Photo Coverage: Inside Liliane Montevecchi's Opening Night at Feinstein's/54 Below
Liliane Montevecchi presented her autobiographical one-woman show Be My Valentine at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club last night and BroadwayWorld was there.
From her beginnings in Paris as a Prima Ballerina to her turn as an MGM film star, and one of Broadway's most beloved divas, the Tony-award winner captivates audiences with remarkable personal stories from her many adventures and legendary songs such as "La Vie En Rose," "My Man," "You Don't Know Paree," and more.
The Legendary Liliane Montevecchi began her career as Prima Ballerina in Rolan Petit's dance company in Paris, where she starred in a ballet written expressly for her by Orsen Welles. She has been painted by Salvador Dali, and was the star of the Paris Folies Bergere for nine years. While under contract with MGM, her on screen leading men have included Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift and Elvis Presley. She has guest starred in numerous TV shows, and received an Emmy nomination for Child of Our Times. On Broadway she starred in Nine [Tony Award, Drama Desk Award], Grand Hotel [Tony nomination], Le Plume De Ma Tante, Folies Bergere of 1964. She has toured the world with her one-woman show On The Boulevard, and starred in Hello Dolly, Gigi, The Boyfriend, and Follies: In Concert At Avery Fisher Hall. Most recently she recreated her Tony nominated role as Grushinskaya in Grand Hotel: The 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. Ms. Montevecchi was knighted by the Knights of Malta in 1985, given the Columbus Citizen Foundation's 1995 Woman of the Year Award, was the Boys Town of Italy 2009 Entertainer of the Year. This winter she will be honored with The Vermeil Medal of the City of Paris by Anne Hidalgo, the Mayor of Paris.
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff