Ingrid Nylander

Ingrid Nylander is a Norwegian costume designer.

Nylander majored in costumes at The National Academy of Craft and Art Industry (1991). She assisted Kari Gravklev in making the costumes for the opening and closing ceremonies during the Lillehammer Olympics in 1994.

She is among Norway's most used costume designers, and to name a few of her most important assignments: She has made the costumes for the movie Body Troopers in 1994, The Miser at Rogaland Theatre in 1997, Hamlet at The National Theatre in 1998, Romeo and Juliet at The National Stage in 1999, King Lear at The National Stage in 2000, Jeppe of the Hill at The Norwegian Theatre in 1999 and Antons Villfaring* (Anton's Deviation) at The Norwegian theatre in 2002.

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.


(Objekt ID 8830)
Object type Person
Functions Stage designer, Costume designer
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

Ingrid Nylander has worked for most Norwegian theatres.

At The National Theatre Ingrid Nylander has been responsible for the costumes for productions including A Streetcar Named Desire (2003), Erasmus Montanus (2003), Pinocchio (2009) and Abigail's Party (2012).

For The Norwegian Theatre she has created costumes for productions including The Triumph of Love (1998), Turn Me on, Dammit (2005) and The Jungle Book (2008 and 2012).

At Trøndelag Theatre her work includes costumes for An-Magritt (2004) and Romeo and Juliet (2010).

She designed the costumes for the Rogaland Theatre musical Sonny (2011).

For Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) she has, among other things, designed the costumes for The Graduate (2006), Singin' in the Rain (2008), Postkort fra Lillebjørn* (Postcards from Lillebjørn) (2012) and Scenes from a Marriage (2012).

Ingrid Nylander won The Hedda Award 2004 in the best visual design category for her costume design for La Cage aux Folles, produced by Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre) in 2004.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"This year's Hedda Award goes to an artist who is certain in style, in her superior understanding that theatre is also the art of the visual. She has the ability to adjust her luscious talent to highly different challenges. This the winner has proved through her convincing contributions to the most distinct productions. This year she gets the award for her determining participation in making the performance a delight to the eye, and to provide it with a freshness and an energy proving how central visual communication is to performing arts.

The award goes to Ingrid Nylander for her costumes for La Cage aux Folles at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre)."


Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre),, 29.10.2012,

Sceneweb on The Hedda Award 2004,, 24.10.2012,

*Not yet translated into English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.