The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced this year’s recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. The 2014 award will be presented to Jane Greenwood, one of Broadway's preeminent costume designers.
Ms. Greenwood has designed costumes for over 125 productions on Broadway since Ballad of the Sad Café in 1963. Her credits include Once Upon a Mattress, The Little Foxes, An American Daughter, Psychopathia Sexualis, Master Class, Passion, She Loves Me, Next Year, California Suite, Medea, Plenty, Heartbreak House, The Iceman Cometh, Ah, Wilderness!, Long Days Journey Into Night, Our Town. She has also worked extensively at Lincoln Center Theater and in the worlds of opera, dance and film. For her work she has received 18 Tony Award nominations to date, the Irene Sharaff Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, the Helen Hayes Award (Washington), and The Lilly Award. She is also a professor at Yale School of Drama.
In the 2013-2014 Broadway season she designed two new plays: Sharr White's The Snow Geese; and James Lapine's Act One (from the autobiography of Moss Hart), for which she earned her 18th Tony nomination.
“It is our honor to present Jane with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding work in costume design and for her dedication to the theatre. She has made a significant imprint on the history of Broadway with her artistry. Her work has not only elevated the craft of costume design but has inspired generations of designers to come,” said Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, Executive Director of the American Theater Wing in a statement.
The Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented at the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8. The American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
The Tony Award Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, April 29 at 8:30am ET in a live webcast at here at www.TonyAwards.com.
The 68th annual Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall, on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 8, 2014.Revised May 11, 2014