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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (TV Movie 1982) Poster

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Though Angela Lansbury won the 1979 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Mrs. Lovett on Broadway, this production is the national tour, filmed while in Los Angeles.
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George Hearn (Sweeney Todd) and Betsy Joslyn (Sweeney's daughter, Johanna) were married in real life from 1979 to 1984.
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The original Broadway production starring Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou opened at the Uris Theater on February 6, 1979, ran for 557 performances and won the 1979 Tony Awards for the Best Musical, Book and Score.
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Len Cariou won the 1979 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Musical for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" for portraying the title role. However, he did not do the National Tour, so he does not appear.
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Original Broadway Cast members in this taping include Angela Lansbury (Mrs.Lovett) , Kenneth Jennings (Toby), Edmund Lyndeck (Judge Turpin), and Betsy Joslyn (Johanna) and Cris Groenendaal (Anthony) who played Members of the Company and understudied for Sarah Rice and Victor Garber as Johanna and Anthony, respectively.
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