Ninth Annual Nightlife Awards, Hosted by Bruce Vilanch, Presented at Town Hall Jan. 31

News   Ninth Annual Nightlife Awards, Hosted by Bruce Vilanch, Presented at Town Hall Jan. 31 The 2011 Nightlife Awards, featuring performances by Christine Ebersole, Colin Quinn, John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, are presented Jan. 31 at Town Hall.

Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole

Emmy winner Bruce Vilanch (Hairspray) hosts the ninth annual Nightlife Awards, which begin at 7 PM. The Nightlife Awards are unique because rather than offering acceptance speeches, the winners perform.

Also scheduled to appear and perform are Karen Olivo, Karen Akers, Billy Stritch, Jim Caruso, 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 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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