Bistro and MAC Award winner Jeff Harner emcees the 6:30 PM event that is directed by Shellen Lubin. Producer Sherry Eaker hosts the evening that features performances from the Bistro Award-winning artists.
Vereen (Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar) is the recipient of the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Schwartz.
Jazz musician and Grammy Award winner Paquito d'Rivera will present the honor for Outstanding Programming to Amy Niles, accepting on behalf of the nonprofit radio station WBGO.
Ben Vereen, Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award
Anita Gillette, Major Engagement, Metropolitan Room
Nathan Chang, Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award
William Blake, Vocalist, Birdland, Joe's Pub
Sharón Clark, Vocalist, Metropolitan Room
Robert Creighton, Entertainer, 54 Below
Eric Yves Garcia, Singer-Instrumentalist, Chez Josephine, Laurie Beechman Theatre
Thomas Honeck and Lisa Moss, Special Award, Innovative and nurturing creative team, The Duplex
Jillian Laurain, Vocalist, Metropolitan Room
Tanya Moberly, Theme Show, "I Love New York Songwriters," Don't Tell Mama
Vickie Phillips, Song Interpretation, Don't Tell Mama
Billie Roe, Tribute Show, "1978 NYC Underground," Metropolitan Room, The Duplex
Elaine St. George, Vocalist, Don't Tell Mama
Bria Skonberg, Jazz Artist, Café Carlyle, Iridium, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
Amy Wolk, Musical Comedy Performer, The Duplex
Karen Wyman, Acclaimed Return to Cabaret, Metropolitan Room
WBGO Special Award, Outstanding Programming
The Bistro Award was established by Bob Harrington in 1985; this year marks the seventh year at Gotham Comedy Club.
The Gotham Comedy Club is located at 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th Aves). For more information and tickets, call (917) 239-5467 or visit BistroAwards.com.