Angela Lansbury (2017)
- 2001 Christmas Concert featured guest
Music & the Spoken Word Broadcasts
- Broadcast #3773 (December 2001)
Guest Artist Information
Stage and screen actress and four-time Tony-award winner Angela Lansbury joined the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square for a 2001 Christmas program, The Joy of Christmas. Her performance included “We Need a Little Christmas" and “Not While I’m Around” as well as holiday classics “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” Of her experience she said, “I didn’t realize that I was going to be hit by this extraordinary spirit. I haven’t experienced this before. It’s quite, unique, people doing something for the love of it.”
Born in East London, England, in 1925, Lansbury studied acting from her youth and left for the United States when World War II began. She was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film, Gaslight, while she was still a teenager. She holds the record for most Golden Globe nominations (10), and the most Emmy® nominations (12) for the lead actress categories. Her long-running television series Murder She Wrote, in which she starred as Jessica Fletcher, was one of the most successful shows in history.