Formerly called the Maharam Awards, the prestigious design laurels were given for work during the 1995-96 season.
SCENIC DESIGN: Chris Barreca, Chronicle of a Death Foretold
LIGHTING DESIGN: Jules Fisher/Peggy Eisenhauer, Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk
COSTUME DESIGN: Angela Wendt, Rent
NOTEWORTHY UNUSUAL EFFECTS: Julie Archer for puppets and Karen Ten Eyck for projects in An Epidog (Mabou Mines/Gertrude Stein Rep).
Judges for the awards were theatre critics Tish Dace, Jeremy Gerard, Alexis Greene, Henry Hewes, Jeffrey Sweet and Joan Ungaro.