Johnny Rodgers Nightlife Winner

Johnny Rodgers was announced as the winner of Nightlife’s Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and will be featured in the awards ceremony and performance at NYC’s Town Hall. Christine Ebersole, Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson are also among the winners of the 2010 Nightlife Awards, to be presented Monday, January 25 at 7pm at Town Hall. Bruce Vilanch will host the ceremony.

Rodgers, who tied with co-winner Baby Jane Dexter for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist, will join other winners in performing in lieu of acceptance speeches. Christine Ebersol won for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist in a Major Engagement, and Feinstein and Jackson, winners as Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group in a Major Engagement, will also perform at the ceremony. Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, who will be honored as Outstanding Cabaret Duo or Group. Other winners in the cabaret categories include Gretchen Reinhagen (Outstanding Cabaret Comedy or Characterization) and Anne Steele (Outstanding Piano Bar Entertainer). The Nightlife Awards also honor jazz and comedy and these winners include Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Hank Jones, Bad Plus, Louis CK, John Mulaney and the duo, Slovin and Allen.

In addition to news of the 2010 Nightlife Award winners, it’s been announced that previous nightlife award winners John Piazzarelli and Jessica Molaskey will perform alongside the previously announced James Barbour, Jim Caruso, Jeffry Denman, Tovah Feldshuh, Howard Fishman, Nellie McKay, Marc Kudisch, and Noah Racey & the NY Tap Ensemble.

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