May 24, 2017

Jane Cox Nominated For Second Tony Award

Jane Cox, director of the Lewis Center for the Arts’ Program in Theater at Princeton University, has been nominated for a Tony Award for her lighting design of the Broadway production of August Wilson’s play Jitney. In addition to her work as a professional lighting designer, Ms. Cox has served as a lecturer in the Program in Theater since 2007 and was appointed as director in July 2016.

The Tony Awards are given for Broadway productions and performances and are selected by a committee made up of select members of the American Theatre Wing, The Broadway League, the Dramatists Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, United Scenic Artists, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. 

Jane Cox has received numerous awards for her work as a lighting designer and recently received the Ruth Morley Design Award from the League of Professional Theatre Women and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical for the recent Broadway revival of The Color Purple, directed by fellow Princeton faculty member John Doyle.

Originally hailing from Dublin, Ireland, Ms. Cox has taught courses at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate program in theater design; Vassar College; Sarah Lawrence College; University of Massachusetts Amherst; and workshops at universities all over the country and at the Kennedy Center.

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