I Scream You Scream, We All Scream...Because Jan Maxwell Is Retiring

July 8th, 2015 by

I Scream You Scream, We All Scream...Because Jan Maxwell ...

Five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell announced in an interview with Time Out New York that she was retiring from the stage, and that her current role in off-Broadway's Scenes from an Execution would be her last. Please respect our privacy during this time as we spend the morning in the fetal position re-watching some of our favorite Maxwell clips.

Jan Maxwell- Scenes from an Execution

Maxwell in 'Scenes from an Execution' and also a selfie after hearing the news.

It seems like just yesterday that Jan Maxwell was slaying the house down (and racking up a ton of award noms) as passionate DC mover and shaker Hester Ferris in LCT's political drama City of Conversation.

Zoey - new Girl- Crying

Remember when she stole the show as Julie Cavendish in The Royal Family?

Oprah Crying GIF

That same season she starred in Lend Me a Tenor, mixing Meryl's knack for accents and Carol Burnett's physical comedy. As we all know, it resulted in her being nominated for two Tony Awards that season. #Bless

Leo Crying

Lest we forget before Laura Benanti made Elsa Schraeder a thing, Maxwell was serving it up in the '98 revival (no video, but the audio gives you enough here).

Dawson Crying GIF

And here's just a peek at that icy, Tony-nominated Coram Boy performance (Begins at :58)

Eating and Crying GIF

Plus there's all those amazing credits that don't have any video archives, so we have to kick it old school with production photos.

Jan Maxwell- Stage- Broadway- off-Broadway- Theater

Emma Stone Crying Screaming GIF

Ending in an endless spiral of Follies.(Including a bootleg but get over it; Jan Maxwell is retiring, people!)

Robyn- HIMYM- Crying GIF