Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli



Liza May Minnelli (/ˈlzə mɪˈnɛli/; born March 12, 1946) is an American actress and singer. Primarily known for her Academy Award-winning role as Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical film Cabaret directed by Bob Fosse, she is noted for her energetic stage presence and her powerful contralto singing voice.

Minnelli is the daughter of film actress and singer Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli. Moving to New York City in 1961, she began her career as a musical theatre actress, nightclub performer and traditional pop recording artist, and gave her professional stage debut in the 1963 Off-Broadway revival of Best Foot Forward.[1] In 1965 she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Flora the Red Menace, becoming the youngest ever recipient in this category.[2] Flora marked the beginning of her lifelong collaboration with the show's composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, who would write, produce or direct many of Minnelli's stage acts and TV shows. Ebb helped create Minnelli′s stage persona of a stylized survivalist, including her career-defining performances of anthems of survival ("New York, New York", "Cabaret", "Maybe This Time").[3]

Critically lauded for her non-musical dramatic performance in the film The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), she rose to international stardom with Cabaret and the Emmy Award-winning TV special Liza with a Z (1972). Most of her following film projects received mixed reviews and failed commercially, and she had no more major movie hits except the 1981 romantic comedy Arthur.[4] Her other films have included Lucky Lady (1975), New York, New York (1977), Rent-a-Cop (1988) and Stepping Out (1991). She additionally worked on television, starring several variety musical specials, non-musical films like A Time to Live (1985) and Parallel Lives (1994) and has been an acclaimed guest star in the sitcom Arrested Development between 2003 and 2013. Minnelli successfully returned to Broadway in Kander and Ebb′s The Act (1977) and The Rink (1984) as well as various concert shows including Liza's at The Palace.... in 2008.

From the late 1970s onwards, Minnelli's work has predominantly focused on concert tours and nightclub performances. She gave highly regarded performances at Carnegie Hall in 1979 and 1987, and at Radio City Music Hall in 1991 and 1992. Between 1988 and 1990 she toured alongside Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. in Frank, Liza & Sammy: The Ultimate Event. Actually best known for her renditions of pop standards, Minnelli′s albums from 1968 to 1977 contained much of the contemporary singer-songwriter material, and in 1989 she released the electronic pop album Results. In 2014, Out named Minnelli a gay icon in a list titled The 12 Greatest Female Gay Icons of All Time.[5]



Results is a studio album by Liza Minnelli released in 1989, produced by Pet Shop Boys and Julian Mendelsohn.
Cabaret is a 1972 American musical drama film which was directed by Bob Fosse and which starred Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey.Situated in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the presence of the growing Nazi Party, the film is loosely based on the 1966 Broadway musical Cabaret by Kander and Ebb, which was adapted from the novel The Berlin Stories (1939) by Christopher Isherwood and the 1951 play I Am a Camera adapted from the same book.
Liza with a Z
Liza with a "Z": A Concert for Television is a 1972 concert film, made for television and starring Liza Minnelli.
Arthur is a 1981 American comedy film written and directed by Steve Gordon.

Photos - Liza Minnelli572


Minor Film Appearances & References14

Popular Albums35

Album Appearances & References19

Popular Live Albums4

Live Album Appearances & References2

Popular Songs2

Song Appearances & References14

Musical Group References1

TV Shows13

Minor Musical Appearances & References3

Minor Play Appearances & References8

Book References & Influences2

Poetry Appearances & References1

Collaborators & Influencers32

Other Film-Related Relationships7

Other Music-Related Relationships11

Personal & Professional Relationships4

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships2

Awards & Nominations18

Famous Relatives5


Popular Tours2

You May Also Be Interested In29


Spotify - Albums61


Spotify - Appears On14


Spotify - Top Tracks10


News Articles20

The King Who Dreamed of Being a Frog: Taylor Mac’s Heretical American History in Song
  –  February 28, 2018
Gay and trans kids of a certain age, in love with the original Judy, are not the only ones who saw their future bodies in Garland’s glittery phrasing and Liza Minnelli’s lacey camisoles and green fingernails, alcoholism and all. Together the two of ...
Lewis Gilbert: master craftsman who went beyond Bond with a 'working class trilogy'
  –  February 28, 2018
His Stepping Out, with Liza Minnelli leading a dance class, recapitulated many of the themes of Educating Rita – with the same gutsy, never-say-die ethos. Lewis Gilbert was a powerhouse of invention and movie showmanship.
Danny DeVito to Be Honored at L.A. Italia Fest
  –  February 27, 2018
His family originally comes from San Fele in Basilicata. Past recipients of the honor have included Al Pacino, Anjelica Huston, Liza Minnelli and Sylvester Stallone. Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino and producer Marco Morabito will also be ...
Film News Roundup: Burt Young-Sally Kirkland’s ‘Sarah Q’ Wraps Production
  –  February 27, 2018
Al Pacino, Anjelica Huston, Liza Minnelli and Sylvester Stallone are the prior recipients. The award will be presented to DeVito on March 2 during the festival’s closing night ceremonies at the TCL Chinese Theatres. This year’s festival is dedicated to ...
The secret world of Dolce and Gabbana: AW18 show review
  –  February 25, 2018
The first, a “secret”, took place in a martini bar under the designer’s flagship store on Saturday night — a crystal-strewn extravaganza starring social-media influencers, aristocrats and clients in which the models walked to Liza Minnelli’s ...
Liza Minnelli Fast Facts
  –  February 24, 2018
(CNN) -- Here is a look at the life of Liza Minnelli, award winning singer and actress. Marriages: David Gest (March 16, 2002-April 2007, divorced); Mark Gero (December 4, 1979-January 27, 1992, divorced); Jack Haley Jr. (September 15, 1974-April 9, 1979 ...
Faith Prince, E.C. Glass graduate and Tony award winner, to perform at Randolph College
  –  February 24, 2018
Stritch is a lauded performer in his own right. He began his musical career as part of the trio Montgomery, Plant and Stritch and later spent 25 years working as Liza Minnelli’s vocal arranger and music director. More recently, he toured as Tony Bennett ...
Presenting at Award Shows: What You Need to Know
  –  February 23, 2018
Ellen DeGeneres took a swing at Liza Minnelli sitting in the audience of the 2014 Oscars, calling her “one of the most amazing Liza Minnelli impersonators I have ever seen… Good job, sir.” Minnelli, by appearing offended, only made herself look fragile.
Coming up Soon: cooking classes, comedy cartwheels and the chance to appear in ‘Cabaret’
  –  February 23, 2018
Copenhagen Theatre Circle is staging the legendary musical and looking for the next Liza Minnelli (March 3 & 4, 10:00-17:00; Huset, Rådhusstræde 13, Cph K, free adm) Enjoy a night of laughter with Improv Comedy Copenhagen, where we defy you not to fall ...
So, You Say You Want to Do the Splits?
  –  February 23, 2018
The Luigi jazz technique — a series of exercises devised by a jazz dancer who was in a horrific car accident in 1946, but rehabilitated himself and went on to teach Liza Minnelli, Susan Stroman and Ben Vereen — has you fold at the waist and then put ...
Time Is a Feminist Issue
  –  February 23, 2018
In homage to women everywhere, Liza Minnelli performed a number called “Ladies Day.” “Women have taken a brand new position,” she sang. “They’ll pilot your plane or repair your transmission.” Miller recalled working with a “bunch of Boomer ...
Theatre Tuscaloosa's 'Cabaret' emphasizes edginess
  –  February 22, 2018
Here's another: Liza's lingerie. That works if you've seen Bob Fosse's 1972 film of "Cabaret," winner of eight Oscars, including best actress for Liza Minnelli, who shot to stardom as cabaret performer and dark mystery Sally Bowles. The film differs from ...
All That Bazazz: Rick Skye’s Liza returns to ‘Mama’
  –  February 21, 2018
Whether crossing herself for the spiritual strength to knock “New York, New York” out of the park or repurposing a song from “Cabaret” to address the mobility issues of an aging hoofer, Rick Skye’s Liza Minnelli walks (and occasionally Fosse ...
Lewis Black At UPAC In Kingston On 2/24
  –  February 21, 2018
From Liza Minnelli to Julia Childs, come see Mario's best impressions, stories, music and all new jokes. Mario is a Tony nominated comedian who is best known for his role as Anthony on the hit HBO series Sex and the City is also an accomplished stage ...
Maybe This Time I'll Win Something Special from Liza Minnelli's Closet!
  –  February 20, 2018
Attention anyone who has gamely shimmied their way through an earnest rendition of “Cabaret” for an audience of mostly parents or a single teddy bear while wearing character shoes and a lot of lash: Liza Minnelli is auctioning off a bunch of her stuff ...
People-watching: Daniel Kaluuya, Justin Codd, Coleen Rooney and Liza Minnelli
  –  February 18, 2018
“I don’t like race debates,” said Daniel Kaluuya recently. “I find them boring.” He might have to put up with a little boredom over the coming weeks, because the London-born actor is one of the stars of Black Panther, which has been hailed as a ...
Liza Minnelli sells Cabaret outfit in huge ‘downsizing’ sale
  –  February 16, 2018
Liza Minnelli’s signature Cabaret bowler hat, boots and halter top vest is going up for auction in a sale of more than 1,000 lots belonging to the singer, her mother Judy Garland and movie director father Vincente Minnelli. California auction house ...
Liza Minnelli items on auction
  –  February 15, 2018
LOS ANGELES • Liza Minnelli has no more use of her 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. That car, along with her signature Cabaret bowler hat, boots and halter top vest, is going up for auction in a sale of more than 1,000 lots belonging to the singer-actress ...
Stories About All the Bands People Pretended to Like for an Ex
  –  February 14, 2018
Lil Yachty. Animal Collective. New Found Glory. Every film that Liza Minnelli sang in from the years 1964 to 1977. Charles Manson's debut album. What do all these things have in common? I pretended to like them intently at one point because the person I ...
Grammys to Include Tribute to Victims of Concert Gun Violence
  –  January 18, 2018
Also Read: 25 Stars Who Only Need a Grammy to EGOT, From Liza Minnelli to Al Pacino (Photos) “In many ways, our show encapsulates the year in music,” added Ken Ehrlich, executive Producer of the Grammy Awards. “Although that usually means a focus on ...

Affiliated Locations3

New Items