Carol Burnett Is Latest Addition to BC/EFA’s Broadway Legends Ornament Collection

News   Carol Burnett Is Latest Addition to BC/EFA’s Broadway Legends Ornament Collection
 
The new ornament features Burnett in her signature role as Princess Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress.
Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett

Tony and Emmy winner Carol Burnett, most recently on Broadway in the limited engagement of Love Letters, is the latest addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS’ Broadway Legends ornament collection.

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Burnett follows ornaments depicting Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, Angela Lansbury, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera, Barbra Streisand, and Gwen Verdon.

This year’s ornament, designed for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS by artist Glen Hanson with the Christopher Radko Company, features Burnett as the outspoken Princess Winnifred—a role she originated on Broadway in Once Upon a Mattress in 1959.

“Princess Winnifred holds a dear place in my heart as she was my Broadway debut,” Burnett said in a statement. “To have her live on, adorning holiday trees and continuing to bring smiles to so many is gratifying. What’s even better is that ‘Fred’ is helping people who need them most get medication and meals and health care.”

Burnett received a Special Tony Award in 1969 for her Contributions to the Theatre. She was nominated for a Tony for her Once Upon a Mattress performance, and again in 1996 for Moon Over Buffalo.

Read: THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL WILL FEATURE KRISTIN CHENOWETH, BERNADETTE PETERS, AND MORE

Tony winners Bernadette Peters and Kristin Chenoweth will host the Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special on CBS this December, a tribute to Burnett and her long-running variety show. Also available in the Broadway Cares online store are signed copies of Burnett’s recently released memoir, In Such Good Company.

To purchase the limited edition ornament and In Such Good Company, visit Broadwaycares.org/Carol.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations.

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