theater

Leslie Lyter

Head of MFA Stage Management and BFA Production

Leslie C. Lyter is a professional stage manager who has mounted more than 60 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, galas, benefit performances, workshops, and readings with theaters including the Roundabout Theater Company, Manhattan Theater Club, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, Atlantic Theater Company, Keen Company, City Center Encores!, and Bucks County Playhouse. In the spring of 2014, Lyter oversaw the co-production between George Street Playhouse and Mason Gross, David Esbjornson’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town with Boyd Gaines.

Broadway credits include the Tony-Award winning best revival of a musical PajamaGame, with Harry Connick, Jr. and Kelli O’Hara; Tony-nominated Twelve Angry Men with Boyd Gaines and Tom Aldredge; Prelude to a Kiss with John Mahoney; Heartbreak House with Philip Bosco and Lily Rabe; the world premiere of Richard Greenberg’s A Naked Girl on the Appian Way with Richard Thomas, Jill Clayburgh, and Matthew Morrison; The Constant Wife with Lynn Redgrave and Kate Burton; Twentieth Century with Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche; The Caretaker with Patrick Stewart; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg with Eddie Izzard; Design for Living with Alan Cumming, Dominic West, and Jennifer Ehle; and Betrayal with Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, and Juliet Binoche. Other New York productions include the world premieres of Ricky Jay: On the Stem (Second Stage) directed by David Mamet, and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Manhattan Theater Club) with Linda Lavin; Carnival (City Center Encores!) with Anne Hathaway and Brian Stokes Mitchell; the US premieres of Speaking in Tongues (Roundabout), Blue/Orange (Atlantic), and Madame Melville (Promenade Theater) with Macaulay Culkin; and two incarnations of the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.

Lyter’s credits outside of New York include Rodney’s Wife (Williamstown Theater Festival) with David Strathairn, the world premiere of Maury Yeston’s In the Beginning (Maine State Music Theater) with Bryan Batt, Boyd Gaines’ directorial debut production of A Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Bucks County Playhouse) with Marsha Mason, and Our Town at George Street Playhouse. In 2014, Lyter returned to the Bucks County Playhouse for Evan Cabnet’s production of Deathtrap.

Lyter spent a year with the New York Public Library’s Library for the Performing Arts on development of the library’s first interdepartmental librarian training system and bridging the divisions Theatre, Dance, Music and Recorded Sound, and Special collections. She worked with their special research collections and Theater on Film and Tape archives under the direction of Patrick Hoffman. She was nominated for the Jean M. Campbell Award for Excellence in Service in 2008.

She is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College with a bachelor of arts in theater, and a member of Actors’ Equity Association.