Liza Minnelli On the Mend and Back On Stage

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Tony and Academy Award-winning actress Liza Minnelli, who underwent back surgery earlier this year, made a return to the stage to perform at Cortés Alexander's annual holiday show at Sterlings Upstairs at the Federal, according to the New York Post.

Liza Minnelli
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Minnelli, who has been recovering in Los Angeles following surgery to fuse a broken lower back, surprised friends and fans with a special performance of "I Love a Violin," originally written by her godmother, Kay Thompson

"She's doing really well and looking forward to celebrating the holidays," a representative for Minnelli told

Liza Minnelli won Tony Awards for her performances in Flora, The Red Menace; and The Act. She also received a 1974 Special Tony Award for "adding lustre to the Broadway season."

Below, Minnelli performs the song in Liza's at the Palace:

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