Lloyd Burlingame, Matthew LeFebvre, Lynn Portal, Carrie Robbins Win TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
The honors will be presented at the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards ceremony, to be held on May 4 at 6:30pm at the Hudson Theatre.
Costume designer Mathew LeFebvre will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, and author and designer Lynn Portal will receive the TDF/Irene Sharaff Artisan Award.
Burlingame's credits include production design of Alfie!, Philadelphia Here I Come!, The Loves of Cass McGuire on Broadway, among others. In addition, he served as lighting designer on such Broadway shows as Via Galactica, Vivat! Vivat! Regina, Not Now Darling, and Hadrian VII, and Brief Lives.
Robbins received Tony Award nominations for her work on Grease and Over Here! Her other Broadway credits include Irving Berlin's White Christmas, A Class Act, Agnes of God, Yentl, Octette Bridgeclub, Sweet Bird of Youth, Cyrano and Secret Affairs of Mildred Wilde
In addition to the presentation of the honors, the ceremony will also feature a special memorial tribute to the husband and wife design team of William and Jean Eckart, with a screening of Suzy Benzinger' original 15-minute film on their lives.