Jess Goldstein, Tony Award-winning designer for Jersey Boys and On the Town, and Douglas W. Schmidt (42nd Street), were be honored at the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards, presented May 1 at 6:30 PM at the Hudson Theatre. The awards pay tribute to the art of costume design.
Goldstein was selected to receive the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award. Schmidt, whose Broadway career stretches back to the early 1970s, will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design.
The May 1 ceremony included a special memorial tribute to legendary costume and scenic designer Raoul Pene du Bois with a screening of an original 15-minute film on his life, created by designer Suzy Benzinger. Founded in 1993, the awards honor legendary designer Irene Sharaff, who designed numerous Broadway productions, including the original stagings of Lady in the Dark, West Side Story, The King and I, Juno, Sweet Charity, Funny Girl, Candide and Jerome Robbins' Broadway.
Here's a look at the evening:
Veteran Broadway Costumers Honored With 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards