Two members of faculty and one alumnus from the Department of Design for Stage and Film at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts were honored with nominations for Helen Hayes Awards when they were announced on February 1, 2016 at the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery.

Tisch School of the Arts' Peter Nigrini
Two members of faculty, including Peter Nigrini, above, and one alumnus from the Department of Design for Stage and Film at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts were honored with nominations for Helen Hayes Awards when they were announced on February 1, 2016 at the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery.

Two members of faculty and one alumnus from the Department of Design for Stage and Film at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts were honored with nominations for Helen Hayes Awards when they were announced on February 1, 2016 at the National Theatre’s Helen Hayes Gallery.

Three out of five nominations in the category of Outstanding Set Design went to Tisch designers, including Department Chair and Arts Susan Hilferty for Salome at the Shakespeare Theatre Company; Peter Nigrini, adjunct instructor, in recognition of his projection design for Dear Evan Hanson at Arena Stage; and alumnus Allen Moyer for Man of La Mancha, at the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Hilferty was also recognized for Outstanding Costume Design for Salome.

One of the country’s most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Awards are given annually in 48 categories. Winners will be selected in April.

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