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Ann Roth
American costume designer

Ann Roth

Ann Roth
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Intro American costume designer
Is Fashion designer Costume designer Designer
From United States of America
Field Arts Creativity Fashion
Gender female
Birth 30 October 1931, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 90 years
Star sign Scorpio
Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts
Academy Award for Best Costume Design  
Tony Award for Best Costume Design in a Play 2013
Academy Award for Best Costume Design 2021
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Ann Roth (born October 30, 1931) is an American costume designer for films and Broadway theatre.

Life and career

Born in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Roth was a Carnegie Mellon graduate who began her career as a scenery painter for the Pittsburgh Opera. She intended to remain in the field of production design until she met Irene Sharaff at the Bucks County Playhouse. Sharaff invited her to California to assist her with costumes on the film Brigadoon and suggested Roth apprentice with her for five films and five Broadway productions before setting out on her own.

Her more than one hundred screen credits include The World of Henry Orient, Midnight Cowboy, Klute, Working Girl, Silkwood, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Mambo Kings, The Birdcage, Primary Colors, Cold Mountain, Closer, Freedomland, The Good Shepherd, Margot at the Wedding, Mamma Mia!, and Evening.

Roth's dozens of stage credits include The Odd Couple, The Star-Spangled Girl, Purlie, Seesaw, They're Playing Our Song, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Biloxi Blues, Butley, The Vertical Hour, Deuce, and The Waverly Gallery.

Multiple collaborations

  • 13 - Mike Nichols - Silkwood, Heartburn, Biloxi Blues, Working Girl, Postcards from the Edge, Regarding Henry,
    Wolf, The Birdcage, Primary Colors, What Planet Are You From, Wit, Angels in America, Closer,
  • 5 - John Schlesinger - Midnight Cowboy, The Day of the Locust, Marathon Man, Honky Tonk Freeway, & Pacific Heights
  • 4 - Sidney Lumet - The Morning After, Family Business, Q&A, & A Stranger Among Us
  • 3 - Alan J. Pakula - Klute, Rollover, & Consenting Adults
  • 3 - Anthony Minghella - The English Patient & The Talented Mr. Ripley, & Cold Mountain
  • 3 - Stephen Daldry - The Hours, The Reader, & Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • 3 - Brian De Palma - Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, & The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • 3 - Herbert Ross - The Owl and the Pussycat, The Goodbye Girl, & California Suite
  • 3 - Hal Ashby - Coming Home, Second-Hand Hearts, & The Slugger's Wife
  • 3 - George Roy Hill - The World of Henry Orient, The World According to Garp, & Funny Farm
  • 2 - Noah Baumbach - Margot at the Wedding, & While We're Young
  • 2 - M. Night Shymalan - Signs, & The Village
  • 2 - Frank Oz - In & Out & The Stepford Wives


Work as a Costume Designer

Year Title Venue
1957 Small War on Murray Hill Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
1958 Maybe Tuesday Playhouse Theatre, Broadway
Make a Million Morosco Theatre, Broadway
Disenchanted Coronet Theatre, Broadway
1959 A Desert Incident John Golden Theatre, Broadway
Chéri Morosco Theatre, Broadway
Take Me Along Shubert Theatre, Broadway
1960 The Cool World Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway
Face of a Hero
1961 A Far Country Music Box Theatre, Broadway
Purlie Victorious Longacre Theatre, Broadway
Look, We've Come Through Hudson Theatre, Broadway
1962 Isle of Children Cort Theatre, Broadway
Venus at Large Morosco Theatre, Broadway
1963 Natural Affection Booth Theatre, Broadway
Children from Their Games Morosco Theatre, Broadway
A Case of Libel Longacre Theatre, Broadway
The Public Eye Morosco Theatre, Broadway
1964 The Last Analysis Belasco Theatre, Broadway
Slow Dance on the Killing Ground Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
I Had a Ball Martin Beck Theatre, Broadway
1965 The Odd Couple Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
Mrs. Dally John Golden Theatre, Broadway
The Impossible Years Playhouse Theatre, Broadway
1966 The Wayward Stork Richard Rodgers Theatre, Broadway
The Star-Spangled Girl Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
1967 Something Different Cort Theatre, Broadway
1968 Happiness Is Just a Little Thing Called a Rolls Royce Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
1969 Play It Again, Sam Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
My Daughter, Your Son Booth Theatre, Broadway
Tiny Alice ANTA Theatre, Broadway
Three Sisters
1970 Gantry George Abbot Theatre, Broadway
Purlie ANTA Theatre, Broadway
The Engagement Baby Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway
1971 Father's Day John Golden Theatre, Broadway
1972 Fun City Morosco Theatre, Broadway
Twelfth Night Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway
Children! Children! Ritz Theatre, Broadway
6 Rms Riv Vu Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway
Lunt-Fontaine Theatre, Broadway
Enemies Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway
1972-73 Purlie Billy Rose Theatre, Broadway
1973 The Merchant of Venice Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway
Seesaw Uris Theatre, Broadway
Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway
The Women 46th Street Theatre, Broadway
1976 The Royal Family Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway
The Heiress Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
1977 The Importance of Being Earnest Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway
1978 Do You Turn Somersaults? 46th Street Theatre, Broadway
1978-82 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
1978-79 The Crucifer of Blood Helen Hayes Theatre, Broadway
1978 First Monday in the Morning Majestic Theatre, Broadway
1979-81 They're Playing Our Song Imperial Theatre, Broadway
1979 Strangers John Golden Theatre, Broadway
1980-81 Lunch Hour Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
1982-84 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway
1982-83 Present Laughter Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway
1983 The Misanthrope
1984 Open Admissions Music Box Theatre, Broadway
1984-85 Design for Living Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway
1964-85 Hurlyburly Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
1985-86 Biloxi Blues Neil Simon Theatre, Broadway
1985 Arms and the Man Circle in the Square Theatre, Broadway
1985-86 The Odd Couple Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
1985-86 Singin' in the Rain Gershwin Theatre, Broadway
1986-87 Social Security Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
1986-87 The House of Blue Leaves Vivian Beaumont Theatre, Broadway
Plymouth Theatre, Broadway
1989 Born Yesterday 46th Street Theatre, Broadway
1992 Death and the Maiden Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Broadway
A Small Family Business Music Box Theatre, Broadway
1993 Any Given Day Longacre Theatre, Broadway
1994 What's Wrong With This Picture? Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Broadway
1996-97 Present Laughter Walter Kerr Theatre, Play
2000-02 The Tale of the Allergist's Wife
2005-06 The Odd Couple Brooks Atkinson Theatre, Broadway
2006-07 Butley Booth Theatre, Broadway
The Vertical Hour Music Box Theatre, Broadway
2007 The Year of Magical Thinking Booth Theatre, Broadway
Deuce Music Box Theatre, Broadway
2009 Hedda Gabler American Airlines Theatre, Broadway
2011 The Book of Mormon Eugene O'Neill Theatre, Broadway
2012 Death of a Salesman Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
Gore Vidal's The Best Man Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway
2013 The Nance Lyceum Theatre, Broadway
The Testament of Mary Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway
I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers Booth Theatre, Broadway
2013-14 Betrayal Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
2014 A Raisin in the Sun
2014-15 This is Our Youth Cort Theatre, Broadway
It's Only a Play Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway
Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Broadway
A Delicate Balance John Golden Theatre, Broadway
2015 Fish in the Dark Cort Theatre, Broadway
2015-16 Sylvia
Misery Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
2016 Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Music Box Theatre, Broadway
Blackbird Belasco Theatre, Broadway
2016-17 The Front Page Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
2017-18 Meteor Shower Cort Theatre, Broadway
2018 Three Tall Women John Golden Theatre, Broadway
The Iceman Cometh Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, Broadway
Carousel Imperial Theatre, Broadway
To Kill a Mockingbird Shubert Theatre, Broadway
2018-19 The Waverly Gallery John Golden Theatre, Broadway
The Prom Longacre Theatre, Broadway
2019 King Lear Cort Theatre, Broadway
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Booth Theatre, Broadway
2020 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Awards & Nominations

Academy Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1985 Best Costume Design Places in the Heart Nominated
1997 Best Costume Design The English Patient Won
2000 Best Costume Design The Talented Mr. Ripley Nominated
2003 Best Costume Design The Hours Nominated

Tony Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1965 Best Producer of a Play Slow Dance on the Killing Ground Nominated
1976 Best Costume Design The Royal Family Nominated
1979 Best Costume Design The Crucifer of Blood Nominated
1986 Best Costume Design The House of Blue Leaves Nominated
2011 Best Costume Design of a Musical The Book of Mormon Nominated
2013 Best Costume Design of a Play The Nance Won
2016 Best Costume Design of a Musical Shuffle Along Nominated
2018 Best Costume Design in a Musical Carousel Nominated
Best Costume Design of a Play Three Tall Women Nominated
The Iceman Cometh Nominated
2019 Best Costume Design of a Play To Kill a Mockingbird Nominated
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Nominated

Emmy Award

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1986 Outstanding Costumes - Miniseries Roanoak: Part 1 Nominated
2004 Outstanding Costumes - Miniseries Angels in America Nominated
2011 Outstanding Costumes - Miniseries Mildred Pierce Nominated

Other Awards

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1976 BAFTA Best Costume Design The Day of the Locust Won
1997 Best Costume Design The English Patient Nominated
2004 Best Costume Design Cold Mountain Nominated
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design The Royal Family Nominated
1985 Outstanding Costume Design Design For Living Nominated
1997 Outstanding Costume Design Present Laughter Nominated
2016 Outstanding Costume Design of a Musical Shuffle Along Won
2017 Outstanding Costume Design of a Play The Front Page Nominated
2018 Outstanding Costume Design of a Play Three Tall Women Nominated
2000 Theatre Development Fund Irene Sharaff Award for Lifetime Achievement Award N/A Presented
2011 American Theater Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement N/A Inducted
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