Elton John honoured for contribution to Broadway

May 18th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS  

London, May 18 (IANS) Music legend Sir Elton John was honoured for his contribution to musical theatre at the Annual Drama League Awards in New York.
The singer received a special tribute during the ceremony for his work on hit stage shows including “Aida”, “The Lion King” and “Billy Elliot”, which has been a major success since it opened on Broadway last year, reported contactmusic.com

Other stars honoured at the ceremony included Angela Lansbury, currently appearing in the Broadway revival of “Blithe Spirit”, who was recognised for her unique contribution to theatre, and writer-director Arthur Laurents, the man behind the recent revivals of “West Side Story” and “Gypsy”, who received the Julia Hansen Award for directing.

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