The winners of the 2009 Nightlife Awards—which honors the best in local cabaret, comedy, and jazz (appearing in clubs only, not concert halls)—have already been selected by New York critics and announced. So instead of giving tearful acceptance speeches at tonight’s awards show, the winners get to do what they do best: perform! Taking the stage are Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch (Outstanding Cabaret Duo in a Major Engagement); Baby Jane Dexter (Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist); Allan Harris (Outstanding Jazz Vocalist); and comedians Mike Birbiglia (Outstanding Comedian in a Major Engagement) and John Mulaney (Outstanding Comedian), among many others.
Mon., Jan. 26, 7 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on January 14, 2009