Photo Flash: Stars Come Out to Celebrate Liza Minnelli's 64th Birthday at Birdland's Cast Party
Last night, March 15, the stars came out to celebrate 64 years of Liza Minnelli, who turned 64 on March 12, 2010. Friends such as Parker Posey, Joel Grey and Billy Stritch celebrated with a night of performances honoring Liza, one of theater's all-time greats. Minnelli herself took the stage at the end of the evening.
A few lucky guests received newly released copies of LIZA's...AT THE PALACE!, which played Broadway in the winter of 2008 and was later filmed in Las Vegas.
Liza Minnelli was born in Los Angeles into show business royalty. With her mother Judy Garland and her father the Award winning director Vincent Minnelli, her's is the only family where both parents and child have won an Oscar. Her god parents were Ira Gershwin and Kay Thompson. Liza made her screen debut in 1949 as a toddler with her mother in the MGM movie musical In the Good Old Summertime. One of the world's best-loved entertainers, she won Tony awards for Flora, the Red Menace in 1965 and The Act in 1978, along with a third for Best Personal Achievement, resulting from her 1974 engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre. Nominated for an Academy Award® for The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), she won the best actress prize for her best-known film, Cabaret (1972), which also won her a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. She won an Emmy for Liza with a 'Z' (1972) and was also the recipient of a Grammy Legend Award in 1989, making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment's top six awards.
BroadwayWorld wishes Liza a Happy 64th and many more!
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Colleen Ballinger and Malynda Hale
Lady Rizo & Parker Posey
Corbin Bleu and Caroline Amaradio
Corbin Bleu and Friends
Parker Posey and Friends
Dave Koz and Jim Caruso