October 30, 1931 |
Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA
|Years active||1964 – present|
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, and Deuce.
Awards and Accolades
|1997||Academy Awards||Best Costume Design||The English Patient (1996)||Won|
|1985||Academy Awards||Best Costume Design||Places in the Heart (1984)||Nominated|
|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|
|American Theater Hall of Fame (2011)||Inducted|
|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|
- Ann Roth at LiveDesignOnline.com
- Van Gelder, Lawrence (March 25, 1997). English Patient' Dominates Oscars With Nine, Including Best Picture"'". The New York Times (
- "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- Ann Roth at HollywoodAwards.com
- Purcell, Carey " 'Kinky Boots', 'Vanya and Sonia', 'Pippin' and 'Virginia Woolf?' Are Big Winners at 67th Annual Tony Awards" playbill.com, June 9, 2013
- Ann Roth at the Internet Movie Database
- Ann Roth at the Internet Broadway Database
- VarietyAnn Roth profile at