George Jenkins

George Jenkins, a set and lighting designer who worked on dozens of Broadway shows, and was four times nominated for a Tony Award, died April 6, 2007, at his home in Santa Monica, CA. He was 98. After a few years serving as assistant to the legendary scenic designer Jo Mielziner, Mr. Jenkins designed his first Broadway set for a 1943 musical comedy called Early to Bed. It was a hit, and in the next few years he became extreme busy, designing the sets and lighting for shows such as Mexican Hayride, I Remember Mama, Dark of the Moon, Are You With It?, Lost in the Stars, Bell, Book and Candle and Strange Fruit.

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  • Born: Nov 20, 1908 in Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Death: Apr 6, 2007 in Santa Monica, CA


Drama Desk Award
1977 Outstanding Set Design Sly Fox Nominee
Tony Award
1961 Scenic Design of a Musical 13 Daughters Nominee
1960 Scenic Design of a Play The Miracle Worker Nominee
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Too Late the Phalarope Nominee
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) The Happiest Millionaire Nominee