Jackness, Andrew 1952–

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Jackness, Andrew 1952–


Born September 27, 1952, in New York, NY; son of Jack (in advertising) and Meredith (an educational administrator) Jackness. Education: Studio and Forum of Stage Design, certificate, 1975; Yale University, M.F.A., 1979.

Addresses: Agent—Mirisch Agency, 1801 Century Park East, Suite 1801, Los Angeles, CA 90067.

Career: Production designer, scenic designer, and set designer. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, instructor in scenic design, 1975–77; Studio and Forum of Stage Design, instructor, beginning 1980; Lester Polakov Studio of Stage Design, instructor, 1981–85; Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, artistic associate of National Endowment for the Arts and instructor at Theatre School, 1983; Second Stage Theatre Company, New York City, artistic associate of NISCA, 1983; New York University, New York City, teacher of design at Tisch School of the Arts; member of the Antoinette Perry (Tony) Awards Nominating Committee.

Member: United Scenic Artists.

Awards, Honors: Donald Oenslager prize for excellence in set design; Carbonell Award, best scenic design, 1980, for The Little Foxes; Japan Society travel grant, 1980; Drama Desk Award nominations, outstanding set design, 1983, for Geniuses and Whodunnit; Obie Award, sustained excellence in set design, Village Voice, 1987; Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding set design, 1991, for The Road to Nirvana; nomination for Maharam Award.


Stage Work; Scenic and Set Designer:

Wings, Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, CT, then New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Estelle R. Newman Theater, New York City, both 1978, also produced at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.

The Bundle, Yale Repertory Theatre, 1979.

Emigres, Dodger Theatre Group, New York City, 1979.

Idiot's Delight, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1979.

Justice, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Wings, Lyceum Theatre, New York City, 1979.

Wings, National Theatre, London, 1979, then Schiller Theatre, West Berlin (now Berlin), Germany, 1981.

Barbarians, Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre Company, Brooklyn, New York City, 1980.

The Cherry Orchard, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1980, American Stage Festival, Milford, NH, 1980.

Terry by Terry, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1980.

The White Devil, Acting Company, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1980.

Whose Life Is It, Anyway?, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1980.

American Days, Manhattan Theatre Club, Stage 73, New York City, 1980–81.

Coming Attractions, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1980–81.

John Gabriel Borkman, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1980–81.

The Little Foxes, Florida production, c. 1980, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Caritas, National Theatre, 1981.

Grownups (also known as Grown Ups), American Repertory Theatre, 1981.

Trilogy, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Charleston, SC, 1981.

Grownups (also known as Grown Ups), Lyceum Theatre, 1981–82.

Beyond Therapy, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1982.

The Man and the Fly, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, New York City, 1982.

Molly, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1982.

The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1982.

Trelawny of the "Wells," Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1982.

Geniuses, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1982–83.

Whodunnit, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1982–83.

An American Comedy, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1983.

Christmas on Mars, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1983.

Dog Eat Dog, Hartford Stage Company, Hartford, CT, 1983.

Lorenzaccio, Double Image Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Not Quite Jerusalem, Long Wharf Theatre, 1983.

Sound and Beauty, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, LuEsther Hall, New York City, 1983–84.

Isn't It Romantic, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, beginning 1983, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 1984–85.

Cinders, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, LuEsther Hall, 1984.

Linda Her [and] The Fairy Garden (double-bill), Second Stage Theatre, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Uncle Vanya, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1984.

Before the Dawn, American Place Theatre, 1985.

The Glass Menagerie, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1985.

Isn't It Romantic, Los Angeles Stage Company, Los Angeles, 1985.

Salonika, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Anspacher Theater, New York City, 1985.

The Taming of the Shrew, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1985.

The Vienna Notes, Second Stage Theatre, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, 1985.

Mrs. Warren's Profession, Roundabout Theatre Company, Union Square Theatre, New York City, 1985–86.

Die Fledermaus (opera), Santa Fe Opera Company, Santa Fe, NM, 1986.

A Doll's House, Hartford Stage Company, 1986.

The Further Adventures of Kathy and Mo, Second Stage Theatre, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, 1986.

Isn't It Romantic, Ivanhoe Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1986.

Precious Sons, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Present Laughter, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD, 1986.

The School for Scandal, Williamstown Theatre Festival, 1986.

Little Murders, Second Stage Theatre, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, 1987.

Tent Meeting, Astor Place Theatre, New York City, 1987.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theater, Anspacher Theater, 1987–88.

Michael Feinstein in Concert, Lyceum Theatre and Booth Theatre, New York City, both 1988.

The Palace of Amateurs, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Spoils of War, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1988.

What a Man Weighs, Second Stage Theatre, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, 1990.

The Road to Nirvana, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1991.

As You Like It, Carter Barron Amphitheatre, Washington, DC, 1992.

A … My Name Is Alice, McGinn-Cazale Theatre, 1992–93.

The Day the Bronx Died, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Jam on the Groove, Minetta Lane Theatre, 1995–96.

Whistle down the Wind, National Theatre, Washington, DC, 1996.

The Scarlet Pimpernel (musical), Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1997–99, then Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, 1999–2000.

Thunder Knocking on the Door, A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), Seattle, WA, 1998.

The Butterfly Collection, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, 2000.

Mourning Becomes Electra, A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), 2002.

Designer for dance productions choreographed by Ulysses Dove, including Bad Blood, Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, Urban Folk Dance, and Vespers. Designer for productions of the Houston Grand Opera, the Washington Opera, and the Glimmerglass Opera.

Major Tours:

Scenic designer, South Pacific (musical), Los Angeles Civic Light Opera, U.S. cities, 1985.

Film Production Designer:

Longtime Companion, Samuel Goldwyn, 1990.

Prelude to a Kiss, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Ethan Frome, Miramax, 1993.

Golden Gate, Samuel Goldwyn, 1994.

Reckless, Samuel Goldwyn, 1995.

The Associate, Buena Vista, 1996.

Big Night, Samuel Goldwyn, 1996.

The Imposters (also known as Ship of Fools), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1998.

The Love Letter, DreamWorks, 1999.

Joe Gould's Secret, USA Films, 2000.

On the Line (also known as On the L), Miramax, 2001.

Killshot, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2007.

Film Work; Other:

Prop provider, The 24 Hour Woman, Shooting Gallery Pictures, 1998.

Television Designer; Specials:

Scenic designer, "Grownups" (also known as "Grown Ups"), Great Performances, PBS, 1985.

Scenic designer, "Blue Window," American Playhouse, PBS, 1986.

Set designer, "Two by Dove" (ballet), Dance in America (also known as Dance in America: Two by Dove), broadcast on Great Performances, PBS, 1995.

Production designer, Piano Grand! A Smithsonian Celebration, PBS, 2000.

Television Production Designer; Movies:

In the Gloaming, HBO, 1997.

Twenty Questions, ABC, 2006.

Television Production Designer; Series:

Life as We Know It, ABC, 2004–2005.


Music Videos:

Scenic designer for music videos by April Wine, KISS, Kool and the Gang, and Motley Crue.


Writings for Children:

(Illustrator) Wendy Wasserstein, Pamela's First Musical, Hyperion Press, 1996.