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Win Two Tickets to the Bistro Awards and See André De Shields Being Honored

Win Two Tickets to the Bistro Awards and See André De Shields Being Honored

Multiple Tony and Drama Desk nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner André De Shields is being honored at the 33rd Annual Bistro Awards with the Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award, the Bistro Awards’ highest honor, for his five decades of stage and nightclub accomplishments.

The actor-singer-dancer-choreographer  The Wiz, which was followed by the long-running Ain’t Misbehavin’, for which he received his first Drama Desk nomination, and Stardust: The Mitchell Parish Musical. He received a Tony and Drama Desk nomination for Play On! and The Full Monty and another Drama Desk nomination for his performance in Black Nativity off Broadway.

Beginning in the ’70s, De Shields created a string of original shows, among them Have You Ever Been Kissed by Lightning? (starring Mau Mau The Zulu Vampire, Half Man-Half Cadillac), The Insatiable Mechanical Monster, Uptown Sunday Night, and Black by Popular Demand. He played at the Gypsy’s, the Grand Finale, Reno Sweeney, Les Mouches, the Club at La MaMa, the Horn of Plenty, Greene Street, Joe’s Pub and the Laurie Beechman Theatre. He has performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and London. In 1984, he co-wrote, choreographed, co-directed, and starred in the Broadway musical revue Andre De Shields’ Haarlem Nocturne. It was produced at The Latin Quarter.

The Bistro Awards gala will be held on Monday, March 12 at 6:30 pm at Gotham Comedy Cub, 208 W. 23rd St., produced by Sherry Eaker, who has headed up the event since its inception.

Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award.

Bistro Awards

You can win two tickets to the Bistro Awards by answering these trivia questions.

Other award winners are


Sheila Jordan

Outstanding Contributions to the Art of Jazz


Marta Sanders

Consummate Cabaret Artistry


Shemekia Copeland

Producer’s Award


Mary Sue Daniels

Ira Eaker Special Achievement Award


Jeff Harnar

Director


Lisa Yaeger

Vocalist


Rachelle Garniez

Singer/Instrumentalist


Peter and Will Anderson

Instrumentalists


Salty Brine

Creative Artistry


Amy Beth Williams

Carried Away

Theme Show


Thank You for Your Love: Our Celebration of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

Carole Demas, Sarah Rice, Charles Repole, Joe Goodrich, Maria Banks, Stuart J. Allyn

Tribute Show


It Helps to Sing About It: Songs of Ben Schaechter & Dan Kael

Ben Schaechter, Dan Kael, Sara Louise Lazarus

   

Revue


Dan Ruth

A Life Behind Bars

Solo Play


Katie McGrath

New York Debut

Cabaret

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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