Angela Lansbury is to receive a special prize at the 2022 Tony Awards.
The legendary actress and five-time Tony Award winner will be honoured with the award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at the prizegiving to be held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on 12 June.
Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, president and chief executive of the American Theatre Wing, acknowledged Lansbury’s “insurmountable” contributions to the stage.
"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 honour to present her with the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award,” they said in a joint statement.
Lansbury, 96, made her Broadway debut in Hotel Paradiso in 1957, and won her first Tony for Mame in 1966.
She also won Tonys for her performances in Dear World, Gypsy, and Sweeney Todd.