Barbara Cassel

After earning a BA in Fine Art from Boston University, Barbara Cassel moved to Chicago, and then to New York City, where she worked on contract interior design. In 1979 she moved to Los Angeles and continued her work in interior design. In 1988 she got a call to be a set decorator buyer on her first feature film. Soon after, she began decorating for television and features. She is still loving every minute of her work. Cassel has worked on many series, including Without a Trace, Boston Public, Felicity, Vegas, Hung and Scandal.

In 2007 she received a Primetime Emmy for her work on Tony Bennett: An American Classic.

After earning a BA in Fine Art from Boston University, Barbara Cassel moved to Chicago, and then to New York City, where she worked on contract interior design. In 1979 she moved to Los Angeles and continued her work in interior design. In 1988 she got a call to be a set decorator buyer on her first feature film. Soon after, she began decorating for television and features. She is still loving every minute of her work. Cassel has worked on many series, including Without a Trace, Boston Public, Felicity, Vegas, Hung and Scandal.

In 2007 she received a Primetime Emmy for her work on Tony Bennett: An American Classic.

She has been a member of the Art Directors/Set Decorators Peer Group Executive Committee for more than 9 years. She is now serving as the Set Decorators Governor. In 2014 she was vice-chair of the Emmy's Governors Ball. In 2015 she was co-chair of the Emmy's Governors Ball, which she will co-chair again in 2016.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Art Direction For A Variety, Music Or Nonfiction Programming - 2007
2018 Art Directors and Set Decorators Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors, Barbara Cassel, Tammy Glover, and Governors Ball Co-Chair Geriann McIntosh at the 2015 Creative Arts Ball.
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Inna Arzumanova, Mara Spear, Barbara Cassel, and Adrianna Cruz at the 2018 Art Directors and Set Decorators Nominee Reception at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center on Thursday, August 30, 2018 in North Hollywood, California.

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2017 Art Directors/Set Decorators Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, Chloe Arbiter, Monica Sotto and Rae Deslich attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, Devorah Herbert and Emily Ferry attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, Elizabeth Gray, Samantha Englender and Halina Siwolop attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, Jaclyn Hauser and Jennifer Mueller attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, and Jamie Walker McCall attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, John Zuiker and Brian Stonestreet attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, and Keith Ian Raywood attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, and Stephanie Hines attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, and Drew Boughton attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors Barbara Cassel and James Pearse Connelly, Julie Berghoff and Sophie Neudorfer attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Beverly Hadley, Philip Hoffman, Kimberly Wannop and Television Academy Governor Barbara Cassel attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Heidi Miller and Television Academy Governor Barbara Cassel attend the Television Academy’s Art Directors/Set Decorators Emmy Nominee Reception in the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy’s NoHo Arts District Campus on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy Governors, Barbara Cassel, Tammy Glover, and Governors Ball Co-Chair Geriann McIntosh at the 2015 Creative Arts Ball.
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Television Academy Governors, Barbara Cassel, Tammy Glover, and Governors Ball Co-Chair Geriann McIntosh at the 2015 Creative Arts Ball. 

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