Patricia Zipprodt

Tony Award-winning costume designer Patricia Zipprodt, who also worked on 1967’s film “The Graduate,” died July 17 in New York of cancer. She was 74.

Zipprodt studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and soon began designing for off-Broadway shows. In the 1950s and 1960s, she worked at the Circle in the Square Theatre and the Phoenix Theatre in New York.

Producer Harold Prince and director-choreographer Jerome Robbins noticed her designs, leading to her career’s takeoff.

Her costumes for Broadway shows earned a trio of Tony awards, with 1964’s “Fiddler on the Roof,” the original “Cabaret” (1966) and “Sweet Charity” (1985).

Zipprodt’s designs were featured in numerous musicals, including “Pippin” (1972) and “Chicago” (1975), and plays such as “Brighton Beach Memoirs” (1983) and “The Glass Menagerie” (1983).

In addition to her theater and movie work, she designed for operas and ballet.

Zipprodt was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 1992.

She is survived by her sister and six nieces and nephews.

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