Raised in Chicago, Illinois
Began career as apprentice with such notable designers as Boris Aronson, Rouben ter-Arutunian and Irene Sharaff
Broadway debut as costume designer, "The Potting Shed"
Created the costumes for the premiere of Arthur Miller's "The Crucible"
Designs for "The Blacks" caught attention of Jerome Robbins who hired Zipprodt for his stage directorial debut, "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad" (1962)
First costumes for opera, "La Boheme" at the Boston Opera Company
Received first Tony Award for the costumes for the long-running "Fiddler on the Roof"; produced by Harold Prince and directed by Robbins
Worked at the National Ballet of Washington, DC crafting the costumes for "La Sonnamnbula"
Created the costumes for the Prince-directed Broadway musical "Cabaret"; received second Tony Award
Feature debut as costume designer, "The Graduate"
Designed the clothing for the acclaimed stage musical "1776"
Received third Tony Award nomination for "Zorba", directed by Harold Prince
Collaborated with Bob Fosse, designing the costumes for "Pippin"; earned fourth Tony nomination
Recreated her costumes for the film adaptation of "1776"
Created the costumes for the ABC adaptation of Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie", starring Katharine Hepburn
Designed the costumes for the stage musical biography "Mack and Mabel"; earned fifth Tony nomination
Received sixth Tony nomination for "Chicago", directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse
Created the costumes for the Metropolitan Opera production of "Tannhauser"; recreated for a 1983 telecast on PBS
Received praise for her designs for the ill-fated musical adaptation of the cult film "King of Hearts"
Garnered her seventh Tony Award nomination for "Alice in Wonderland"
With Ann Hould-Ward, designed the period and contemporary costumes for the award-winning "Sunday in the Park with George"; shared a Tony nomination
Worked on two productions directed by Bob Fosse: "Big Deal" and the revival of "Sweet Charity; won third Tony Award for the latter
Recreated her stage designs for the Showtime adaptation of "Sunday in the Park with George"
Received 10th and final Tony nomination for "Shogun: the Musical"
Designed the costumes for the revival of "My Fair Lady", starring Richard Chamberlain
Final stage credit, the costumes for the Off-Broadway hit "Picasso at the Lapin Agile"