Mathew J. LeFebvre ’87, professor of costume design at the University of Minnesota, began his career at the University in 1996. Since achieving the rank of associate professor in 2002, LeFebvre has produced designs for 52 professional (juried) productions at significant venues, including five off-Broadway productions, 20 for the Guthrie Theater, five for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, four for the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and 15 for Penumbra Theatre Company. He received the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) Irene Sharaff Young Master Award for distinguished costume design in 2012, Lavender Magazine’s Best Costume Designer in 2010, an Ivey Award as a member of the production team for RUINED in 2010, and an Honorable Mention in the Star Tribune’s Artists of the Year in 2003.
LeFebvre received a degree in theatre arts from Morris and a master of fine arts from the University of Minnesota in 1996. His design work has been praised by such prominent publications as The New York Times, Daily Variety, New York Daily News, the New York Sun, The Wall Street Journal, and Entertainment Design.