PHOTO CALL: Tyne Daly, Christine Ebersole, Harold Prince, Hunter Foster and More Honor Angela Lansbury at Bucks County Playhouse

By Matthew Blank
31 Oct 2013

Five-time Tony Award-winning actress Angela Lansbury was the inaugural inductee into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame, honoring theatrical luminaries who have performed at the theatrical institution. The gala event took place Oct. 28 in New Hope, PA.



The honor was bestowed upon Lansbury by her Tony-winning Sweeney Todd director, Harold Prince.



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Tyne Daly, Jed Bernstein and Angela Lansbury
Photo by Mandee Kuenzle/Bucks County Playhouse



The gala event featured Tony Award winners Tyne Daly (Gypsy, Rabbit Hole) and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street) as well as Tony nominee Hunter Foster (Urinetown), Justin Guarini (Romeo & Juliet), Lauren Molina (Sweeney Todd) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up). Special guests for the evening included Driving Miss Daisy playwright Alfred Uhry and Lansbury's co-star in that play, Tony winner Boyd Gaines.

"We are delighted to be cementing the legacy of the Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope history by the creation of the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame," Bernstein said in a statement. "Angela Lansbury appeared at the Playhouse in 1952's Affairs of the State, years before she graced the Broadway stage, making her the perfect first honoree."

Lansbury earned Tony Awards for her work in Mame, Dear World, Gypsy, Sweeney Todd and Blithe Spirit. She is a three-time Academy Award nominee for the films "Gaslight," "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Manchurian Candidate."