Jess received the 2005 Tony Award for Lincoln Center's The Rivals. Other selected New York credits include Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, Henry IV; Take Me Out; Enchanted April; Proof; Love! Valour! Compassion! ; The Most Happy Fella; Dinner With Friends; How I Learned To Drive; NYSF's Much Ado About Nothing; Buried Child and The Mineola Twins (Lortel and Hewes Awards). He will make his Met debut with Jack O'Brien's 2007 production of Il Trittico. Designs for film include A Walk On The Moon; Love! Valour! Compassion! and The Substance Of Fire. He is an Associate Professor at the Yale School of Drama.