The ceremony will also honor the work of late director-choreographer Bob Fosse and performer Gwen Verdon. Several of Fosse's pieces will be presented during the Astaire Awards, which will be held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
The 30th annual Astaire Awards, which recognize excellence in dance on Broadway and in film, will be dedicated to Tony-winning producer Marty Richards. Tony-nominated producer Kathleen Raitt will also be recognized with a special award for her efforts in helping to establish the Astaire Awards.
Nominations for the 2012 Astaire Awards will be announced May 7 at the Lamb's Club.
An Oscar winner for her performance in the film "Cabaret," Minnelli has also earned Tony Awards for her performances in Flora, the Red Menace, The Act, Liza's at the Palace, as well as a special 1974 Tony. She also presented a tribute to her late father Minnelli on Minnelli at the Palace and has appeared in the films "The Sterile Cuckoo," "Arthur," "New York, New York" and "Stepping Out." The singer is also a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress.