NYCGMC is thrilled that entertainment legend Lorna Luft will join us as we tribute British pop songs from the past five decades in Big Gay Sing: Mind the Gap! Having lived in the UK since the age of 8, Lorna will bring first hand stories from some of your most beloved British artists being honored throughout the night.
Lorna Luft’s upbringing could hardly have been more star-struck. Born to the legendary Judy Garland and her film producer husband Sid Luft, Lorna had the entertainment business in her blood. (And as if to confirm her status as showbiz royalty, Lorna's godfather was one Francis Albert Sinatra.)
Lorna made her entertainment debut at age 11, singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" in the 1963 Christmas edition of her mother's television show. The episode also featured Lorna's siblings Liza Minnelli and Joey Luft. She has appeared on Broadway in Promises, Promises and They're Playing our Song, and made her big screen debut in Grease 2 alongside Michelle Pfeiffer. In recent years, she's been a regular performer in the UK and Ireland.
No stranger to the concert hall, 14-year-old Lorna first appeared with her mother and siblings in the family's concert tour, culminating in a month-long residence at New York's Palace Theatre. She has maintained a concert career alongside her other performances ever since, including appearances at the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium, Madison Square Garden, and Carnegie Hall.
Big Gay Sing: Mind the Gap!
Friday & Saturday, March 18 & 19 @ 8pm
Sunday, March 20 @ 3pm
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts