George Jenkins

George Jenkins

Designer

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

Roles (81)

Sly Fox Playbill - Opening Night, March 2004 Sly Fox (2004)
Opened Apr 1, 2004
  • Scenic Design
Sly Fox - Opening Night
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Sly Fox Playbill - November 1977 Sly Fox (1976)
Opened Dec 14, 1976
  • Lighting Design
  • Production Design
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Night Watch Playbill - Opening Night, Feb 1972 Night Watch (1972)
Opened Feb 28, 1972
  • Scenic Design
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The Only Game in Town Playbill - Opening Night, May 1968 The Only Game in Town (1968)
Opened May 20, 1968
  • Scenic Design
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Wait Until Dark Playbill - Feb 1966 Wait Until Dark (1966)
Opened Feb 2, 1966
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
Wait Until Dark - Opening Night
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The Royal Hunt of the Sun Playbill - Oct 1965 The Royal Hunt of the Sun (1965)
Opened Oct 26, 1965
  • New York Production Supervised
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Generation Playbill - Oct 1965 Generation (1965)
Opened Oct 6, 1965
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
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Catch Me if You Can Playbill - March 1965 Catch Me If You Can (1965)
Opened Mar 9, 1965
  • Scenic Designer
  • Lighting Designer
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Jennie Playbill - Oct 1963 Jennie (1963)
Opened Oct 17, 1963
  • Scenic Design
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Step on a Crack Playbill - October 1962 Step on a Crack (1962)
Opened Oct 17, 1962
  • Scenic Design
  • Lighting Design
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Awards

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