Toni-Leslie James

Personal Information
TONI-LESLIE JAMES (Costume Design). Ms. James has designed 14 productions for The Public Theater. Broadway: Lucky Guy; The Scottsboro Boys; Finian’s Rainbow; Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; King Hedley II; One Mo’ Time; The Wild Party; Marie Christine; Footloose; The Tempest; Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Angels in America; Chronicle of a Death Foretold; and Jelly’s Last Jam. Dedicated in memory of our beloved son, Jett Gerald Higham. (Biography dated 04/14/2016 )
 
Credits

Designer
Production Theatre Opened Credit
1 Frankenstein East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 02/17/2020 Costume Designer
2 For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 10/22/2019 Costume Designer
3 Long Lost New York City Center/ Stage I 06/04/2019 Costume Designer
4 White Noise Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 03/20/2019 Costume Designer
5 Othello Delacorte Theater 06/18/2018 Costume Designer
6 Light Shining In Buckinghamshire New York Theatre Workshop 05/07/2018 Costume Designer
7 Feeding the Dragon Cherry Lane Theatre 04/02/2018 Costume Designer
8 Admissions Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 03/12/2018 Costume Designer
9 Daphne's Dive Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 05/15/2016 Costume Designer
10 Head of Passes Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater 03/28/2016 Costume Designer
11 Mother Courage and Her Children East 13th Street/CSC Theatre 01/19/2016 Costume Designer
12 First Daughter Suite Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 10/21/2015 Costume Designer
13 Rasheeda Speaking Pershing Square Signature Center/ The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre 02/11/2015 Costume Designer
14 The Comedy of Errors Delacorte Theater 06/18/2013 Costume Designer
15 A Civil War Christmas New York Theatre Workshop 12/04/2012 Costume Designer
16 Milk Like Sugar Playwrights Horizons/ Peter Jay Sharp Theater 11/01/2011 Costume Designer
17 The Scottsboro Boys Vineyard Theatre 03/10/2010 Costume Designer
18 A Boy and His Soul Vineyard Theatre 09/24/2009 Costume Designer
19 Wig Out! Vineyard Theatre 09/30/2008 Costume Designer
20 Blue Door Playwrights Horizons/ Peter Jay Sharp Theater 10/10/2006 Costume Designer
21 Bernarda Alba Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 03/06/2006 Costume Designer
22 Dessa Rose Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 03/21/2005 Costume Designer
23 Elegies Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 03/24/2003 Costume Designer
24 Little Fish Second Stage Theatre 02/13/2003 Costume Designer
25 Talk Joseph Papp Public Theater/ LuEsther Hall 04/09/2002 Costume Designer
26 Carson McCullers (Historically Inaccurate) Julia Miles Theater 01/09/2002 Costume Designer
27 A New Brain Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 06/18/1998 Costume Designer
28 Macbeth Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 03/15/1998 Costume Designer
29 Henry VIII Delacorte Theater 06/13/1997 Costume Designer
30 God's Heart Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 04/06/1997 Costume Designer
31 Insurrection: Holding History Joseph Papp Public Theater/ LuEsther Hall 12/11/1996 Costume Designer
32 Dancing on Her Knees Joseph Papp Public Theater/ LuEsther Hall 02/13/1996 Costume Designer
33 Sheila's Day New Victory Theater 01/05/1996 Costume Designer
34 The Tempest Delacorte Theater 06/22/1995 Costume Designer
35 Dog Opera Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 04/11/1995 Costume Designer
36 3 Postcards Circle in the Square Downtown 11/02/1994 Set Designer
37 Twilight: Los Angeles 1992 Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Newman Theater 03/23/1994 Costume Designer
38 East Texas Hot Links Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Anspacher Theater 01/04/1994 Costume Designer
39 Hello Again Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater 12/30/1993 Costume Designer
40 Measure for Measure Delacorte Theater 07/01/1993 Costume Designer
41 Babylon Gardens Circle Repertory Theatre 09/25/1991 Costume Designer
42 Walking the Dead Circle Repertory Theatre 04/24/1991 Costume Designer
43 The Caucasian Chalk Circle Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 11/13/1990 Costume Designer
44 Spunk:Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston Joseph Papp Public Theater/ Martinson Hall 04/10/1990 Costume Designer
45 Three Postcards Playwrights Horizons 05/14/1987 Costume Designer
Awards
Award Production Function
1 WON 2020 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf Costume Designer
2 NOMINATED 2020 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Costume Design for a Play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf Costume Designer
3 WON 2020 Antonyo Award, Best Costumes For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf Costume Designer
4 NOMINATED 2018 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Othello Costume Designer
5 NOMINATED 2018 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Light Shining In Buckinghamshire Costume Designer
6 NOMINATED 2016 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design First Daughter Suite Costume Designer
7 NOMINATED 2016 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Head of Passes Costume Designer
8 NOMINATED 2013 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design A Civil War Christmas Costume Designer
9 NOMINATED 2012 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Milk Like Sugar Costume Designer
10 NOMINATED 2012 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Milk Like Sugar Costume Designer
11 NOMINATED 2010 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design The Scottsboro Boys Costume Designer
12 NOMINATED 2009 Lucille Lortel Award, Outstanding Costume Design Wig Out! Costume Designer
13 NOMINATED 2009 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Wig Out! Costume Designer
14 NOMINATED 2006 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design Bernarda Alba Costume Designer
15 NOMINATED 2005 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Dessa Rose Costume Designer
16 NOMINATED 1995 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Costume Design The Tempest Costume Designer
17 NOMINATED 1991 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design The Caucasian Chalk Circle Costume Designer
18 NOMINATED 1991 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Costume Design The Caucasian Chalk Circle Costume Designer
19 NOMINATED 1991 Hewes Design Award, Costume Design The Caucasian Chalk Circle Costume Designer
20 NOMINATED 1990 AUDELCO Award, Costume Design Spunk:Three Tales by Zora Neale Hurston Costume Designer