Alvin Colt

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ALVIN COLT, “Forbidden Broadway’s Costume Designer for the past decade, also costumed numerous Broadway hits and flops, 45 musicals 41 plays. A Tony Award winner nominated 4 times plus 4 times for TV’s Emmy Award, recipient of the TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award, and membership in the Theatre Hall of Fame. ALVIN COLT’s Costume Designs have been an important and distinguished asset to many memorable shows, both hits and flops, from coast to coast. His versatile talents have encompassed every form of theatrical presentation: Broadway, Television, Ballet, Opera, Film, Nightclubs and Industrials. Having been associated with more than 200 productions, he has collaborated with the top directors, producers, choreographers, art directors and hundreds of stars. He received his early theatre training at the Yale School of Drama and after designing settings at various summer theatres, he designed Ballet décor and costumes for the Ballet Caravan, the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, the New York City Ballet, and the American Ballet Theatre. The original production of Guy and Dolls, Lli’l Abner, Destry Rides Again, Wildcat, Fanny, The Lark, Golden Rainbow, The Beauty Part, The Golden Apple, The Sleeping Prince, Sugar, Here’s Love, The Aspern Papers, Say Darling, Henry Sweet Henry, Lorelei, Pipe Dream, Greenwillow, Forbidden Broadway ’94, Forbidden Broadway Hollywood, and numerous others. In Los Angeles he recreated his original costumes for Guys and Dolls and Sugar and for new productions of Annie Get Your Gun and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. As a charter member of the Phoenix Theatre, he designed the costumes for sixteen classics plus fifteen for the National Repertory Theatre and “Hamlet” for the Stratford Shakespeare Company. A total of forth-six musicals and forty plays. Television viewers will recall hi Costume Designs seen on all the major networks. Among there were: Happy Birthday Hollywood, The Night of 100 Stars I, II, III, NBC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, Fifteen Tony Award Shows, Three Emmy Award Shows, The Placido Domingo Special, The Disney- MGM Theme Park Opening, CBS On The Air (7 specials), Liza Minnelli’s Triple- Play, Sam Found Out, and the highly acclaimed PBS The Adams Chronicles, for which over 2000 costumes were created for the thirteen episode historical drama. A total of ninety-four Television productions. Besides Broadway and Television, his costumes have appeared in four major operas, nine ballets, two World’s Fair Extravaganzas, three feature films, three New York City Center musical- revivals, a 26 week soap-opera, and for the once famous Copa girls. Industrial shows have included spectacular presentations for Buick, Oldsmobile, Ford, Chrysler, the General Motors Motorama, and the Milliken Breakfast Shows. For five years he served as a member of Broadway’s Tony Award nominating committee. A winner of the Theatre’s coveted Tony Award, he has been nominated four times and four times for Television’s Emmy award. He is also the recipient of the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award Presented by the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Forbidden Broadway Goes to Rehab 47th Street Theatre 09/17/2008 Costume Designer
2 Forbidden Broadway Dances With the Stars! 47th Street Theatre 06/28/2008 Costume Designer
3 Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening 47th Street Theatre 10/02/2007 Costume Designer
4 Forbidden Broadway: The Roast of Utopia 47th Street Theatre 06/13/2007 Costume Designer
5 Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit Douglas Fairbanks Theater 12/16/2004 Costume Designer
6 Forbidden Broadway Summer Shock! Douglas Fairbanks Theater 07/05/2004 Costume Designer
7 Mr. President Douglas Fairbanks Theater 08/02/2001 Costume Designer
8 Forbidden Broadway 2001: A Spoof Odyssey Douglas Fairbanks Theater 12/06/2000 Costume Designer
9 Forbidden Broadway Cleans Up Its Act Ellen's Stardust Diner Theatre 11/17/1998 Costume Designer
10 Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back Triad Theater 10/17/1996 Costume Designer
11 Forbidden Hollywood Triad Theater 03/10/1996 Costume Designer
12 Forbidden Broadway 1994 Theater East 11/11/1993 Costume Designer
13 Abe Lincoln in Illinois Anderson Theatre 01/21/1963 Costume Designer
14 The Infernal Machine Phoenix Theatre 02/03/1958 Costume Designer
15 Mary Stuart Phoenix Theatre 10/08/1957 Costume Designer
16 Livin' the Life Phoenix Theatre 04/27/1957 Costume Designer
17 Diary of a Scoundrel Phoenix Theatre 11/05/1956 Costume Designer
18 The Littlest Revue Phoenix Theatre 05/22/1956 Costume Designer
19 A Month in the Country Phoenix Theatre 04/03/1956 Costume Designer
20 Miss Julie / The Stronger Phoenix Theatre 02/21/1956 Costume Designer
21 Six Characters in Search of an Author Phoenix Theatre 12/11/1955 Costume Designer
22 The Carefree Tree Phoenix Theatre 10/11/1955 Costume Designer
23 The Seagull Phoenix Theatre 05/11/1954 Costume Designer
24 Coriolanus Phoenix Theatre 01/19/1954 Costume Designer
25 Madam Will You Walk Phoenix Theatre 12/01/1953 Costume Designer
Award Production Function
1 NOMINATED 2008 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Forbidden Broadway: Rude Awakening Costume Designer
2 NOMINATED 2005 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Forbidden Broadway: Special Victims Unit Costume Designer