Ray Leslee


  Ray Leslee is an award-winning composer of music for theatre and the concert hall.  

THEATRE: Avenue X at Playwrights Horizons and 50 productions around the world; Standup Shakespeare on Broadway directed by Mike Nichols, on tour with F. Murray Abraham, Alfred Molina, & David Margulies, revived at Steppenwolf with Jeff Perry & Alice Ripley in 2017; A Good Man at The Vienna Chamber Opera, NAMT and AMAS with Joshua Henry; A Steady Rain at the Guthrie & The Alliance, 2015; Educating Rita at Off-Bdwy with Laurie Metcalf & Austin Pendleton; Twelfth Night at Theatre For A New Audience; The Three Musketeers, a national tour with The Acting Company; The Notebook of Trigorin at ACT Seattle; The Author’s Voice by Richard Greenberg with The Drama Dept; The Common Pursuit (Simon Gray’s Pulitzer Prize); The Living Newspaper at Ensemble Studio Theatre; to name a few. Current: The Learned Ladies, a new musical based on the play by Moliere, libretto by Brian Dykstra.

CONCERT HALL: Romeo & Juliet For Orchestra & Actors, a symphony with The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; A Chamber Christmas Carol with Dominic Chianese (the Sopranos) at the Morgan Library & Museum and St Mark's Church-In-The-Bowery, 2018; MAYA SONGS, the poems of Maya Angelou, with members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Three Virtues for Chamber Orchestra with the National Symphony of  Ukraine; Nocturne for Violin & Piano (Innova Records); to name a few. www.rayleslee.com