Resume


THEATRE
NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN - 2020
Merrimack Reparatory Theater, Lowell, Massachusetts
Kenneth L. Robeson - Director

Five Presidents - 2019
American Blues Theatre, Chicago, IL
Marty Higgenbothan - Director

THE AMEN CORNER - 2019
WBTT, Sarasota, FL.
Chuck Smith - Director

NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN - 2019
Northlight Theatre, Skokie, IL
Kenneth L. Roberson - Director

THE CHRISTIANS - 2017
Center Stage Baltimore
Hana Sharif - Director

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE -2017
Court Theatre Chicago
Ron O.J.Parson - Director 
Featuring, Abdul - Hamid Royal.

BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER - 2017
American Blues Theatre
Ron O.J. Parson - Director 
Starring - Wandachristine Hudson

SEVEN GUITARS - 2017
St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre
Ron Himes - Director

TWISTED MELODIES - 2016
Congo Square Theatre
Samuel Roberson Jr.- Director
Starring - Kelvin Rolston

DEVOTED DREAMS - 2015
The Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row-Off-Broadway/NYC
Anna Bamberger - Director

THE HAPPY FAMILY - 2015
The Beckett Theatre, Theatre Row-Off-Broadway/NYC
Anna Bamberger - Director

ABSOLUTION - 2015
St.Lukes Theatre-Off-Broadway/NYC
Anna Bamberger - Director

THE NATIVITY - 2012
Congo Square Theatre/ Goodman Theatre, Chicago, 
Aaron Todd Douglas - Director 
Kevin Iega Jeff - Choreographer

IF THIS HAT COULD TALK - 2007
Apollo Theatre - NYC
George Faison - Director

THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON 
PENUMBRA THEATRE
AUGUST WILSON RETROSPECTIVE 2007 - SEVEN GUITARS, TWO TRAINS RUNNING, KING HEDLEY II
Lou Bellamy - Director

DINAH WAS - 2003
Penumbra Theatre - St. Paul, Minn.
Lou Bellamy - Director

THE BLACK NATIVITY - 2003
Pantages Theatre Minneapolis
Kevin Iega Jeff - Director, Choreographer
Starring - Jennifer Holliday

ELEANOR: AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY -1999
Ford's Theatre, Washington, DC
Lisa Portes - Director

THUNDER KNOCKING ON THE DOOR -1999
The Arena Stage, Washington
DC Keith Glover - Playwright/Director

HOW TO WRITE WHILE SLEEPING - 1998
Soho Rep Theatre/NYC
Lisa Portes - Director

THUNDER KNOCKING ON THE DOOR - 1998
The Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis MN
Marion McClinton - Director

THE OLD SETTLER - 1998
The Intiman Theatre, Seattle, WA
Claude Purdy - Director
Starring - Mary Alice & Barbara Montgomery

THE COLORED MUSEUM - 1998
The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA 
Kenny Leon - Director

A DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH - 1997
The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC 
Crossroads Theatre Co., New Brunswick, NJ
Ricardo Khan - Director

THE OLD SETTLER - 1997
GEVA Theatre, Rochester, NY
Benny Sato Ambush - Director
Starring - Leslie Uggams

IN WALKS ED -1997
Long wharf Theatre, New Haven CT 
Cincinnati Playhouse
Keith Glover - Playwright/Director

SEVEN GUITARS - 1997
Center Stage, Baltimore, MD
The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
 Marion McClinton - Director

THE TEMPLE* - 1996
E.T.A. Theatre, Chicago, IL
Chuck Smith - Director

STOOPS** - 1996
E.T.A. Theatre, Chicago, IL 
Chuck Smith - Director

VIVISECTIONS FROM THE BLOWN MIND -1995
The Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL
Chuck Smith - Director
FILM / TELEVISION / COMMERCIALS
MARIAN ANDERSON: THE WHOLE WORLD IN HER HANDS - 2020 
Documentary- American Masters/PBS, Pre-production/Premieres 2/2022
 Rita Coburn-Director

L.A.HAIR - 2016
Television (Reality)-Bongo Productions, WE Network

MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE - 2016
Documentary- American Masters/PBS
Bob Hercules/Rita Coburn Whack - Producers/Directors

McDONALD’S COMMERCIAL - 2015
National- Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Sandwich
Starring - Food Network Chef Pat Neeley
Paul Lee - Director

WALMART COMMERCIAL - 2015
National- Green Light A VET Productions

PHILLIPS RAZORS COMMERCIAL/WEB SERIES -2015
 Amsterdam

NORIX FURNITURE COMMERCIAL/INTERNET - 2014
National

BROKE JUKE - 2014
Short
Premiere CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
Walkabout Theatre Co-Producers

THE LAST NEW YEAR - 2014
Short
Natasha Parker - Director
N.K. Gutierrez - Producer/Star

THE ORIGINS OF WIT AND HUMOR - 2014
Feature film
Director - Christian Gridelli, Dime Store Films 
Starring: Joe Hursley, Steve Lemme

THE DRUNK - 2013
Feature film
Directors - Paul Fleschner & William Tanoos
Starring, Tom Sizemore

CHICAGOLICIOUS - 2012
Television (Reality) - Style Network
Production Company - Endemol

FIELDS OF VALOR 3D - 2011
Mini Series
Discovery Channel/3 NET
Director - David Padrusch

WALGREENS COMMERCIAL -2011
Director- Phil Lee
Producer Darryl Manuel- Spin Artist

THE TRUTH - 2010
Short
Director - Hill Harper
Starring - Jensen Atwood,

JENS JENSEN HARMONIOUS WORLD - 2010
Documentary
PBS-WTTW Channel 11
Director - Carey Lundin

DUSABLE TO OBAMA: CHICAGO’S BLACK METROPOLIS - 2010
Documentary/National
PBS-WTTW Channel 11
Director - Barbara E. Allen

DOG JACK - 2009
Feature Film, Civil War Epic
Director - Edward McDougal

SON OF AMERICA - 2009
Short
Raymond Thomas - Director

ILLINOIS FEDERAL SAVINGS BANK (COMMERCIALS) - 2009
3 spots (Local) 
Darryl Manuel - Director
Starring - Harry Lennix

(MIS) LEADING MAN~ - 2008
Short
Morocco Omari - Director

SEARS OPTICAL (COMMERCIAL) - 2008
National Spot, Radar Studios

OF BOYS & MEN - 2007
Feature Film
Carl Seaton - Director
Starring - Angela Bassett, Robert Townsend

THE CUT with TOMMY HILFIGER - 2005
CBS-Television
Reality Show selecting America’s next top Clothing Designer
Finalist

JUSTICE - 2004
Feature Film
Jujitsu Films
John & Jean Marie Shulman - Directors 
Starring - Rodger Guenver Smith, Monica Calhoun

ELEVATOR - 2001
TV Film
Syndicated- Blind Squirrel Productions Group
Jim Friedman - Director
Starring - Elisabeth Berkley, Greg Lauren,

SUMMER OF SAM - 1998
Feature Film, Assistant Costume Designer 
Spike Lee - Director
Ruth E. Carter- Costume Designer

LOSING ISAIAH - 1996
Feature Film, Costumer Intern 
Steve Gyllenhaal - Director
Mary Malin - Costume Designer
Starring - Halle Berry
DANCE / SPECIAL EVENTS
DAWN - 2013
Ballet - River North Dance Co 
Kevin Iega Jeff - Choreographer

CHICAGO WOMEN OF SONG - 2011
Ballet - Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre
 Harris Theatre

LETTUCE ENTERTAIN YOU ENTERPRISES - 2007-2010
Uniform Design ( BIG BOWL, BEN PAO, Consultant-L20 )

JAGGED LEDGES - 2003
Dance Africa/Deeply Rooted Dance Co/NYCPremiere
Kevin Iega Jeff - Choreographer
Spoken Word- Stacy Ann Chinn

NAHEEMA’S ROOM - 2002
River North Dance Co- Chicago Premiere
Kevin Iega Jeff - Choreographer

ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES, LTD - 2002
Brilliance of the Sea’s Launch
Costume Design -Vegas Style Shows on ship 
Harrison McEldowney - Choreographer

DAYS PAST, NOT FORGOTTEN - 1998
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre – World Premiere 
Earl Mosley - Choreographer

PARADISE PRODUCTIONS - 1987-1990
Costume Design- Entertainment Company
Barton Weiss - Owner/Producer
COSTUME ILLUSTRATOR
AS THE WORLD TURNS (Soap Opera)
CBS Television
Toni Lesli James - Costume Designer

FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL (BROADWAY)
Toni Lesli James - Costume Designer
Waiter Bobbie - Director
The Dodgers - Producers

HENRY VIII
City Center, N.Y.C. - Toni Lesli James - Costume Designer
NY Shakespeare Festival, N.Y.C. - Mary Zimmerman - Director

BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
City Center, N.Y.C. 
Toni Lesli James - Costume Designer
AWARDS / NOMINATIONS / RECOGNITION
Jeff Award Nomination (Equity) for Best Costume Design – 2012
 
Dominican University School of Fine Arts, Advisory Board Member - 2012

Black Theatre Alliance Award Best Costume Design Nomination - 2012

Award-Best Costume Design, African American Arts Alliance-2009

** Black Theatre Alliance Award Nomination Best Costume Design - 2009

* Black Theatre Alliance Award Best Costume Design - 2008**

Black Theatre Alliance Award for Best Costume Design - 1995**

Jeff Award Citation Recipient for 
Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design- 1996*

National Endowment for the Arts/Theatre Communication 
Group Costume Design Fellowship 1996-1997
EDUCATION
PARSON’S SCHOOL OF DESIGN, NYC
FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NYC


Proud Member of LOCAL 829 - United Scenic Artists COSTUME DESIGNER 

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