Nancy L. Leary
Assistant Professor (Costume Design and Production) | email@example.com
MFA, Boston University; Graduate Diploma Studies, Tufts University; BA, Dalhousie University (Canada). Costume Designer Nancy L. Leary’s theatrical career spans two decades. Her costumes have appeared on the stages of The Pittsburgh Symphony, Virginia Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Chautauqua Opera, Mobile Opera, Juillard Opera, The Modern, and on the Boston Commons for Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Recently she completed work in New York for Knife Edge Productions at The Abington and TGB Theatre. Nancy has also designed costumes for the regional premiere of Permanent Collection which won an Elliot Norton award, and Into The Woods which produced an IRNE award for Costume Design, both shows produced by New Repertory Theatre. Througout the years Nancy has designed many new works notably Our American Cousin, a glimse into the final evening of Abraham Lincoln, Clemency, an opera focused closely on the biblical story of Abraham and his wife Sara, and Owned, a play written by Drama Desk nominee Julian Shepard dealing with the relationship between three young New Yorkers and the means at which they use to get ahead in life. Other design credits include Weston Playhouse, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, North Shore Music Theatre, ART Institute, Chamber Repertory Theatre, Boston Theatre Works, and Boston Conservatory. Currently, Nancy is working on a new production of The Magic Flute for Boston Lyric Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos for Virginia Opera, and remains a full time faculty member in the Boston University CFA School of Theatre Design & Production program. Boston University appointment, 2001.