The Nightlife Awards


2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER, LAURA BENANTI,
BEN ALLISON, GINA BRILLON
AMONG THOSE CITED FOR
JAZZ, CABARET, AND COMEDY!

ALL-PERFORMANCE AWARD SHOW
TAKES PLACE MONDAY, JAN. 27 AT 7 PM
AT THE TOWN HALL

New York: The winners of the 12th Annual Nightlife Awards have been announced. This unique awards event, in which the winners do not make acceptance speeches; they perform, instead, to show why they were chosen, will feature an all-star lineup, hand-picked by the press, of the most outstanding performers in jazz, cabaret, and comedy in New York City.

Leading the list of winners is this year’s choice for
Nightlife Legend:
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER!

Jazz winners include (in a tie)
BEN ALLISON and DARCY JAMES ARGUE
for Outstanding Jazz Band,
GRETCHEN PARLATO for Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist, and WILLIAM BLAKE for Outstanding Male Jazz Vocalist.

In cabaret, LAURA BENANTI has been named Outstanding Major Cabaret Vocalist. The Outstanding Female Cabaret Vocalist is STACY SULLIVAN, and Outstanding Male Cabaret Vocalist is LIAM FORDE.

In comedy, GINA BRILLON has been named Outstanding Female Standup Comedian and JIMMY FAILLA is the Outstanding Male Standup Comedian.

The 2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS will be hosted by 3X Emmy Award winner BRUCE VILANCH, and Special Guest Star Performers and/or Presenters that will include
JASON ROBERT BROWN, BILL IRWIN, NELLIE McKAY, CAROLE J. BUFFORD, MAXINE LINEHAN, and more!

Tickets to the Nightlife Awards are:
$77 for Orchestra & Loge Boxes
$52 for Front Balcony
$27 for Rear Balcony

Tickets available via Ticketmaster at 800-982-2787
Or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/03004B85E5A1A007

Also at the Town Hall Box Office:
123 W. 43rd St. from noon to 6 PM every day but Sunday
You can call the box office at 212-840-2824

The Nightlife Awards is a SCOTT SIEGEL Production, sponsored, in part, by ASCAP, Berkshire Theatre Group, Jill & Irwin Cohen, Max Weintraub, Fran Norkin, Robert Aaron & Stuart Bloom: Lightstyles LLC, and more than 100 additional generous donors!

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BRUCE VILANCH RETURNS TO HOST
2014 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS

Multi-Emmy Award Winner Hosts Record 5th Year!

Unique Award Show – ALL ENTERTAINMENT! NO SPEECHES!

Monday, January 27th at 7 PM at The Town Hall

FEATURING THE BEST CABARET, COMEDY, & JAZZ PERFORMERS
IN NEW YORK CITY (i.e. THE WORLD)!
DOZENS OF MAJOR STARS, ALL PERFORMING – SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED!

“The Nightlife Awards are The Oscars of New York Nightlife” — Stephen Holden, NY Times

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! TICKETMASTER HAD GONE LIVE TO ACCEPT ORDERS: Click on this: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/03004B85E5A1A007

Dateline NY: Bruce Vilanch, winner of 3 Emmy Awards for writing TV’s Oscar telecasts, the popular center square on Hollywood Squares, and the Broadway star of Hairspray, returns for his record 5th appearance as the host of the New York NIghtlife Awards at Town Hall on Monday, January 27th, 7 PM at The Town Hall. Vilanch will be joined on stage by a cast of performers chosen as the most outstanding nightclub entertainers of the past year by the very press that covers them. As in the past, a wide array of major stars from a variety of mediums will both entertain and introduce the winners in support of New York nightlife.

Scott Siegel, who created this award show twelve years ago and is its producer, said in a statement, “The Nightlife Awards is the only award show devoted exclusively to promoting nightclub entertainers to a wider audience. That’s why there are no acceptance speeches in this show; we want the winners to show everyone WHY they were chosen. Ever since this show began, the best and the brightest of stars have demonstrated their art to an audience totally beguiled by the rich and wildly varied array of talent that struts this stage at every Nightlife Awards show.

“Consider just some of the stars that have performed at the Nightlife Awards – some at the beginnings of their careers, like Demetri Martin, TJ & Dave, and Hannibal Buress who have since become big stars. And some at the end of their careers who are iconic: Eartha Kitt, Alan King, and Margaret Whiting. And the vast majority simply huge stars at the zenith of their powers: Betty Buckley, Kristen Chenowith, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Robert Klein, Donna Murphy, Raul Esparza, Stephanie J. Block, John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molasky, and dozens more!

“Until this year’s winners and guest star performers/presenters are announced, I hope that devotees of New York nightlife will trust that this year’s show will be just as star-studded as past shows have always been. In order to secure your tickets now, you may purchase them at TicketMaster or you can buy them by mail order to avoid extra fees (for that information, email SiegelEntertainment@msn.com). Tickets will otherwise be available at the Town Hall box office starting January 6th.

Ticket prices are:
Orchestra & Loge Boxes: $77
Front Balcony: $52
Rear Balcony: $27

The Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street, NY, NY 10036

The Nightlife Awards is sponsored, in part, by ASCAP, Irwin & Jill Cohen, Fran Norkin, The Berkshire Theatre Group, Stuart Bloom & Robert Aaron, Lightstyles LLC, and is supported by donations and contributions by scores of others who will be listed in the show’s program!

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I can’t put this anymore plainly: most of my major funding for the Nightlife Awards is no longer available this year. The generous 92 year-old gentleman who co-produced the show last year (and saved it) is not feeling well and can’t help again. So I turn to all of you that have (I hope) enjoyed my shows in the past to do something just a bit unprecedented…

If you contribute in any of the following amounts (or more?), you will be listed in the program like this:

$25-75: assistant producer
$76-250: associate producer
$251 – 499: co-producer
$500 or more – producer
Plus, you will receive one ticket to the show for each multiple of the amount you give. If you already paid for mail order tickets, you will either receive additional guest tickets or an alternate gift of commensurate value TBD if you so choose.

In other words, you will be both producing and getting the added advantage of getting great seats – the best available in each of the three ticket price ranges: $25, $50, $75.

The Nightlife Awards is currently scheduled to take place on Monday, January 27 at 7 pm at Town Hall.

Please mail your contribution in the form of a check made out to: Scott Siegel.
It should be mailed to:
Scott Siegel c/o Save Nightlife
320 East 58th Street. Apt 5B,
NYC, NY 10022

Let me thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity – and your always loyal support.

With much appreciation,
Scott Siegel