Liza Minnelli (Photo provided by DKC O&M)
Liza’s turning 75! The consummate film star, theater legend, and cultural icon will celebrate her milestone birthday with — how else? — a star-studded concert that will premiere on March 12 on the streaming platform Stellar.
“Love Letter to Liza: A 75th Birthday Tribute Celebration” will air on the star’s birthday starting on Friday, March 12 at 8 PM Eastern. (Repeated airings will take place on March 13 and 14). Tickets cost $30.00 and are now available at stellartickets.com and clubcummingnyc.com; the latter, Club Cumming, is one of the event’s producers alongside Daniel Nardicio and Samuel Benedict. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Actors Fund.
The show will feature a glittery cast of Minnelli’s co-stars and friends, including Joel Grey, Lily Tomlin, Joan Collins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ben Vereen and the Dancers from the Verdon-Fosse Legacy, Harry Connick Jr., Ute Lemper, Billy Stritch, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lea Delaria, Chita Rivera, Jonathan Groff, Charles Busch, Sandra Bernhard, Andrew Rannells, Nathan Lane, Mario Cantone, Tony Hale, Coco Peru, John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michele Lee, Jim Caruso, Seth Sikes, Neil Meron, and more.
As the daughter of Vincente Minelli and Judy Garland, Minelli has been famous since day one. She won an Academy Award for her role in Cabaret (and received a nomination for The Sterile Cuckoo), Tony Awards for starring in Flora the Red Menace and The Act (along with special Tony Awards for Liza at the Winter Garden and Liza’s at the Palace), an Emmy Award for Liza with a Z, and a Grammy Legend Award.