Gender
Male
Born
Jun 10, 1938
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died
Apr 30, 2014
New York, New York, USA
Director Producer Performer Writer Presenter
Comments
Biography: Nicholas Martin was born Joel Martin Levinson on June 10, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied drama at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. He began acting for Rabb's A.P.A. -Phoenix theater company and in Broadway plays in the 1960s. He served as artistic director of the Huntington Theater Company from 2000 to 2008, and as artistic director of the Williamstown Theater Festival until 2010. He taught at Bennington College and performed at the Old Globe Theater.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on May 2, 2014.
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Mar 14, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013)
  • Directed by Nicholas Martin
PlayComedyOriginal
Present Laughter (Jan 21, 2010 - Mar 21, 2010)
  • Directed by Nicholas Martin
PlayComedyRevival
The 39 Steps (Jan 15, 2008 - Jan 10, 2010)
  • Produced in association with Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director)
    • Additional
PlayComedyOriginal
Mauritius (Oct 04, 2007 - Nov 25, 2007)
  • Produced by Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director)
PlayOriginal
Butley (Oct 25, 2006 - Jan 14, 2007)
  • Directed by Nicholas Martin
  • A production of the Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director)
PlayRevival
Match (Apr 08, 2004 - May 23, 2004)
  • Directed by Nicholas Martin
PlayDramaOriginal
Hedda Gabler (Oct 04, 2001 - Jan 13, 2002)
  • Directed by Nicholas Martin
  • Produced in association with Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director)
  • East Coast Premiere at Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director)
PlayDramaRevival
King Hedley II (May 01, 2001 - Jul 01, 2001)
  • Additional presentations were mounted at Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director)
PlayDramaOriginal
The Rehearsal (Nov 21, 1996 - Jan 10, 1997)
  • Directed by Nicholas Martin
PlayRevival
The Loves of Anatol (Mar 06, 1985 - Apr 14, 1985)
  • Book adapted by Nicholas Martin
PlayOriginal
Alice in Wonderland (Dec 23, 1982 - Jan 09, 1983)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [Duck, Dormouse, Train Guard]
  • Understudy: Nicholas Martin [King of Hearts, Voice of Humpty Dumpty]
PlayFantasy Play with musicRevival
The Man Who Came to Dinner (Jun 26, 1980 - Sep 07, 1980)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [Professor Metz, Westcott]
PlayComedyRevival
Pantagleize (Sep 03, 1968 - Sep 12, 1968)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [Poet]
PlayComedyOriginal
Exit the King (Jan 09, 1968 - Jun 22, 1968)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [The Guard]
PlayOriginal
Pantagleize (Nov 30, 1967 - Jun 22, 1968)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [Poet]
PlayComedyOriginal
You Can't Take It With You (Feb 10, 1967 - Feb 1967)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [Boris Kolenkhov]
PlayComedy FarceRevival
The Wild Duck (Jan 11, 1967 - Jun 17, 1967)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [Molvik, Graaberg]
PlayRevival
Right You Are If You Think You Are (Nov 22, 1966 - Dec 1966)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [Butler]
PlayRevival
The School for Scandal (Nov 21, 1966 - Jan 1967)
  • Performer: Nicholas Martin [Sir Benjamin Backbite]
PlayComedyRevival

Tony Award®

 

Best Direction of a Play

2013 | Nominee  | Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Directed by Nicholas Martin
 

Best Play

2008 | Nominee  | The 39 Steps
Produced in association with Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director)

Drama Desk Award

Unique Theatrical Experience

2008 | Winner  | The 39 Steps
Produced in association with Huntington Theatre Company (Nicholas Martin, Artistic Director; Michael Maso, Managing Director)
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1999 | Nominee
Nicholas Martin (for "Betty's Summer Vacation")

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