Costume Designer (United States)
HGO Appearances: Il trovatore (2013 and 2005), Street Scene (1994)
About the Artist: The late Martin Pakledinaz was an award-winning costume designer for opera, dance, and theater with credits all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan. Broadway credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony nomination),The Normal Heart, Anything Goes (Tony nomination), The Pajama Game (Tony nomination), Lend Me a Tenor (Hewes Award, Tony and Outer Critics nominations), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Blithe Spirit (Tony Award winner), and Kiss Me, Kate (Tony Award winner). Off Broadway, he designed costumes for The Glass Menagerie (Lortel nomination—starring Judith Ivey), The Wild Party, Golden Child, Kimberly Akimbo, and The Life. Opera credits include works at Metropolitan Opera, Paris National Opera, Théȃtre du Chȃtelet, and Santa Fe Opera, and in Helsinki, Salzburg, and Madrid. He designed for both contemporary and classical dance companies, including the Mark Morris Dance Group, San Francisco Ballet, Boston Ballet, Arizona Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. He won two Tonys as well as Drama Desk, Obie, Lucille Lortel, and Helen Hayes awards.