Dame Helen Mirren was honoured for her stage achievements at a special tribute event in New York City on Monday (02Mar15).

The Queen star, who is currently appearing on Broadway in royal drama The Audience, was the guest of honour at the Roundabout Theater Company's There is Nothing Like a Dame gala at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan.

The event featured performances from Alan Cumming, Victor Garber and Broadway star Laura Benanti, who sang a medley of the actress' favourite songs, and the segment was introduced by Alec Baldwin, who reminded the audience of the one skill Mirren lacks, declaring, "Helen Mirren can do a lot of things. She can act. She speaks French. She has a tattoo. But there's one thing she cannot do. Helen Mirren cannot sing... (These performers are here) to sing all the songs she can't."

During the show, Mirren was presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre and she dedicated the prize to late British actor Alan Howard, who she worked with at the Royal Shakespeare Company (Rsc), and the Roundabout's Artistic Director Todd Haimes, adding, "If Todd were English he'd be Sir Todd Haimes. In fact, I'm going to dress up as the Queen and knight him myself."