Karen Olivo, Karen Akers and Billy Stritch Added to Nightlife Awards Lineup

News   Karen Olivo, Karen Akers and Billy Stritch Added to Nightlife Awards Lineup
Tony Award winner Karen Olivo and Tony nominee Karen Akers have been announced to perform at the 2011 Nightlife Awards at Town Hall.

Olivo (West Side Story, In the Heights) and Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) join a lineup that includes Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, Christine Ebersole, Nellie McKay, Charles Busch, Julie Halston, Karen Oberlin, Aaron Weinstein, Liz Lark Brown, Mark Mccombs, the Harvard Sailing Team, the Rescignos and Hannibal Buress.

The 7 PM evening, which features performances rather than speeches from the winners, will be hosted be Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray) Jan. 31.

The 2011 winners follow:

Outstanding Comedian In a Major Engagement
Colin Quinn

Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist In a Major Engagement
Christine Ebersole Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group In a Major Engagement
John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey

Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist
Liz Lark Brown

Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group
The Rescignos

Outstanding Cabaret Comedy or Characterization
Mark Mccombs

Outstanding Jazz Vocalist
Karen Oberlin

Outstanding Jazz Soloist
Harry Allen

Outstanding Jazz Combo or Big Band
Microscopic Septet

Outstanding Comedian
Hannibal Burress

Outstanding Comedy Duo or Group
Harvard Sailing Team

Special Award For Outstanding Debut
Aaron Weinstein

The Nightlife Awards are created and produced by Scott Siegel, directed by Scott Coulter with musical direction by Tedd Firth.

Tickets to the 2011 Nightlife Awards, priced at $75, $50 and $25, are available by visiting the Town Hall box office (123 West 43rd Street), by calling (212) 307-4100 or by logging on to Ticketmaster.

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