Lainie Kazan

The Colony Theatre Company

The Towne Street Theatre

Theatre 40

Marilyn Fox

Leesa Freed

Shirle Gottlieb

Dawn Grabowski

Christina Hart

Velina Hasu Houston

Garry Kluger

Barbara Masters

Michael & Carol Kiernan Convey


Leesa Freed arrived in Los Angeles from Cincinnati with a singular passion for live theatre. Following a short stint as an actor, she became a stage manager and earned her Equity card in 1998 while working on Storybook Theatre at Theatre West. Leesa recently stage managed her 18th production of Storybook Theatre.

Leesa currently calls The Colony Theatre home, where she is in rehearsal for her 18th production Visiting Mr. Green. Other Colony credits include the crowd pleasing 2 Pianos 4 Hands, and the multi-award-winning productions of Trying and Toys in the Attic.

In addition, Leesa has stage managed numerous awards shows and benefits, most notably for Actors’ Fund and S.T.A.G.E,the longest running annual AIDS benefit. Other stage managing credits include The Geffen Playhouse, The Rubicon Theatre, The Victory Theatre, Off Broadway, and Impact at Ford Field, the grand opening event at Ford Field in Detroit .

In 2007, Leesa made her producing debut with the critically acclaimed Betty Garrett, Closet Songwriter at Theatre West. She was also honored to chair Betty Garrett’s 90th Birthday Bash at The Music Box @ Fonda in Hollywood this past May.

It has always been a passion of Leesa’s to keep women involved in the theatre. Whenever possible, she is proud to have her crew staffed entirely by women. In addition to her many theatrical roles, Leesa practices law.