Bob Mackie
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Bob Mackie
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
The winners of the 2007 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards for theatrical design have been announced. The awards will be bestowed at a ceremony on March 23 at the Hudson Theatre.

The Robert L. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design will go to three-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto. He has designed the sets and/or costumes for nearly 60 Broadway productions, and will be represented this spring by the Broadway revivals of Prelude to a Kiss, Inherit the Wind, and 110 in the Shade.

The Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award will go to nine-time Emmy Award winner Bob Mackie. The designer, best known for the outfits he's made for such stars as Cher, Ann-Margret, and Carol Burnett, has contributed to such Broadway shows as Moon Over Buffalo, Putting it Together, and Lorelei.

Former Helen Hayes Award nominee Murell Horton will receive the Sharaff Young Master Award; Kermit Love, renowned for his work on Sesame Street, will receive the Sharaff Artisan Award; and the late Rouben Ter-Arutunian, a Tony winner for Redhead, will receive the Sharaff Posthumous Award.

This year's selection committee included Gregg Barnes, Suzy Benzinger, Linda Fisher, Lana Fritz, Rodney Gordon, Desmond Heeley, Holly Hynes, Willa Kim, Carolyn Kostopoulous, Kitty Leech, David Murin, Sally Ann Parsons, Robert Perdziola, Carrie Robbins, Eduardo Sicangco, Scott Traugott, Jose Varona, Tony Walton, Patrick Wiley, and David Zinn.