Molly Pope, Kelli Barrett and Tony nominee Jarrod Spector are among those being honored at this year's Bistro Awards. Cabaret's oldest award is being celebrated at a gala at the Gotham Comedy Club March 8.
The annual awards recognize outstanding achievement in New York cabaret, jazz and comedy. Spector, who received a Tony nomination for his performance in the Carole King musical Beautiful, is sharing the Bistro honor for Major Engagement with his wife, Barrett, for their appearance at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
They are joined by jazz singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks (Five Guys Named Moe), who is receiving the ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award; Annie Ross, who is being honored with a Bistro Award for her Outstanding Contributions to the World of Jazz; and nightlife regular Pope, who is being awarded the Creative Cabaret Artist prize.
This year's ceremony is hosted by stage and screen actor and four-time Bistro winner Jason Graae. The evening is directed by Shellen Lubin.
A complete list of the winners is outlined below:
Jon Hendricks / ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award
Annie Ross / Outstanding Contributions to the World of Jazz
Janis Siegel / Sustained Excellence in Jazz Performance and Recording
Christine Andreas / Ongoing Artistry in Cabaret and Concert Performance
Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett / Major Engagement
Another Hundred People (KT Sullivan, Jeff Harnar, Sondra Lee) / Musical Revue
Sharon McNight / Commanding Cabaret Artistry
Matt Baker / Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award
Molly Pope / Creative Cabaret Artist
Ann Dawson / Vocalist
Dawn Derow / Vocalist
Rob Sutton / Vocalist
Charlie Johnson / Entertainer
Aaron Morishita / Recording ("Singing Sondheim")
Urban Stages’ Winter Rhythms (Frances Hill, Peter Napolitano) / Series
Gotham Comedy Club is located at 208 West 23rd St., New York. Visit BistroAwards.com.