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Angela Lansbury wins 5th Tony!! yay!!

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hey everyone!

 

did yall seed the Tony Awards this year? they were spectacular and beautiful as always! there were some very interesting nominations this year, so i was particularly waiting and wanting to see them.....Angela Lansbury was nominated as best feature actress in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit and won it!!! i simply can't believe it, its her 5th Tony!

 

her other Tony's incude:

 

Best Actress in Mame

Best Actress in Sweeney Todd

Best Actress in Dear World

Best Actress in Gypsy

and now Best Feature Actress in Blithe Spirit.....

 

she also has one other nomination from last year as Best Actress in Deuces, but unfvortunately did not win. :(....its okay, she made up for it this year on Broadway! im so proud of her!

 

oh and Johnm_001, i would like to let you know if you havent heard yet. Another Tony award was given to Jerry Herman for a lifetime Acheivement Award for all his hard work in the music area of Broadway...isnt that exciting?!

 

here is a picture of Angela in her latest role on Broadway in Blithe Spirit...

 

look how happy she is!

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on the red carpet at the Tony's

she looks so pretty!

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Butter, I'm happy to say that I saw every one of Angela's Tony-winning performances. Her Mame was her best. Just one of the greatest stage performances, ever!

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dont remind me. im so jealous! heehee! i would have LOVED to see her Mame on Broadway! i listen to the original soundtrack with Angela all the time. i picture her and Bea Arthur singing "Bossom Buddies" in my head on stage. i wouldnt have minded seeing her in Gypsy either. i love her version of "Everything's coming up roses." i have the DVD of her in Sweeney Todd, but still wish i could have actually seen her in front of me in that one....Dear World was also a good soundtrack.....

 

did you see what i said about your Jerry Herman winning an acheivement Award? i thought you might like that. :)

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Yes, on Jerry Herman!!!! More than deserved! I thought this year's Tony Awards was the best in many years. Even with the horrible sound problems. You'd think CBS could get it together for a live broadcast. No excuse!

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I had the fortune of seeing Miss Angela Lansbury onstage in Blithe Spirit this past summer! I went with my father and a friend who lives in NYC. I didn?t want to miss that chance to see her, and I am so grateful that it was able to work out for me. It was my first time to see a Broadway show, and as I was watching Angela as Madame Arcati, I just couldn?t believe I was really there. The show was wonderful and I thought the set was beautiful. I am a tremendous fan of Angela?s and have been following her career, and I regard her as a talented, beautiful, and well-respected lady. Often I read from others little stories about their experiences meeting Miss Lansbury, and I have one of my own that I would like to share. After the show, my friend in NY knew how much I wanted to possibly meet Angela, so she took my father and I out to the stagedoor where we waited. A few other actors came out to sign, but after a while, we were told Angela was not coming out. But then we went around to the other side of the Shubert theatre building, away from the crowd, and we knew Angela would be coming out an alternate door to her car. Her driver had parked a black car along the street, and my friend told me that when Angela came out I could approach her and ask her nicely if she wouldn?t mind signing my Blithe Spirit playbill for me. A moment later, I saw Miss Lansbury coming out the door with her bodyguards, and at this point I was in sheer awe, looking at her from but a foot away, if that. I started to walk up to her and I said, kind of timidly, ?Miss Lansbury?? Then her bodyguard said to me, ?She isn?t signing tonight? as she was being ushered into the backseat of her car. I stepped back a little and said, ?That?s all right.? But then something very special happened. After she was settled in the backseat of her car, I smiled and waved at her, hoping she would notice me. And she did! She looked right at me from her backseat window and smiled and waved back at me for fleeting seconds as her car disappeared down the street. That moment just made my whole night. It really did, and it just goes to show what a truly gracious lady she is and how genuinely she cares about her fans. I am so glad I had that moment. Nothing could ever hold a candle to the magic I felt the night that I saw her, and now she is back on Broadway yet again in A Little Night Music!

 

Elizabeth

 

Edited by: StageQueen on Jan 9, 2010 10:29 PM

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I don't follow the history of the Tony, like I do the Oscar. Is that a record? If not, does anybody who won more?

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It's a record for Angela, tying her with Julie Harris for five Tonys. No one has ever won more. They're predicting a sixth Tony for Angela in "Night Music," which will break the tie, should Angela win!

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