IN MEMORIAM: Playbill Remembers Those We Lost in 2012

By Robert Simonson
27 Dec 2012

Marcia Gardner
Photo by Brianne Boland

Eiko Ishioka, 73, a designer who worked in film and theatre, and designed the costumes for the musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, on Jan. 21 in Tokyo.

Marcia Gardner, 66, a longstanding figure at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA, on Jan. 20 at her home in Alexandria, VA.

Bradshaw Smith, 56, who as the videographer of "Broadway Beat" indefatigably chronicled the New York theatre scene, on Jan. 16.

Bill Schelble, 81, a theatre press agent with a long string of stage credits, on Jan. 9 in Milwaukee.

Mary C. Henderson, 83, a leading historian of the American theatre and author of the seminal texts "Theatre in America" and "The City and the Theatre," on Jan. 3 at her home in Congers, NY.

David Wheeler, 86, a stage director, educator and important figure in the Boston theatre community, on Jan. 4 in Boston.

Given the expanse of the international theatre community, this list is not intended to be complete.'s obituary section can be found here.