On the Stage, Behind the Scenes and In the Audience
Hewes Design Awards - 1975
Designer Carrie Robbins’ work features 30+ Broadway shows, including Class Act, Grease (original), Agnes of God, Yentl, Octette Bridge Club , Sweet Bird of Youth (Bacall), Frankenstein, Happy End (Streep), Boys of Winter, Cyrano (Langella), & Shadow Box (Ruehl).
Her awards and nominations incl. 2012 recipient of the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Theatre Development Fund & the tdf/Costume Collection with the support of the Tobin Theatre Arts Fund. 2 Tony (Noms.), 5 Drama Desk, Maharam, USITT/Prague International, L.A. Dramalogue, Henry Hughes, F.I.T-Surface Design, & Audelco, among others.
Robbins’ costumes for the Irving Berlin musical White Christmas have played major cities in the USA, Broadway, & Great Britain. Her regional work includes M. Butterfly and On the Verge, for director Tazewell Thompson (Arena Stage) and the Gershwin musical American in Paris by Ken Ludwig for director Gregory Boyd (Alley Theatre, Houston) as well as The Tempest (Anthony Hopkins as Prospero) & Flea in Her Ear (director Tom Moore at Mark Taper Forum), many productions for the Guthrie (MN), Williamstown, and many others from Alaska to Buffalo.
Robbins is an MFA grad from the Yale School of Drama and was Master Teacher of Costume Design at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts for many years. She is extremely proud of the extraordinary number of award-winning, successful young costume designers and costume teachers across the country who came out of her classes.