Acclaimed costume designer Jane Greenwood was the 2018 Distinguished Career Award Recipient; she presented Saturday afternoon’s keynote and received the award at Saturday evening’s Banquet Gala & Awards Ceremony at the 69th annual SETC Convention in Mobile, AL. Also serving as Distinguished Costume Designer, Greenwood helped adjudicate the 2018 Costume Design Competition and participated in Thursday evening’s Design Keynotes and the Design Awards Ceremony.
Meet Jane Greenwood
Ms. Greenwood has been designing on Broadway for more than 50 years. Originally from Liverpool, England, Ms. Greenwood was educated at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. She began her career at the Oxford Playhouse. She has designed for theatre, opera, dance, film and television, including over 125 productions for Broadway since The Ballad of the Sad Café in 1963.
Recent Broadway credits include The Parisian Woman, Thérèse Raquin, You Can’t Take It With You, Act One, The Snow Geese, The Assembled Parties, Harvey, The House of Blue Leaves, That Championship Season, Driving Miss Daisy, Million Dollar Quartet, and A View From the Bridge. Her Off-Broadway credits include Belle Epoque, A Man of No Importance, Burn This, House/Garden, Vita and Virginia and The Lisbon Traviata. Films include Arthur, Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna and the cult classic Can’t Stop the Music.
Ms. Greenwood has also done extensive work at the Metropolitan Opera, including Dialogue of the Carmelites; the Center Theatre Group, the Guthrie Theater, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Dallas Opera, including the premiere of Moby Dick; the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and Shakespeare in the Park for the Public Theater.
Awards include 21 Tony nominations, the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2017 Tony Award for The Little Foxes, the Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award, the Maharam/Henry Hewes Design Award for Tartuffe and Sylvia, the Lucille Lortel Award for Sylvia and Old Money, and the Helen Hayes Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Greenwood was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2003. She has also served as Professor of Design at the Yale School of Drama since 1976.