Folk singer Judy Collins is the latest recipient of The Vanguard Award and Residency from Joe’s Pub at The Public. Collins will be honored at the second annual Vanguard Gala February 4, 2109, with an all-star roster of artists and supporters of the Vanguard Award. The program is committed to nurturing the careers of artists at all stages, including Collins, who has graced stages for over 50 years and produced 50 albums.
During her year-long artistic residency, Collins will take to the Joe’s Pub stage; beyond her own performances, the year under Collins’s distinctive curatorial guidance will include Thomas Dybdahl on February 7, plus shows by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond and Ari Hest in the spring.
Collins’ rendition of Joni Mitchell's “Both Sides Now” from her 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and her version of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” won "Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. Her songs were featured in Matters of the Heart on Broadway in 2000.
“I am happy to say that in the 50 years since I stepped onto the stage of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, my relationship with The Public Theater has never ended as a performer and audience. I look forward to this year’s glorious Vanguard events to come,” Collins said in a statement.