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Ann Roth

Ann Roth
Born (1931-10-30) October 30, 1931
Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupation costume designer
Years active 1964 – present

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.[1]

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, and Deuce.

Awards and Accolades

Year Organization/Association Award/Honor Production Outcome Remarks
1997 Academy Awards Best Costume Design The English Patient (1996) Won[2][3]
1985 Academy Awards Best Costume Design Places in the Heart (1984) Nominated[4]
2000 Academy Awards Best Costume Design The Talented Mr. Ripley(1999) Nominated With Gary Jones
2003 Academy Awards Best Costume Design The Hours (2002) Nominated
BAFTA Best Costume Design The Day of the Locust Won
Emmy Award Best Costume Design of a Roanoak (miniseries) (1986) Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Part II) Angels in America Nominated
Emmy Award Best Costume Design of a Mildred Pierce Nominated
Theatre Development Fund 2000 Irene Sharaff Award for Lifetime Achievement Award Presented
Hollywood Film Festival 2003 Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design Award[5]
American Theater Hall of Fame (2011) Inducted[6]
1965 Tony Award Best Producer of a Play Slow Dance on the Killing Ground Nominated
1976 Tony Award The Royal Family Nominated
1976 Drama Desk Award The Royal Family Nominated
1979 Tony Award Best Costume Design of a Play The Crucifer of Blood Nominated
1985 Drama Desk Award Design For Living Nominated
1986 Tony Award Best Costume Design of a Play The House of Blue Leaves Nominated
1997 Drama Desk Award Present Laughter Nominated
2011 Tony Award Best Costume Design of a Play The Book of Mormon Nominated
2013 Tony Award Best Costume Design of a Play The Nance Won[7]


  1. ^ Ann Roth at
  2. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (March 25, 1997). English Patient' Dominates Oscars With Nine, Including Best Picture"'". The New York Times ( 
  3. ^ "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  4. ^ "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 2011-10-13.
  5. ^ Ann Roth at
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  7. ^ Purcell, Carey " 'Kinky Boots', 'Vanya and Sonia', 'Pippin' and 'Virginia Woolf?' Are Big Winners at 67th Annual Tony Awards", June 9, 2013

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