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Jane Greenwood


Born in Liverpool, England and educated at the Central School of Arts in London, Jane Greenwood began her career at the Playhouse Theatre in Oxford. She has designed for Off-Broadway, Opera, Dance and Film, including over 125 productions for Broadway since Ballad Of The Sad Café in 1963.

Most recently she designed on Alls Well That Ends Well for The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park. For Broadway: House of Blue Leaves, Championship Season, Driving Miss Daisy, Million Dollar Quartet, Collected Stories and A View From The Bridge. Last May she designed the world premier of Moby Dick at The Dallas Opera, and just returned from opening it at The State Opera of South Australia.

She was nominated for an Olivier Award for She Loves Me (1995). Greenwood has 16 Tony Award Nominations: Waiting for Godot (2009) Heartbreak House (2007,1984), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2005), Morning’s at Seven (2002), A Delicate Balance (1996), The Heiress (1995), Passion (1994), She Loves Me (1993), The Sisters of Rosensweig (1993), Two Shakespearean Actors (1992), Our Town (1989), Medea, Hay Fever (1971), Les Blancs (1971), More Stately Mansions (1968) and Tartuffe (1965).

Awards for costume design: The Lucille Award, Sylvia (1996), Old Money (2001), The Henry Hewes Award, Our Leading Lady (2007), The Helen Hayes Award, The Irene Sharaff Award, and The Lilly Award. She is also in The Theatre Hall of Fame. Greenwood has been a professor at Yale School of Drama since 1976.