Photo Flash: Inside the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards, Honoring Michael Yeargan, Susan Tsu & More
Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU were among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Go inside the event below!
Ms. Tsu was selected to receive the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design (presented by EDWARD STERN) and Mr. Yeargan receiveed the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design (presented by BARTLETT SHER). The awards were presented through Theatre Development Fund's Costume Collection.
Additionally, costume designer SUTTIRAT LARLARB (currently represented on Broadway with Waitress and Finding Neverland) received the TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award (presented by SCOTT PASK), and authors and designers LIZ COVEY and the late ROSEMARY INGHAM received the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award (presented by DEBORAH TROUT).
During the ceremony, as a special memorial tribute to legendary costume and scenic designer DOROTHY JEAKINS, there was a screening of an original 15-minute film on her life, created by designer SUZY BENZINGER.
Throughout her long and distinguished career, elegance and an attention to detail were the trademarks of costume designer IRENE SHARAFF. Miss Sharaff was revered as a designer of enormous depth and intelligence, equally secure with both contemporary and period costumes. Her work exemplified the best of costume design. Such excellence is demonstrated by the winners of the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff awardees.