Angela Lansbury has earlier won Tony Awards for her performances in ‘Mame,’ ‘Dear World,’ ‘Gypsy,’ ‘Blithe Spirit,’ and ‘Sweeney Todd.’ The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that Angela Lansbury will be awarded a special Tony Award For Lifetime Achievement at this year’s ceremony.
Lansbury is best known for her role as Jessica Fletcher in Murder. She Wrote, the beloved murder mystery series that followed the middle-aged widow as she solved mysteries in her small Maine town. Lansbury has had an extensive career in film, television, and theater.
Lansbury has previously won Tony Awards for her performances
She won her first Tony Award in 1966 for Mame. She later also won Tony Awards for her roles in Dear World in 1969, Gypsyin 1974, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in 1979.
Then in 2009, she appeared in Blithe Spirit for which she won Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. For a silver screen career, Lansbury made her debut at seventeen in the film Gaslight.
She also appeared in National Velvet, Nancy McPhee, Beauty, and the Beast, The Three Musketeers, and Mary Poppins Return, among other roles.
She will be given the award at The 75th Annual Tony Awards, which will be hosted by Ariana DeBose. The ceremony will air live on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at 8:00 pm ET and 5:00 pm PT. The ceremony will air on both CBS and Paramount+.