Angela Lansbury, 'SNL' honored by Made in NY

Host Mayor Bloomberg also saluted 'Law & Order,' 'World'

NEW YORK -- Angela Lansbury and "Saturday Night Live" were among the honorees at the fifth annual Made in New York Awards presented Monday night at Gracie Mansion.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg also gave props to two New York City-based hit shows that are ending long runs this year: NBC's "Law & Order" and CBS daytime drama "As the World Turns."

"Having the chance to meet Angela Lansbury is one of the things I'll never forget," Bloomberg told the industry crowd, which included city film and TV commissioner Katherine Oliver.

Lansbury is now starring in the Broadway revival of "A Little Night Music" and has earned a Tony Award nomination for her work in the show. The Tonys are Sunday night.

Also among the honorees: director Lee Daniels, who was absent Monday night; HSI Prods., a NYC-based commercial production company; WFT Prods., a local digital agency; Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, a not-for-profit focused on workforce development, including the Made in NY Production assistant training program and the Made in NY production crafts training program.

"Law & Order" recently concluded with its 20th season, tying "Gunsmoke" for the longest-running American drama series of all time.

As music from the show played, Bloomberg quipped: "I was told I was very convincing in that role" when he guest starred a few times as himself on the show.

"As the World Turns" has taped in New York City since it premiered in April 1956 and is now the longest-running daytime drama on the air. The series will air its final episode on Sept. 17.
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