Broadway Costume Designer Michele Savoia Found Dead at 55

February 17
6:24 PM 2014
Broadway Costume Designer Michele Savoia Found Dead at 55

The Associated Press reports that Michele Savoia, a Broadway costume designer for shows such as SWING, PROMISES, PROMISES and EVITA, was found dead in the Hudson River on Sunday afternoon. Savoia reportedly fell into the water while attempting to board his boat at the Chelsea Piers, police say. He was 55.

Read the original report here.

The NYC medical examiner's office told the AP that Savoia's official cause of death has not yet been determined.

He was found off Chelsea Piers and was last seen leaving the Marquee nightclub at 4 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. BWW will bring you updates as we know more.

According to The New York Times, Savoia "was something of a celebrity among vintage-clothing aficionados" and "his designs embodied the flair and panache of New York in the 1930s and 1940s: rakish fedoras, wide lapels and billowy pinstripe trousers".

Photo provided by the New York City Police Department.

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