In conjunction with the campaign, the City of New York will also honor Minnelli for her theatrical, professional and personal contributions to the spirit of New York City by declaring her birthday, March 12, Gray Line New York/ Broadway Day starring Liza Minnelli. The performer will turn 65 this year.
Past honorees include: Cyndi Lauper, Donald Trump, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Rachael Ray, New York Ranger, Henrik Lundqvist and Reggie Jackson.
Minnelli's most recent Broadway show, Liza's at the Palace, won a 2009 Tony for Best Special Theatrical Event, and Minnelli has also won Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for Flora the Red Menace and The Act. She also won a special Tony Award in 1974 "for adding lustre to the Broadway season." She was Tony- nominated for The Rink and additional Broadway credits include Victor/Victoria and Chicago. She won the Academy Award for Cabaret and the Emmy Award for Liza With a "Z".
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