Liliane Montevecchi


Liliane Montevecchi

Infobox actor


imagesize = 150px
name = Liliane Montevecchi
birthdate = October 13 1932
birthplace = Paris, France

Liliane Montevecchi (born October 13 1932) is a French actress, dancer, and singer.

Born in Paris, France, Montevecchi began her career as a prima ballerina in Roland Petit's dance company. In the mid-1950s she was signed to a contract by MGM, which cast her in secondary roles in such films as "The Glass Slipper" and "Daddy Long Legs", in both of which she was overshadowed by leading lady Leslie Caron, the Jerry Lewis vehicle "The Sad Sack", and "King Creole" with Elvis Presley.

After some television work in series such as "Playhouse 90" and "Adventures in Paradise" at the end of the decade, Montevecchi opted to leave Hollywood for a star spot in the Folies Bergere and toured with the company for nine years. Montevecchi replaced Colette Brosset in the 1958 Broadway revue "La Plume de Ma Tante", but it wasn't until 1982 that she drew the attention of critics and audiences for her performance in "Nine", for which she won both the Tony and Drama Desk Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Seven years later she starred in "Grand Hotel", earning a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.

Montevecchi also appeared in the films "Wall Street" and "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". Montevecchi has appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and toured internationally with her semi-autobiographical shows "On the Boulevard" and "Back on the Boulevards". Her solo album "On the Boulevard" is available from Jay Records. [ [http://www.jayrecords.com/recordings/ontheboulevard/recording.htm JAY Records - Broadway and West End Cast Recordings ] ] She also is featured in the recording of the 1985 concert version of "Follies" staged at Avery Fisher Hall.

In Seattle, Washington in the summer of 2007,cite web |url= http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/theater/316368_teatro19q.html |title= Newest ZinZanni diva is rrrreally rrrraucous |author= Gene Stout |work= Seattle Post-Intelligencer |date= 18 May 2007 |quote= ] Montevecchi had a very successful turn as "Madame ZinZanni" at the Teatro ZinZanni.

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title=Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
years=1981-1982
for "Nine"
before=Marilyn Cooper
for "Woman of the Year"
after=Karla Burns
for "Showboat"


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