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Sherry Eaker has been the producer of the annual Bistro Awards since the awards’ inception in 1985. She is the former editor of "Back Stage" and, during her 30-year run, produced panel discussions and workshop events on an ongoing basis, including the programming for Back Stage’s annual Actorfest. She compiled and edited four editions of the "Back Stage Handbook for Performing Artists," and compiled and edited "The Cabaret Artists Handbook." Sherry is the Co-President of Programming for the League of Professional Theatre Women, a member of the National Theatre Conference and the American Theatre Critics Association (and produced eight of ATCA’s New York weekend conferences). She is an advisor to the boards of both the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition.

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We are Nominated for a BroadwayWorld.com Award!

We are Nominated for a BroadwayWorld.com Award!

December 7, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

We don’t usually like to flaunt ourselves….. For the past 36 years, the “Bistro Bits” column in Back Stage, the Bistro Awards annual event, and BistroAwards.com, has always put the spotlight on you, and we pride ourselves on that. But, how nice it is that some of you would like to now place the spotlight […]

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“Turn It All Around”

“Turn It All Around”

November 2, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Click here to listen to Turn It All Around Words and music by Debra Barsha and Sheilah Rae (lyrics below) Sung by Wonu Ogunfowora Harris M. Turner and Wonu Ogunfowora, backup singers Accompanied and produced by Taylor Peckham Debra Barsha and Sheilah Rae recently wrote this empowering and inspirational song, “Turn It All Around,” not […]

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“Machiavelli Was Right”

“Machiavelli Was Right”

November 2, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Click on the arrow on the left above to listen to “Machiavelli Was Right” from the musical The American Foxe, book and lyrics by Karen Gottlieb, music by Michele Brourman.  (Lyrics below.) “Machiavelli Was Right” is sung by George Ball, vocal recorded by Rob Trow, and engineered and mixed by Stephan Oberhoff. In the mid 70’s, Karen […]

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Highlights from the 2018 Bistro Award Show

Highlights from the 2018 Bistro Award Show

July 13, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Watch highlights from our 33rd annual Bistro Awards show (2018) that features André De Shields (Lifetime Achievement), Sheila Jordan (Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Jazz), Marta Sanders (Consummate Cabaret Artistry), Shemekia Copeland (Producer’s Award), among 19 other individual artists. Bistro Award house band includes Daryl Kojak (piano), Ritt Henn (bass), and Rex Benincasa (drums). […]

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Salty Brine  at the 2018 Bistro Awards

Salty Brine at the 2018 Bistro Awards

May 25, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Salty Brine is the creative force behind “The Living Record Collection,” a series of cabaret performances built around popular music albums. Recipient of the 2018 Bistro Award for Creative Artistry, here he is at the awards show performing from his show “Welcome to the Jungle” where he uses songs from Harry Nilsson’s “Nilsson Schmilsson,” woven […]

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Jomama Jones at the 2019 Bistro Awards

Jomama Jones at the 2019 Bistro Awards

May 25, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Daniel Alexander Jones, an acclaimed interdisciplinary artist, and the 2019 Bistro Awards’ recipient for Outstanding Performing Artistry.  Watch as his alter-ego, Jomama Jones, along with back-up accompaniment from Trevor Bachman and Vuyo Sotashe,  perform “Supernova,” written by Jones with Bobby Halverson.  

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Elizabeth Ward Land

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Elizabeth Ward Land

June 4, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

New to cabaret, Elizabeth Ward Land impressed us with her tribute to Linda Ronstadt in her show Still Within the Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt. See for yourself how remarkable she is as she sings Ronstadt’s “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me.”

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Lorna Dallas

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Lorna Dallas

May 11, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

West End stage, television, and concert artist, Lorna Dallas, received the 2020 Bistro Award for Consummate Cabaret Artistry. Here, singing Irving Berlin’s ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business,” she demonstrates exactly why she has earned this honor.

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Sean Harkness, Lina Koutrakos, and Marcus Simeone

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Sean Harkness, Lina Koutrakos, and Marcus Simeone

April 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Sean Harkness, Lina Koutrakos, and Marcus Simeone, who tougher form the group Clearly Now, are the Bistro Award’s recipient in the category of Musical Group. Hear them do their own twist on a John Lennon-Paul McCartney classic, “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Charles Busch

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Charles Busch

June 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Charles Busch is a playwright, actor, director, drag icon, and singer, and for his combined talents he received the 2020 Bistro Award for Creative Artistry. Listen for yourself just how creative he can be as he gives new relevancy to “Those Were the Days” (Gene Raskin, English lyric based on Boris Fomin music, Konstantin Podrevsky […]

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