The event also featured the presentation of the Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts to jazz impresario George Wein, and artist Umberto "Bert" Crenca was given the 2010 Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts.
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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