Gender
Female
Born
Aug 22, 1922
Salonika, GREECE
Died
Jan 21, 2011
Stamford, Connecticut, USA
Designer
Relations
Wife of
Tom Aldredge
Comments
Biography: Theoni V. Aldredge was born Theoni Athanasiou Vachlioti on August 22, 1922 in Salonika, Greece. She attended the Goodman School of Drama after immigrating to the United States in 1949. She married American actor Tom Aldredge in 1953.

Film/TV Credits: Her costume design credits include: "The Rage: Carrie 2, " "The First Wives Club," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Milk Money," "Addams Family Values," "Other People's Money," "Stanley & Iris," "Moonstruck," "Ghostbusters," "Annie," "Rich and Famous," "The Rose," "The Champ," "Network," "After the Fall," "The Great Gatsby," "Much Ado About Nothing," "Last Summer," "Uptight," "Hamlet," "Girl of the Night," and "Stella."

Other Awards: Won an Oscar for Best Costume Design for "The Great Gatsby" in 1974. Received a Career Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild in 2000. Received the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award from the Theatre Development Fund in 2002.

Trivia:
She was a principal designer for various producers and directors including: David Merrick, Michael Bennett, Joseph Papp, Gower Champion and Arthur Laurents.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in her honor on January 25, 2011.
A Chorus Line (Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaRevival
Follies (Apr 05, 2001 - Jul 14, 2001)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaRevival
Gore Vidal's The Best Man (Sep 17, 2000 - Dec 31, 2000)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayRevival
Annie (Mar 26, 1997 - Oct 19, 1997)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyRevival
The Three Sisters (Feb 13, 1997 - Apr 06, 1997)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaRevival
Taking Sides (Oct 17, 1996 - Dec 29, 1996)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
The School for Scandal (Nov 19, 1995 - Dec 17, 1995)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyRevival
The Flowering Peach (Mar 20, 1994 - Apr 24, 1994)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaRevival
The High Rollers Social and Pleasure Club (Apr 21, 1992 - May 02, 1992)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalRevueOriginal
Nick & Nora (Dec 08, 1991 - Dec 15, 1991)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
The Secret Garden (Apr 25, 1991 - Jan 03, 1993)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
Oh, Kay! (Nov 01, 1990 - Apr 14, 1991)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalAll Black CastRevival
Gypsy (Nov 16, 1989 - Jul 28, 1991)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaRevival
Chess (Apr 28, 1988 - Jun 25, 1988)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaOriginal
Teddy & Alice (Nov 12, 1987 - Jan 17, 1988)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
Dreamgirls (Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalRevival
Blithe Spirit (Mar 31, 1987 - Jun 28, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyFarceRevival
The Rink (Feb 09, 1984 - Aug 04, 1984)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
The Corn Is Green (Aug 22, 1983 - Sep 18, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Aug 21, 1983 - Nov 15, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Private Lives (May 08, 1983 - Jul 17, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
Merlin (Feb 13, 1983 - Aug 07, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
A Little Family Business (Dec 15, 1982 - Dec 26, 1982)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
Ghosts (Aug 30, 1982 - Oct 02, 1982)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaRevival
Dreamgirls (Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
Woman of the Year (Mar 29, 1981 - Mar 13, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Onward Victoria (Dec 14, 1980 - Dec 14, 1980)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
42nd Street (Aug 25, 1980 - Jan 08, 1989)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Clothes for a Summer Hotel (Mar 26, 1980 - Apr 06, 1980)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaOriginal
The Madwoman of Central Park West (Jun 13, 1979 - Aug 25, 1979)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
I Remember Mama (May 31, 1979 - Sep 02, 1979)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
Break a Leg (Apr 29, 1979 - Apr 29, 1979)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
The Grand Tour (Jan 11, 1979 - Mar 04, 1979)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
Ballroom (Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
Annie (Apr 21, 1977 - Jan 02, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Eccentricities of a Nightingale (Nov 23, 1976 - Dec 12, 1976)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaOriginal
Threepenny Opera (May 01, 1976 - Jan 23, 1977)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaRevival
The Belle of Amherst (Apr 28, 1976 - Aug 08, 1976)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlaySoloOriginal
Mrs. Warren's Profession (Feb 18, 1976 - Apr 04, 1976)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayTragedy ComedyRevival
Trelawny of the "Wells" (Oct 15, 1975 - Nov 23, 1975)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyRevival
A Chorus Line (Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaOriginal
Little Black Sheep (May 07, 1975 - Jun 01, 1975)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
A Doll's House (Mar 05, 1975 - Apr 20, 1975)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaRevival
In Praise of Love (Dec 10, 1974 - May 31, 1975)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Mert & Phil (Oct 30, 1974 - Dec 08, 1974)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Short Eyes (May 23, 1974 - Aug 04, 1974)
  • Principal Costume Designer for NYSF: Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
An American Millionaire (Apr 20, 1974 - May 05, 1974)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Dance of Death (Apr 04, 1974 - May 05, 1974)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaRevival
Find Your Way Home (Jan 02, 1974 - May 04, 1974)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
The au Pair Man (Dec 27, 1973 - Jan 27, 1974)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Boom Boom Room (Nov 08, 1973 - Dec 09, 1973)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaOriginal
Nash at Nine (May 17, 1973 - Jun 02, 1973)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalRevueOriginal
No Hard Feelings (Apr 08, 1973 - Apr 08, 1973)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
Much Ado About Nothing (Nov 11, 1972 - Feb 11, 1973)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedy Play with musicRevival
That Championship Season (Sep 14, 1972 - Apr 21, 1974)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Voices (Apr 03, 1972 - Apr 08, 1972)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayPlay with musicOriginal
Sticks and Bones (Mar 01, 1972 - Oct 01, 1972)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window (Jan 26, 1972 - Jan 29, 1972)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayRevival
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Dec 01, 1971 - May 20, 1973)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Incomparable Max (Oct 19, 1971 - Nov 06, 1971)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
The Gingham Dog (Apr 23, 1969 - Apr 26, 1969)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Billy (Mar 22, 1969 - Mar 22, 1969)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
A Way of Life (Never Officially Opened - Feb 01, 1969)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
King Lear (Nov 07, 1968 - Feb 12, 1969)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayTragedyRevival
The Only Game in Town (May 20, 1968 - Jun 01, 1968)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Weekend (Mar 13, 1968 - Mar 30, 1968)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
Portrait of a Queen (Feb 28, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDrama History Play with musicOriginal
I Never Sang for My Father (Jan 25, 1968 - May 11, 1968)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaOriginal
Before You Go (Jan 11, 1968 - Feb 03, 1968)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (Nov 05, 1967 - Nov 11, 1967)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Daphne in Cottage D (Oct 15, 1967 - Nov 18, 1967)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Little Murders (Apr 25, 1967 - Apr 29, 1967)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Illya Darling (Apr 11, 1967 - Jan 13, 1968)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
That Summer - That Fall (Mar 16, 1967 - Mar 25, 1967)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
  • The Shock of Recognition
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • The Footsteps of Doves
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • I'm Herbert
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOne ActOriginal
A Delicate Balance (Sep 22, 1966 - Jan 14, 1967)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaOriginal
A Time for Singing (May 21, 1966 - Jun 25, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
Happily Never After (Mar 10, 1966 - Mar 12, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
First One Asleep, Whistle (Feb 26, 1966 - Feb 26, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
UTBU (Jan 04, 1966 - Jan 08, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
Cactus Flower (Dec 08, 1965 - Nov 23, 1968)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
The Playroom (Dec 05, 1965 - Jan 01, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Skyscraper (Nov 13, 1965 - Jun 11, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Minor Miracle (Oct 07, 1965 - Oct 09, 1965)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Ready When You Are, C.B.! (Dec 07, 1964 - Feb 13, 1965)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
Poor Richard (Dec 02, 1964 - Mar 13, 1965)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
P.S. I Love You (Nov 19, 1964 - Nov 28, 1964)
  • Miss Page's Clothes Designed by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
Luv (Nov 11, 1964 - Jan 07, 1967)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
The Three Sisters (Jun 22, 1964 - Oct 03, 1964)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaRevival
Anyone Can Whistle (Apr 04, 1964 - Apr 11, 1964)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
Any Wednesday (Feb 18, 1964 - Jun 26, 1966)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
Strange Interlude (Mar 11, 1963 - Jun 29, 1963)
  • Miss Page's costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayDramaRevival
Tchin-Tchin (Oct 25, 1962 - May 18, 1963)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Mr. President (Oct 20, 1962 - Jun 08, 1963)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
First Love (Dec 25, 1961 - Jan 13, 1962)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
The Devil's Advocate (Mar 09, 1961 - Jun 17, 1961)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Mary, Mary (Mar 08, 1961 - Dec 12, 1964)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayComedyOriginal
The Best Man (Mar 31, 1960 - Jul 08, 1961)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
A Distant Bell (Jan 13, 1960 - Jan 16, 1960)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Silent Night, Lonely Night (Dec 03, 1959 - Mar 19, 1960)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
Flowering Cherry (Oct 21, 1959 - Oct 24, 1959)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
PlayOriginal
A Chorus Line (May 04, 2008 - Jun 13, 2010)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaRevival
Annie (Aug 23, 2005 - Mar 25, 2007)
  • Original Costume Design by: Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyRevival
Dreamgirls (Sep 30, 1997 - May 03, 1998)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalRevival
Annie (Nov 29, 1996 - Mar 21, 1999)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyRevival
A Chorus Line (Sep 24, 1996 - Jun 22, 1997)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Dec 29, 1993 - Apr 03, 1994)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyRevival
The Secret Garden (Apr 28, 1992 - May 22, 1994)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
A Chorus Line (Oct 02, 1990 - May 09, 1993)
  • Original Costumes by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaRevival
Gypsy (May 09, 1989 - Oct 22, 1989)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaRevival
La Cage aux Folles (Jan 12, 1987 - Feb 06, 1988)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dreamgirls (Oct 08, 1985 - Jun 14, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalRevival
42nd Street (Feb 19, 1985 - Jan 26, 1986)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (Dec 12, 1984 - Sep 20, 1986)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
La Cage aux Folles (May 29, 1984 - May 26, 1985)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
42nd Street (Feb 03, 1984 - Dec 02, 1984)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Woman of the Year (Jun 09, 1983 - Mar 04, 1984)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dreamgirls (Mar 17, 1983 - Jul 15, 1984)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalOriginal
42nd Street (Jan 01, 1983 - Mar 30, 1986)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Aug 06, 1982 - Apr 24, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (Dec 16, 1981 - Apr 04, 1982)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barnum (May 12, 1981 - Aug 22, 1981)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - Third National (Oct 03, 1979 - Oct 24, 1982)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - Second National (Jun 21, 1978 - Aug 07, 1982)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Annie - First National (Mar 20, 1978 - Sep 05, 1981)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
A Chorus Line (May 06, 1976 - Aug 17, 1980)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Chorus Line (Apr 29, 1976 - May 29, 1983)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalDramaOriginal
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Sep 20, 1973 - Apr 27, 1974)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Two Gentlemen of Verona (Jan 20, 1973 - Oct 27, 1973)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
MusicalComedyOriginal
Happy Birthday, Mr. Abbott! (Jun 22, 1987 - Jun 22, 1987)
  • Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
SpecialBenefitOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Costume Design

2001 | Nominee  | Follies
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1991 | Nominee  | The Secret Garden
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1990 | Nominee  | Gypsy
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Best Costume Design

1984 | Winner  | La Cage aux Folles
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1981 | Nominee  | 42nd Street
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Best Costume Design

1980 | Winner  | Barnum
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1977 | Nominee  | Threepenny Opera
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Best Costume Design

1977 | Winner  | Annie
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1976 | Nominee  | A Chorus Line
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1974 | Nominee  | The au Pair Man
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1973 | Nominee  | Much Ado About Nothing
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design

1972 | Nominee  | Two Gentlemen of Verona
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Costume Design (Dramatic)

1961 | Nominee  | The Devil's Advocate
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Costume Design

1984 | Winner  | La Cage aux Folles
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Outstanding Costume Design

1981 | Winner  | 42nd Street
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1981 | Nominee  | Onward Victoria
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1976 | Nominee  | Trelawny of the "Wells"
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Outstanding Costume Design

1973 | Winner  | Much Ado About Nothing
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Outstanding Costume Design

1972 | Winner  | Two Gentlemen of Verona
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge

Outstanding Costume Design

1970 | Winner
Theoni V. Aldredge (for "Peer Gynt")

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