Len Cariou, James Earl Jones, and More to Help Honor Angela Lansbury
Lansbury will receive the York Theatre Company's Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre.
A starry list of celebrants will help honor five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury at the York Theatre Company's annual gala, to be held Monday, November 16, at Guastavino's. Lansbury will receive the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre.
Featured performers will include Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd), Mario Cantone (Steve), Erin Davie (Side Show), James Earl Jones (The Gin Game), Matt McGrath (Steve), Alan Menken (Aladdin), Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along), Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!), singer Thom Rhoads, Mary Louise Wilson (On the Twentieth Century), Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway), and the Yale Wiffenpoofs.
The legendary Lansbury received Tonys for her performances as Mame Dennis in Mame (1966), Countess Aurelia in Dear World (1969), Rose in Gypsy (1975), Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (1979), and Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit (2009).
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