Markas Henry
Associate Professor

University Theatre Building, C230

  • MFA in Costume and Scenic Design, University of Connecticut
  • BS in Theatre, Ball State University
  • Costume Assistantship, The Juilliard School
  • Assistant Professor of Costume Design, CU faculty member since 2004

Previous Academic

Guest Costume and/or Scenic Designer/ Artist in Residence: Tartuffe, Yale University Dramatic Association; Jesus Christ Superstar and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Ball Sate Univ., Muncie, IN; You Can’t Take It With You and A Delicate Balance, Rollins College, Winterpark, FL; Man of La Mancha, Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV; The NerdOn The Verge and The Mystery of Irma Vep, Univ. of Alaska, Anchorage, AK.

Previous Professional Design Credits

Free-lance Costume and Scenic Designer in New York City working in the Broadway and Off-Broadway Theatre, Film, Television, Dance, Opera, and Rock-n-Roll.
Film: Leading Ladies (CD)
Off-Broadway (over 100 Productions including): The Great American Trailer Park Musical (CD) Dodger Stages/New World Theatre; Father Joy (SD) Kirk Theatre; Human Error (CD) Atlantic Theatre; Old Wicked Songs (CD, SD) Promenade Theatre & Playhouse 91; The Complete Works of Wm. Shakespeare (Abridged) (CD) Century Theatre; Listen To My Heart (CD) Studio 54; The Last Session (CD) 47 Street Theatre; Hide Your Love Away (CD) Actor’s Playhouse; and Resident Designer for The Barrow Group (1991-2004)- Highlights include: Good (CD, SD); The Timekeepers (CD, SD); Gray Area (CD,SD), and Pentecost (SD).
Daytime Television: Another World (CD), 1991.
Regional: The Old Globe; Westport Country Playhouse; City Theatre (Pittsburg); Opera Company of North Carolina; Capital Rep (Albany, NY); Saratoga Stages; Geffen Playhouse; Telluride Rep; Opera Colorado; Theatre Aspen; Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company; Colorado Shakespeare Festival (4 Seasons); Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Shepherdstown, WV (6 Seasons/ 24 Productions): and Curious Theatre (20 Productions).

Associate/ Assistant Costume Designer Credits

Broadway: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award); Beauty and the Beast (Tony Award); The Life (Tony Nomination); The Tempest (with Patrick Stewart) (Drama Desk Award Nomination); Saint Joan (Nat. Actor’s Theatre); Grease (National Tour).
Regional: Santa Fe Opera; Hartford Stage; Ford’s Theatre; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre; Ballet Hispanico: Pacific Northwest Ballet; Radio City Rockettes.
Film: ElfI’m With LucyPrince of Central ParkFled.

Production Credits

Costume Producer, Britney Spears 2001 Dream Within A Dream Tour and 2004 Onyx Hotel Tour; Storm at Mandalay Bay Hotel Casino, Las Vegas.
Costume Shop Manager/ Workroom Supervisor: Grace Costumes, Inc.; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Nutmeg Summer Theatre Festival; Bright Nights Summer Theatre, Anchorage, AK.
Professional Affiliations: United Scenic Artists Local 829 (Costume and Scenic Designer), Elected Eastern Region Costume Design Trustee, 03-04. Costume Designer’s Guild Local 892.


Artistic Company Member: Curious Theatre Co.; Drama Desk Award for Off-Off Broadway Excellence: The Barrow Group (Resident Designer);  Drama Desk Award Nomination for Outstanding Production of a Play (Pentecost (SD), The Barrow Group); NYC Fringe Festival Outstanding Costume Design; Drama-Logue Award; Backstage West Garland Award; Ovation Award Nomination; American Theatre Wing Award Nomination; Audelco Award Nomination; Daily Camera Eye Award Best Costume Design; multiple Kennedy Center/ ACTF Meritorious Achievement Awards; and Colorado Theatre Guild “Henry” Award for Best Scenic Design: Tier 1 and Nomination for Best Costume Design: Tier 1 (The Whipping Man, Curious Theatre Co.)