Look Back at Five-Time Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell on the Stage

Photo Features   Look Back at Five-Time Tony Nominee Jan Maxwell on the Stage
The Tony-nominated stage and screen actor died February 11.
Jan Maxwell and cast Joan Marcus

Jan Maxwell, a five-time Tony-nominated actor whose performances spanned stage and screen, comedy and drama, died February 11 following a longtime battle with cancer. Her death was confirmed to Playbill by her son, William Maxwell-Lunney. She was 61.

Read the full obituary here.

Maxwell made her Broadway debut as a replacement swing in 1989’s City of Angels, and went on to receive five Tony nominations, with two in the same season: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2005), Coram Boy (2007), Lend Me a Tenor (2010), The Royal Family (2010), and Follies (2012). With the most recent, Ms. Maxwell became the fourth performer in Tony Awards history to be nominated in all four possible acting categories. She won Drama Desks for both Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Royal Family.

Flip through photos of her some of her best onstage moments below:

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