"The production’s overall design is straightforward yet engaging, conjuring up a vision of a fantastical island without resorting to overkill. Nancy Leary’s costumes are especially creative, ensuring that the characters and their various affiliations are always distinct."
-Erik Nikander, The Arts Fuse
A Christmas Carol
Part of "Stage Windows" for Boston BID. Production by Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.
The Ghosts of Versailles
"Nancy Leary’s stupendous costume design is almost beyond praise. The white, and off-white period attire for the ghosts communicates elegant despair, and the jewel-toned costumes for the players in the 'opera' are eye-popping in their characterful allure."
The Nefarious, Immoral but Highly Profitable Enterprise of Mr. Burke & Mr. Hare
"The BLO mounted a stylish, clever production. Designer Caleb Wertenbaker used curtains and platforms to transform the bare-bones brick Cyclorama into a white anatomical theater with the audience as the spectators. Nancy Leary supplied evocative period costumes, in color for the living and bleached out (with matching makeup) for the dead, while director David Schweizer deftly managed the constant zigzagging from killers to buyers to victims."
Love’s Labour’s Lost
"The costumes by Nancy Leary are brilliantly conceived..."
The Magic Flute
Boston Lyric Opera
“'Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute' is an exhibition that compares scenic and costume designs from a select group of 20th and 21st century productions extolled for their remarkable visual achievement."
Comedy of Errors
of New Jersey
"Perfectly hand in glove with the other production elements are the evocative American vaudeville style costumes by Nancy Leary. With pork pie hats, checked baggy pants, ill fitting, faded jackets, comically short, tastelessly painted ties and Keystone Kop uniforms, Leary visually enhances the comic buffoonery of the males."