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The Tempest


"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."

-Opera Today

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."

-Wall Street Journal

Love’s Labour’s Lost


"The costumes by Nancy Leary are brilliantly conceived..."

-Boston Arts Daily

The Boston Globe
The Herald News

The Last Will

The Modern Theater


On Boston Stages
The Theatre Mirror

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."

-Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Artscope Magazine
The Boston Globe

Oliver Twist

Shakespeare Theater

of New Jersey


BWW Reviews
The New York Times

Emperor of Atlantis

Boston Lyric Opera


New York Times


Boston Lyric Opera


Boston Classical Review

The Messiah

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra


New York Times



A Cunning Little Vixen

Chautauqua Opera


Opera Today

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