Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

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The cast of West End's Blithe Spirit performed a special cabaret in honor of Angela Lansbury at the Cafe de Paris, directed by Michael Blakemore. Featured performers included Janie Dee, Charles Edwards, Simon Jones, and Jemima Rooper.

BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the event below!

Angela Lansbury plays Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit through June 7 then will be seen in US movie theaters in Driving Miss Daisy. Her Broadway performance as Coward's infamous clairvoyant earned her the 2009 Tony Award for Best Supporting Actress, her fifth Tony Award. Her professional career spans more than a half-century, during which she has flourished, first as a star of motion pictures, then as a Broadway musical star and most recently as the star of Murder, She Wrote. The actress made her Broadway debut in 1957 when she starred asBert Lahr's wife in the French farce, Hotel Paradiso. 2

In 1960, she returned to Broadway as Joan Plowright's mother in the season's most acclaimed drama, A Taste of Honey, by Shelagh Delaney. One year later, she starred on Broadway in her first musical, Anyone Can Whistle. Lansbury returned to New York in triumph in 1966 as Mame, for which she won the first of her Tony Awards as Best Actress in a Musical. She received the others as the Madwoman of Chaillott in Dear World (1968), as Mama Rose in the 1974 revival of Gypsy and as Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd (1979).

From 1984-1996 she starred as Jessica Fletcher, mystery-writing amateur sleuth, in Murder, She Wrote, for which she won four Golden Globe Awards. In 1982, she was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. Angela and her husband Peter were married in 1949, and worked together until Peter's death in January 2003. Angela has three grown-up children, Deirdre, Anthony and David, and three grandchildren.

Blithe Spirit sees Angela return to the London stage for the first time in nearly 40 years. Her last London stage performance was playing Gertrude in the National Theatre production of Hamlet in 1975. Prior to that, she starred in the celebrated production of Gypsy at the Piccadilly Theatre and in the RSC production of All Over at The Aldwych.

In November 2013 Angela received an honorary Oscar in recognition of her outstanding 70 years of contribution to the film industry, and has been appointed as a Dame in the 2014 New Year's Honours list.

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Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
The Cast of Blithe Spirit

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Dame Angela Lansbury & Charles Edwards

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Dame Angela Lansbury & Charles Edwards

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Dame Angela Lansbury

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Dame Angela Lansbury

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Christopher Biggins

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Janie Dee

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Janie Dee

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Simon Jones

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Simon Jones

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Imelda Staunton

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Imelda Staunton

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Jemima Rooper

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Jemima Rooper

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Barry Humphries

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Barry Humphries

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
The Cast of Blithe Spirit and Front of House from the Gielgud

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
The Cast of Blithe Spirit and Front of House from the Gielgud

Photo Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Honored in Special Cabaret at Cafe de Paris
Barry Humphries & Dame Angela Lansbury

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