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Bob Mackie

 
Date Of Birth:
March 24, 1940 (82)
Birth Place:
Monterey Park, CA, USA
Bio:
Bob Mackie is an internationally renowned costume and fashion designer who has dressed some of the most glamorous entertainment icons in the world. With a career spanning five decades, nine Emmy Award wins, three Academy Award nominations, and an induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: March 24, 1940 (82)

Birth Place: Monterey Park, CA, USA

Bio:
Bob Mackie is an internationally renowned costume and fashion designer who has dressed some of the most glamorous entertainment icons in the world. With a career spanning five decades, nine Emmy Award wins, three Academy Award nominations, and an induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Chicago, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017] Cancelled
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Costume Designer
 
[Los Angeles, 2007]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Costume Designer
 
[Los Angeles, 1998]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1995]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1978]
Costume Designer
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Costume Designer

Photos

Bob Mackie and Jack Viertel and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. Photo

Bob Mackie and Jack Viertel and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.

From: 
Date:
11/07/2019
Bob Mackie and Jack Viertel and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.  Photo

Bob Mackie and Jack Viertel and the cast of Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.

From: 
Date:
11/07/2019

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Chicago, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2017] Cancelled
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2010]
Costume Designer

[Los Angeles, 2007]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Costume Designer

Costume Designer

[Broadway, 1999]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 1999]
Costume Designer

[Los Angeles, 1998]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 1995]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 1994]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 1978]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 1971]
Costume Designer

Bob Mackie Biography

Bob Mackie is an internationally renowned costume and fashion designer who has dressed some of the most glamorous entertainment icons in the world. With a career spanning five decades, nine Emmy Award wins, three Academy Award nominations, and an induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, Bob Mackie's career is nothing short of legendary. Most recently, he received a 2019 Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for his work on The Cher Show.

A native of Southern California, Bob's career began in 1961, where he was in demand as a sketch artist for many costume designers in film, including Edith Head and Jean Louis. In 1966, the vivacious Mitzi Gaynor decided she was ready for a whole new look and quickly engaged Mackie to design the costumes for her famous Las Vegas Review and her upcoming television specials. For Mackie, this was a marriage made in heaven with dance, glamour, and comedy all in one package.

After seeing Gaynor's Las Vegas show, Carol Burnett and TV producer, Joe Hamilton hired him to design the entire wardrobe for the first Carol Burnett Show, where he remained the show's costume designer for it's eleven year run on air. Bob is equally well known for his designs worn by Cher on her television show, as well as her concert tours, winning an Emmy in 1999 for Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas and in 2003 for Cher: The Farewell Tour.

His theatrical credits include Lorelei with Carol Channing, On the Town with Bernadette Peters, Platinum with Alexis Smith, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public with Dee Hooty, Moon Over Buffalo and Putting It Together, both with Carol Burnett; and Minnelli On Minnelli with Liza Minnelli. He also designed the costumes and scenery for the world premiere of the ballet, Blue Suede Shoes, featuring the music of Elvis Presley, as well as the costumes for the San Francisco Opera's production of Alban Berg's Lulu.

In 1982, the Bob Mackie ready-to-wear collection and Bob Mackie Barbie collectable dolls debuted, ushering a groundbreaking time for the Mackie brand. The Bob Mackie Barbie does continue to be sought after by collectors and consumers alike. The 1990s saw the launch of the widely popular QVC Wearable Art Collection and home furnishing collections.

In 1999, the Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology ("FIT") honored Mackie's enormous contribution to fashion and costume design with the retrospective Unmistakably Mackie, now hailed as one of the most highly attended exhibitions in New York City history. The exhibit included more than 125 examples of Mackie's designs, sketches, photos, and videos spanning his incredible career. In conjunction with the retrospective, the vibrantly illustrated book, Unmistakably Mackie by Frank DeCaro, was also released.

Mr. Mackie's unprecedented career achievements continue to be recognized. Bob was awarded the TDF Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for theatrical costume design. The Hollywood Arts Council honored Bob in 2008, with the "Charlie" (Chaplin) Award for Fashion Arts, acknowledging his contribution to the arts in Hollywood. In May 2011, Otis College of Art and Design, where Bob has mentored students for over two decades, honored him with the Design Legend Award and an Honorary Doctorate Degree. In April 2016, Bob was honored by the Chicago History Museum with the Designer of Excellence Award and was a Geoffrey Beene CFDA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in 2019.

Women who wear Mackie dare to be noticed, and many of the entertainment industries biggest and brightest stars are still clamoring to be dressed by him. The Mackie brand continues to flourish with the QVC Wearable Art Collection and partnerships with Kas Rugs, Premium Bag, Horizon Beauty Group, Glance Eyewear, and The Bradford Exchange. With his choice of vibrant colors, luxurious fabrics, and intricate detail, Bob Mackie's work continues to exude timeless glamour.

Bob Mackie Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical Gold Star
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Costume Design of a Musical Gold Star
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Costume Design Gold Star
Bob Mackie, Pete 'n' Keely
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Costume Design
Bob Mackie , The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public

Bob Mackie News

Photos: All New Photos of THE CHER SHOW on Tour Ahead of its 100th Performance Photo Photos: All New Photos of THE CHER SHOW on Tour Ahead of its 100th Performance
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2022

The Cher Show UK and Ireland tour has released all new photos to celebrate the 100th performance which will take place tomorrow, Saturday 13 August, at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Full Cast Announced for Long Island Premiere of THE CHER SHOW Photo Full Cast Announced for Long Island Premiere of THE CHER SHOW
by Grace Cutler - Aug 11, 2022

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. The Gateway will open the Long Island premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Patchogue theater on August 26 and it will run through September 11.  

THE CHER SHOW Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre, 9- 13 August Photo THE CHER SHOW Comes to Milton Keynes Theatre, 9- 13 August
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2022

A brand-new production of The Cher Show starring Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers and Millie O'Connell is coming to Milton Keynes Theatre¬† 09 ‚Äď 13 August.

The Chicago Premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Is Performing At The Photo The Chicago Premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES Is Performing At The Story Theatre This Summer
by Grace Cutler - Jul 1, 2022

The Story Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES, written and directed by Chicago playwright and Governing Ensemble Member Terry Guest. This new play, which explores rebellion and Black liberation through the lens of the French Revolution, will play June 30 ‚Äď July 17, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo VIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

The regional premiere of The Cher Show, is now running at Ogunquit Playhouse through June 25. Check out all new footage from the production here!

MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES to be Presented by The Story Theatre Photo MARIE ANTOINETTE AND THE MAGICAL NEGROES to be Presented by The Story Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

The Story Theatre will welcome back audiences with the Chicago premiere of Marie Antoinette and the Magical Negroes, written and directed by Chicago playwright and Governing Ensemble Member Terry Guest.

BWW Review: THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - May 26, 2022

Imagine yourself going to a concert by performing legend, Cher. Then imagine that she spends the evening telling you about her life story through the difficulties of a struggling career to the transformation that made her an entertainment powerhouse. And she's not aloof on center stage. Throughout the evening she's talking directly to you, the audience. The banter is delectable.

VIDEO: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of THE CHER SHOW Photo VIDEO: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of THE CHER SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2022

All new video footage has been released from The Cher Show UK and Ireland tour, which opened at Curve, Leicester on Tuesday 19 April and will continue through to 1 April 2023.

The Beat Goes On in Ogunquit! Photo The Beat Goes On in Ogunquit!
by - May 6, 2022

Special Offer - The Beat Goes On in Ogunquit!

Sara Gettelfinger, Charissa Hogeland, and Madeline Hudelson, Will Lead Regional Premi Photo Sara Gettelfinger, Charissa Hogeland, and Madeline Hudelson, Will Lead Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW in Maine
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2022

The Cher Show will feature Sara Gettelfinger (Ogunquit Playhouse's The Witches of Eastwick, Broadway's Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Star, Charissa Hogeland (‚ÄúJesus Christ Superstar: Live in Concert‚ÄĚ) as Lady, Madeline Hudelson (Surflight Theatre's Nice Work if You Can Get It) as Babe, and more!

Bob Mackie Videos

VIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse VideoVIDEO: First Look at the Regional Premiere of THE CHER SHOW at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

The regional premiere of The Cher Show, is now running at Ogunquit Playhouse through June 25. Check out all new footage from the production here!

VIDEO: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of THE CHER SHOW VideoVIDEO: First Look at the UK and Ireland Tour of THE CHER SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2022

All new video footage has been released from The Cher Show UK and Ireland tour, which opened at Curve, Leicester on Tuesday 19 April and will continue through to 1 April 2023.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Tour of THE CHER SHOW VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals for the UK Tour of THE CHER SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2022

The Cher Show is getting ready to hit the road! The musical is led by Debbie Kurup, Danielle Steers and Millie O'Connell, with Lucas Rush will play Sonny, Jake Mitchell will play Bob Mackie, Sam Ferriday will play Greg Allman and Tori Scott will play Georgia.

VIDEO: Bob Mackie Talks His Legendary Career and New Book on Backstage Live with Rich VideoVIDEO: Bob Mackie Talks His Legendary Career and New Book on Backstage Live with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 17, 2021

The Art of Bob Mackie is the first-ever comprehensive and fully authorized book showcasing Mackie's work, from his early days as a sketch artist for the legendary Edith Head at Paramount to his current, cutting-edge costumes for pop stars and line of accessible, wearable clothing for QVC. In addition to hundreds of glorious photos and dozens of dishy recollections from Mackie and his many muses, this gorgeous volume features never-before-seen sketches from throughout his prolific career. Watch as Mackie reminisces about his extensive career and reflects on the new book!

VIDEO: Cher Performs 'Waterloo' on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT VideoVIDEO: Cher Performs 'Waterloo' on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019

Oscar, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning actress, singer, and entertainment icon Cher took to the America's Got Talent stage during last night's finale with performance of 'Waterloo'!

VIDEO: ALL ARTS Announces Season Two of BROADWAY SANDWICH, With Teal Wicks, Rob McClu VideoVIDEO: ALL ARTS Announces Season Two of BROADWAY SANDWICH, With Teal Wicks, Rob McClure and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2019

ALL ARTS has announced the second season of Broadway Sandwiched. Follow host Garen Scribner as he reveals what some of Broadway's biggest stars do in the short time a?oesandwicheda?? between matinee and evening performances. This season takes viewers behind the scenes with Ahmad Simmons (Hadestown), Teal Wicks (The Cher Show), Rob McClure (Beetlejuice), Evan Todd (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Bradley Gibson (The Lion King), Rebecca Eichenberger (My Fair Lady), Jessica Ernest (Chicago), Isabelle McCalla (The Prom), Charity Angél Dawson (Waitress), and Ellyn Marie Marsh (Pretty Woman).

VIDEO: The Cast Of THE CHER SHOW Performs 'Believe' at the TONY AWARDS VideoVIDEO: The Cast Of THE CHER SHOW Performs 'Believe' at the TONY AWARDS
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

An abundance of Chers, led by Stephanie J. Block, with dazzling looks from throughout the pop icon's colorful career join together to salute the talented star during The Cher Show's performance at the 2019 Tony Awards.

Tonys TV:  Best Costume Design of a Musical, Bob Mackie VideoTonys TV: Best Costume Design of a Musical, Bob Mackie
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2019

Bob Mackie has won the 2019 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for The Cher Show.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: William Ivey Long VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: William Ivey Long
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2019

Did you know that William Ivey Long is already the winner of six Tony Awards? Now he's telling us about what his 16th and 17th nominations mean to him!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Bob Mackie VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Bob Mackie
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2019

Bob Mackie is at it again! This year he brought the iconic looks of Cher to life on Broadway as the costume designer of The Cher Show. Watch as he tells us how he feels about his Tony nomination!


Bob Mackie Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Bob Mackie been nominated for?
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Cher Show , Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Cher Show , Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Cher Show Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Pete 'n' Keely and Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public .

What awards has Bob Mackie won?
Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Cher Show, Outstanding Costume Design (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Cher Show Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Cher Showand Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Pete 'n' Keely.