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Angela Lansbury

Angela Brigid Lansbury, CBE is a British-American actress and singer in theatre, television and films. Her career has spanned seven decades and earned an unsurpassed number of performance Tony Awards, with five wins. Born in East London to actress Moyna MacGill and politician Edgar Lansbury, in 1940 she moved to New York City, where she studied acting. Moving to Hollywood, Los Angeles in 1942, she secured her first cinematic roles, Gaslight and The Picture of Dorian Gray, earning two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe Award. She expanded her repertoire to Broadway musicals and television in the 1950s and was particularly successful in Broadway productions of Gypsy, Mame and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Among her other films are The Manchurian Candidate, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Beauty and the Beast, and Anastasia. Lansbury is perhaps best known to modern audiences for her twelve-year run starring as writer and sleuth Jessica Fletcher on the American television series Murder, She Wrote. Her recent roles include Lady Adelaide Stitch in the film Nanny McPhee, Leona Mullen in the 2007 Broadway play Deuce, Madame Arcati in the 2009 Broadway revival of the play Blithe Spirit and Madame Armfeldt in the 2010 Broadway revival of the musical A Little Night Music.


Angela Lansbury is preparing for

  • As You Like It - Duke Frederick

    20:45, Thu 26th September 2019 - Mon 30th September 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:15, Thu 3rd October 2019 - Mon 7th October 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre
    20:15, Thu 10th October 2019 - Mon 14th October 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. The play's first performance is uncert…

  • Annie - Louis Brandeis

    21:00, Fri 11th October 2019 - Tue 15th October 2019 at Adelphi Theatre
    21:00, Fri 18th October 2019 - Tue 22nd October 2019 at Adelphi Theatre
    20:30, Fri 25th October 2019 - Tue 29th October 2019 at Adelphi Theatre

    Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Bro…

  • The Fantasticks - Technical Director

    19:30, Fri 8th November 2019 - Tue 12th November 2019 at Random Venue 47

    The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. It tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand, concerning…

  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - Trombone

    19:15, Thu 12th December 2019 - Mon 16th December 2019 at Globe Theatre, London

    Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a musical with a book by Australian film director-writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott's 1994 fi…

  • Damn Yankees - Director

    14:00, Fri 27th December 2019 - Tue 31st December 2019 at The Old Vic
    19:15, Fri 3rd January 2020 - Tue 7th January 2020 at The Old Vic
    14:45, Fri 10th January 2020 - Tue 14th January 2020 at The Old Vic

    Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during t…

  • Funny Girl - Viola

    19:45, Fri 27th December 2019 - Tue 31st December 2019 at Liverpool Empire Theatre

    Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne …

  • In the Heights - Cello

    20:00, Wed 8th January 2020 - Sat 11th January 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    20:00, Wed 15th January 2020 - Sat 18th January 2020 at Gielgud Theatre
    19:15, Wed 22nd January 2020 - Sat 25th January 2020 at Gielgud Theatre

    In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in …

  • The Importance of Being Earnest - The Speaker

    13:45, Fri 8th May 2020 - Mon 11th May 2020 at Savoy Theatre

    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at St. James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in whi…

  • The Visit - Koby

    18:45, Wed 24th June 2020 - Mon 29th June 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    The Visit is a 1956 tragicomic play by Swiss dramatist Friedrich Dürrenmatt.

  • Bye Bye Birdie - Set Designer

    20:15, Fri 2nd October 2020 - Tue 6th October 2020 at Random Venue 58

    Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. Originally titled Let's Go Steady, the satire on American society is set in 19…

  • Anything Goes - Technical Director

    21:00, Wed 13th January 2021 - Sun 17th January 2021 at Gielgud Theatre

    Anything Goes is a musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was a collaborative effort by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse, heavily revised by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel…

  • Seussical - Sound Designer

    19:15, Thu 11th February 2021 - Sun 14th February 2021 at Royal Opera House, London

    Seussical is a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play's story is a rather complex amalgamation of many of Seuss…

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