Brenda Abbandandolo


Brenda is a New York-based artist and costume designer for stage and film. Her career began as an assistant on and off-Broadway working with designers from William Ivey Long to Ann Roth. She received an MFA in design from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. There she had the opportunity to work with theater and film directors with whom she would develop long-term collaborative relationships.

Brenda’s design career started in the independent film and theater scene and overtime matured into larger ventures with many of her collaborators. She has had the opportunity to work in many genres and styles and do projects as varied as SNL, Oscar Nominated and Golden Globe Winner: THE DISASTER ARTIST, and THE WOLF HOUR with Naomi Watts. Her upcoming projects include Sian Heder’s CODA and Simon Rich’s AN AMERICAN PICKLE directed by Brandon Trost.

Brenda has also designed numerous off-Broadway and regional plays. Many with Rachel Chavkin and the New York theater company THE TEAM. She has also worked with Lyndsey Turner, Daniel Aukin, Heather Christian, and Annie Tippe and most recently designed Dave Malloy’s and Rachel Chavkin’s MOBY DICK at A.R.T.

Brenda resides downtown NY with her husband, baby boy and two cats.