by BWW News Desk
Trinity Repertory Company has announced that Liza Minnelli will receive the 2010 Pell Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts at the 14th Annual Pell Awards gala on June 19, 2010. The other honorees include George Wein (Outstanding Leadership in the Arts) and Umberto "Bert" Crenca (2010 Rhode Island Pell Award For Excellence in the Arts).
The 14th Annual Pell Awards gala will be held Saturday evening, June 19, 2010 in the historic Sharpe Building, 25 Holden St., at the Foundry Complex in Providence from 6 PM to 10 PM.
The event is co-chaired by Mary and Ellicott Wright; and Michael and Bonnye Young. For tickets or sponsorship information, please call (401) 453-9237.
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".
Minnelli rose to international stardom for her appearance as Sally Bowles in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret, a role that brought her the Academy Award for Best Actress.While film projects such as Lucky Lady, A Matter of Time and New York, New York were poorly received, Minnelli found herself as one of the most versatile, highly regarded, and best-selling entertainers in television, beginning with Liza with a Z in 1972, and on stage in the Broadway productions The Act and The Rink.
Minnelli has a total of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, an Emmy Award, two Golden Globes and a Grammy Legend Award for her contributions and influence in the recording field (making her one of only twelve people to have won an EGOT), along with many other honors and awards.
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