Judith Light
Judith Light
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MCC Theater has announced that stage and screen star Judith Light has been elected to the MCC Board of Directors and will step into her position immediately. Light began her relationship with MCC in 1999 with a performance in Margaret Edson's Wit.

"MCC for me is really my home. Theirs is a culture of excitement and passion and great creativity that's infectious. You want to be a part of it. Joining the board at this time of unprecedented growth for the organization gives me the opportunity to more deeply involve myself in MCC's work, especially its extraordinary commitment to students, as evidenced by its thriving Youth Company and education programs," said Light in a statement.

Founded in 1986 as Manhattan Class Company, MCC aims to produce new work that challenges artists and rewards audiences by nurturing the development of playwrights and students.

Judith Light is a two-time Tony Award winner for 2013's The Assembled Parties and 2012's Other Desert Cities. Other Broadway roles include Lombardi and A Doll's House. She is best known for her television performances on One Life to Live and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.