Praised by The New York Times as “perhaps the greatest stage actress of her generation,” Cherry Jones has received both Tony® and Drama Desk Awards for her roles in Doubt and The Heiress.
Her Broadway credits also include Angels in America,
A Moon for the Misbegotten and Imaginary Friends, and she is an Emmy Award-winner for her role in TV’s “24.” This fall she returns to Broadway in the critically acclaimed revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie.
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Cherry Jones will return to Broadway in September as Amanda Wingfield in the American Repertory Theater (ART) production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, with Zachary Quinto, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Brian J. Smith, directed by John Tiffany. Ms. Jones is a founding member of ART and earlier in her career appeared there in more than 25 productions, including Twelfth Night, The Three Sisters and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. In May she will star in Sarah Treem’s new play, When We Were Young and Unafraid, on Manhattan Theater Club’s Stage I, where she originated the role of Sister Aloysius in John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt, a performance for which she won Tony®, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards. Other Broadway and Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The Heiress (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Pride’s Crossing (Drama Desk Award), The Baltimore Waltz (Obie Award), Faith Healer, Flesh and Blood, Imaginary Friends, A Moon for the Misbegotten (Tony-Award nomination), Angels in America, Our Country’s Good (Tony-Award nomination) and Roundabout Theater Company’s productions of Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Major Barbara and The Night of the Iguana. Television: President Allison Taylor in “24” (Emmy Award), “What Makes a Family” and most recently the series “Awake.” Film: Ocean’s Twelve, Cradle Will Rock, The Horse Whisperer, The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich, Signs, The Village, Mother and Child, Swimmers and Terrence Malick’s upcoming Knight of Cups.
Jordan Roth is the President of Jujamcyn Theaters, whose productions include the Tony® Award-winning Best Musicals Kinky Boots, The Book of Mormon and Jersey Boys, as well as Let It Be and Forever Tango. Upcoming productions include Bullets Over Broadway and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Mr. Roth is the Broadway correspondent on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." He created Givenik.com, where theatergoers can purchase discounted tickets and give 5 percent of their ticket price to the charity of their choice. Jordan serves on the boards of The Broadway League, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, The Times Square Alliance and Freedom to Marry.