Deborah Hertzberg
Costume Shop Supervisor

Deborah Hertzberg (Brooklyn College)
331D Whitman Dock


MA, Puppetry, University of Connecticut
BFA, Acting, University of Connecticut

Deborah has an MA in puppetry and a BFA in acting both from the University of Connecticut. Deborah has crafted costumes and puppets for The Muppets (Puppet Heap), Avenue Q (Broadway, London), Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway and 1st National Tour), Optimum On Line (Regional Commercial), Frogs (Lincoln Center), Greg the Bunny (IFC), Blue’s Room (Nickelodeon), Finding Nemo on Ice (Disney), Family Concert Series at Carnegie Hall and many other projects.

As Brooklyn College’s Costume Shop Supervisor she has designed costumes for The House of Bernarda Alba, Spring’s Awakening, Wonder of the World and sUburbia. She continues to serve the department by overseeing the costume construction for both mainstage and graduate directing thesis productions.

Deborah has also designed costumes for Adhesive Theater’s production of Noir at CUNY’s City Technical College. As well, she has designed for Kings County Shakespeare, American Globe Theater and Folksbeine Yiddish Theater.

As a puppet artist, she has created and performed original works including the award-winning Nosferatu (New York International Fringe Festival Award—Achievement in Puppetry) and her family show Animals in Winter. Deborah puppeteered on Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers and in Laurie Simmons’ film, The Music of Regret.

Deborah has received grants from the Jim Henson Foundation, The Puppeteers of America and New York State Council on the Arts.