The annual event also featured performances by Christine Ebersole, John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, Freddy Cole, Paula West, Judy Gold, Tom Wopat, Rupert Holmes, Laurel Masse, Larry Gatlin, Daniel Reichard, Charles Busch and Ben Riley's Monk Legacy Septet. The evening was hosted by cabaret critic-producer Scott Siegel. Instead of offering acceptance speeches, winners of the Nightlife Awards perform.
At left (from top): Nightlife Award winners John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey; Nightlife Award winner Paula West; Jessica Molaskey and Rita Moreno; Terrence McNally.
photos by Aubrey Reuben