Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Nicholas Martin Tonight
The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated theatre director and actor Nicholas Martin, who passed away on Tuesday at age 75. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory tonight, Friday May 2nd, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.
Most recently Mr. Martin received the 2013 Tony Award? nomination for Best Direction of a Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. As artistic director of Huntington Theatre Company, he received a 2008 Tony Award nomination for Best Play for The 39 Steps.
On Broadway, he directed, produced or acted in nearly 20 productions. Broadway directing credits include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Present Laughter, Butley, Match, Hedda Gabler, and The Rehearsal. As an actor, he appeared in productions including Alice in Wonderland, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Pantagleize, Exit the King, You Can't Take It With You, The Wild Duck, Right You are If You Think You Are, and The School for Scandal.
"Nicky Martin spent his life dedicated to the theatre. I felt fortunate that I was able to get to know him last year during Tony Awards season when he was nominated for Best Direction of a Play for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -- a lovely last act to a long and prolific career directing and acting on stage. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and colleagues," said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League.
Mr. Martin served as artistic director at two theatre companies: Boston's Huntington Theatre Company 2000 to 2008, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, from 2008 to 2010. His distinguished career included directing and acting in numerous productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, regionally, and the West End.