Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

FILE - In this May 18, 2005, file photo, actors Jan Maxwell and Marc Kudisch pose at a midtown restaurant in New York. The two played the villainous Baroness and Baron Bomburst in the Broadway musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." Maxwell's husband, actor and playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, says she died on Sunday, Feb. 11. 2018, following a long battle with cancer. The Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee died at her New York home at age 61. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died

NEW YORK — Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. She was 61.

Her husband, actor and playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, says she died on Sunday at her Manhattan home following a long battle with cancer.

Maxwell made her Broadway debut as an understudy in the 1989 production of the musical "City of Angels."

She received five Tony Award nominations over the course of her career, the first in 2005 for the musical "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." She also was nominated for her work in "Coram Boy" in 2007, "Lend Me a Tenor" and "The Royal Family," both in 2010, and "Follies" in 2012.

Maxwell also appeared on the small screen in episodes of shows including "Law & Order," ''All My Children," ''Gossip Girl" and "The Good Wife."

You may also like these

After storm halts tribute, A-Rod doubles in...

Aug 13, 2016

His pregame tribute ended by a storm, Alex Rodriguez began his final game with the New York Yankees...

'Suicide Squad' loses some luster in 2nd...

Aug 14, 2016

"Suicide Squad" isn't looking as bright in weekend two, dropping an estimated 67 percent

Stellan Skarsgard proud of his sons for being...

Aug 15, 2016

Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgard feels that his sons are talented actors, but it's more important to...

Larry Wilmore-hosted 'Nightly Show' axed by...

Aug 15, 2016

Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" is coming to an end

Court rejects Cosby's attempt to reseal testimony...

Aug 15, 2016

A federal appeals court has rejected Bill Cosby's effort to reseal his deposition testimony about...

Sign up now!