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Martin Pakledinaz

Designer
( b. Sep 01, 1953 Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - d. Jul 08, 2012 New York, New York, USA ) Male
Also known as: Marty Pakledinaz
Mr. Pakledinaz fabricated costumes for classics (Hedda Gabler, The Father, Hamlet, Summer and Smoke) and modern plays (Golden Child, Cellini), but was perhaps best known for his vibrant work on musicals like the 1999 Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate and Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which he won a Tony Award in 2002.

Martin Pakledinaz was one of seven sons, to James Pakledinaz and Dorothy Pakledinaz. His father worked in the model-making division of General Motors.
He became interested in theatre when a teenager. Initially, he had dreams of becoming an actor, pursuing performing at Wayne State University. A teacher dissuaded him from persisting in that path. He entered the world of New York costume design doing sketches for the noted designer Theoni V. Aldredge. After years of executing Aldredge's ideas, he said it took a couple years to come upon his own style. He cut his teeth as a designer on productions at The York Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival, McCarter Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company in the 1980s.

He was a particular favorite of director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall, who called on him to lend the appropriate period fizz on Broadway revivals of Wonderful Town, Grease, The Pajama Game and Anything Goes, as well as the new musical using old Gershwin songs, Nice Work If You Can Get It.

He worked frequently for the Roundabout Theatre Company, where he was championed early on by artistic director Todd Haimes, who, Mr. Pakledinaz once said, "liked my brain."

In addition to his contributions as a designer, Mr. Pakledinaz was a generous contributor to countless charities and funds, including Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Actors Fund. He also taught on the graduate level at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, sharing his knowledge, talent and advice with future generations of designers.

Source: Playbill.com



Productions Date of Productions
Chaplin
[Musical, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Sep 10, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013
Nice Work If You Can Get It
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 15, 2013
Man and Boy
[Play, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Oct 09, 2011 - Nov 27, 2011
Master Class
[Play, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Jul 07, 2011 - Sep 04, 2011
The Normal Heart
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 27, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011
Anything Goes
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 07, 2011 - Jul 08, 2012
Lend Me a Tenor
[Play, Comedy, Farce, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 04, 2010 - Aug 15, 2010
Blithe Spirit
[Play, Comedy, Farce, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Mar 15, 2009 - Jul 19, 2009
Gypsy
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009
Is He Dead?
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Dec 09, 2007 - Mar 09, 2008
Grease
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Aug 19, 2007 - Jan 04, 2009
The Pirate Queen
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 05, 2007 - Jun 17, 2007
The Pajama Game
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Feb 23, 2006 - Jun 17, 2006
Wonderful Town
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Nov 23, 2003 - Jan 30, 2005
The Look of Love
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
May 04, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003
A Year With Frog and Toad
[Musical, Comedy, Fantasy, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003
The Boys from Syracuse
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Aug 18, 2002 - Oct 20, 2002
Thoroughly Modern Millie
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 18, 2002 - Jun 20, 2004
A Thousand Clowns
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Jul 11, 2001 - Sep 23, 2001
Taller Than a Dwarf
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 25, 2000 - Jun 11, 2000
Kiss Me, Kate
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Nov 18, 1999 - Dec 30, 2001
Golden Child
[Play, Drama, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 02, 1998 - May 31, 1998
The Diary of Anne Frank
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Dec 04, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998
The Life
[Musical, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998
Summer and Smoke
[Play, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Sep 05, 1996 - Oct 20, 1996
The Father
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Jan 11, 1996 - Feb 18, 1996
Holiday
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Dec 03, 1995 - Jan 14, 1996
Hedda Gabler
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Jul 10, 1994 - Aug 07, 1994
A Grand Night for Singing
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Nov 17, 1993 - Jan 01, 1994
Anna Christie
[Play, Drama, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Jan 14, 1993 - Feb 28, 1993
Hamlet
[Play, Tragedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Apr 02, 1992 - May 10, 1992
You Never Can Tell
[Play, Comedy, Revival]
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Oct 09, 1986 - Jan 25, 1987
La Cage aux Folles
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Associate Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987
I Won't Dance
[Play, Original]
  • Costume Design by Marty Pakledinaz
May 10, 1981 - May 10, 1981
Inacent Black
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Costume Design by Marty Pakledinaz
May 06, 1981 - May 17, 1981
Onward Victoria
[Musical, Original]
  • Assistant Costume Design by Marty Pakledinaz
Dec 14, 1980 - Dec 14, 1980
2013 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
 Chaplin [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2012 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Musical
 Nice Work If You Can Get It [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2012 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
 Nice Work If You Can Get It [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2011 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Musical
 Anything Goes [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2011 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
 Anything Goes [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2010 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Play
 Lend Me a Tenor [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2009 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Play
 Blithe Spirit [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2009 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
 Blithe Spirit [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2008 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Musical
 Gypsy [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2006 Tony Award® Best Costume Design of a Musical
 The Pajama Game [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2002 Tony Award® Best Costume Design
winnerThoroughly Modern Millie [winner]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2002 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
 Thoroughly Modern Millie [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2000 Tony Award® Best Costume Design
winnerKiss Me, Kate [winner]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2000 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
winnerKiss Me, Kate [winner]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
2000 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
  Martin Pakledinaz (for "The Wild Party" (MTC)) [nominee]
1998 Tony Award® Best Costume Design
 Golden Child [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
1997 Tony Award® Best Costume Design
 The Life [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
1997 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Costume Design
 The Life [nominee]
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
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