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Runway Model and Audra McDonald wear Emilio Sosa designs on stage.

Emilio Sosa has just been named the newest American Theatre Wing Chair. Mr. Sosa is an Award-nominated Costume and Fashion Designer. Having worked with a plethora of high-caliber celebrities and numerous Broadway shows his new position at the American Theatre Wing is no surprise given his lengthy career and superior talent. In 2015, Emillion Sosa joined the board of the American Theatre Wing, after six years of serving the organization with dedication and commitment, Mr. Sosa will now succeed his current co-chairs Ted Chapin and David Henry Hwang, as they take on the roles of Immediate Past Chairs.

In response to Mr. Sosa’s newfound role at American Theatre Wing, he said, “I could not be more honored to step into this role at this crucial time, or more humbled to be succeeding two such accomplished leaders…I look forward to continuing building the Wing’s ongoing, long-term equity work, expanding and deepening our education work, building bridges between all parts of the theatre ecology, and cultivating conversation and action across every region of the country to ensure all voices and occupations in our industry are heard.”

Emilio Sosa was raised in New York City and was born in the Dominican Republic. Around the beginning of his career, he started theatre work at Grace Costumes, where he went from shopper to creative director, this gave him a good foundation that he could learn from and take with him later on. Since then he has designed for A-list celebrities like Mariah Carey, Gloria Estafan, and Diana Ross. He has gone on tour with Celine Dion and created signature styles for Hip-Hop game-changers like Salt-N-Peppa. He even became movie director, Spike Lee’s in-house stylist. Emilio Sosa’s major step in his career was working on broadway with shows like ON YOUR FEET! and MOTOWN, The Musical. One of the musicals Emelio worked on was called PORGY AND BESS and it got a TONY Award Nomination. Sosa was also the first black designer of the Radio City Music Hall Spring Spectacular and the Christmas Show starring The Rocketts! With Emilio Sosa’s long and comprehensive resume it’s no wonder he got the position of American Theatre Wing Chair. He has received the Drama Desk Award, Tony Award and was the recipient of the NAACP Theatre Award, a Lucille Lortel Award, and LA Ovation Award. By being promoted to this position Emilio is able to share his theatre knowledge with people who are not as represented. He does this by sponsoring workshops and theatre trips.

Emilio Sosa with The Rockettes

To conclude this glowing review of Emilio Sosa, the President, and CEO of the American Theatre wing said “Now, as we enter the post-pandemic era, our extensive agenda and the growing portfolio has created a need for our most robust leadership team ever, including an unprecedented six vice-chairs. I can’t think of anyone better suited to lead that team than Emilio as we continue to elevate and advance the Wing’s work and its programs to ensure that this art form and our industry come back better than ever before.”

About David Milberg

David Milberg is an experienced financial analyst and entrepreneur from New York City. Milberg is a proud father of three kids. Milberg graduated from Princeton University with a BA in History and graduated from Columbia University with an MBA. David Milberg currently serves as a Senior Vice President at Milberg Factors, Inc.

Over his tenure at Milberg Factors, David has also been involved in numerous not-for-profit activities. In light of David’s charitable work, he was honored in the year 2000 by the accountants and bankers division of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York and by the Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Foundation. David Milberg has also been active in the Lincoln Center Business Council.

David Milberg has invested in such major broadway productions as Mel Brook’s The Producers, The Weir, and the hit revival of Pippin directed by Diane Paulus and starring Tony Award Winner Patina Miller at the Leading Player. David sits on the Board of Trustees for The Prospect Theater Company and is a fervent supporter of the Lincoln Center Theater. David Milberg presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Princeton Triangle Club, where he was Vice-Chairman.

David Milberg has a rich, varied background in musical theater and live stage performance.

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