Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer Catherine Zuber and legendary scenic designer Tony Straiges are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. The awards were presented at a ceremony on Friday, April 28, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Ms. Zuber was selected to receive the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Straiges received the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. The awards are presented through Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection.

Additionally, costume designer Paloma Young (represented on Broadway this season with Bandstand and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) received the TDF/Kitty Leech Young Master Award (formerly the TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, now re-named in honor of the late designer Kitty Leech who passed away last year), andERNEST YOUNG (Penn & Fletcher Embroidery) will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award.

Check out photos from the ceremony below!

Photo credit: Jessica Fallon Gordon

high res photos Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
Robert Perdziola, Judith Dolan, Sally Ann Parsons, Ernest Smith, Paloma Young, Catherine Zuber, Mel Weingart Victoria Bailey, Stephen Cabral and James Lapine Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
Judith Dolan, Paloma Young, Ernest Smith, Sally Ann Parsons, Mel Weingart, James Lapine, Catherine Zuber and Doug Hughes Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
Paloma Young, Ernest Smith, Catherine Zuber and Stephen Cabral Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
Paloma Young, Ernest Smith and Catherine Zuber Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
Mel Weingart, Paloma Young, Ernest Smith, Catherine Zuber, Stephen Cabral and Victoria Bailey Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
William Ivey Long and Stephen Cabral Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
Paloma Young with one of her costume designs from Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Photo Coverage: Irene Sharaff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Theatrical Costume Design
Catherine Zuber with one of her costume designs from Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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