Nightlife Award Winners Announced

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Ebersole, Feinstein and Jackson Among Nightlife Award Winners
By Andrew Gans
January 11, 2010

Winners of the 8th Annual Nightlife Awards — honoring the best in New York cabaret, comedy and jazz — were announced Jan. 11. The ceremony will be held Jan. 25 at 7 PM at Town Hall in Manhattan; Bruce Vilanch will host.

The Nightlife Awards are unique because rather than offering acceptance speeches, winners perform.

Winners of the 2010 Nightlife Awards follow:

Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement: Christine Ebersole
Outstanding Cabaret Duo Or Group in a Major Engagement: Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson
Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist (Tie): Baby Jane Dexter and Johnny Rodgers
Outstanding Cabaret Comedy or Characterization: Gretchen Reinhagen
Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group: Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
Outstanding Piano Bar Entertainer: Anne Steele
Outstanding Jazz Vocalist in a Major Engagement: Kurt Elling
Outstanding Jazz Vocalist: Sheila Jordan
Outstanding Jazz Soloist: Hank Jones
Outstanding Jazz Combo: Bad Plus
Outstanding Comedian in a Major Engagement: Louis CK
Outstanding Comedian: John Mulaney
Outstanding Comic Duo or Group: Slovin and Allen

Performers/presenters for the evening will also include John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, Nellie McKay, Tovah Feldshuh, James Barbour, Jim Caruso, Howard Fishman, Martin Vidnovic, and Noah Racey and the NY Tap Ensemble.

In a statement, Scott Siegel, the creator/producer of the Nightlife Awards said, “As we head in to the final two weeks before the show, we are quickly building toward a critical mass of extraordinary talent on the stage of Town Hall on January 25th. Not only do we have big stars like Christine Ebersole, John Pizzarrelli, Jessica Molaskey and Tovah Feldshuh who have been part of the Nightlife Awards before, we also have great new talent taking part, like Cheyenne Jackson, Nellie McKay, James Barbour, and Howard Fishman. And we’ve only just begun reaching out to the other winners. We have an excellent track record for getting the vast majority of the winners to come to the Town Hall stage and perform. We trust that this year will be no exception. In any event, we’ve got an amazing array of special guest star performers — and there will be more of those, as well.”

Tickets to the Nightlife Awards are $75, $50 and $25. They are available via TicketMaster at (212) 307-4100 or at Tickets are now also available at The Town Hall Box Office at 123 West 43rd Street.

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