Kicking off March as cabaret month, the 15th annual Bistro Awards will honor Faith Prince and Lea DeLaria along with New York City cabaret mainstays Feb. 28 at the Supper Club. The Awards, given by Back Stage performing arts newspaper, recognize distinguished artists, writers and performers in cabaret.
Among the recipients will be:
Outstanding Major Engagement
Outstanding Musical Comedy
Lennie Watts Outstanding Singer/Instrumentalist
Outstanding Musical Group
Howard Fishman Quartet
Outstanding Special Material
Tom Andersen - "Play Your Song For Me Blues"
Outstanding Musical Revue
"Hard Candy" - The Songs of Carol Hall, Conceived and directed by Mark Nadler
Outstanding Theme Show
"Toujours Cabaret" starring Sigrid Sunstedt
"Looking Around Corners For You" conceived, researched by and starring Heather Gilchrest, written and directed by Gary Lyons
Outstanding Comedy Performer
Outstanding Musical Direction
David Gurland, "David Gurland"
Dane Vannatter, "Flight"
Paula West, "Restless"
The special awards will go to Karen Miller, Erv Raible and Rochelle Seldin of Eighty Eight's, Ruby Rims for nearly a decade of "Teddycare," a program to bring music to sick children, and John Wallowitch and Bertram Ross for a lifetime of entertainment.
One award, the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, will be announced at the ceremony Feb. 28. Past winners have included Julie Wilson, Barbara Cook, Marcia Lewis and Eartha Kitt.
A limited number of $50 tickets are available to the public by calling (212) 536-1497. The Supper Club is located at 240 West 47th Street.
-- By Christine Ehren