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John M. Falabella
(October 9 1952 - July 6, 1993) USA

John M. Falabella

Set designer

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John M. Falabella was born in New York. He was a Broadway and TV set designer. Nominated for an Emmy in 1992 for his work on the Tony awards. He was also the head of the scenic design program at Boston University, where he taught since 1986.

He designed 14 Broadway shows, including Harvey Fierstein's Safe Sex , Edward Albee's Lady From Dubuque and Harry Connick Jr. on Broadway . He was the artistic supervisor and costume designer for Tango Pasion . He also worked Off Broadway and at regional theaters around the country, among them the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.

His television credits include "Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne" and five Tony Awards shows for CBS. He also designed many AIDS benefits, including "The Best of the Best: A Show of Concern" at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1985.

John M. Falabella died in New York City of Aids-related complications. He was 40. He was survived by his companion, Laren T. Lambdin, who passed away on September 27, 2013.

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