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Toni-Leslie James

 
Bio:
Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet; Come From Away; August Wilson’s Jitney; Amazing Grace; 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: ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet; Come From Away; August Wilson’s Jitney; Amazing Grace; 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: ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Costume Design
 
[Broadway, 2021]
Costumes
 
[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Costume Design[Replacement]
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Design
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[San Francisco (Regional), 2019]
Costume Designer
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Costume Design[Replacement]
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
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[Broadway, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2017]
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[Washington, DC (Regional), 2016]
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[New York, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2016]
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[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Costume Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Broadway, 2015]
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[Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Broadway, 2001]
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[Off-Broadway, 2001]
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[Broadway, 2000]
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[Broadway, 1999]
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[Off-Broadway, 1999]
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[Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1987]
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Photos

Toni-Leslie James during The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Day at t Photo

Toni-Leslie James during The 73rd Annual Tony Awards Meet The Nominees Press Day at the Sofitel Hotel on May 01, 2019 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
05/02/2019
Walter  Trarbach, Rob  Berman,  Toni-Leslie  James  and Japhy  Weideman   Photo

Walter Trarbach, Rob Berman, Toni-Leslie James and Japhy Weideman

From: 
Date:
07/27/2018


FINIAN’S RAINBOW, OG, Signed by: Christopher Fitzgerald and Toni-Leslie James

From: 
Date:
02/05/2010

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2022]
Costume Design

[Broadway, 2021]
Costumes

[West End, 2021] [Replacement]
Costume Design[Replacement]

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Design

[US Tour, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2019]
Costume Designer

[San Francisco (Regional), 2019]
Costume Designer

[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Costume Design[Replacement]

[Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Costume Designer

[Broadway, 2017]
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[Broadway, 2017]
Costume Designer

[Washington, DC (Regional), 2016]
Costume Designer

[New York, 2016]
Costume Design

[Off-Broadway, 2016]
Costume Design

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
Costume Designer

[Off-Broadway, 2015]
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[Broadway, 2015]
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[Broadway, 2010]
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[Off-Broadway, 2010]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Off-Broadway, 2006]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Broadway, 2003]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Off-Broadway, 2002]
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[Broadway, 2001]
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[Off-Broadway, 2001]
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[Broadway, 2000]
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[Broadway, 1999]
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[Off-Broadway, 1999]
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[Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1995]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
Scenic Designer

[Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1994]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1993]
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[Off-Broadway, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1993]
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[Broadway, 1992]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1991]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1990]
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[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Costume Designer

Toni-Leslie James Biography

Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet; Come From Away; August Wilson’s Jitney; Amazing Grace; 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: Millennium Approaches & Perestroika; Chronicle of a Death Foretold; and Jelly’s Last Jam. Off-Broadway: The Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Soho Rep, Lincoln Center Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, and the Roundabout Theatre, among others. Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Steppenwolf, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, the Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Seattle Rep, and internationally on the West End in the UK. She has 38 costume design nominations and awards for her contributions to various theatrical productions, including two Tony Award nominations, five Drama Desk nominations, two Hewes Design Awards, the Irene Sharaff Young Masters Award for Costume Design Excellence, and an Obie Award for Sustained Costume Design Excellence.

Toni-Leslie James Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Costume Design of a Musical
Toni-Leslie James, Paradise Square
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Toni-Leslie James, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Costume Design for a Play Gold Star
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Costume Design of a Play
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical
Toni-Leslie James, Come From Away
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Costume Design for a Play
Toni-Leslie James, Jitney
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Costume Design of a Play
Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson's Jitney
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Costume Design
Toni-Leslie James, First Daughter Suite
 
The Lortels - 2013 - Outstanding Costume Design
Toni-Leslie JamesA Civil War Christmas
 
Obie Awards - 2009 - Design Gold Star
Toni-Leslie JamesSustained excellence of costume design
 
Obie Awards - 2009 - Design Gold Star
Toni-Leslie JamesSustained excellence of costume design
 
The Lortels - 2009 - Outstanding Costume Design
Toni-Leslie James, Wig Out!
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production
Toni-Leslie James3 Mo' Divas
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Costume Design
Toni-Leslie James, The Tempest
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Costume Design
Toni-Leslie James, Jelly's Last Jam
 
The Hewes Awards - 1992 - Costume Design Gold Star
Toni-Leslie James, Jelly's Last Jam
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Costume Design
Toni-Leslie James , Jelly's Last Jam

Toni-Leslie James News

Review: Uplifting COME FROM AWAY Tour Makes Return Trip to OC's Segerstrom Center Photo Review: Uplifting COME FROM AWAY Tour Makes Return Trip to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Jun 23, 2022

Endearingly inspirational and beautifully performed, COME FROM AWAY---as experienced in this relaunched post-lockdown tour now playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through June 26, 2022---certainly proves itself worthy of repeat visits. At its core, the show is a hopeful, positive reminder that unconditional kindness does still exist in our world, even if evidence of such behavior is harder to find these days.

Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recordi Photo Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

You can now listen to “Let It Burn,” from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, sung by the show’s remarkable Tony Award winning star, Joaquina Kalukango.

COME FROM AWAY Canceled Tonight Due to Covid-19 Photo COME FROM AWAY Canceled Tonight Due to Covid-19
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

Come From Away on Broadway has been canceled tonight due to the detection of Covid-19 cases within the company.

2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List! Photo 2nd Annual Antonyo Award Nominations Announced - See The Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

The 2nd Annual Antonyo Award nominations from the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season have been announced! See the full list here!

Review: COME FROM AWAY at ASU Gammage Photo Review: COME FROM AWAY at ASU Gammage
by Emily Noxon - Jun 16, 2022

This amazing show is not to be missed. See what our critic had to say. 

COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History Tonight Photo COME FROM AWAY Becomes Longest Running Show in Schoenfeld Theatre History Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2022

Come From Away officially becomes the longest running show in the 105-year history of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre today with its 1,544th Broadway performance, surpassing the original production of JEKYLL & HYDE.

COME FROM AWAY Tickets On Sale at the Centennial Concert Hall, June 20!  Photo COME FROM AWAY Tickets On Sale at the Centennial Concert Hall, June 20! 
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Winnipeg has announced that the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical  about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Winnipeg return at the Centennial Concert Hall for a limited engagement October 25 – 30, 2022.

2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List! Photo 2022 Tony Awards Winners- Full List!
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

The best of Broadway gathered on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the 75th Annual Tony Awards. We've got the complete list of winners for the Tony Awards!

Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet Photo Photos: Broadway Stars Align on the 2022 Tony Awards Red Carpet
by Bruce Glikas - Jun 12, 2022

We're taking you to the red carpet for a look at all of the stars (and what they're wearing) at them 2022 Tony Awards!

How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered! Photo How/When/Where to Watch the 2022 Tony Awards and Other Questions Answered!
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards are back this year at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate the best of Broadway for the 2021/22 theatre season. Need a refresher on how to watch and when? We've got you covered!

Toni-Leslie James Videos

Listen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recordi VideoListen: Hear Joaquina Kalukango's 'Let It Burn' From the PARADISE SQUARE Cast Recording
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

You can now listen to “Let It Burn,” from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording of Paradise Square, sung by the show’s remarkable Tony Award winning star, Joaquina Kalukango.

VIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQ VideoVIDEO: Joaquina Kalukango Discusses Being Grateful to Be Back on Stage in PARADISE SQUARE Post-Show Speech
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 20, 2022

Paradise Square officially resumed performances last night, April 19, after briefly going dark due to COVID cases within the cast. Joaquina Kalukango gave a speech after last night's performance, where she talked about being grateful to be back on stage.

VIDEO: FLYING OVER SUNSET Begins Rehearsals; Check Out All New Clips From the Show! VideoVIDEO: FLYING OVER SUNSET Begins Rehearsals; Check Out All New Clips From the Show!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2021

Rehearsals begin today, Tuesday, October 19, for the return of Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the new musical FLYING OVER SUNSET. Check out all new clips from the show featuring Carmen Cusack, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Harry Hadden-Paton, Nehal Joshi, Emily Pynenburg, Michele Ragusa, Robert Sella, Laura Shoop, Atticus Ware, and Tony Yazbeck!

VIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE VideoVIDEO: Get A First Listen To 'I'd Be A Soldier' From PARADISE SQUARE
by BWW Staff - Oct 15, 2021

BroadwayWorld has a first listen to 'I'd Be A Soldier' from Paradise Square -which begins previews February 22, 2022 at Broadway's Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), where it opens March 20, 2022.

VIDEO: Tristan Mack Wilds & Luke James Honor First Preview of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED M VideoVIDEO: Tristan Mack Wilds & Luke James Honor First Preview of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2021

Mack gave thanks to playwright and Broadway’s newest voice, Keenan Scott II, and in honor of the first performance, Luke James sang and acapella blessing to the cast and the production and to all the Broadway theaters and their casts.

VIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart I VideoVIDEO: Watch David Hyde Pierce and Ari'el Stachel in the New Music Video For 'Heart In Your Hands' from THE VISITOR
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

The world premiere musical THE VISITOR was originally scheduled to open at The Public Theater tonight, April 15. In honor of Opening Night, The Public has just released a music video of David Hyde Pierce (Walter), Ari'el Stachel (Tarek), and the cast of THE VISITOR performing the song 'Heart In Your Hands.'

VIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep VideoVIDEO: First Look at JITNEY at Seattle Rep
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2020

Seattle Rep will present the Broadway production of August Wilson's Jitney, beginning February 28 in the Bagley Wright Theater. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney was the last of Wilson's plays to premiere on Broadway, where it won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

VIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum VideoVIDEO: Go Inside the Student Matinee of JITNEY at the Mark Taper Forum
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

Center Theatre Group is currently presenting August Wilson's 'Jitney' at the Mark Taper Forum. Performances will continue through December 29. The production recently held a student matinee, and you can experience the event alongside first-time high school theatregoers from across SoCal.

VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Begins Previews At Baltimore Stage VideoVIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Begins Previews At Baltimore Stage
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019

The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN starts previews tomorrow at Baltimore Center Stage.

VIDEO: Watch COME FROM AWAY's Becky Gulsvig Eat Chicago Deep Dish Pizza And More! VideoVIDEO: Watch COME FROM AWAY's Becky Gulsvig Eat Chicago Deep Dish Pizza And More!
by Alan Henry - Aug 8, 2019

Direct from the Come From Away National Tour, Becky Gulsvig gets In Too Deep with T.J. Pieffer as they contemplate accents, Peter Pan, and Giordano's Deep Dish Pizza.


Toni-Leslie James Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Toni-Leslie James been nominated for?
Best Costume Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Paradise Square , Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf , Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Bernhardt/Hamlet , Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for Bernhardt/Hamlet , Outstanding Costume Design for a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Come From Away , Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Jitney , Best Costume Design of a Play (Tony Awards) for August Wilson's Jitney , Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for First Daughter Suite , Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for A Civil War Christmas , Design (Obie Awards) for Sustained excellence of costume design , Design (Obie Awards) for Sustained excellence of costume design , Outstanding Costume Design (The Lortels) for Wig Out! , Outstanding Costume Design, Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for 3 Mo' Divas , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for The Tempest , Outstanding Costume Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam and Best Costume Design (Tony Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam .

What awards has Toni-Leslie James won?
Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Bernhardt/Hamlet, Design (Obie Awards) for Sustained excellence of costume design Design (Obie Awards) for Sustained excellence of costume designand Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Jelly's Last Jam.