Jones, currently appearing in Doubt at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre, will be honored at a luncheon, and afterwards will tour O'Neill's Tao House estate. The award — a partnership with the National Park Service, which oversees Tao House — goes to individuals who have “served the American theatre with distinction,” according to a release. The first Tao House Award went to the actor Jason Robards, Jr. in 1989. Other recipients have included Travis Bogard, a University of California professor and authority on O’Neill; Donald Gallup, curator of the American literature collection at Yale University; Arthur and Barbara Gelb, authors of books and a documentary on O’Neill; and the Broadway producers Theodore Mann and Paul Libin.
Jones was Tony-nominated for Our Country’s Good and O'Neill's Moon for the Misbegotten and has also appeared on Broadway in Faith Healer, Imaginary Friends, Major Barbara, The Night of the Iguana, Macbeth, Stepping Out and both parts of Angels in America. Her Off-Broadway and regional credits include Flesh and Blood, Pride’s Crossing, The Baltimore Waltz, The Good Person of Setzuan and 25 productions as a company member of the American Repertory Theatre, including Twelfth Night, Three Sisters, The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Lysistrata.
Jones has also appeared in films such as "Ocean's Twelve," "Signs," "The Village," "The Perfect Storm," "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood," "Cradle Will Rock" and "The Horse Whisperer."