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Leslie Shane Bernstein has been designing costumes for Theatre, Film, Television and Opera for 30 years in NYC and regionally. Some of her recent works include, Off Broadway: Off Peak (59E59), Little Rock (Sheen Center), Wringer (City Center II), Band Of Angels, Wanda’s Monster (Mint Theater & the Vineyard Theatre), Dory Fantasmagory, This Is Sadie, Interstellar Cinderella, Young Charles Dickens and Ballerina Swan’s Nutcracker (Theater Row) Please Bring Balloons and Love That Dog (A.R.T NY) 

Regionally Leslie has had the honor of designing for such theaters as Syracuse Stage (Godspell), The Magic Theatre (co-design with the legendary Pat Fields!) (The Opposite of Sex) Portland Stage (Master Harold and the Boys) Arkansas Reperatory Theatre (Intimate Apparel and It Happened in Little Rock) The Wiltern LA & NJ PAC (The Harlem Nutcracker) Crossroads Theatre (History of the Word) Purchase PAC (Really Rosie) (Directed by Maurice Sendak) Hudson Stage Co (Off Peak, The October Storm, Proof, 4000 miles, Stones in His Pockets, Talley’s Folly and Kunstler starring the great Jeff McCarthy) Emelin Theatre (Italian American Reconciliation) Brevard Music Festival (West Side Story, Guys and Dolls)

Opera plays such a large part in Leslie’s life. Her formative years were spent enjoying opera and ballet as her family were patrons of the MET in NYC. Perhaps that is why Opera is becoming some of her favorite work, including: The Sorcerer (Purchase PAC), Carmen, A Little Night Music, Abduction from The Seraglio, La Cenerentola, Romeo et Juliet, & A Midsummer Nights Dream (Brevard Music Festival) Noya’s Fludde (St Bart’s Cathedral NYC) La Boheme (Ash Lawn Opera)

Recent Opera includes: The Magic Flute (Arizona Opera 2015 & 2023), (Hawaii Opera), (Madison Opera) (Kentucky Opera) and (Pittsburgh Opera). 

Broadway: Associate Costume Designer for Disgraced (Lyceum Theatre) Domesticated (LCT) and WIT(MTC). 

Feature Film Costume Design for “The Opponent” (Lions Gate) Assistant Costume Designer Film “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee”, “Gods Behaving Badly” & “Hateship Loveship”.  Assistant Costume Designer Television “Law & Order” (Original Series 2000-2010), “The Slap”, “Under the Dome”, “Unforgettable”, “Benjamin Franklin” “in Treatment” and “All My Children”.


Leslie is a graduate of Purchase College and a member of 829 United Scenic Artists. 

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