Bridal party announced for Liza Minnelli / David Gest wedding Saturday, March 16, 2002 in New York
New York - The bridal party for the wedding of producer David Gest ("Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration") and superstar Liza Minnelli on Saturday, March 16, 2002 will include Michael Jackson and Tito Jackson sharing the position of "Best Man" and Elizabeth Taylor and Marissa Berenson as the "Maids of Honour." According to the couples publicist, Warren Cowan, the groomsmen and ushers will include: Frankie Blue (Program Director, WKTU 103.5 FM and WTJM Jammin' 105), Bruce Cohn (owner BR Cohn Vineyards / entertainment manager), actor Tony Franciosa, Dennis Gilbert (President of Gilbert/Krupin Inc.), Tom Gleason (Vice President, American Airlines), Grammy Award-Winner James Ingram, Jackie Jackson (Jacksons), Marlon Jackson (Jacksons), Randy Jackson (Jacksons), Allan Lazare (inventor or Plax), multi Grammy Award-Winner Michael McDonald, Robert Osborne (Host of Turner Classic Movies), actor Tristan Rogers, actor Robert Wagner and David Weild (Vice Chairman of Nasdaq). The bridesmaids will include: columnist Cindy Adams, actress Claudia Cardinale, singer/actress Petula Clark, actress Mia Farrow, singer Chaka Khan, businesswoman Nabila Khashoggi, businesswoman Arlene Lazare, actress Janet Leigh, socialite Rosemarie Lieberman, actress/artist Gina Lollobrigida, actress / singer Martine McCutcheon, news anchor Cynthia McFadden, singer/actress Mya, singer Freda Payne and legendary actress Esther Williams. The wedding will be held at Marble Collegiate Church on Fifth Avenue at 5:00 P.M. with the ceremony performed by Dr. Arthur Caliandro. Whitney Houston will perform "The Greatest Love Of All" as Ms. Minnelli walks down the aisle. The Queen of Gospel, Shirley Caesar, will also perform "Amazing Grace" at the ceremony.
The ceremony will be followed by a dinner reception, All-Star concert and dance at the Regent Hotel on Wall Street. According to Gest, "Liza and I felt Wall Street would be the perfect place to hold our reception as we want the world to see that life will continue from Ground Zero. People must realise that this area is still very much alive."
Talent performing at the wedding includes: Paula Abdul; Amber; Ed Ames; Tony Bennett; Ann Blyth; Bobby Brown; Shirley Caesar; Blu Cantrell; Kevin Ceballo; Petula Clark; Cy Coleman; Deborah Cox; Sacha Distel; The Original Doobie Brothers; Lamont Dozier; Michael Feinstein; Roberta Flack; Gloria Gaynor; Billy Gilman; Robert Goulet; Sam Harris; Whitney Houston; Chaka Khan; Little Anthony & The Imperials; James Ingram; Chuck Jackson; Members of The Jacksons; Brian May of Queen; Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.; Michael McDonald; Stephanie Mills; Monica; Mya; Donny Osmond; Pablo Cruise; Elaine Paige; Billy Paul; Freda Payne; The Pointer Sisters: Anita, June and Ruth; Paul Shaffer; Shaggy featuring Ricardo "Rikrok" Ducent and Rayvon; Edwin Starr; B.J. Thomas; Usher; Ben Vereen; Dionne Warick; Deniece Williams and many more to be announced.
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