On Monday, the Tony Awards Administration Committee introduced that Broadway legend, Angela Lansbury, will obtain the 2022 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement within the Theatre. With a profession within the leisure business spanning over 80 years, Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury will be honored for her works on the seventy fifth Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2022. Lansbury is without doubt one of the final stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema and oldest surviving Academy Award nominee.
Best identified for her function as Jessica Fletcher on Murder She Wrote, the longest-running (1984-1996) detective drama sequence in tv historical past, the Irish-British and American actress made her Broadway debut in 1957 in Hotel Paradiso.
Regarding the announcement, Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing launched a joint assertion:
“Angela Lansbury’s contributions to the stage are insurmountable. From her groundbreaking function in Mame to her iconic performances in Deuce and Sweeney Todd, and most just lately, within the revival of A Little Night Music, Ms. Lansbury has given us a lifetime of unforgettable performances, and it’s a nice honor to current her with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Lansbury is the recipient of a number of awards and accolades together with 5 Tony awards, six Golden Globes, 18 Emmy nominations, an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in Motion Pictures, the Silver Mask for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA/LA Britannia Award for Lifetime Achievement in Television and Film, a National Medal of Arts, and a Kennedy Center Honor.
Following her theater debut in 1957, Lansbury has carried out on stage in A Taste of Honey (1960), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Mame (1966, profitable her first Tony), Dear World (1969, second Tony), Gypsy (1974, third Tony) and Sweeney Todd (1979, fourth Tony). She returned to Broadway to carry out in Deuce (2007) after a 24-year hiatus and adopted up by Blithe Spirit (2009, profitable her fifth Tony).
The actress has appeared in additional than 70 movies beginning with her Oscar-nominated flip at age 17 in Gaslight. Other movie credit embody National Velvet, The Picture of Dorian Gray (one other Oscar nomination), The Harvey Girls, State of the Union, Samson and Delilah, The Court Jester, The Long, Hot Summer, The Manchurian Candidate (another Oscar nod), Death on the Nile and Nanny McPhee.
Angela Lansbury has actually given us a lifetime of unforgettable performances.
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