Maureen McGovern
Maureen McGovern
The winners of the 2004 Nightlife Awards have just been announced. Originated and produced by TheaterMania's Scott Siegel, the awards are now in their second year. The honorees are selected by more than 20 participating judges who cover the arts for a variety of media outlets including The New Yorker, the Daily News, Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Observer, TimeOut NY, and The Village Voice. Here is a complete list of the winners:

Outstanding Cabaret Female Vocalist in a Major Engagement:
Maureen McGovern

Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist in a Major Engagement:
Steve Ross

Outstanding Duo/Group Cabaret Performance in a Major Engagement:
The Pizzarelli Family

Outstanding Cabaret Female Vocalist:
Jeanne MacDonald

Outstanding Cabaret Male Vocalist:
Phillip Officer

Outstanding Cabaret Musical Comedy Performance:
Sharon McNight

Outstanding Cabaret Musical Revue/Group/Variety Performance:
KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler

Outstanding Cabaret Piano Bar Performer:
Jennifer Kruskamp

Unique Cabaret Performance:
Jim Caruso

Outstanding Female Standup Comedian:
Judy Gold

Outstanding Male Standup Comedian:
Greg Giraldo

Outstanding Group Comedy Performance (three-way tie):
Dannah Feinglass and Paul Scheer (Automatic Vaudeville's Hilly and Gavin Army Souchet); Eating it at Luna Lounge; Stella

Unique Comedy Performance:
Demetri Martin

Outstanding Jazz Soloist:
Ornette Coleman

Outstanding Jazz Combo Performance:
Ornette Coleman Quartet

Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist (tie):
Dianne Reeves; Paula West

Outstanding Male Jazz Vocalist:
Allan Harris

Unique Jazz Performance:
Gerald Wilson

All of the winners have been invited to perform in the 2004 Nightlife Awards Concert at Town Hall on Monday, January 12th at 7pm. The event will be co-hosted by Andrea Marcovicci and directed by Jamie McGonnigal; celebrities set to perform or present include Betty Buckley, Magaret Whiting, Christine Andreas, Helen Gurley Brown, Lea DeLaria, Sandy Duncan, Tovah Feldshuh, Tammy Grimes, Jackie Hoffman, Ute Lemper, Seth Rudetsky, and John Selya.

Tickets to the event can be purchased at the Town Hall box office, located at 123 West 43rd Street (phone 212-997-6661) or through Ticketmaster (212-307-4100). Concert ticket prices are $75, $50 and $25; post-show party tickets may be purchased for $50 by calling 212-752-4119 or via e-mail to nightlifeawards@yahoo.com.