Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz

Two-time Tony Award-winner and prolific costume designer Martin Pakledinaz died at home on July 8, 2012, after a long illness. He was 58.

Pakledinaz has designed hundreds of theater, opera, dance and film pieces during his career spanning more than 30 years.

He received Tony awards for his work on the Broadway revival of Kiss, Me Kate and the new musical Thoroughly Modern Millie and he was honored with eight additional Tony nominations for his work on Nice Work If You Can Get It, Anything Goes (with Sutton Foster), Lend Me A Tenor, Blithe Spirit, Gypsy (with Patti LuPone), The Pajama Game, Golden Child, and The Life.

Other notable Broadway work includes Man and Boy, Master Class, The Normal Heart, Is He Dead?, Grease, The Pirate Queen, Wonderful Town, The Boys From Syracuse, The Life, Anna Christie, and The Father. Among his recent Off-Broadway credits were the 2011 Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular, Gordon Edelstein’s celebrated revival of The Glass Menagerie, starring Judith Ivey, and Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, with Lois Smith, directed by Harris Yulin.

He is survived by six brothers and one sister, nine nieces and nephews, and his godson, Robert Gabriel Hill-Guarino. Private funeral services will be held in Michigan. A community memorial will be announced in the late fall.

For more on Pakledinaz's celebrated career and to read what the stars have to say in remembrance, click here. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers the great talent in photos.

Donations may be made to:
The Martin Pakledinaz Scholarship.
NYU Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003

For more about Martin, visit www.martinpakledinaz.com.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz
Martin Pakledinaz arriving for the Opening Night performance of THE PIRATE QUEEN at the Hilton Theatre in New York City. April 5, 2007.

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz
Martin Pakledinaz attending the Nominees' Cocktail Party at Therapy for the 21st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. New York City. April 17th, 2006

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz
Scott Ellis and Martin Pakledinaz attending the Nominees' Cocktail Party at Therapy for the 21st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. New York City. April 17th, 2006

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz
Martin Pakledinaz attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of "Lend Me A Tenor" at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. April 4, 2010

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz
Martin Pakledinaz attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of "Lend Me A Tenor" at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. April 4, 2010

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz
Martin Pakledinaz attending the Broadway Opening Night Performance of "Lend Me A Tenor" at the Music Box Theatre in New York City. April 4, 2010

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz
Scott Ellis and Martin Pakledinaz attending the Nominees' Cocktail Party at Therapy for the 21st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. New York City. April 17th, 2006

Photo Coverage: BroadwayWorld Remembers Martin Pakledinaz

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.