Angela Lansbury will receive a special Tony Award


The people handing out the Tony Awards think five isn’t enough for Angela Lansbury.

The Tony Awards board announced on Monday that the legendary actor, 96, will receive a special 2022 Tony for lifetime achievement in theatre, making it his sixth.

Lansbury made his Broadway debut in 1957 in Hotel Paradiso and won Tonys for Mom in 1966, Dear world in 1969, Gypsy in 1974, Sweeney Todd in 1979 and joyful spirit in 2009. Other Broadway credits include A little night musicby Gore Vidal The best man and Everyone can whistle.

“Angela Lansbury’s contributions to the stage are insurmountable,” Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, president and CEO of the American Theater Wing, said in a statement.

Born in London, the The Murder She Wrote star has six Golden Globes and 18 Emmy nominations, as well as an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement in film. Lansbury also has a National Medal of Arts and a Kennedy Center Honor.

West Side Story star Ariana DeBose will host the Tonys on June 12.