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

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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Darren is a full time photographer based in London specialising in headshots, events, theatre prodution and portraits.

Head shot clients have appeared in TV shows such as Game of Thrones, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Hollyoaks, and also include clients in Wicked (West End), Wicked UK Tour, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Mamma Mia, FAME, Top Hat, Book of Mormon, Rent, Chicago, The Light Princess, Merrily We Roll Along, Evita, We Will Rock You, Annie, Annie Get Your Gun, Evita, Tonights The Night, Les Miserable, Hairspray, Joseph, Once, One Man Two Governers, Urinetown, Loserville, Ghost, Chorus Line, Rock of Ages, The Commitments, Billy Elliot, Matilda, CATS, From Here To Eternity and many more. He also has regular clients studying at theatre schools such as Laines, MADD, Mountview, RAM, LCM, E15, Central, Arts Ed, GSA, London College of Music, London Studio Centres and LSMT.

Darren was recently honoured and proud to be the official back stage winners & presenters portrait photographer at the Olivier Awards 2014 at the Royal Opera House.

He is an established live cabaret, concert & theatre photographer recently working with Broadway stars Christina Bianco, Willemijn Verkaik, Shoshana Bean, Eden Espinosa, Linzi Hateley & Richard Fleeshman along with sell out concerts from hit US composers Andrew Lippa (St James), Kerrigan & Lowdermilk (St James), John Bucchino, Scott Alan At The O2/Hippodrome & Jonathan Reid Gealt (St James). Recent credits include Godspell (One night Concert, Lyric Theatre), West End Unites (Queens Theatre), HMS Pinafore, Fallen Angels (Bill Kenwright), a reading of new musical "But I'm A Cheerleader" directed by Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), Putting It Together, West End Eurovision, West End Bares, The World Goes Round, The Fastest Clock, Ivor Novello, Miracle on 34th Street, Seussical 2012 & 2013, Kiss Me Kate, LIFT, Streets Project, Rent (Cockpit), Sincerely Mr Toad, My Big Gay Italian Wedding, Title Of Show, Rent (Tabard), Rent In Concert (May 2013 & Nov 2013), Tommy, Momentous Musicals, Liza on An E, Been on Broadway & Velma Celli. He is a regular freelance photographer at the The Hippodrome, The St James Studios & The Pheasantry.