PHOTO COVERAGE: BROADWAY STARS HONOR ANGELA LANSBURY
On February 8 the stars came out to honor stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury at The Drama League's 26th annual all-star gala, "A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY" at the Pierre New York.
Those honoring Lansbury included Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bernadette Peters, Audra McDonald,Victor Garber, Chita Rivera, Donna Murphy, Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight, Malcolm Gets, Len Cariou, Christopher Sieber, Will Swenson, Will Chase, Chad Kimball, Marian Seldes, Beth Fowler,Edie Falco, Charles Busch, James Barbour, Dee Hoty, Alexander Gemignani, and Sarah Rice. The evening included musical selections from Lansbury's prolific career, including Mame, Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, Anyone Can Whistle, Gypsy and more. "A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY" was co-directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and his Spring Awakening Associate Director, Beatrice Terry.
Among the highlights of The Drama League's annual benefit gala was the Gala Auction. This year's auction offered one-of-a-kind vacation packages, luxury gift items, intimate lunches with celebrities and unique theatrical experiences. All proceeds from "A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY" support The Drama League, which was founded in 1916 as an association of theatre professionals and patrons dedicated to encouraging the finest in professional theatre and has since then developed into the theatre's premiere service organization.
Gala Honoree Angela Lansbury
Bonnie Comley, Angela Lansbury and Jano Herbosch
Michael Mayer, Bonnie Comley, Bernadette Peters and Stewart Lane
Broadway legends Bernadette Peters and Angela Lansbury have been friends for over 20 years:
Together at the 1987 Tony Awards with presenters (l-r) Chita Rivera, Mary Martin, and Lynn Redgrave.
Together at the book party for 'Broadway Barks' written by Bernadette Peters, held at Le Cirque restaurant NYC in December 2008
BERNADETTE PETERS ATTENDS LAUNCH PARTY
Actress Bernadette Peters poses for photos during the launch party for Emilio Estefan's book, "The Rhythm of Success: How an Immigrant Produced his own American Dream" at the Renaissance New York Hotel 57 in New York, New York. Mr. Estefan's book is the story of his rise to success from his early life as a Cuban immigrant in America to his becoming global megastar.
Happy early birthday to Bernadette, who turns 62 later this month!