Cabaret is a American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey. Situated in Berlin during the. Directed by Bob Fosse. With Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey. A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two. Though she was no stranger to the stage, the role of Sally Bowles in the film "Cabaret" propelled Liza Minnelli to international fame.