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
Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist In a Major Engagement
Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group In a Major Engagement
John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey
Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist
Liz Lark Brown
Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group
Outstanding Cabaret Comedy or Characterization
Outstanding Jazz Vocalist
Outstanding Jazz Soloist
Outstanding Jazz Combo or Big Band
Outstanding Comedy Duo or Group
Harvard Sailing Team
Special Award For Outstanding Debut
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.