Rebecca is a New York City-based costume designer, wardrobe stylist, shopper, craftsperson, and illustrator with 12+ years of experience in the entertainment industry. Her accomplishments include tracking down everything from the ordinary (suits, ties) to the outrageous (vegetable costumes, wacky Christmas sweaters, obscure vintage pieces). She's Bedazzled naked dancers and built costumes out of donut holes, but counts outfitting an entire army of live baby chickens in full Civil War regalia as her strangest project to date.
Highlights of Rebecca's design and styling work include contributions to buzz-worthy Late Night with Jimmy Fallon pieces like 7th Floor West, Real Housewives of Late Night, 6-Bee, and Jersey Floor, looks for both the 2010 Emmy Awards and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and wardrobe shopping and styling for Jimmy Fallon and the show's house band, The Roots. She recently designed the costumes for Comedy Central's Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs (hosted by Jon Stewart), and outfitted the Today Show anchors for the Sochi Olympics. Rebecca currently works as a wardrobe stylist for The Meredith Vieira Show.
Additional television credits include Late Night with Conan O'Brien (NBC Universal), Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education (Comedy Central), Saturday Night Live (NBC Universal), Royal Pains (USA), Conan (TBS), What We Wasted Our Year On (NBC Universal) and The Naked Brothers Band (Nickelodeon). She also spent several seasons as a full-time shopper for the Metropolitan Opera, one of the largest and busiest union costume shops in New York. Her work has been featured on the covers of Golf Magazine and Entertainment Weekly, and her styling advice in the pages of Glamour.
Rebecca's theatre credits include the New York premieres of Lawrence Dial's Hollow Log (The View Theatre/Times Square Arts Center) and Tara Meddaugh's Movements of the Wind (Katherine & Friends/The Director's Company), both directed by Kel Haney. Additional costume designs: The Crucible (Theatre of the Riverside Church, dir. Marcina Zaccaria), The Seagull (Schapiro Theatre, dir. Saheem Ali), The Wild Party (Wolfe/LaChiusa version, dir. Kent Gash, feat. Megan Hilty), Plutus, Romeo and Juliet, The Yeomen of the Guard, Crazy for You, Indians. Production work: Broadway Asia International, The Maryland Arts Festival (Asst. Costume Designer, Baltimore-Washington premiere of Side Show, dir. Tom Kosis), West Virginia Public Theatre, Our Shoes Are Red, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre.
Since 2008 Rebecca's costume designs have been featured at Broadway Bares, a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS held annually in New York City. She also completed a one-year internship with Curtain Call Costumes/Tighe Industries, Inc. (now Perform Group LLC), a major force in the world of dance costumes and gymnastics apparel. Her work was displayed at Ming's Clambake in 2005.
Ms. Frey holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Towson University, and an M.F.A. in Costume Design from the School of Drama at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a member of United Scenic Artists Local #829 and Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local #764, and is a also a licensed NYC Sightseeing Guide with a specific interest in the city's shopping districts.
To view Rebecca's costume design portfolio, please visit: www.becky-frey.com. You can also learn more about her on Internet Movie Database.