Outstanding examples of costume
design for the 1977-78 season.
Variety Award 1971-72
ANTOINETTE PERRY AWARD NOMINATION
PREMIO ASOCIACION DE CRONISTAS DE ESPECTACULOS DE NUEVA YORK
Best Costume Design
Cuban-born Randy Barceló (1946-1994), was a set and costume designer on and off Broadway. At the age of 14 he left Cuba through the movement Operation Peter Pan.He studied art at the University of Puerto Rico and dance at Ballet de San Juan. He lived in Puerto Rico until 1965, then he moved to New York, where he began his career as a dancer.He enrolled in Lester Polakov's School of Design, later becoming Assistant Professor of Costume Design at Purdue University.
His Broadway career begins at the age of 24. He was the first Hispanic to be nominated as best costume designer for a Tony Award, for his designs for Jesus Christ Superstar in 1972. Barceló designed the costumes for several Broadway productions, including Lenny, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Magic Show, Sargeant’s Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band, A Broadway Musical and Ain't Misbehavin',for which he received a Maharan Award nomination for the best costume design of 1977-78. He worked in opera productions and he costumed the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Company and numerous other dance and ballet productions.
Opera credits include Leonard Bernstein’s Mass for the Kennedy Center, Stravinsky’s Histoire du Soldat for Carnegie Hall,Les Troyen for Viena State Opera, Salome and Lily for New York City Opera,among others.
Barcelo’s art work, consisting primarily of abstract and figurative sketches and paintings, have been shown in numerous galleries and museums,including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, Hudson River Museum and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.. He was at the peak of his career when he died of cancer at the age of 48. For his last project he designed the costumes for the Ballet Hispanico company: "Si Señor! Es Mi Son!", choreographed by Alberto Alonso with music by Gloria Estefan,1994.
Barcelo was multi-talented artist and his talent was unleashed on every direction his life took.
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