NEW YORK (AP) — The people handing out the Tony Awards think five isn’t enough for Angela Lansbury.
The Tony Awards board announced on Monday that the legendary actor will receive a special 2022 Tony for lifetime achievement in theatre, making it his sixth.
Lansbury made his Broadway debut in 1957 in ‘Hotel Paradiso’ and won Tonys for ‘Mame’ in 1966, ‘Dear World’ in 1969, ‘Gypsy’ in 1974, ‘Sweeney Todd’ in 1979 and ‘Blithe Spirit’. in 2009. Other Broadway credits include “A Little Night Music,” “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man,” and “Anyone Can Whistle.”
“Angela Lansbury’s contributions to the stage are insurmountable,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theater Wing, said in a statement.
The ‘Murder, She Wrote’ star has six Golden Globe and 18 Emmy nominations, as well as an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement in film. Lansbury also has a National Medal of Arts and a Kennedy Center Honor.
Ariana DeBose will host the Tonys on June 12.