Bistro Awards Honor NY Cabaret

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Back Stage has announced that Liz Callaway, Christopher Durang and John Pizzarelli are among winners of the showbiz magazine's 1996 Bistro Awards, which honor New York cabaret performers.

Back Stage has announced that Liz Callaway, Christopher Durang and John Pizzarelli are among winners of the showbiz magazine's 1996 Bistro Awards, which honor New York cabaret performers.

The awards will be presented March 11 at The Supper Club.

Here are the winners in selected categories, along with the club where they perform:

OUTSTANDING VOCALISTS: Lisa Asher at Don't Tell Mama; Aaron Lee Battle at Danny's Skylight Room and Don't Tell Mama; Tom Postilio at Eighty Eight's and Tavern on the Green; Jane Scheckter at Eighty Eight's.

OUTSTANDING SINGER/SONGWRITER: Rick Jensen at Eighty Eight's.OUTSTANDING SINGER/INSTRUMENTALISTS: Eric Hansen at The Duplex and Jack the Ripper Pub; John Pizzarelli at The Oak Room of the Algonquin.

OUTSTANDING SONGWRITER: John Wallowich.

OUTSTANDING MAJOR ENGAGEMENT: Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway in Sibling Revelry at Rainbow & Stars.

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL COMEDY: Marisa Diotalevi in Consummate Woman of the '90s at Don't Tell Mama; Christopher Durang, Sherry Anderson and John Augustine (Chris Durang and Dawn) at The Triad.

OUTSTANDING THEME SHOW: Cocktails With Marilyn at Don't Tell Mama, co-adapted and performed by Katie La Bourdette; Totie at Don't Tell Mama, co-created and performed by Nancy Timpanaro; We'll Meet Again at the Blue Room at The Supper Club, written and performed by Vicki Stuart.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMERS IN A REVUE: Cast of Life Is Not Like a Movie at Don't Tell Mama: Kat Cogswell, Michael Marotta and Deborah Tranelli.OUTSTANDING COMEDY PERFORMERS: John Fugelsang at The Duplex; Steve Hayes at Eighty Eight's.

OUTSTANDING RECORDINGS: Charles Cermele for Look in My Eyes; Martha Lorin for A Celebration of Ella.

SPECIAL AWARD: Michael Kerker, director of musical theatre at ASCAP, for promoting and encouraging songwriters, singers and other cabaret performers.

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