Photo Flash: Liza Minnelli Tributes Judy Garland with Michael Feinstein in San Francisco
Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein returned to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a special salute to the one-and-only Judy Garland, September 28 - October 1, 2016. On the final night of the run, the audience got lucky when Feinstein invited legend of the star and stage, his friend Liza Minnelli, up to the stage with him to perform "I Love A Piano." The number was dedicated to the celebration and memory of Minnelli's mother, beloved actress Judy Garland. Scroll down for photos from her appearance, and click here for footage!
Celebrated singer and actress Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland, joined Feinstein onstage nightly throughout the engagement. Together, Feinstein and Luft took audiences on a nostalgic musical journey performing songs from throughout Garland's illustrious career.
Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over the last three decades bringing the music of the Great American songbook to the world. From recordings that have earned him five Grammy Award nominations to his Emmy nominated PBS-TV specials, his acclaimed NPR series and concerts spanning the globe - in addition to his appearances at iconic venues such as The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House - his work as an educator and archivist define Feinstein as one of the most important musical forces of our time.
A Tony and Oscar winning Broadway, film and TV star, Liza Minnelli has appeared on Broadway in Flora, The Red Menace -- for which she won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical -- Liza, Chicago, The Act (another Tony win in 1978), The Rink, Victor / Victoria, Minnelli on Minnelli and Liza's at the Palace. She also received a special Tony Award in 1978 She has appeared as herself on TV in Smash, The Voice UK, So You Think You Can Dance, The Apprentice and more, and she is also known for her portrayal of Lucille Austero in the now-Netflix-based comedy series Arrested Development.
Photo Credit: Mario Elias Photography