Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Audra McDonald Are “The Ladies Who Lunch”

The legendary actresses covered "Company" to celebrate Stephen Sondheim's birthday.

Raise your glass for a toast. Oh, you don’t have a drink? Well, you better make one because Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, and Audra McDonald are already on their second.

The trio of legendary actresses partook in Sunday night’s Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration, a livestream concert featuring dozens of famous theater actors singing Sondheim’s hits in honor of his birthday, which was March 22.

Sondheim’s big day was originally going to be celebrated with the opening night of the latest revival of Company on Broadway, but with the Great White Way currently dark, a YouTube livestream is the next best thing. Plus, Company doesn’t have Streep, Baranski, and McDonald, but maybe it should after this performance.

Each with their drink of choice—and Zooming in from their respective homes—the three award-winning actresses all belt out “The Ladies Who Lunch,” making late Company legend Elaine Stritch proud.

Their rendition of the Company tune was just one of many songs over the course of the two-and-a-half-hour benefit concert for ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty).

Shake that cocktail and then watch their spectacular performance below.
 

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