Angela Lansbury is being honored with the 2022 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.
Lansbury has won five Tony Awards throughout her more than 75 year career. She won her first Tony for her performance in the title role in “Mame” in 1966.
Among her 14 Broadway credits are “A Little Night Music,” “Sweeney Todd” and “Gypsy.” She last appeared on Broadway in “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” in 2012.
“Angela Lansbury’s contributions to the stage are insurmountable,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theatre Wing. “From her groundbreaking role in Mame to her iconic performances in Deuce and Sweeney Todd, and most recently, in the revival of A Little Night Music, Ms. Lansbury has given us a lifetime of unforgettable performances, and it is a great honor to present her with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Director and choreographer Graciela Daniele was the 2020 recipient of the same award.
The 75th Annual Tony Awards are set for June 12th at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will be broadcast live on both coasts on CBS and Paramount+.