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Director:
Writer:
Fred Ebb (written by)
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Release Date:
10 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Liza Minnelli stars in a television concert directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. She performs such songs as the title number... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Sensational! See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Liza Minnelli ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Bennett ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Marisa Berenson ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Lorna Luft ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Vincente Minnelli ... Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Ann Reinking ... Dancer (uncredited)

Mark Terry ... Himself (uncredited)
Kay Thompson ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Gwen Verdon ... Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Fosse 
 
Writing credits
Fred Ebb (written by)

Produced by
Fred Ebb .... producer
Bob Fosse .... producer
David Horn .... series producer
Anu Krishnan .... producer
Barry Schulman .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Owen Roizman 
 
Film Editing by
Alan Heim 
 
Production Design by
Robert Randolph 
 
Art Direction by
Sabina Daley 
 
Costume Design by
Frank L. Thompson  (as Frank Thompson)
 
Makeup Department
Bob Jaris .... makeup artist
Simon Scudera .... hair stylist: Miss Minnelli
Christina Smith .... makeup designer: Miss Minnelli (as Christina)
 
Production Management
Kenneth Utt .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Ganapoler .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ben Chappel .... lead developer
Brian Santalone .... art implementation
Ying Zhou-Hudson .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Bob Fine .... sound re-recording mixer
Christopher Newman .... sound (as Chris Newman)
Andy Potvin .... sound consultant: 2000 reissue
Phil Ramone .... audio designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Sandler .... still photographer
Tom Volpe .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Halston .... clothes: Miss Minnelli
George Newman .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Mark Nowicki .... colorist: 2000 reissue
Trudy Ship .... assistant editor
Irving Rathner .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nick Beljic .... soundtrack construction: 2000 reissue
Ralph Burns .... musical arranger
Billy Byers .... musical arranger
Richard A. Crawford .... soundtrack construction: 2000 reissue
Fred Ebb .... original musical material by
Greg Faust .... soundtrack construction: 2000 reissue (as Gregory Faust)
Jack French .... conductor
Marvin Hamlisch .... musical co-ordinator
Herb Harris .... music contractor
John Kander .... original musical material by
Mort Lindsey .... musical arranger (as Mort Lindsay)
Peter Matz .... musical arranger
Robert Rieger .... soundtrack construction: 2000 reissue
Fred Werner .... musical arranger
Fred Werner .... musical supervisor
Jim Young .... soundtrack construction: 2000 reissue
Andrew Kazdin .... music producer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bob Fosse .... choreographer
Phil Friedman .... stage manager
Neil Meron .... presenter: 2000 reissue
Liza Minnelli .... presenter: 2000 reissue
Louise Quick .... assistant choreographer
Nicholas Sgarro .... script supervisor (as Nick Sgarro)
Deanne Wenble .... production assistant (as Deanna Wenble)
Craig Zadan .... presenter: 2000 reissue
Diana Cofresi-Terrero .... production assistant (uncredited)
Leslie Kriesel .... copy editor (uncredited)
Brian Lee .... technical director (uncredited)
Bill O'Donnell .... program director (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Barbara Crandall .... special thanks (2000 reissue)
Richard Eisenberg .... special thanks (2000 reissue) (as Rick Eisenberg)
Alan Ett .... special thanks (2000 reissue)
Jim Hardy .... special thanks (2000 reissue)
Bob Heiber .... special thanks (2000 reissue)
Irene Lawler .... special thanks (2000 reissue)
Paul Rutan Jr. .... special thanks (2000 reissue) (as Paul Rutan)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Liza with a 'Z' Collector's Edition" - USA (DVD box title)
"Liza with a 'Z' Restored. Remastered. Remarkable." - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
USA:55 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
UK:U (video) (2006)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Another song, "Mein Herr" from Cabaret (1972) was filmed, but due to time constraints of broadcast TV, this did not make it into the final show. All that remains of this number is a fair quality work print and is included as an extra on the DVD.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During "Money, Money, Money" Liza's silver necklace disappears and re-appears a few times.See more »
Quotes:
Liza Minnelli:I have found for a long time people still have been calling me "Lisa." Wrong! My name is Liza. It has a "z" in it. For example, someone might come up to me and say, "Hello, Lisa, how are you?" And I'd say, "Fine, but my name is Liza." Or someone would come up and say, "Oh, Lisa, what a nice hat you have on." And I'd say, "Thank you very much, but my name is Liza, and that's my hair."See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Becoming Fosse (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Money, MoneySee more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Sensational!, 2 April 2006
Author: lavatch from Twin Cities, Minnesota

It would be difficult to imagine another performer on the planet capable of accomplishing what Liza Minnelli achieved in her riveting hour-long performance of "Liza with a Z." In its beautifully restored version, this stunning television showcase, originally broadcast on May 31, 1972, is now available for a new generation of viewers.

The expression "triple threat" is used in the theatre for those gifted performers with skills in singing, acting, and dancing. Liza Minnelli is at the top of her game in all three areas in this knockout performance. With the brilliant choreography of Bob Fosse and the electric feeling of a live audience at New York's Lyceum Theatre, this was a spellbinding and virtuoso performance. While not listed in the credits, the dancing ensemble also deserves kudos for their supporting contributions to this singular and indeed historic concert.

Among all of the dazzling numbers, including "Bye, Bye, Blackbird" and Liza's "Cabaret" medley, my favorite selection was the most personal and introspective, a quiet love monologue adapted by Liza from one of Charles Aznavour's songs, "You've Let Yourself Go." The song is a confession of a wife to her husband about the rather mundane and unexciting state of their relationship. Liza's interpretation, including her raw emotions and the coloring of the words, was unforgettable in its honesty and simplicity. This song and the other dynamic numbers reveal the range of Liza's performing abilities in a show for the ages!

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