Theoni V Aldredge

Costume designer
With over 150 stage productions, numerous ballets and several films to her credit, Theoni V. Aldredge ranked as one of the most prolific and successful costume designers of the late 20th Century. Born and raised in ... Read more »
Born: 08/21/1932 in Thessaloniki, GR

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (39)

The Rage: Carrie 2 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

A Streetcar Named Desire 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Mrs. Winterbourne 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Mirror Has Two Faces 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Milk Money 1994 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Addams Family Values 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Other People's Money 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Stanley and Iris 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

We're No Angels 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Baryshnikov on Broadway 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Broadway Sings: The Music of Jule Styne 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Moonstruck 1987 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

Ghostbusters 1984 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Annie 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Monsignor 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Circle of Two 1981 (Movie)

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Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Can't Stop the Music 1980 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Loving Couples 1980 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Middle Age Crazy 1980 (Movie)

(Costumes)

A Change of Seasons 1979 (Movie)

(Shirley MacLaine) (Costume Designer)

The Champ 1979 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Eyes of Laura Mars 1978 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Cheap Detective 1978 (Movie)

(Wardrobe)

The Cheap Detective 1978 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Fury 1978 (Movie)

(Costumes)

The Rose 1978 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Semi-Tough 1977 (Movie)

(Wardrobe)

Semi-Tough 1977 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Network 1976 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Last Summer 1969 (Movie)

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Uptight 1968 (Movie)

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You're a Big Boy Now 1966 (Movie)

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Girl of the Night 1960 (Movie)

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Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder (TV Show)

Costume Designer
Art Department (1)

The Champ 1979 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Biography

With over 150 stage productions, numerous ballets and several films to her credit, Theoni V. Aldredge ranked as one of the most prolific and successful costume designers of the late 20th Century. Born and raised in Greece, Aldredge was inspired to become a costumer after seeing the film version of "Caesar and Cleopatra" in 1946. Moving to America, she trained at the Goodman Theatre School where she made her debut with 1950's "The Distaff Side." In 1953, she married actor Tom Aldredge and the couple settled in New York City. After debuting in films with "Girl of the Night" (1960), Aldredge began her long association as a resident designer at Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival with a 1961 production of "Much Ado About Nothing." Over the next three decades at the NYSF, she crafted the appropriate clothing for many Shakespearean productions (the acclaimed Edwardian-set "Much Ado About Nothing" in 1973), revivals ("Threepenny Opera," 1977), and landmark musicals ("Hair," 1967 and "A Chorus Line," 1975).

Relationships

Merope Vachiotis

Mother

Tom Aldredge

Husband
Married on December 10, 1953

Athanasios Vachiotis

Father
Served as the surgeon general of Greece and as a member of the Greek parliament

EDUCATION

The Goodman School of Drama

Chicago , Illinois 1949 - 1952

American School

1949

Milestones

2001

Designed the costumes for the revival of "Follies"; netted a Tony nomination

2000

Created the clothing for "Hotel Suite"

2000

Created the costumes for the Broadway revival of "Gore Vidal's The Best Man"

1999

Did the costumes for the revival of "The Time of the Cuckoo"

1999

Designed the clothing for "The Rage: Carrie 2"

1997

Created the period costumes for the Broadway revival of "Three Sisters"

1996

Created the clothing for "The First Wives Club" and designed the costumes for the Barbra Streisand-directed "The Mirror Has Two Faces"

1995

Crafted the period designs for the CBS remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire," starring Jessica Lange

1993

Created the costumes for the Off-Broadway musical revue "Putting It Together," which marked Julie Andrews' return to the NYC stage

1993

Did the witty costumes for "Addams Family Values"

1992

Was designer for Jessica Lange's wardrobe in "Night and the City"

1991

Created the period look for the musical version of "The Secret Garden; received 14th Tony nomination

1990

Designed the costumes for the revival of "Gypsy"; received a Tony nomination

1987

Clothed Cher and the rest of the cast of the award-winning comedy "Moonstruck"

1987

Did the costumes for the NBC miniseries "Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder"

1987

Created the period clothes for a revival of "Blithe Spirit," which marked the last stage appearance of Geraldine Page

1984

Did the period clothes for the romance "Racing With the Moon" and the contemporary comedy "Ghostbusters"

1984

Picked up third Tony Award for the lavish clothing in the musical "La Cage aux Folles"

1982

Revised and redesigned her award-winning stage clothing for the John Huston-directed film version of "Annie"

1982

Designed the costumes for the musical "Dreamgirls"; received a Tony nomination

1981

Created the 1940s clothes for the stage musical "42nd Street"; garnered 10th Tony nomination

1980

Won second Tony Award for costumes for the musical "Barnum"

1980

Designed the costumes for the loopy disco-themed film "Can't Stop the Music"

1980

Was costume designer for the ABC variety special "Baryshnikov on Broadway"

1979

Was the costume designer for the contemporary musical feature "The Rose"

1979

Designed the period garb for the remake of "The Champ," featuring Dunaway and Jon Voight

1978

Designed the costumes for the musical "Ballroom"; earned another Tony nomination

1978

Crafted the witty costumes for the feature comedy spoof "The Cheap Detective"

1978

Clothed Faye Dunaway in "Eyes of Laura Mars"

1977

Received two Tony nominations for costumes for the musicals "The Threepenny Opera" and "Annie"; won first Tony for the latter in a tie with Santo Loquasto ("The Cherry Orchard")

1977

Designed the costumes for the feature "Network"

1975

Created the costumes for the landmark American musical "A Chorus Line"; received fifth Tony Award nomination

1974

Earned fourth Tony nomination for the stage play "The Au Pair Man"

1974

Won an Academy Award for the lavish, exquisitely detailed 1920s clothing of "The Great Gatsby"

1973

Created the Edwardian period costumes for an acclaimed production of "Much Ado About Nothing"; production originated at the NYSF but later transferred to Broadway; received a Tony nomination

1972

Garnered second Tony nomination for the musical version of "Two Gentleman of Verona"

1968

Designed the costumes for the feature "No Way to Treat a Lady"

1967

Crafted the contemporary clothing for the stage musical "Hair"

1966

Did the costumes for the Broadway production of Edward Albee's "A Delicate Balance"

1965

Designed the contemporary clothes for the stage comedy "Cactus Flower"

1962

Created the costumes for the musical "I Can Get It for You Wholesale"

1961

Earned first Tony Award nomination for "The Devil's Advocate"

1961

First association with Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival, designed clothing for "Much Ado About Nothing"

1960

Film debut as costume designer, "Girl of the Night"

1959

First major Broadway credit, designed Geraldine Page's costumes for "Sweet Bird of Youth"

1950

First credit as costume designer, "The Distaff Side" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago

Moved to the United States to study design

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