Liza Minnelli Reveals What Her Mother Taught Her About Stage Fright
Stage fright is common among performers and each deals with it differently. Here's how Judy Garland helped Liza Minnelli get through it
How do you get over stage fright? It helps if your mother is one of the most famous entertainers of all time. Liza Minnelli was thrust into the spotlight at a young age due to her mother’s fame, the iconic Judy Garland.
Here are the two performing together.
Minnelli began performing with her mother at a young age and naturally looked up to Garland. Liza could depend on her star mother to calm her down when they appeared on stage together.
“You know, other people think of her as Judy Garland. That’s mama. If I get frightened, I’d look at her, and she would somehow know, and she would calm me down. Just by her look.”
What’s Liza Minnelli Up To?
The 75-year-old Academy Award winner is working on a new album of Gershwin covers by country music stars.
I’m thrilled to announce my brand-new album, GERSHWIN COUNTRY, out March 11. With appearances from undeniably iconic voices like Dolly Parton, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, and more. A portion of the proceeds will go to @MusiCares. Link in bio to pre-order today! pic.twitter.com/25BA9dCgjc
— Michael Feinstein (@MichaelFeinstei) January 12, 2022
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I am very intrigued by this. That’s a stellar roster of stars.
As well as a new tour to celebrate what would be her mother’s 100th birthday. Minnelli talks with Jane Pauley about her success and her mother.
While most readers know her from her stints in Cabaret and other musicals, as a bit of a younger person, I was first exposed to her when she played Lucille 2 on Arrested Development. Take a look:
Liza looks and sounds great in that CBS interview. She’s had a long and rough life and to still be able to belt out songs as she has is remarkable.
In this “Sunspot” award-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli and her friend Michael Feinstein perform a duet of Kay Thompson’s “I Love a Violin.” pic.twitter.com/8Rmxlqlmq0
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) January 16, 2022
Other Celebrities Who Suffered Stage Fright
Liza is far from the only well-known performer (or unknown performer for that matter) to battle stage fright.
Stage fright is quite common among performers. This feels paradoxical, but there’s a difference between performing your music in a closed music booth vs. 20,000 screaming fans.
Famous suffers from Glossophobia (the fear of public performance and speaking) include Barbara Streisand, Lady Gaga, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, and Steely Dan frontman Donald Fagan.
10 celebrities with stage fright that you do not expect https://t.co/TDuYC7vByU
— CELEBRITY (@Anna555Julia) January 19, 2022
Harrison Ford isn’t much of a surprise. He is a shy and reserved man if you ever watch his interviews. But this serves his characters, as his brooding facial expressions and quiet rage counterbalance his bursts of energy.
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