Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More

Winners of the 12th Annual Nightlife Awards and Special Guest Stars joined together to celebrate New York Nightlife on Monday, January 27th at 7 PM at The Town Hall. Special Guest Stars included Stephanie J. Block. Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin, Tony Nominee Jason Robert Brown, Recording and Concert Artist Nellie McKay, and the show's Three-Time Emmy Award-winning host, Bruce Vilanch. Check out a look behind the scenes below!

Leading the list of winners is this year's choice for Nightlife Legend: Dee Dee Bridgewater!

Jazz winners include (in a tie) BEN ALLISON and DARCY JAMES ARGUE for Outstanding Jazz Band, GRETCHEN PARLATO for Outstanding Female Jazz Vocalist, andWilliam Blake for Outstanding Male Jazz Vocalist. In cabaret, Laura Benanti has been named Outstanding Major Cabaret Vocalist. The Outstanding Female Cabaret Vocalist is Stacy Sullivan, and Outstanding Male Cabaret Vocalist is Liam Forde.

In comedy, GINA BRILLON was named Outstanding Female Standup Comedian and JIMMY FAILLA is the Outstanding Male Standup Comedian.

Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Carole J. Bufford, Jimmy Failla and Maxine Linehan

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Scott Coulter (Director of tonights show) joins Carole J. Bufford, Jimmy Failla and Maxine Linehan

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Maxine Linehan, Scott Siegel, Stacy Sullivan, William Blake, Carole J. Bufford and Mike Murray

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Maxine Linehan, Scott Siegel, Stacy Sullivan, William Blake, Carole J. Bufford Mike Murray, Liam Forde and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Maxine Linehan, Scott Siegel, Stacy Sullivan, William Blake, Carole J. Bufford Mike Murray, Jimmy Failla, Scott Coulter, Liam Forde and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Stacy Sullivan, Bill Irwin and Carole J. Bufford

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Liam Forde with Emily Ferranti, Corbitt Williams and Marissa Miller

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Liam Forde and Carole J. Bufford

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Edith Drake, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ervin Drake

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Stacy Sullivan and her niece

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
K. T. Sullivan and Stacy Sullivan

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Dee Dee Bridgewater and Bill Irwin

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Scott Siegel and Ian Herman (Musical Director)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Scott Siegel and Ian Herman

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Stacy Sullivan, Ervin Drake and Edith Drake

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Bill Irwin and guest

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Edith Drake congratulates Carole J. Bufford

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Carole J. Bufford and Edith Drake

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Carole J. Bufford, Edith Drake and Bobbie Horowitz

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The Nightlife Awards with Bill Irwin, KT Sullivan & More
Ervin Drake, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Carole J. Bufford

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