Lea Umberger works as a Production Designer, Costume Designer and Art Director for the theatre, film, televison and commercials.

Recent projects have taken her across the country designing sets for the upcoming production of
Underneath the Lintel at Geva Theatre in Rochester.  Lea has also been named the new Resident Designer (Set and Costume) for Alchemy Theatre Company in NYC.  While building her freelance design career, Lea has continued her work with HSN as the Senoir Stylist for Home Fashions - a job that has her working with clients including Colin Cowie, John Robshaw , Nate Berkus, Rosanna Inc., Cottage Collection, Highgate Manor and Carleton Varney.

Lea has also recently started showing her
photography at local shows and has added it to this website, along with the featured "picture of the day".  Check back to see what new work is added from her travels.

Lea received her MFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts- Graduate Design for Stage and Film, where she received the Oliver Smith Design Scholarship (2002) awarded for excellence in set and costume design.  She taught costume design and history for three years at SUNY New Paltz (2003-2005). 

lea umberger designs...
Production/Costume Design for Stage and Film

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Last Update: 01/25/10

Underneath the Lintel (Set Design)
Geva Theatre ,  75 Woodbury St,  Rochester, NY
Daniel Pearce as the Librarian
Padraic Lillis, Director
Derek Madonia, Lighting Designer
Amanda Doherty, Costume Designer

OPENS February 5, 2010 -March 7, 2010

IMDB Listing for Lea Umberger
A Line in the Sand
Best Solo Production
Midtown International Theater Festival, September 2007
Padraic Lillis, Director

SAG Indie Audience Choice Award
Haig P. Manoogian Screenings at the DGA , June 2009

Wasserman Award for Best Film (2nd prize)
NYU First Run Festival 2008