Manhattan Theatre Club pays tribute to the late Jan Maxwell with a June 4 memorial service at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre.
The 3 PM service, free and open to the public, will feature stories and tributes from several of Maxwell’s peers, directors, friends, and family members, including Lynne Meadow, Ana Gasteyer, Duncan & Marilynn Scott Murphy, Martin Rabbett, Richard Romagnoli, Marc Kudisch, Jayne Houdyshell, Mary Beth Peil, Tony Shalhoub, Richard Chamberlain, Jackie Sanders, Anthony Giardina, Doug Hughes, Robert Emmet Lunney, William Maxwell-Lunney, and musicians Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Cecelia Hobbs Gardner, and Bill Hayes.
Ms. Maxwell passed away in February at the age of 61 following a battle with cancer. Throughout her stage career, she earned five Tony Award nominations, becoming the fourth performer in Broadway history to be nominated in all four possible acting categories. She last appeared on the New York stage in Off-Broadway’s Scenes From an Execution in 2015, during which time she announced she intended to retire from theatre.
She was a familiar face to MTC audiences, having appeared on Broadway in The Royal Family and To Be or Not to Be and in the Off-Broadway double-bill of House and Garden.
Those who wish to make charitable donations in Ms. Maxwell’s honor are encouraged to do so through Circles of Six, a “micro-giving community” she founded that encourages groups of friends to donate to six specific charities. Click here for more information.