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Jane Alexander

 
Date of Birth: October 28, 1939 (83)

Birth Place: Boston, MA, USA

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2020
Nancy
  [Regional (US)]
World premiere, 2017
Eleanor Bannister
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Production, 2012
The Lady from Dubuque
  [Broadway]
1998
Honor
  [Broadway]
1993
Sara Goode
  [Broadway]
1992
Claire Zachanassian
  [Broadway]
1990
Joy Davidman
  [Broadway]
1988
Maxine Faulk
  [Broadway]
1982
Annie
  [Broadway]
1980
Natalia
  [Broadway]
1978
Judge Ruth Loomis
  [Broadway]
1976
Catherine Sloper
  [Broadway]
1975
Gertrude
  [Broadway]
1973
Jacqueline Harrison
  [Broadway]
1972
Anne Miller
  [Broadway]
1968
Eleanor Bachman

Writing

Creator


Jane Alexander Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
 
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jane Alexander, The Lady From Dubuque
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jane Alexander, Honour
 
The Lortels - 1997 - Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Gold Star
Jane Alexander
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - The American Express Tribute Gold Star
Jane Alexander
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Special Awards Gold Star
Jane Alexander
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1994 - Special Awards Gold Star
Jane Alexander
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1993 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Jane Alexander, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1993 - Best Actress - Play
Jane Alexander, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Tony Awards - 1993 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jane Alexander, The Sisters Rosensweig
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Actress - Play
Jane Alexander, The Visit
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1992 - Best Actress - Play
Jane Alexander, The Visit
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jane Alexander, The Visit
 
Tony Awards - 1979 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jane Alexander , First Monday in October
 
Tony Awards - 1974 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jane Alexander, Find Your Way Home
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Jane Alexander , 6 Rms Riv Vu
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1969 - Oustanding Performance Gold Star
Jane Alexander, The Great White Hope
 
Theatre World Awards - 1969 - Performance Gold Star
Jane Alexander, The Great White Hope
 
Tony Awards - 1969 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Jane Alexander, The Great White Hope

Jane Alexander News

Ron OJ Parson to Receive SDCF's Zelda Fichandler Award Photo Ron OJ Parson to Receive SDCF's Zelda Fichandler Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society announced the recipient and finalist for its annual Zelda Fichandler Award.

The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION Photo The Drama Book Shop Presents Reading and Signing of Ronald Rand's SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE
by Blair Ingenthron - Aug 27, 2022

Goodwill Cultural Ambassador world-acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand, and author of 'SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE: A Journey into the Organic Process of the Art of Transformation' will give an in-person Reading and Signing on September 19th @ 5:30 pm at The Drama Book Shop. Special guests scheduled include Stephen Lang & Anita Hollander.

Feature: PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE 2022/23 del TEATRO MANZONI Photo Feature: PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE 2022/23 del TEATRO MANZONI
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Jun 16, 2022

PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE del TEATRO MANZONI Prosa, drammaturgia, commedia, tutti gli aspetti in una stagione ricca di interessanti appuntamenti

Off-Broadway Premiere of MR. PARKER to be Presented at Theatre Row Photo Off-Broadway Premiere of MR. PARKER to be Presented at Theatre Row
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2022

Penguin Rep Theatre¬†announced today the Off-Broadway premiere of¬†Mr. Parker,¬†a new play written by¬†Michael McKeever and directed by¬†Joe Brancato.¬†Performances will begin Wednesday, June 1, 2022, for a limited engagement through June 25, 2022, at¬†Theatre Row ‚Äď Theatre 1¬†(410 West 42nd Street).¬†Opening Night is Monday, June 6, 2022, at 7:00PM.

Choral Artists of Sarasota to Premiere 'LISTEN TO THE EARTH' Photo Choral Artists of Sarasota to Premiere 'LISTEN TO THE EARTH'
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 13, 2022

Choral Artists of Sarasota‚Äôs 43rd season, entitled ‚ÄúCarried Away!‚ÄĚ continues with the long-awaited world premiere of ‚ÄúListen to the Earth,‚ÄĚ Sunday, April 24, 5 p.m., at the Sarasota Opera House. The concert showcases ‚ÄúListen to the Earth,‚ÄĚ a symphonic choral cantata by James Grant, an award-winning composer and part-time Sarasota resident. Also featured on the program is the ‚ÄúSong of the Universal‚ÄĚ by Ola Ojeilo, Ralph Vaughan Williams‚Äô ‚ÄúThe Lark Ascending‚ÄĚ and another work by James Grant, ‚ÄúEarth ‚Äď Poem of Thanks to Our Common Home.‚ÄĚ

Maulik Pancholy Completes the Cast of TO MY GIRLS Photo Maulik Pancholy Completes the Cast of TO MY GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2022

Second Stage Theater has announced that Maulik Pancholy will complete the cast of JC Lee’s world premiere comedy, TO MY GIRLS, directed by Stephen Brackett. Mr. Pancholy last appeared at Second Stage in the Broadway production of Bess Wohl’s Tony-nominated play, Grand Horizons.

The College of Fellows of the American Theatre Welcomes New Members Photo The College of Fellows of the American Theatre Welcomes New Members
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2021

The College of Fellows of the American Theatre has announced the investiture of the 2022 class during April at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

BACKSTAGE - DIETRO LE QUINTE, online il trailer del film musicale prodotto da Eagle P Photo BACKSTAGE - DIETRO LE QUINTE, online il trailer del film musicale prodotto da Eagle Pictures
by Andrea Domanico - Dec 16, 2021

Svelato il primo trailer di¬†Backstage ‚Äď Dietro le quinte, dance movie prodotto da¬†Eagle Pictures¬†e diretto da¬†Cosimo¬†Alem√†¬†(La santa¬†e¬†Zeta, Una storia hip-hop¬†e regista di innumerevoli video musicali di artisti del calibro di Tiziano Ferro, Ligabue, Noemi e Marco¬†Mengoni), nelle sale cinematografiche ad aprile 2022.

World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON S Photo World-Acclaimed Solo Performer Ronald Rand Releases New Book SOLO TRANSFORMATION ON STAGE
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2021

For the first time ever, Ronald Rand allows us to enter into his two-hour transformation as he embodies 79-year-old Harold Clurman, the 'Elder Statesman of the American Theatre,' as he brings him to life in his world-acclaimed solo play, LET IT BE ART! performing in 25 countries and twenty states.

Haunted Houses: The Untold Ghost Stories of Broadway with Jennifer Ashley Tepper! Photo Haunted Houses: The Untold Ghost Stories of Broadway with Jennifer Ashley Tepper!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2021

When you think 'haunted houses' you probably don't picture the inside of a theatre. But with an over 100 year history, many of Broadway's most famous houses are positively teeming with reports of the supernatural.

Jane Alexander Videos

VIDEO: Watch Jane Alexander and James Cromwell in the Opening Scene From GRAND HORIZO Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jane Alexander and James Cromwell in the Opening Scene From GRAND HORIZONS

by Stage Tube - May 17, 2020

Second Stage Theater has released footage of Jane Alexander and James Cromwell in the opening scene of Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons, which opened at the Hayes Theater on January 23, 2020 and played through March 1. 

VIDEO: James Cromwell Talks the 'Grey Divorce' in GRAND HORIZONS Videoplay
VIDEO: James Cromwell Talks the 'Grey Divorce' in GRAND HORIZONS

by Stage Tube - Feb 6, 2020

James Cromwell was a guest on Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan to talk about the new play he stars in, Grand Horizons. During the interview, host Kelly Ripa mentioned that the show is based on a 'Gray Divorce,' to with Cromwell replied, 'Evidentally there's an epidemic of divorces for people in their 80s, which in some ways I can understand, having been married three times.'

BWW TV: Jane Alexander, James Cromwell & More Celebrate Opening Night of GRAND HORIZO Videoplay
BWW TV: Jane Alexander, James Cromwell & More Celebrate Opening Night of GRAND HORIZONS

by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 24, 2020

The Hayes theatre was hoppin' last night as Grand Horizons officially opened on Broadway. Written by Bess Wohl and directed by Leigh Silverman, GRAND HORIZONS stars Jane Alexander (Nancy), James Cromwell (Bill), Priscilla Lopez (Carla), Ben McKenzie (Ben), Maulik Pancholy (Tommy), Ashley Park (Jess), and Michael Urie (Brian). Find out what happened after the curtain came down as BroadwayWorld takes you inside the opening night festivities with the company!

BWW TV: James Cromwell, Jane Alexander & More Explain What GRAND HORIZONS is All Abou Videoplay
BWW TV: James Cromwell, Jane Alexander & More Explain What GRAND HORIZONS is All About!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2019

Coming up next at Broadway's Hayes Theatre is Second Stage's 10-week engagement of Bess Wohl's new play Grand Horizons. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the play will feature Jane Alexander (Nancy), James Cromwell (Bill), Ben McKenzie (Ben), Priscilla Lopez (Carla), Maulik Pancholy (Tommy), Ashley Park (Jess) and Michael Urie (Brian).

VIDEO: Amazon Prime Releases Trailer for MODERN LOVE Starring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey Videoplay
VIDEO: Amazon Prime Releases Trailer for MODERN LOVE Starring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, John Gallagher, Jr., Cristin Milioti, and More!

by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2019

Modern Love, coming to Amazon Prime Video on October 18, is inspired by the popular New York Times column of the same name. This half-hour romantic comedy series explores love in all of its complicated and beautiful forms, as each standalone episode brings some of the column's most beloved stories to life with a stellar cast.

STAGE TUBE: Miss SHOW BOAT in Concert with Norm Lewis, Vanessa Williams & More? Watch the Full Show Now!
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2015

'Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat in Concert with the New York Philharmonic' aired just last week as part of PBS' LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.This New York Philharmonic production features an all-star cast led by Vanessa Williams and Downton Abbey's Julian Ovenden, as well as Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander, Fred Willard, and Lauren Worsham. Mis the broadcast? No worries! You can check out the full show below!

STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis Sings 'Ol' Man River' from SHOW BOAT on Tonight's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2015

The New York Philharmonic presentation of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's SHOW BOAT in concert, airs on PBS October 1th at 9:00pm, check your local listings. Don't miss Kern and Hammerstein II's groundbreaking musical about the lives, loves and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the Mississippi River. Check out Tony-nominee Norm Lewis singing the iconic 'Ol' Man River

BWW TV: Inside OLD TIMES' Opening Night on Broadway with Clive Owen, Eve Best & Kelly Reilly!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld caught up with the show's stars at the after-party - check out what they had to say about bringing the Pinter play to Broadway!

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of Broadway-Bound OLD TIMES!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 26, 2015

Harold Pinter's Old Times, directed by Douglas Hodge, is coming to Broadway as part of Roundabout's 50th anniversary season, starring Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly. The show will begin preview performances on Thursday, September 17, 2015, and open officially on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, November 29, 2015, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street).

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from NY Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT with Vanessa Williams, Norm Lewis & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic presents a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, running through November 8, 2014. SHOW BOAT stars Christopher Fitzgerald as Frank, Norm Lewis as Joe, Alli Mauzey as Ellie, Julian Ovenden as Gaylord Ravenal, Edward Watts as Steve, Fred Willard as Cap'n Andy,NaTasha Yvette Williams as Queenie, Vanessa Williams as Julie, Jane Alexander as Parthy, Erika Henningsen as Kim, and Lauren Worsham as Magnolia. All cast members will be making their New York Philharmonic debuts in this production. As previously announced, the performances will be conducted and directed by Ted Sperling and choreographed by Randy Skinner. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below!


Jane Alexander Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jane Alexander been in?
Jane Alexander has appeared on Broadway in 14 shows.

How many West End shows has Jane Alexander been in?
Jane Alexander has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jane Alexander been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Grand Horizons , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Lady From Dubuque , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Honour , Outstanding Lifetime Achievement (The Lortels) , The American Express Tribute (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Visit , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Visit , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Visit , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for First Monday in October , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Find Your Way Home , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for 6 Rms Riv Vu , Oustanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Great White Hope Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Great White Hope and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Great White Hope .

What awards has Jane Alexander won?
Outstanding Lifetime Achievement (The Lortels), The American Express Tribute (Helen Hayes Awards) for , Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Special Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards), Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Sisters Rosensweig, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for 6 Rms Riv Vu, Oustanding Performance (Drama Desk Awards) for The Great White Hope Performance (Theatre World Awards) for The Great White Hopeand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Great White Hope.

How many shows has Jane Alexander written?
Jane Alexander has written 1 shows including What of the Night (Creator).