35th Bistro Awards

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Gretchen Reinhagen

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Gretchen Reinhagen

July 6, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Gretchen Reinhagen’s latest CD, Take It with Me, brings a new energy and interpretation to contemporary songs made famous by others.  Hear her version of Stevie Wonder’s “All in Love Is Fair,” performed at the 2020 Bistro Awards on March 9. Tracy Stark accompanies on piano, Ritt Henn on bass, and Dwayne Cook Broadnax on […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Stephanie Trudeau

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Stephanie Trudeau

July 19, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Stephanie Trudeau transforms herself into Mexican ranchera artist Chavela Vargas in her show, Chavela: Think of Me, which won the 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Tribute Show. Vargas, who broke gender barriers in both a highly macho society and music world, is portrayed by Trudeau with compelling vocals and visuals. Here’s her performance of “El” Último […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Joanne Halev

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Joanne Halev

June 29, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Joanne Halev used her experience in the fragrance creation profession and her travels around the globe to create her cabaret debut show, “Like a Perfumed Woman.” Here’s a medley from the show that Halev sang at the 2020 Bistro Awards where she was honored with an award for Outstanding Debut. Alex Rybeck, accompanies on piano, […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Spencer Day

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Spencer Day

July 6, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Whether embodying the hip, impossibly cool style of West Coast jazz, or performing his own wonderfully crafted songs, Spencer Day brings a personal and tuneful strain of American music into a new century. Recipient of a 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Singer-Songwriter-Recording Artist, here’s how he envisions “One” (Marvin Hamlisch, music, Ed Kleban, lyrics), along […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Sue Matsuki and Gregory Toroian

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Sue Matsuki and Gregory Toroian

June 21, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Sue Matsuki and her musical director Gregory Toroian began collaborating 25 years ago, and their 2020 Bistro Award for Outstanding Collaboration exemplifies the success of their individual talents and their ability to weave these talents together. Watch their performance of Cole Porter’s “Too Darn Hot” at the Bistro gala, with Skip Ward on bass and David […]

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The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Nancy McGraw

The 2020 Honoree Roll Call: Nancy McGraw

June 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Nancy McGraw exemplifies incisive musicianship and on-the-mark interpretation. She is the recipient of the 2020 Bistro Award’s Interpretive Artistry Award. Here she is with a medley about years gone by, taken from her Johnny Mercer tribute show, beginning with “I Wonder What Became of Me (Harold Arlen, music; Johnny Mercer, lyrics), followed by “When the […]

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Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Performance of “One Step” at the 35th Bistro Awards

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire Performance of “One Step” at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire closed the Bistro Awards’ 35th anniversary on March 9, 2020, by performing their own “One Step,” from their revue Starting Here, Starting Now that opened Off Broadway in June of 1977 at Barbarann, a bar/restaurant on W. 46th St.

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Liz Callaway Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

Liz Callaway Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Liz Callaway here singing “The Story Goes On,” from Maltby & Shire’s “Baby” that ran on Broadway from 1983-1984 with a book by Sybille Pearson and directed by Maltby. Callaway played “Lizzie,” one of the leads. Alex Rybeck accompanies.

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Sally Mayes Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

Sally Mayes Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Sally Mayes, another original cast member of Maltby & Shire’s four-hander Closer Than Ever, performing “Miss Byrd,” a song that has become practically identified with the singer. Alex Rybeck accompanies. “Closer Than Ever” was originally conceived as Next Time Now! at Eighty Eight’s, before expanding to become Closer Than Ever and presented at the Williamstown […]

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Lynne Wintersteller Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

Lynne Wintersteller Performance at the 35th Bistro Awards

April 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

Lynne Wintersteller, one of the original cast members of Maltby & Shire’s Closer Than Ever, sings “Life Story” from that show as part of the Bistro Awards’ tribute to the songwriting team on March 9 at the 35th annual Bistro Awards gala evening. Richard Maltby and David Shire are known for their story songs and […]

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