A special benefit at The Snapple Center supported the NIGHTLIFE AWARDS with a 90 minute no frills concert featuring a distinguished list of award winning performers from Theater and Cabaret. There was no banter in between the musical numbers, just one performer after another, a little preview of how the NIGHTLIFE AWARDS are presented. The NIGHTLIFE AWARDS is the only awards show in the world that presents awards in this format, with no acceptance speeches just performances by the winners.
The NIGHTLIFE AWARDS will take place on January 27th at The Town Hall, however, due to unusual circumstances the 12th Annual NIGHTLIFE AWARDS are in need of substantial financial assistance. This I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE concert was a way of raising money and bringing attention to the KICKSTARTER campaign that has been launched in effort to find additional funds for the January 27 NIGHTLIFE AWARDS SHOW at The Town Hall.
Of course the incomparable couple, Scott and Barbara Siegel, are the heart and soul of the NIGHTLIFE AWARDS, and the performers came out in a heartfelt response to the couple, whose dedication and assistance to up and coming performers over the years has been amazing. Nightlife Legend Charles Busch came out to lend a helping hand along with a dazzling roster of Tony Nominees, Tony Winners, and NIGHTLIFE AWARD winners. The list of performers included Tony Winner Bill Irwin, who may have quietly stolen the evening with his baggy pants routine that was simply brilliant, along with a marvelous Karen Akers, and a surprising Adam Feldman.
Everyone was wonderful each performer doing only a single number. Julie Halsotn, a NIGHTLIFE AWARD winner, read a Chrismas letter from her relatives Dan and Lynn as only Julie can.
Other performers included Jim Caruso, Elizabeth Stanley, Gregg Edelman, Maxine Linehan, and a hysterically funny Carolyn Montgomery-Forant, who actually performed twice and the buzz has her as the force behind the evening and the wonderful after party, where quests could mingle with the performers and the Seigels. A powerful William Michals closed out the evening with a sensational "The Impossible Dream." PC
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