Christine E Jones

Adjunct Teacher

Christine Jones is a Tony-award winning set designer and the Artistic Director of the critically acclaimed Theatre for One. She directed the immersive nightclub dining experience, Queen of the Night, in New York, which won a Drama Desk for Unique Theatrical Experience in 2015. Her Olivier and Tony Award winning scenography can currently be seen on Broadway and in the original London productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  She also won the Tony Award for her design of Green Day’s American Idiot.  Other Broadway credits include: The Cher Show (co-designed with Brett J. Banakis); Old TimesHands on a Hardbody; On a Clear Day; Spring Awakening (Tony Nomination); The Green Bird (Drama Desk Nomination); and Everyday Rapture. Other highlights include Coraline (MCC Theatre, NY); The Book of Longing, based on the poems of Leonard Cohen, with music by Philip Glass (Lincoln Center Festival). She designed Close To You: Bacharach Reimagined at New York Theatre Workshop and then in London at the Menier Chocolate Factory before moving to the West End. Opera designs include Rigoletto (Metropolitan opera) set in 1960s Las Vegas; The Elephant Man (Minnesota); Lucia de Lammermoor (New York City Opera); and Giulio Cesare (Houston Grand). Her designs were featured in the 2008 exhibition Curtain Call: Celebrating a Century of Women Designers for Live Performance at Lincoln Center Library. Along with co-designer Brett J. Banakis, Jones redesigned The Lyric Theatre in NY, home to the production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  In 2013, she served as the Denzel Washington Guest Chairperson for the Theatre Department of Fordham University. In 2015, she received an Obie for Sustained Excellence in Set Design. Christine has lectured at Princeton and teaches at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.  Upcoming projects include, Cyrano, off Broadway in NY with music by The National, starring Peter Dinklage, Hopeland, in collaboration with Steven Hoggett with music by Jonsi, and Aida and La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera.