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Photo Features Look Back at Jan Maxwell's Stage Career The late, Tony-nominated star was born November 20.
Jan Maxwell and cast Joan Marcus

Jan Maxwell, the five-time Tony-nominated star of shows from Lend Me a Tenor to Follies, was born November 20, 1956.

Making her Broadway debut as a replacement swing in 1989’s City of Angels, understudying and eventually assuming the dual roles of Alaura and Carla, Maxwell went on to celebrate a 25-year career on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional stages.

Flip through photos from her stage career below!

Look Back at Jan Maxwell's Career Onstage

Maxwell's myriad accolades included five Tony nominations, with two in the same season: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2005), Coram Boy (2007), Lend Me a Tenor (2010), The Royal Family (2010), and Follies (2012). She won Drama Desks for both Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and The Royal Family.

Ms. Maxwell’s additional credits include A Doll's House, The Sound of Music, The Dinner Party, Sixteen Wounded, and To Be Or Not to Be on Broadway, regional productions of The Seagull and The King and I, and Off-Broadway’s House and Garden, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Victory: Choices in Reaction, Wings, The City of Conversation, and, in 2015, Scenes From an Execution.

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