Angela Lansbury: Broadway Will Dim Marquees for Legendary Theater and Screen Star

Broadway Will Dim Marquees for Angela Lansbury

The six-time Tony winner died earlier this week at the age of 96.

Lansbury, a six-time Tony Award winner, died on October 11 at the age of 96. Theaters will dim their lights for one minute Saturday at 7:45 p.m.

“Angela Lansbury was without a doubt one of Broadway’s most endearing leading actresses and her influence in the world of musical theatre will forever live on,” said Broadway League president Charlotte St. Martin. “It is impossible to think of Broadway and not be reminded of Ms. Lansbury and some of her most iconic roles — from Mame and Gypsy to Sweeney Todd — just to name a few.”

Lansbury made her Broadway debut in the 1957 production of Hotel Paradiso.

She was nominated for 7 Tony Awards and won 6 for her roles in Mame (1966), Dear World (1969), Gypsy (1975), Sweeney Todd (1979) and Blithe Spirit (2009) and was the recipient of this year’s lifetime achievement award.

She has hosted or co-hosted The Tony Awards five times, the most of any other individual.