"Oh, this is divine!"
- Meryl Streep, upon seeing one of Fritz Masten's designs on a form

About Fritz

Fritz Masten is a highly versatile artist working in theater.

He has designed costumes and sets for theaters internationally, most prominently The Joseph Papp Public Theater, The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the Houston Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, The Alberta Ballet, Theatre du Rhin, The Paul Taylor Dance Company and Introdans Netherlands.

He’s been nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for the musical Diva Diaries and was listed as Young Master for the Irene Sharaff Award.

As a draper Fritz has created clothes for Tony Award winning designers Gregg Barnes, Jane Greenwood, Susan Hilferty, William Ivey Long, Martin Pakledinaz, and Ann Hould Ward, as well as fashion designers Bob Mackie, Thierry Mugler, and Narciso Rodriguez.

Fritz has done tons of rhinestone heavy duds for three companies of the Ringling Brothers Circus.

He’s dressed such performers as Joey Arias, Alec Baldwin, Polly Bergen, Don Cheadle, Billy Crudup, Willem Dafoe, Olympia Dukakis, Paloma Herrera, Bill Irwin, Julie Kent, Kevin Kline, Idina Menzel, Lynn Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, Julia Styles and Santa Claus.

He had many laughs doing crazy stripper looks for the Broadway Bares charity strip show. His contribution to Bill Hayward’s photo book Bad Behavior was featured in Vanity Fair. He created the video “How to Make a Tutu”. Fritz is sought after as a guest speaker, teacher and mentor to students pursuing careers in theater and fashion.

Fritz is a gifted painter and craft person whose skills extend to tailoring, foam construction, puppetry, dying, millinery, and animation.

He lives and works out of New York City.


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