Costume designer Alvin Colt will be inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame on January 28, along with artistic director/critic Robert Brustein, actor George Grizzard, critic Henry Hewes, producer T. Edward Hambleton, American Theatre Wing chairwoman Isabelle Stevenson, composer Charles Strouse, and choreographer Peter Gennaro.
The Theatre Hall of Fame is located in the Gershwin Theatre, located at 222 West 51st Street. Names of the members are carved into the walls and constitute an honor roll of those involved in the Broadway theatre.
Colt’s career ranges from 1944, when he designed his first Broadway show On the Town, to today, with his ongoing work on the Forbidden Broadway series of revues. His Broadway credits include Guys and Dolls (1950), The Golden Apple (1954), Fanny (1954), The Lark (1955), L’il Abner (1956), Destry Rides Again (1959), Wildcat (1960), Sugar (1972), Lorelei (1974), Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (1989), Waiting in the Wings(1999), and If You Ever Leave Me, I’m Going With You (2001). He won three Tony Awards: In 1956 for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Pipe Dream, in 1957 for L’il Abner and the Terrence Rattigan comedy The Sleeping Prince, and in 1960 for the flop musical Greenwillow. He is also the holder of an Irene Sharaff Award from Theatre Development Fund.
The next production at the Gershwin Theatre is Oklahoma!, which starts previews in February.