2008 MAC Award Winners Announced

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The 2008 MAC Award Winners have been announced. They include:

2008 Board of Directors Award:
Linda Amiel Burns, Bart Greenberg's Any Wednesday Series

Outstanding Achievement in Jazz:
Gloria Lynne

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy:
Lewis Black

Lifetime Achievement Award:
Maureen McGovern

TimeOut New York Special Achievement Award:
Bridget Everett and Kenny Mellman

Female Vocalist:
JEANNE MACDONALD, Come Back to Me: Jeanne MacDonald Celebrates Miss Peggy LeeBradstan Country Inn, Metropolitan Room

Male Vocalist:
MILES PHILLIPS, Quiet Stars, The Unrest Inside MeMetropolitan Room, Cosmopolitan Club

Female Jazz Vocalist:
Laurie Krauz, Enzo's Jazz Room, Iridium, Sweet Rhythm

Male Jazz Vocalist:
JACK DONOHUE,Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, Cornelia Street Café 

Major Artist:
BARBARA BRUSSELL, Out of the Mouths of Babes-Women Who DaredMetropolitan Room 

Major Jazz Artist:
Natalie Douglas,Birdland, The Duplex, Matthew's Mug (Vassar College)

Female Celebrity Artist:
Christine Ebersole,Metropolitan Room, Birdland

Male/Duo Celebrity Artist:
Steve Ross,Oak Room at the Algonquin, 59East59 

New York Debut- Female:
SUZANNE CARRICO, The Art of the Cahn: Music from the Sammy Cahn SongbookThe Triad, Metropolitan Room 

New York Debut- Male:
JONATHAN WHITTON, Perfect FiniteThe Triad, The Duplex, Laurie Beechman

Stand-up Comic:
POPPI  KRAMER  

Major Stand-up Comic- Female:
SUSIE ESSMAN

Major Stand-up Comic- Male:
JIM DAVID

Musical Comedy/ Impersonation:
RAY JESSEL, Songs from the Ridiculous to the RomanticDon't Tell Mama

Duo or Group:
KAREN MACK & Michael Holland, Gashole: Hole-O-MaticMetropolitan Room, The Duplex

Jazz Duo or Group:
THE Daryl Kojak TRIO,The Triad, Laurie Beechman, Sweet Rhythm, Metropolitan Room 

Comedy/Improv Duo/Group:
CHICAGO CITY LIMITS

Revue/Special Production:
MY FRIEND, THE CAT, created by Phil Geoffrey BondLaurie Beechman 

Variety Production/ Recurring Series:
Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY, hosted by Jim CarusoBirdland

Piano Bar/ Restaurant Singing Entertainer- Male:
DAVID COLBERTHelen's

Piano Bar/ Restaurant Singing Entertainer- Female:
Sarah MuchoRose's Turn, Don't Tell Mama

Piano Bar/Restaurant  Instrumentalist:
TRACY STARKDon't Tell Mama

Musical Director:
STEVEN RAY WATKINSLennie Watts, Jim Speake (The Metropolitan Room)

Director:
ERIC MICHAEL GILLETTKT Sullivan, Karen Akers, Lari White (Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel), Anna Bergman , Raissa Katona Bennett (Metropolitan Room), Maureen Kelley Stewart (Laurie Beechman), Olivia Stevens-Pleasure and Peril:The Songs of Zarah Leander (Helen's)  

Technical Director:
JEAN-PIERRE PERREAUXLina Koutrakos, Johnny Mercer A-Z ,Tom Wopat, Jimmy James, Karen Mason (Metropolitan Room)

Song:
I REMEMBER Words by Shaynee Rainbolt & Russell Garcia, Music by Russell Garcia

Special Musical Material:
ONE STOP SHOPPING Words by Dan Page, Michele Page, Sue Matsuki and Gregory Toroian, Music by Sue Matsuki & Gregory Toroian

Recording:
Terese Genecco Drunk With Love–Live (A Tribute to Frances Faye)

Jazz Recording: JOHN DeMARCO Pure and Simple 

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