Ivey honored as ‘history maker’ by Phi Mu Fraternity

Dana Ivey ’63 ’08H, five-time Tony Award nominee and member of the Alpha Omega Chapter of Phi Mu Fraternity at Rollins, has been named one of 19 “Phi Mu History Makers” in honor of the organization’s historic alliance with the National Women’s History Museum. 

This alliance creates a national collaboration to educate and inspire Phi Mu collegiate and alumnae members about the museum and its mission. Through active participation in national and local philanthropic efforts, Phi Mu will impact lasting change and help contribute to the museum’s innovative educational programs and building a national women’s history museum in Washington, D.C. 

The “Phi Mu History Makers” initiative celebrates the fraternity’s most vibrant members and their outstanding contributions to their professions, communities, and the nation at large.

Ivey has spent her long, prolific career making theater available to a diverse national audience as well as developing young classical actors. She originated the lead role in Driving Miss Daisy and has appeared in Present Laughter with Nathan Lane, Hamlet with Kevin Kline, and dozens of other productions on and off-Broadway.

Her many films include The Color Purple, The Help, Sabrina, Sleepless in SeattlePostcards from the Edge, and most recently, Ocean’s 8. Her television work includes Homicide, Oz, Sex and the City, Law & Order, Frasier and Boardwalk Empire.