Carol Channing
(© Daniel Lam)
Carol Channing
(© Daniel Lam)
Tony Award winner Carol Channing celebrated her 90th birthday at a special Musical Monday Tribute concert, held in the lobby of Los Angeles' Pantages Theater, on Monday, February 21. She took the stage wearing her original 1964 gown from the Broadway production of Hello Dolly!

Bruce Vilanch emceed the event, which was directed by John Bowab and co-produced along with Martin Wiviott. The evening featured performances or appearances by Carole Cook, Davis Gaines, Mary Jo Catlett, and JoAnne Worley, who shared memories and stories about Channing and/or sang several of her signature tunes.

Additional guests at the event included Mitzi Gaynor, Anne Jeffreys, Ruta Lee, Richard Skipper, and Barbara Van Orden.

Channing won the Tony Award for Hello, Dolly! and also appeared on Broadway in The Vamp, Lend an Ear, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She received an Oscar nomination for Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Proceeds from the benefit go towards The Dr. Channing/ Kullijian Foundation for the Arts and The Actors Fund's comprehensive programs and services.

Barbara Van Orden, Anne Jeffreys, Carol Channing and Ruta Lee
(© Daniel Lam)
Barbara Van Orden, Anne Jeffreys, Carol Channing and Ruta Lee
(© Daniel Lam)
Richard Skipper and Mitzi Gaynor
(© Daniel Lam)
Richard Skipper and Mitzi Gaynor
(© Daniel Lam)


Tony Award winner Carol Channing celebrated her 90th birthday at a special Musical Monday Tribute concert, held in the lobby of Los Angeles' Pantages Theater, on Monday, February 21. She took the stage wearing her original 1964 gown from the Broadway production of Hello Dolly!

Bruce Vilanch emceed the event, which was directed by John Bowab and co-produced along with Martin Wiviott. The evening featured performances or appearances by Carole Cook, Davis Gaines, Mary Jo Catlett, and JoAnne Worley, who shared memories and stories about Channing and/or sang several of her signature tunes.

Additional guests at the event included Mitzi Gaynor, Anne Jeffreys, Ruta Lee, Richard Skipper, and Barbara Van Orden.

Channing won the Tony Award for Hello, Dolly! and also appeared on Broadway in The Vamp, Lend an Ear, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. She received an Oscar nomination for Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Proceeds from the benefit go towards The Dr. Channing/ Kullijian Foundation for the Arts and The Actors Fund's comprehensive programs and services.

John Bowab, Davis Gaines, JoAnne Worley, Carol Channing, Bruce Vilanch, Carole Cook, Mary Jo Catlett and Martin Wiviott
(© Daniel Lam)
John Bowab, Davis Gaines, JoAnne Worley, Carol Channing, Bruce Vilanch, Carole Cook, Mary Jo Catlett and Martin Wiviott
(© Daniel Lam)