Honorees include veteran performers Dionne Warwick and Carol Channing. Warwick will receive the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, and Channing will receive a Special Award for her ongoing commitment and dedication to the performing arts through the Dr. Carol Channing & Harry Kullijian Foundation for the Arts, which promotes arts education in our public schools.
A Special Award will also be given to Michael Feinstein for his three-part documentary series "Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook," which celebrates and explores the history of the Great American Songbook, and for the other work the Michael Feinstein Foundation does to promote and preserve our musical heritage.
The Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award, given to an outstanding performer on the rise, and named after Back Stage’s co-founder, co-publisher and first cabaret critic, goes to The Rescignos, brothers Robbie and Paul Rescigno.
The festivities begin at 5 PM with a champagne reception followed by the awards presentation and entertainment at 6:30 PM. Sherry Eaker produces.
Winners of the Bistro Awards follow: DIONNE WARWICK / Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award
CAROL CHANNING / Special Award for her ongoing commitment and dedication to the performing arts
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN / Special Award for his documentary series and the work he does to preserve and promote our musical heritage
LIZ LARK BROWN / Debut / “Tarnished” / Metropolitan Room
NATE BUCCIERI / Musical Director
CAROLE J. BUFFORD / Vocalist / Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama
ANTHONY COCHRAN / Theme Show / “Elvis Lives” / Metropolitan Room
TYNE DALY / Major Engagement / Feinstein’s at Loews Regency
KEVIN DOZIER / Vocalist / Laurie Beechman Theatre, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency, Don’t Tell Mama
JANICE HALL / Tribute Show / “Grand Illusions: The Music of Marlene Dietrich” / Metropolitan Room, Urban Stages
SEAN HARKNESS / Instrumentalist
ALLAN HARRIS / Ongoing Achievement in Jazz
HILARY KOLE / Recording / “You Are There”
FAYE LANE / Musical Comedy / “Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories” / Soho Playhouse
COLLEEN McHUGH / Entertainer / The Duplex
THE RESCIGNOS / Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award / The Duplex
JOHNNY RODGERS BAND / Musical Group / Johnny Rodgers, Brian Glassman, Danny Mallon, Joe Ravo / Birdland, Iridium, Oak Room at the Algonquin, Joe's Pub
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED / Cabaret Series / Written, directed, and hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond / Laurie Beechman Theatre, Don’t Tell Mama
Gotham Comedy Club is located in Manhattan at 208 West 23rd Street. Ticket prices are $50 for general admission; $80 for premium tickets, which include a pre-show champagne reception and preferred seating. There is a two-drink minimum. A food menu is also available. To purchase show tickets, go to www.bistroawards.com.
The Bistro Award was established by Bob Harrington in 1985 in his “Bistro Bits” column in the trade weekly Back Stage, then under the editorship of Sherry Eaker.