Gender
Male
Born
Sep 01, 1953
Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA
Died
Jul 08, 2012
New York, New York, USA
Designer Other
Also Known As
Marty Pakledinaz
Comments
Biography: Martin Pakledinaz was born on September 1, 1953 in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He attended Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. He designed costumes for the leading regional theatres in the United States, various prestigious opera houses, and the Royal Dramatic Theatre of Sweden. His survivors included his sister and brothers.

Film/TV Credits: His costume design credits include: "The Elixir of Love," "A Midsummer Night"s Dream," "Street Scene," Grand Isle," and "My Week with Marilyn."

Other Awards: Inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame shortly after his death.

Trivia:
He worked with Mark Morris for multiple years, as well as other dance companies.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on July 12, 2012.
Chaplin (Sep 10, 2012 - Jan 06, 2013)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalOriginal
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Apr 24, 2012 - Jun 15, 2013)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyOriginal
Man and Boy (Oct 09, 2011 - Nov 27, 2011)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayRevival
Master Class (Jul 07, 2011 - Sep 04, 2011)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayRevival
The Normal Heart (Apr 27, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayDramaOriginal
Anything Goes (Apr 07, 2011 - Jul 08, 2012)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
Lend Me a Tenor (Apr 04, 2010 - Aug 15, 2010)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Blithe Spirit (Mar 15, 2009 - Jul 19, 2009)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayComedy FarceRevival
Gypsy (Mar 27, 2008 - Jan 11, 2009)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalDramaRevival
Is He Dead? (Dec 09, 2007 - Mar 09, 2008)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayComedyOriginal
Grease (Aug 19, 2007 - Jan 04, 2009)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
The Pirate Queen (Apr 05, 2007 - Jun 17, 2007)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalDramaOriginal
The Pajama Game (Feb 23, 2006 - Jun 17, 2006)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
Wonderful Town (Nov 23, 2003 - Jan 30, 2005)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
The Look of Love (May 04, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalRevueOriginal
A Year With Frog and Toad (Apr 13, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedy FantasyOriginal
The Boys from Syracuse (Aug 18, 2002 - Oct 20, 2002)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Apr 18, 2002 - Jun 20, 2004)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyOriginal
A Thousand Clowns (Jul 11, 2001 - Sep 23, 2001)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayComedyRevival
Taller Than a Dwarf (Apr 25, 2000 - Jun 11, 2000)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayComedyOriginal
Kiss Me, Kate (Nov 18, 1999 - Dec 30, 2001)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
Golden Child (Apr 02, 1998 - May 31, 1998)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayDramaOriginal
The Diary of Anne Frank (Dec 04, 1997 - Jun 14, 1998)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayDramaRevival
The Life (Apr 26, 1997 - Jun 07, 1998)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalOriginal
Summer and Smoke (Sep 05, 1996 - Oct 20, 1996)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayRevival
The Father (Jan 11, 1996 - Feb 25, 1996)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayDramaRevival
Holiday (Dec 03, 1995 - Jan 14, 1996)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayComedyRevival
Hedda Gabler (Jul 10, 1994 - Aug 07, 1994)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayDramaRevival
A Grand Night for Singing (Nov 17, 1993 - Jan 01, 1994)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalRevueOriginal
Anna Christie (Jan 14, 1993 - Feb 28, 1993)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayDramaRevival
Hamlet (Apr 02, 1992 - May 10, 1992)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayTragedyRevival
You Never Can Tell (Oct 09, 1986 - Jan 25, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayComedyRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987)
  • Associate Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyOriginal
I Won't Dance (May 10, 1981 - May 10, 1981)
  • Costume Design by Marty Pakledinaz
PlayOriginal
Inacent Black (May 06, 1981 - May 17, 1981)
  • Costume Design by Marty Pakledinaz
PlayComedyOriginal
Onward Victoria (Dec 14, 1980 - Dec 14, 1980)
  • Assistant Costume Design by Marty Pakledinaz
MusicalOriginal
42nd Street (Aug 25, 1980 - Jan 08, 1989)
  • Assistant Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyOriginal
Blithe Spirit (Dec 09, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015)
  • Miss Lansbury's Costumes by Martin Pakledinaz
PlayComedyFarceRevival
Anything Goes (Oct 02, 2012 - Nov 17, 2013)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
  • Dedicated to the memory of Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
Grease (Dec 02, 2008 - May 23, 2010)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jul 15, 2003 - May 08, 2005)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyOriginal
Kiss Me, Kate (Jun 19, 2001 - Jun 16, 2002)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
On the Twentieth Century (Oct 10, 1986 - Apr 05, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyRevival
La Cage aux Folles (May 29, 1984 - May 26, 1985)
  • Associate Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
MusicalComedyOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2012 | Nominee  | Nice Work If You Can Get It
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2011 | Nominee  | Anything Goes
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Best Costume Design of a Play

2010 | Nominee  | Lend Me a Tenor
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Best Costume Design of a Play

2009 | Nominee  | Blithe Spirit
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2008 | Nominee  | Gypsy
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

2006 | Nominee  | The Pajama Game
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz

Best Costume Design

2002 | Winner  | Thoroughly Modern Millie
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz

Best Costume Design

2000 | Winner  | Kiss Me, Kate
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Best Costume Design

1998 | Nominee  | Golden Child
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Best Costume Design

1997 | Nominee  | The Life
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Costume Design

2013 | Nominee  | Chaplin
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Outstanding Costume Design

2012 | Nominee  | Nice Work If You Can Get It
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Outstanding Costume Design

2011 | Nominee  | Anything Goes
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Outstanding Costume Design

2009 | Nominee  | Blithe Spirit
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Outstanding Costume Design

2002 | Nominee  | Thoroughly Modern Millie
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz

Outstanding Costume Design

2000 | Winner  | Kiss Me, Kate
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz
 

Outstanding Costume Design

2000 | Nominee
Martin Pakledinaz (for "The Wild Party" (MTC))
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1997 | Nominee  | The Life
Costume Design by Martin Pakledinaz

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