Angela Lansbury to Receive Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award

News   Angela Lansbury to Receive Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award Angela Lansbury will be the recipient of the Players Club Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award. The black tie gala ceremony will take place June 24.

Currently starring on Broadway in Terrence McNally's Deuce, Lansbury's illustrious career spans 50 years, including four Tony Awards for her performances in Sweeney Todd, Dear World, Gypsy and Mame. In 1944 Angela Lansbury made her film debut in "Gaslight," which earned her an Academy Award nomination. Lansbury is well known to television audiences as Jessica Fletcher in the series "Murder, She Wrote." Deuce co-star Marian Seldes, last year's Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, will be on hand as well as theatre notables Christopher Plummer, Mary Louise Wilson, Brian Dennehy, David Hyde Pierce and John Cullum.

Founded in 1888 by Edwin Booth, The Players Club honors theatre artists for their contributions to the American stage. Recipients of the Edwin Booth Lifetime Achievement Award include theatre legends Helen Hayes, Jose Ferrer, Garson Kanin, Jason Robards, Jack Lemmon and Christopher Plummer.

The Players Club is located at 16 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY.

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