Star-studded virtual concert to celebrate Liza Minnelli 75th birthday
Liza Minnelli will turn 75 on March 12, 2021.
UPDATE: More stars taking part include Lorna Luft, John Kander, Michael Feinstein, Julie Halston, Melissa Manchester, Jason Alexander, Parker Posey, Kathy Griffin, Nicholas King, Kathy Najimy, Hoda Kotb, Michael York, Craig Ferguson and Haley Swinda.
To mark the 75th birthday of Liza Minnelli, a virtual concert will be held in her honor. Dozens of Broadway stars will take part, as well as former co-stars in a Love Letter to Liza: A 75th Birthday Tribute Celebration, which will take place on March 12, Minnelli’s birthday.
Ahead of the event, producer Daniel Nardicio said: “Liza is a total entertainer, a show person the likes of which is hard to find these days. Liza’s talents have known no bounds, and her contribution to Broadway… make her so deserving of this, a glorious celebration of her 75 years on Earth.”
Liza Minnelli is a three-time Tony Award-winning actress whose extensive Broadway credits include Chicago, Flora the Red Menace and The Act. She’s also known for her Academy Award-winning performance as Sally Bowles in the 1972 film Cabaret.
Stars taking part in the concert include her Cabaret co-star Joel Grey, as well as Ben Vereen and the dancers from the Verdon-Fosse Legacy. Names confirmed so far include Lily Tomlin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chita Rivera, Joan Collins, Harry Connick Jr., Ute Lemper, Billy Stritch, Charles Busch, Kathie Lee Gifford, Lea Delaria, Jim Caruso, Jonathan Groff, Sandra Bernhard, Andrew Rannells, Nathan Lane, Mario Cantone, Tony Hale, Coco Peru, John Cameron Mitchell, Michele Lee, Andrea Martin, Seth Sikes and Neil Meron.
Donations from the Liza Minnelli 75th birthday concert will go to The Actors Fund.
Love Letter to Liza: A 75th Birthday Tribute Celebration will take place on March 12, with repeat airings on March 13 - 14. More information can be found here.
Photo credit: Liza Minnelli in Cabaret (Photo by ABC Pictures / Allied Artists)