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2008 NIGHTLIFE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The 2008 Nightlife Award winners, voted by nearly 25 critics and judges covering cabaret, comedy and jazz have been announced today. This year's awards took place on Monday, January 28th at 7:00 pm at THE TOWN HALL (123 West 43rd Street, NYC - 212-997-1929 - http://www.the-townhall-nyc.org/ ). The Nightlife Awards offers a unique approach to celebrating its winners. Instead of making boring acceptance speeches, they perform! It's the only "All-Performance" award show in the world. Every year, the winners come to THE TOWN HALL to show why they were chosen.

2008 NIGHTLIFE AWARD WINNERS:

CABARET

OUTSTANDING CABARET VOCALIST IN A MAJOR ENGAGEMENT
Marilyn Maye
(Finalists: Mary Cleere Haran - Chita Rivera)

OUTSTANDING CABARET VOCALIST
Barb Jungr
(Finalists: Baby Jane Dexter - Jeanne MacDonald)

OUTSTANDING CABARET DUO/GROUP IN A MAJOR ENGAGEMENT
John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey
(Finalists: Ashford & Simpson - Charlap & Stewart)

OUTSTANDING CABARET DUO/GROUP
Modern Man
(Finalists: Mack & Holland - Monday in the Dark With George)

OUTSTANDING CABARET COMEDY/CHARACTERIZATION
Christine Pedi
(Finalists: Poor Baby Bree - Khristine Zbornik)

OUTSTANDING PIANO BAR ENTERTAINER
Natalie Douglas
(Finalists: Kimlee Hicks - Traci Reynolds)

JAZZ

OUTSTANDING JAZZ VOCALIST IN A MAJOR ENGAGEMENT
Carol Sloane
(Finalists: Annie Ross - Paula West)

OUTSTANDING JAZZ VOCALIST
Allan Harris
(Finalists: Ed Reed - Curtis Stigers)

OUTSTANDING JAZZ SOLOIST
Hank Jones
(Finalists: James Carter - Greg Osby)

OUTSTANDING JAZZ COMBO

Anat Cohen and the Anzic Orchestra
(Finalists: Billy Hart Quartet - Waverly 7))

COMEDY

OUTSTANDING COMEDIAN IN A MAJOR ENGAGEMENT
Louis CJ
(Finalists: Lewis Black - Tim Minchin)

OUTSTANDING COMEDIAN
John Mulaney
(Finalists: Daniel Kitson - Tom Papa))

OUTSTANDING COMEDY DUO OR GROUP
Flight of the Conchords
(Finalists: Kinsey Sicks - 3 Square)

The 2008 Nightlife Awards is sponsored, in part, by ASCAP, TheaterMania.com, Thoroughbred Records, Jill & Irwin Cohen, Trattoria Dopo Teatro, Edith & Ervin Drake, Fred Landau, Peter & Barbara Leavy, Stuart E. Bloom & Robert L. Aaron: Lightstyles, LLC, Jamie deRoy & friends, Lynn DiMenna,and The Edythe Kenner Foundation



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