Lanier, Jane

Lanier, Jane

Birthday: Jun 11, 1962
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Previously married to John Rubinstein.

Jane was born in Ft. Wayne IN. At 19 she went to NYC to visit and got a pre-Broadway Musical Colette, written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt starring Diana Rigg. After it closed on the road she moved to New York. She then worked as a dancer/ singer/ actress on Broadway, Off Broadway, and around the country for many years. Her Broadway credits include a starring role in Fosse (Drama Desk Award Nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical), Jerome Robbins' Broadway directed by Jerome Robbins (Tony Award Nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Musical), Guys and Dolls directed by Jerry Zaks, Sweet Charity directed by Bob Fosse, Anything Goes directed by Jerry Zaks starring Patti LuPone, and On Your Toes directed by George Abbott. She came to Los Angeles in the early 90’s. Her TV and film credits include: Glee (Guest Star) Murder One, (recurring), Diagnosis Murder, The Shield, Medium (recurring role), a lead role in the independent film Mercy, and Michael directed by Nora Ephron starring John Travolta. She joined Interact Theatre Co and did many plays there including Counsellor at Law directed by John Rubinstein (LA Critics Circle, Ovation, and Drama Logue Awards). She then began choreographing. Her credits include: Guys and Dolls: Broadway 2009 (Associate Choreographer), Ring of Fire: La Mirada, No Way to Treat a Lady: Colony Theatre, Kiss of the Spider Woman: Musical Theatre Guild, Little Fish: The Blank Theatre Co, Wild Party: The Blank Theatre Co, (LA Weekly and Beverly Garland Awards, Ovation and NAACP Award Nominations), Johnny Guitar: both Off-Broadway at The Century Theatre & at La Mirada, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Pippin: Fifth Ave Theatre Seattle, Kiss Me Kate: Musical Theatre West, Nightingale: Vineyard Theatre NYC, Guys and Dolls, Little Night Music, and Music Man: Interact Theatre Co, and several National Commercials. Finally she became a Director. Directing staged readings of Yesterday Quicksand and The Swan, Jukebox Young Playwrights Festival The Blank Theatre Co, The Connex by Dan Friedenbruger Fremont Theatre and Interact Theatre, Smell of the Kill Interact Theatre, and Out of My Mind for guerilLA Theatre Co written by Steven Cane (head writer of The Closer).
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