Wolsky, Lee, Vietti and Ridge Are Sharaff Design Award Recipients

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Costume designer Albert Wolsky and scenic designer Ming Cho Lee, as well as Alejo Vietti and John David Ridge, have been named the 2010 recipients of the Irene Sharaff Awards, which will be presented April 23 in Manhattan.
Albert Wolsky
Albert Wolsky

Founded in 1993, the awards pay tribute to the art of costume design and 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.

Wolsky, who has designed the Broadway productions of Sly Fox, The Country Girl and The Sunshine Boys, also earned the Academy Award for his designs on "All That Jazz" and "Bugsy." He will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for Costume Design.

Lee, the recipient of the DF/Irene Sharaff Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design, was the principal designer for Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival from 1962-1973 and rendered designs for Broadway's K2, The Glass Menagerie, The Shadow Box, The Grand Tour and Do Re Mi.

The TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award will be presented to Vietti, who has designed the New York productions of Nightingale, Rooms, Grace, The Last Sunday in June, Make Me a Song. Vietti will design the upcoming New York City Opera production of the Stephen Schwartz opera Séance on a Wet Afternoon.

Ridge, former vice president and design director of Halston and owner of the Hollywood costume shop that bears his name, will be the recipient of the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award. Ridge has designed costumes for the Broadway productions of Ring Round the Moon, Dracula, Scapin, Next Time I'll Sing to You and served as associate designer on Amadeus. The Irene Sharaff Awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 PM at the Hudson Theatre. As part of the evening, late designer Randy Barcelo (Lenny, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Magic Show, Sergeant Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band) will be honored with a short original film on his life created by Suzy Benzinger and Drew Scott Harris.

For further information visit TDF.org.

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