THE SCREENING ROOM: Bernadette Peters, Angela Lansbury and More Perform Jerry Herman Tunes (Video)

By Playbill Staff
December 18, 2012

Jerry's Girls, celebrating the music of Tony Award-winning Hello, Dolly! and Mame composer-lyricist Jerry Herman, opened on Broadway Dec. 18, 1985. In celebration of the production, Playbill.com has put together a musical tribute.



The musical featured leading ladies Dorothy Loudon, Chita Rivera and Leslie Uggams and included songs from Hello, Dolly!; Mame; La Cage aux Folles; and Mack and Mabel, among others. 

Here's a look at some of our favorite performances of Herman's irrepressibly tuneful music.

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Angela Lansbury introduces Herman at the Kennedy Center Honors:

A medley of Herman's songs performed at the Kennedy Center Honors by Carol Channing, Matthew Morrison, Christine Baranski, Sutton Foster, Chita Rivera and Lansbury:

Herman honored at the Tony Awards:

Carol Channing receives a Special Tony Award, and Pearl Bailey and the cast of Hello, Dolly! perform on the 1968 Tony Awards.

The original Broadway cast of La Cage aux Folles at the Tony Awards.

A look at the Broadway revival of La Cage...

 

Michael Feinstein and Christine Ebersole sing "Kiss Her Now" and "I Don't Want to Know" from Dear World.

A two-part look at the London revival of Mack and Mabel with Howard McGillin and Caroline O'Connor.

The London revival of Mack and Mabel.

Bernadette Peters sings "Time Heals Everything" from Mack and Mabel.

Eydie Gorme sings "If We Walked Into My Life" from Mame.

Carol Channing, the original and iconic Dolly, performing highlights from Hello, Dolly! in London in 1979.

Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur perform "Bosom Buddies" from Mame at the Tony Awards.

Elaine Stritch performs "It's Today" from Mame.

George Hearn sings the La Cage aux Folles anthem "I Am What I Am" at the Tony Awards.

The original cast of La Cage aux Folles on "The Merv Griffin Show."

An audio recording of Barbra Streisand performing a medley of Hello, Dolly! songs.

Ethel Merman, accompanied by Jerry Herman, sings "Before the Parade Passes By."