Lorna Luft's acclaimed career spans all facets of the entertainment industry. A versatile performer, she has found success as a vibrant concert singer, recording artists, motion picture, theatre and television actor, best-selling author and producer. Born to Legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, she began her career at age eleven on her mother's TV show and has flourished ever since.
Her theatrical credits include : Broadway: Judy Garland; At home at the Palace; Promises, Promises. Off-Broadway: Snoopy; Extremities (with Farrah Fawcett) West End: Songs My Mother Taught Me. National Tours: They're Playing Ours Songs, Jerry Herman's Broadway Years: Guys and Dolls (world tour). Regional Theatre (partial list): Grease, Mame, The Unsinkable Molly Brown; Girl Crazy; Gypsy. UK Tours: Hollywood & Broadway and The Magical World Of Musicals. Amongst her international film and television credits are: Grease 2, Where the Boys Are '84, My Giant, The Twilight Zone, Trapper John, M.D: Murder She Wrote, The Nanny, The Tony Awards (with her sister Liza Minnelli); The Golden Globe Awards, Loose Women (UK) and The Tonight Show.
Ms. Luft is the co-executive producer of Life with Judy Garland, the 5 time Emmy Ward winning miniseries based on her best-selling memoir Me and My Shadows. She celebrates her mother's legendary songbook in an acclaimed one-woman show. Songs My Mother Taught Me (two Los Angeles Ovation Awards), which has toured internationally. Lorna is extremely happy that the long awaited CD, based on the show, produced by Colin R Freeman and Barry Manilow has just been released on First Night Records.
Since starring in White Christmas at The Mayflower, Southampton during Christmas 2006, Lorna has been extremely busy. She was the surprise guest in Rufus Wainwright's tribute to her Mother Judy Garland reviving the famous Judy at Carnegie Hall concert in which she played two concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York, Olympia Theatre, Paris, London Palladium and the most recent at the Hollywood Bowl. In 2007 Lorna returned to England to star in the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Rogers and Hart's Babes In Arms in which she once again scored an enormous personal success, White Christmas at Cardiff and Edinburgh followed by a UK Tour of Songs that My Mother Taught Me.
This past Christmas Lorna starred in The Wizard of Oz playing the Wicked Witch of the West breaking box office records at The Lowry Centre in Salford. This year Lorna has toured the UK with Pack of Lies.