Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Liza Minnelli steals the show at the Tony Awards
TELEGRAPH.CO.UK Liza Minnelli steals the show at the Tony Awards By Anita Singh,Showbusiness Editor Last Updated: 6:2`6PM BST 16/06/2008 ` If there had been a prize for oddest outfit at the Tony Awards, LizaMinnelli would have won hands down. REUTERS ` Liza Minnelli showed-off her new slimline look in a low-cut tuxedo dressThe 62-year-old showbiz legend wore what can only be described as a across between a tuxedo jacket and a batwing mini-dress, cut so low as toreveal her bra, when she took to the stage at New York's Radio CityMusic Hall. ` Minnelli's outfit showed off the figure she has worked hard to regainafter years of well-documented weight problems. The Oscar-winning starattributes her svelte new look to a daily 90-minute dance workoutcoupled with rehearsals for her current stage show, which features astring of energetic routines. ` During a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall last month, she toldthe audience: "Notice anything different about me? I lost 44 pounds!" ` Minnelli, the daughter of Judy Garland, is a three-time Tony Awardwinner - in 1965, aged 19, she become the youngest performer to receivethe leading actress in a musical award for Flora The Red Menace. ` Later this week she will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall ofFame, alongside BB King and Sir James Galway.`Minnelli was at the Tonys to present the leading actor in a musicalaward to Paulo Szot, star of South Pacific. The revival of the Rodgersand Hammerstein classic won seven awards in total. Britain´s MarkRylance, former artistic director of Shakespeare´s Globe theatre, wasnamed best actor for his comic turn in Sixties sex farce Boeing-Boeing.