Jane Cox, Director of the Program in Theater and senior lecturer in theater, was nominated for a Tony Award in the category Best Lighting Design of a Play on Tuesday, May 2, according to the official Tony Awards website. This nomination recognizes her work on the play “August Wilson’s Jitney.” Cox previously received a Tony Award nomination in 2014 in the same category for her work on the play “Machinal.” She was also nominated for a Drama Desk Award the same year for this production. Cox’s work has appeared on stages around the world, with recent projects including “The Color Purple”(Broadway), “All the Way” (Broadway), and the National Theatre’s production of “Hamlet” with Benedict Cumberbatch.
Her talents have been honored at the international level, and she earned a British WhatsOnstage Award in 2016 for Hamlet, according to her University profile. Cox has been at the University since 2007. The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS on June 11.
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