theatre, opera, dance, film, television and live events. He is best known for developing new work and bold interpretations of classic texts. Past credits include the Tony Award winning Side Man for Broadway, the West End and the Kennedy Center, the Pulitzer Prize winning 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 including the Folies Bergeres in Paris and the Komische Oper in Berlin. 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. He is a graduate of Yale College and the University of California at San Diego.