The 2014 MAC Awards!

2014 MAC AWARDS - The Winners!

The winners are:

FEMALE VOCALIST
BILLIE ROE, 1978 NYC Underground
Metropolitan Room, Duplex

MALE VOCALIST
JONATHAN WHITTON, The Free Residency; Black Sheep Carnival
Don’t Tell Mama

MAJOR ARTIST
MARISSA MULDER, Tom…In His Words: The Songs of Tom Waits
Metropolitan Room, Stage 72, Joe’s Pub

CELEBRITY ARTIST
ANITA GILLETTE, After All
Metropolitan Room, St. James Studio (London), Cape May Stage (NJ)

NEW YORK DEBUT – FEMALE
MARY LAHTI, A Kid Again
Duplex

NEW YORK DEBUT – MALE
GARY CRAWFORD, In Love With Love
Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama

MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER
COLLEEN MCHUGH, Calendar Girl
Duplex

IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST
ROGER ANTHONY MAPES, Rev. Yolanda’s Old Time Gospel Hour
Duplex

DUO/GROUP
TANYA HOLT & MARCUS SIMEONE, Quiet Storm
Metropolitan Room

REVUE
TWENTIETH CENTURY GIRL: THE LOIS MORTON SONGBOOK, Music and lyrics by Lois
Morton, directed by Lennie Watts, musical direction and arrangements by Paul Greenwood, Don’t Tell Mama, Duplex

RECURRING SERIES
SALON (founder, artistic director and host, Mark Janas

SPECIAL PRODUCTION
THE AMANDA MCBROOM PROJECT. Conceived and Directed by Eric Michael Gillett, songs by Amanda McBroom. Laurie Beechman Theater

EMCEE-RECURRING SERIES
DANA LORGE

ENSEMBLE  INSTRUMENTALIST
SEAN HARKNESS, Guitar
Lauren Fox (Metropolitan Room); Terese Genecco’s Little Big Band (Iridium, 54 Below, Cutting
Room); Karen Akers (Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center), Joanne Tatham (Café Carlyle)

PIANO BAR INSTRUMENTALIST
NATE BUCCIERI
Don’t Tell Mama, Duplex

RESTAURANT/HOTEL LOUNGE INSTRUMENTALIST
BILL ZEFFIRO
La Mediterranée

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER – FEMALE
ALISON NUSBAUM
Don’t Tell Mama

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER – MALE
BOBBY BELFRY
Brandy’s

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
TRACY STARK
Barb Jungr (Joe’s Pub, O’Neill Conference, 59E59), Billie Roe (Metropolitan Room, Duplex), Tanya Holt & MarcusSimeone
(Metropolitan Room)

DIRECTOR
LENNIE WATTS
Billie Roe (Metropolitan Room, Duplex), Marquee Five (54 Below), Picture Perfect – The Music and Lyrics of Scott EvanDavis (Duplex, Catalina Jazz Club), 20th Century Girl: The Lois Morton Songbook (Don’t Tell Mama, Duplex)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
JEAN-PIERRE PERREAUX
Marilyn Maye, Anita Gillette, Annie Ross (Metropolitan Room)

BEST RECORDING (LaMott Friedman Award)
MARISSA MULDER  “Tom… In His Words”

BEST SONG
THE RIGHT TIME by Andrew Sotomayor

COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG
SHALOM, SANTA  Music by Douglas J. Cohen and Lyrics by Tom Toce

SHOW OF THE YEAR
ECHOES OF ETTA: A TRIBUTE TO ETTA JAMES, Created and conceived by William Blake and Michael ThomasMurray, starring William Blake, musical direction by Michael Thomas Murray Birdland, Joe’s Pub, Café Carlyle

Two Lifetime Achievement Awards were previously announced for Linda Lavin and Marilyn Maye, as well as the 2014 Board of Directors Award for the Eugene O’Neill Cabaret and Performance Conference. Lavin and Maye accepted their awards in person, and they also performed, Lavin accompanying herself on piano. Accepting for the O’Neill was director John McDaniel.

The Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award went to the Park Concert Series (formerly The Concerts for City Greens), and was accepted by its founder, Raissa Katona Bennett.

The Hanson Award went to vocalist Amy Beth Williams, and two scholarships for Performing Arts education were awarded to youth from WingspanArts, young Jenna Barricklo and Sofia Bryant.

Check out the 2014 MAC Awards – List of Nominees

CONGRATS to all nominees! 

Want to listen to this year’s MAC Nominated songs?  Just click here, and enjoy!

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Upcoming Events

Come check out our upcoming MAC Seminar, He Said, He Said

MAC’s second educational seminar of the year will be a
one-on-one/ firing line discussion between  MAC President, LENNIE
WATTS, and Bistro Awards critic and editor, ROY SANDER who will debate
any and all of your questions addressing ‘the state of the state’ of New
York Cabaret and nightlife.  Please submit your questions
to the host and moderator BILLE ROE at cabaroe@aol.com  which will be
read and discussed at the seminar on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 from 2-5PM at
353 Studios, 353 West 48th Street, 2nd floor off 9th Avenue.  No
subject is taboo, but keep it clean!

 

 

Save the Date!  They Write the Songs 3, Sunday, November 16th

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