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It was announced earlier this week that the Brokeback Mountain star will play opposite Minnelli's good friend Alan Cumming as Emcee (he earned a Tony for the same role in a 1998 revival).
"Michelle is a wonderful actress and I love Alan Cumming," Minnelli exclusively tells me. "I'm excited to see what they will do with the show and am sure it will be great!"
Minnelli won an Oscar for her now-iconic portrayal of Sally in Bob Fosse's 1972 movie adaptation.