Jane Lynch cut her theatrical teeth at the Second City, Steppenwolf Theatre and in many church basements all over the greater Chicago-land area helping her become the comedic talent she is today. For her work in the role of Coach Sue Sylvester in Glee, she was recognized with an Emmy award for Outstanding Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, and a SAG award nomination. Other recent television credits include an Emmy-nominated guest appearance in Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and guest turns on CBS’s The Good Fight, and Discovery Channel’s Manhunt: Unabomber. She received Emmy awards for her work on Dropping the Soap and as host of Hollywood Game Night. Additional television credits include an Emmy-nominated guest appearance on Two and a Half Men, and the series Party Down, Lovespring, Desperate Housewives, Weeds, The L Word, Criminal Minds, and The New Adventures of Old Christine.
Ms. Lynch’s long list of film credits includes The Three Stooges, Paul, Julie & Julia, The Post Grad Survival Guide, Brownie Masters, Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration, A Mighty Wind, and Best in Show, as well as Role Models, The Rocker, Spring Breakdown, Walk Hard, Talladega Nights, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Margaret Cho's Celeste and Bam Bam, Alan Cumming's Suffering Man's Charity, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sleepover, Surviving Eden, and many more. Ms. Lynch has lent her voice to the world of animation in films and television series such as Ralph Breaks the Internet and Wreck-It Ralph, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Space Chimps, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, and Shrek Forever After.
Ms. Lynch was featured in the Broadway production of Annie as Miss Hannigan and her play Oh Sister, My Sister! had runs at the Tamarind Theatre and Bang Theater garnering the LA Weekly Comedy Ensemble of the Year Award. Her Ms. Mllmemoir, Happy Accidents, was released in 2011 and includes a foreword written by the legendary Carol Burnett. Ms. Lynch makes her San Francisco Symphony debut at this performance.