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Jan Maxwell

 
Bio:
Jan Maxwell was nominated for two Tony Awards¬ģ in 2010 for The Royal Family and for Lend Me A Tenor. She received the Drama Desk Award for Best Actress for The Royal Family. Other Broadway: Coram Boy (Tony, Drama Desk noms), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Drama Desk Award, Tony nom.), Sixteen Wounded ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jan Maxwell was nominated for two Tony Awards¬ģ in 2010 for The Royal Family and for Lend Me A Tenor. She received the Drama Desk Award for Best Actress for The Royal Family. Other Broadway: Coram Boy (Tony, Drama Desk noms), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Drama Desk Award, Tony nom.), Sixteen Wounded ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2014
Hester Ferris
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Phyllis Rogers Stone
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2011
Phyllis Rogers Stone
  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2010
Emily Stilson
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Maria
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2009
Julie Cavendish
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2008
Maria
  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Mrs. Lynch
  [New York]
Workshop, 2007
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Kath
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Baroness Bomburst
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Mrs. Smith
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Sonya
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Naomi
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Chloe Giffard
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Trish Platt
  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Trish Platt
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Mariette Levieux
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Elsa Schraeder
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Kristine Linde
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Liz
  [Broadway]
1991
Agnes [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Carla Haywood [Replacement]
Alaura Kingsley [Replacement]
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Carla Haywood (Understudy) [Replacement]
Alaura Kingsley (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 1991
Performer

Photos

Chris Carmack, Jan Maxwell, Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call f Photo

Chris Carmack, Jan Maxwell, Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call for The Opening Night Performance of The Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City. March 16, 2006

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Date:
12/26/2019
Chris Carmack, Jan Maxwell, Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call f Photo

Chris Carmack, Jan Maxwell, Alec Baldwin and Richard Easton during the Curtain Call for The Opening Night Performance of The Roundabout Theatre Company's Production of ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE at the Laura Pels Theatre in New York City. March 16, 2006

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Date:
12/26/2019
Jan Maxwell attends the Broadway Opening Night of 'Lillian Helman's The Little Foxes' Photo

Jan Maxwell attends the Broadway Opening Night of 'Lillian Helman's The Little Foxes' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 19, 2017 in New York City

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Date:
02/12/2018
Jan Maxwell attends the 30th Annual Second Stage All-Star Bowling Classic at Lucky St Photo

Jan Maxwell attends the 30th Annual Second Stage All-Star Bowling Classic at Lucky Strike on January 30, 2017 in New York City.

From: 
Date:
02/12/2018
Jan Maxwell attends the Broadway Opening Night of 'Lillian Helman's The Little Foxes' Photo

Jan Maxwell attends the Broadway Opening Night of 'Lillian Helman's The Little Foxes' at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on April 19, 2017 in New York City

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Date:
02/12/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Production, 2014
Hester Ferris

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2011
Phyllis Rogers Stone

  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2011
Phyllis Rogers Stone

  [Off-Broadway]
Second Stage Theatre Production, 2010
Emily Stilson

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2010
Maria

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Revival, 2009
Julie Cavendish

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2008
Maria

  [Off-Broadway]
2008
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Mrs. Lynch

  [New York]
Workshop, 2007
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
2006
Kath

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 2005
Baroness Bomburst

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Mrs. Smith

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
Sonya

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Naomi

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Chloe Giffard

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Trish Platt

  [Off-Broadway]
2002
Trish Platt

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Mariette Levieux

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1998
Elsa Schraeder

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1997
Kristine Linde

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Liz

  [Broadway]
1991
Agnes [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Carla Haywood [Replacement]

Alaura Kingsley [Replacement]

Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Carla Haywood (Understudy) [Replacement]

Alaura Kingsley (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 1991
Performer

Jan Maxwell Biography

Jan Maxwell was nominated for two Tony Awards¬ģ in 2010 for The Royal Family and for Lend Me A Tenor. She received the Drama Desk Award for Best Actress for The Royal Family.

Other Broadway: Coram Boy (Tony, Drama Desk noms), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (Drama Desk Award, Tony nom.), Sixteen Wounded (Drama Desk nom.), A Doll's House, The Sound of Music, The Dinner Party, Dancing at Lughnasa, City of Angels.

Off-Broadway: Victory, Scenes From an Execution (Drama Desk nom.) and Camille (all with Potomac Theatre Project/NYC), Wings (Second Stage), My Old Lady (Lortel Award, Drama Desk nom.).

TV: Law & Order, Gossip Girl.

Jan Maxwell Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jan Maxwell, The City of Conversation
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jan Maxwell, The City of Conversation
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jan Maxwell, The City of Conversation
 
The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Jan Maxwell, The City of Conversation
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jan Maxwell, The Castle
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Jan Maxwell, Follies
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jan Maxwell, Follies
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical
Jan MaxwellFollies
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Jan Maxwell, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Jan Maxwell, Follies
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jan Maxwell, Lend Me A Tenor
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Gold Star
Jan Maxwell, Lend Me A Tenor
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jan MaxwellScenes From an Execution
 
IT Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role
Jan MaxwellScenes from an Execution
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jan Maxwell, Coram Boy
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jan Maxwell, Coram Boy
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jan Maxwell, Entertaining Mr. Sloane
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Gold Star
Jan Maxwell, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jan Maxwell, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Jan Maxwell, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Jan Maxwell, Sixteen Wounded
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jan Maxwell, Sixteen Wounded
 
The Lortels - 2003 - Outstanding Featured Actress
Jan Maxwell, My Old Lady
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play Gold Star
Jan Maxwell, My Old Lady
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Featured Actress - Musical
Jan Maxwell, The Sound of Music
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1997 - Best Featured Actress - Play
Jan MaxwellA Doll's House

Jan Maxwell News

Chita Rivera and Danny Burstein to be Honored by Encompass New Opera Theatre Photo Chita Rivera and Danny Burstein to be Honored by Encompass New Opera Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022

On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Encompass New Opera Theatre, The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Legendary Theatrical Icon and Tony Award-winning luminaries, CHITA RIVERA and DANNY BURSTEIN, with a star-studded musical salute.

FOLLIES Movie Adaptation Is In the Works Photo FOLLIES Movie Adaptation Is In the Works
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2021

Here they come, those beautiful girls! A film version of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies is 'in active development' with Heyday Films.

Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The  Photo Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist
by Ben Rimalower - Jul 12, 2021

In this episode, Ben and Daniel discuss the results of Roses and Daffodils: The Essential Follies Playlist. For this project, listeners voted weekly for their favorite versions of the Follies female solos, and 'Friends of the Pod' appeared with Ben and Daniel on 'Next Year, Some Year' to weigh in on the deeper cuts.

Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & M Photo Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & More About The Lyric Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Lyric Theatre! Learn about the history of the Lyric Theatre, and the shows to have graced its stage including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell Photo VIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2021

Jan Maxwell, a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner, was last seen on stage in City of Conversation at Lincoln Center, for which she wBas nominated for 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and Scenes From an Execution in the Potomac Theatre Project revival at Atlantic Theater's Stage II.

VIDEO: Watch Ali Ewoldt, Nic Rouleau & More Unite to Sing FOLLIES! Photo VIDEO: Watch Ali Ewoldt, Nic Rouleau & More Unite to Sing FOLLIES!
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2020

Broadway stars are uniting yet again to sing in separation- this time to Follies. Watch below as Ali Ewoldt (Young Sally), Shoba Narayan (Young Phyllis), Zach Piser (Young Buddy), and Nic Rouleau (Young Ben) sing 'You're Gonna Love Tomorrow.'

Broadway Rewind: Bernadette Peters Sings 'Losing My Mind' and More from FOLLIES Photo Broadway Rewind: Bernadette Peters Sings 'Losing My Mind' and More from FOLLIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2020

Today we rewind to the 2011 revival of Follies, which opened at the Marquis Theatre and played for 152 performances.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, August 3- with Cheyenne Jackson, Beth Leavel and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, August 3- with Cheyenne Jackson, Beth Leavel and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 3, 2020

Today (August 3) in live streaming: Cheyenne Jackson sings with Seth Rudetsky, The Muny is back with Summer Variety Hour, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 13- with Lupita Nyong'o, Phylicia Rashad & More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, July 13- with Lupita Nyong'o, Phylicia Rashad & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 13, 2020

Today (July 13) in live streaming: Richard II continues, Audra McDonald sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!

Broadway Rewind: Watch Bernadette Peters & More in the 2011 Revival of FOLLIES Photo Broadway Rewind: Watch Bernadette Peters & More in the 2011 Revival of FOLLIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2020

Today we flashback to 2011, when the second Broadway revival of Follies arrived at the  Marquis Theatre, where it played for 152 performances.

Jan Maxwell Videos

VIDEO: Watch Ali Ewoldt, Nic Rouleau & More Unite to Sing FOLLIES! VideoVIDEO: Watch Ali Ewoldt, Nic Rouleau & More Unite to Sing FOLLIES!
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2020

Broadway stars are uniting yet again to sing in separation- this time to Follies. Watch below as Ali Ewoldt (Young Sally), Shoba Narayan (Young Phyllis), Zach Piser (Young Buddy), and Nic Rouleau (Young Ben) sing 'You're Gonna Love Tomorrow.'

Broadway Rewind: Bernadette Peters Sings 'Losing My Mind' and More from FOLLIES VideoBroadway Rewind: Bernadette Peters Sings 'Losing My Mind' and More from FOLLIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2020

Today we rewind to the 2011 revival of Follies, which opened at the Marquis Theatre and played for 152 performances.

Broadway Rewind: Watch Bernadette Peters & More in the 2011 Revival of FOLLIES VideoBroadway Rewind: Watch Bernadette Peters & More in the 2011 Revival of FOLLIES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 11, 2020

Today we flashback to 2011, when the second Broadway revival of Follies arrived at the  Marquis Theatre, where it played for 152 performances.

Broadway Rewind: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off All the Way to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Shows Off All the Way to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge says, 'This episode of Broadway Rewind features a heart, a hustler and a hoofer.' We give you a sneak peek at the Broadway musical 'The Drowsy Chaperone', which welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster and introduced us all to Bob Martin as Man in Chair. We also met the cast of Mark St. Germain's play, 'The God Committee', but the episode starts at the opening night of Roundabout's production of Joe Orton's comedy 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' which featured a stellar cast including Chris Carmack, Alex Baldwin and the late great Jan Maxwell, whom Richard Ridge says, 'was one of the greatest actresses of her generation'.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell VideoVIDEO: On This Day, February 11- Remembering Jan Maxwell
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2019

Jan Maxwell, a five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Drama Desk Award winner, was last seen on stage in City of Conversation at Lincoln Center, for which she wBas nominated for 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards and Scenes From an Execution in the Potomac Theatre Project revival at Atlantic Theater's Stage II.

VIDEO: How Could She Leave Us? Remembering Jan Maxwell in an Extended Clip from FOLLI VideoVIDEO: How Could She Leave Us? Remembering Jan Maxwell in an Extended Clip from FOLLIES
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2018

This weekend Broadway said goodbye to one of its most beloved stars Jan Maxwell. A paragon of the industry, she passed away on Sunday, February 11 at age 61. HMS Media has shared an extended clip of one of Maxwell's final performances as Phyllis in FOLLIES. Watch below to see the iconic songstress in action.

BWW TV: Remembering Jan Maxwell- Watch an Intimate Conversation from 2011 VideoBWW TV: Remembering Jan Maxwell- Watch an Intimate Conversation from 2011
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 12, 2018

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, Broadway star Jan Maxwellhas passed away at 61 years of age after a battle with cancer. The star is survived by her husband, actor/playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, and their son William Maxwell-Lunney.

Broadway Mourns The Passing of Jan Maxwell VideoBroadway Mourns The Passing of Jan Maxwell
by Alan Henry - Feb 12, 2018

The Broadway community took to social media to share memories and condolences. See some of the tributes to Maxwell below.

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback- Watch 18-Year-Old Laura Benanti Sing 'The Sound of Music' on Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2015

Before appearing in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! on NBC in 2013, Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti made her Broadway debut in the same show in 1998. But that time, an 18-year-old Benanti was the understudy to Maria rather than Elsa Schrader. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a throwback clip of the young Broadway star beautifully performing the title song, 'The Sound of Music.'

BWW TV: Chatting with the 2014 Drama Desk Featured Nominees- Celia Keenan-Bolger, Brian J. Smith, Jan Maxwell & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2014

Nominations for the 2014 Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced last month at 54 Below, and just yesterday, the honorees appeared at the 2014 Drama Desk Nominees Reception. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there and caught interviews with some of the featured actors nominated in the Play categories, including Michael C. Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Brian J. Smith, Betty Buckley, Jan Maxwell, Toni Collette, and more!


Jan Maxwell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jan Maxwell been in?
Jan Maxwell has appeared on Broadway in 12 shows.

How many West End shows has Jan Maxwell been in?
Jan Maxwell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jan Maxwell been nominated for?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The City of Conversation , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The City of Conversation , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The City of Conversation , Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (The Lortels) for The City of Conversation , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Castle , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Follies , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Follies , Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for Follies , Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Follies , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Follies , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lend Me A Tenor , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lend Me A Tenor , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lend Me a Tenor , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Royal Family , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Royal Family , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Scenes From an Execution , Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role (IT Awards) for Scenes from an Execution , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Coram Boy , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Coram Boy , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Entertaining Mr. Sloane , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang , Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sixteen Wounded , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Sixteen Wounded , Outstanding Featured Actress (The Lortels) for My Old Lady , Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for My Old Lady Best Featured Actress - Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sound of Music and Best Featured Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Doll's House .

What awards has Jan Maxwell won?
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Lend Me A Tenor, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Royal Family, Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Sixteen Woundedand Outstanding Featured Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for My Old Lady.