Costume Design

On set for GMA's

40th Anniversary!

Hired in 2013 to design GMA's Halloween show, I continue to work there on a free-lance basis.

Halloween 2015

Robin Roberts and TJ Holmes play Cookie and Lucious from Empire

Halloween 2014

Lara Spencer plays Prince George

Will Ganss and Phil McCrickard play the Beefeaters

Halloween 2013

Ginger Zee as Sharknado

Seeing Double Segment

Robin Roberts and Sienna Hawkins

Blades of Glory Segment

with Ginger Zee, Sasha Cohen and Sarah Haines

Associate Costume Designer

for 19 years, 4,904 episodes,

 3 Daytime Emmy Awards,

9 nominations.

Valentine's Day fantasy show

Emmy Award 2008

Television

Kristen Alderson as Starr wears my flamenco inspired gown for a red carpet scene.

Kristen Alderson

David Fumero

Renée Goldsberry

Robin Strasser

Kristen and Renée

Brandon Buddy

Theater

Part of the hit musical since its inception at the WPA Theatre, I designed the Off Broadway version which ran for 5 years as well as subsequent national and international companies and tours.

Jesse White as Mr. Mushnik

Lee Wilkof as Seymour

Jennifer Leigh Warren, Leilani Jones, and Sheila Davis as the Urchins

Frank Luz as Orin

Lee as Seymour

Lee as Seymour

Ellen Greene as Audrey

This British cult musical played in New York City at the Variety Arts Theatre. A year after I designed the show, I was asked to re-create the costumes in London for the West End production at the Cambridge Theater. International companies and a national UK Tour followed.

"I cannot praise Ms. Lesser's work highly enough."

BOB CARLTON

(Writer/Direcctor)

"As producer of the New York production of Return to the Forbidden Planet I was pleased to be able to engage Sally Lesser as costume designer last fall. The designs she presented  for the show for the first time really defined the style and characters that the writer/director Bob Carlton and I were looking for. The show had already been produced in four other countries and Sally's designs were the first to solve our problems and exceed our expectations.

As a consequence of Sally's success in New York, I was happy to engage her to completely re-design all the costumes in the Olivier Award winning production which is stil running in London.

I regard her as an absolutely first class creative designer whom I would be delighted to engage and work with again.

ANDRE PTASZYNSKI

(Producer)

Selected Costume Design Credits