Franne Lee Biography (1941-)

Born December 30, 1941; daughter of Martin and Ann (Elton) Newman; married Eugene Lee (a designer). Addresses: OFFICE--31 Union Square W., New York, NY 10003.


Famous Works

  • Costume designer, Harry Noon and Night, Theatre of the Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1969.
  • costume designer, A Line of Least Existence, Theatre of the Living Arts,1970.
  • co-designer (with Eugene Lee), Alice in Wonderland, Extension Theatre, New York City, 1970.
  • co-designer (with Eugene Lee), Saved, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY, then Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, both 1970.
  • co-designer (with Eugene Lee), Mother Courage, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1970.
  • costume designer, The Good and Bad Times of Cady Francis McCullum and Friends, Trinity Square Repertory Company, Trinity Square Theatre, Providence, RI, 1971.
  • co-designer (with Eugene Lee and Roger Morgan), Dude, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1972.
  • costume designer, The Tooth of Crime, Performing Garage, New York City, 1973.
  • co-designer (with Eugene Lee), Candide, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 1973,then Broadway Theatre, 1974.
  • costume designer, Love for Love, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1974.
  • costume designer, Gabrielle, Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo, NY, 1974.
  • costume designer, The Skin of Our Teeth, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC, then Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, both 1975.
  • costume designer, The Moony Shapiro Songbook, Morosco Theatre, New York City, 1981.
  • costume designer, Rock 'n' Roll! The First 5000 Years, St. James Theatre,New York City, 1982.
  • costume designer, Three Acts of Recognition, Public Theater, New York City, 1982.
  • set designer, The Disappearance of the Jews, Gorilla, Hot Line, all Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1983.
  • costume designer, Wild Life, Vandam Theatre, New York City, 1983.
  • costume designer, Streetheat, Studio 54, New York City, 1985.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Costume designer, Sweeney Todd, U.S. cities, 1980.
  • Set and costume designer, Gilda Live, Warner Brothers, 1980.
  • costume designer, One Trick Pony, Warner Brothers, 1980.
  • costume designer, Baby, It's You, Paramount, 1982.
  • Also set designer (with Eugene Lee), Mr. Mike's Mondo Video, 1979; set designer, Dead Ringer, 1982.

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