Martin Pakledinaz | Tony-winning costumer, 58

In 2002, Martin Pakledinaz accepts the Tony for best costume design, for "Thoroughly Modern Millie," during the 56th annual Tony Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
In 2002, Martin Pakledinaz accepts the Tony for best costume design, for "Thoroughly Modern Millie," during the 56th annual Tony Awards at New York's Radio City Music Hall. (SUZANNE PLUNKETT / Associated Press)
Posted: July 11, 2012

Two-time Tony Award winner Martin Pakledinaz, 58, who designed hundreds of costumes for stars such as Sutton Foster and Patti LuPone, died Sunday at his home in New York after a long battle with cancer.

He received Tonys for his designs for Kiss Me Kate in 2000 and Thoroughly Modern Millie, two years later with Foster, whom he also dressed for her Tony-winning turn in Anything Goes.

His additional Tony nominations include his work on Anything Goes,Lend Me a Tenor, Blithe Spirit, Gypsy, The Pajama Game, Golden Child, and The Life. He most recently nabbed a nomination for this season's Nice Work If You Can Get It. - AP

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