Stephen Schwartz and Dee Dee Bridgewater Will Present Honors at 29th Annual Bistro Awards

News   Stephen Schwartz and Dee Dee Bridgewater Will Present Honors at 29th Annual Bistro Awards
The 29th annual Bistro Awards, honoring excellence in New York cabaret, jazz and comedy, will feature Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked) and Tony Award winner Dee Dee Bridgewater (Lady Day, The Wiz) as presenters.

The awards, which will be presented March 4 at Gotham Comedy Club, will honor Ben Vereen, Anita Gillette and Robert Creighton, among others.

Bistro and MAC Award winner Jeff Harner will emcee the 6:30 PM event that will be 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. 

Bridgewater will present the honor for Outstanding Programming to Amy Niles, accepting on behalf of the nonprofit radio station WBGO. 

A complete list of the 29th annual Bistro Award winners follows: 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

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