THREE TALL WOMEN's Glenda Jackson Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Glenda Jackson has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for THREE TALL WOMEN.
Glenda Jackson most recently played the title role in Shakespeare's King Lear at The Old Vic, for which she won both the London Evening Standard Award for Best Actress and the Critics' Circle Award for Best Shakespearean Performance. Ms. Jackson made her professional debut in 1957 in Separate Tables at the Worthing Repertory Company, before spending four seasons at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Her Broadway credits include The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (Tony Award nomination), Rose (Tony nomination), Strange Interlude (Tony nomination), and Macbeth (Tony nomination). Film credits include Marat/Sade; Ken Russell's Women in Love (Academy Award); The Music Lovers; Sunday Bloody Sunday (Academy Award nomination, BAFTA Award); Mary, Queen of Scots; A Touch of Class (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award); The Romantic Englishwoman; Hedda (Academy Award nomination); The Incredible Sarah; House Calls; and Stevie. In 1971, Ms. Jackson starred as Queen Elizabeth I in the BBC television series "Elizabeth R," a role which garnered her two Emmy Awards. She was nominated for Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for "The Patricia Neal Story." In addition to her acting career, Ms. Jackson spent 23 years as a Member of Parliament, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1978.
Two-time Academy Award winner Jackson makes her long-awaited return to Broadway, on the heels of her triumphant reappearance last season on London's West End after a 25-year absence, alongside three-time Emmy and Tony Award winner Laurie Metcalf and Tony nominee Alison Pill in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Three Tall Women. In addition to the Pulitzer, the play also won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play. Two-time Tony winner Joe Mantello directs. "The best show I've seen all year? This one. Far and away. One of the best things I have ever seen." - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune "I trust you'll need no urging to buy a ticket, assuming you can snag one." - Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal "Thank God for Three Tall Women, is all I'm saying." - Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New Yorker