Liza Minnelli
(© Rick Day)
Liza Minnelli
(© Rick Day)
Tony Award winner and theater legend Liza Minnelli will be honored by double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company Gray Line New York, as a Ride of Fame dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Minnelli unveils her own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with her likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place on Tuesday, March 8 in Times Square at Noon.

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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