October 30, 1931|
Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
|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
|1965||Tony Award||Best Producer of a Play||Slow Dance on the Killing Ground||Nominated|
|1976||BAFTA||Best Costume Design||The Day of the Locust (1975)||Won|
|Tony Award||Best Costume Design||The Royal Family||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Costume Design||The Royal Family||Nominated|
|1979||Tony Award||Best Costume Design||The Crucifer of Blood||Nominated|
|1985||Academy Awards||Best Costume Design||Places in the Heart (1984)||Nominated|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Costume Design||Design For Living||Nominated|
|1986||Tony Award||Best Costume Design||The House of Blue Leaves||Nominated|
|Emmy Award||Outstanding Costume Design for a Miniseries or a Special||Roanoak: Part 1 (1986)||Nominated|
|1997||Academy Awards||Best Costume Design||The English Patient (1996)||Won|
|Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Costume Design||Present Laughter||Nominated|
|2000||Academy Awards||Best Costume Design||The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)||Nominated||With Gary Jones|
|Theatre Development Fund||Irene Sharaff Award for Lifetime Achievement Award||Presented|
|2003||Academy Awards||Best Costume Design||The Hours (2002)||Nominated|
|Hollywood Film Festival||Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design Award|
|2004||Emmy Award||Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Part II)||Angels in America||Nominated|
|2011||Emmy Award||Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Part 2)||Mildred Pierce||Nominated|
|Tony Award||Best Costume Design of a Musical||The Book of Mormon||Nominated|
|American Theater Hall of Fame||Inducted|
|2013||Tony Award||Best Costume Design of a Play||The Nance||Won|
|2016||Tony Award||Best Costume Design of a Musical||Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed||Nominated|
|2016||Drama Desk Award||Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical||Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed||Won|
- Ann Roth at LiveDesignOnline.com
- "The 57th Academy Awards (1985) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- Van Gelder, Lawrence (March 25, 1997). "'English Patient' Dominates Oscars With Nine, Including Best Picture". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved June 18, 2008.
- "The 69th Academy Awards (1997) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
- Ann Roth at HollywoodAwards.com Archived February 28, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Purcell, Carey " 'Kinky Boots', 'Vanya and Sonia', 'Pippin' and 'Virginia Woolf?' Are Big Winners at 67th Annual Tony Awards" playbill.com, June 9, 2013