2011 MAC Award Nominations Announced!

Hosted by Christine Pedi, the 2011 MAC Awards will take place on Tuesday, Mat 10 and B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. The ceremony will honor Annie Ross for Lifetime Achievement and George Sanders with the MAC Board of Directors Award.

The evening will play host to Jane MonheitJohnny RodgersHelen BaldassareJulie Gold, Uptown Express, Rick JensenRitt Henn, Sharon McNight and many more to be announced shortly.

The event is produced by Julie Miller, directed by Lennie Watts, and musical directed by Steven Ray Watkins.

For tickets, visit www.macnyc.com.

2011 MAC AWARD NOMINEES

FEMALE VOCALIST

Deb Berman, All in Good Time
Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama
Carole J. Bufford, Carole J. Bufford Sings Randy Newman; intro; A Christmas Carol...with an E!
Don't Tell Mama, Metropolitan Room, Urban Stages
JACKIE FORNATALE, Get Ready - Jackie Fornatale Sings Motown
Don't Tell Mama, Laurie Beechman
Gretchen Reinhagen, Gretchen Sings Janis Joplin's "Pearl"
Don't Tell Mama
Sarah Rice, Screen Gems: Songs of Old Hollywood
Laurie Beechman

MALE VOCALIST

Kevin Dozier, Take Me to the World, Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Don't Tell Mama
Stearns Matthews, this will be...; I'll Be Stearns for Christmas, Laurie Beechman
Tony Middleton, Memories of Nat; untitled shows, Kitano, Iridium, La Mediterranée, Black Duck
Todd Murray, Croon, Feinstein's, Metropolitan Room

MAJOR ARTIST

Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, This Thing Called Love; Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano in Concert, Oak Room at the Algonquin, The Royal Room at the Colony (Palm Beach), Cooperstown Music Festival, El Morro Theater (Gallup, NM), Café Sabarsky
ERIC Michael GillETT, Hooray for Love: Gillett Sings Arlen, Laurie Beechman, Feinstein's
Karen Oberlin, Heart & Soul - A Centenary Celebration of Frank Loesser; A Wish: Songs of Hope, Heart and Humor for the New Year, Oak Room at the Algonquin, The Royal Room at the Colony (Palm Beach); Feinstein's
Julie Reyburn, Live at Feinstein's; Summer Night; So Many People...a Sondheim Show, Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Urban Stages

CELEBRITY ARTIST
Karen Mason, Karen Mason in Concert 2010, Metropolitan Room, Iridium, Backstage Dopo Teatro, Ryles Jazz Club (Boston), Drake Hotel (San Francisco), Metropolis (Chicago)
Marilyn Maye, Her Own Kind of Broadway; The Merriest; In Love Again, Metropolitan Room, Feinstein's
Sharon McNight, The First 30 Years: From Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall, Metropolitan Room; Yale Cabaret Series
KT Sullivan & Mark Nadler, Gershwin...Here to Stay, Oak Room at the Algonquin

NEW YORK DEBUT - FEMALE
Liz Lark Brown, Tarnished, Metropolitan Room
KIM GROGG, Kim Grogg Sings Dusty Springfield: Stay Awhile; Kim Grogg is Feelin' Groovy, Don't Tell Mama
Nikki MacCallum, Matchmaker Matchmaker I'm Willing to Settle! A Musical Guide to Internet Dating, Laurie Beechman, Duplex

NEW YORK DEBUT - MALE
CORNELIUS BATES, My Brazilian Romance - A Tribute to the Music from Brazil, Metropolitan Room
Sean Harkness, Metropolitan Room, Top of the Rock
EDDIE PETERSON, Greetings from America - The Songs of Randy NewmanDon't Tell Mama

COMEDY / MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER - FEMALE
MARY DIMINO, Broadway Comedy Club, Don't Tell Mama, Stand-Up New York
Colleen McHugh, Calendar Girl, Duplex
Amy Wolk, Amy Wolk Sings Divine Madness, Don't Tell Mama

COMEDY / MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER - MALE
Adelmo Guidarelli, Operation Adelmo - The Clown Prince of Opera; The Adelmo Guidarelli, Christmas Special, Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, Triad, Brook Arts Center
Justin Sayre, The Meeting* Duplex, Le Poisson Rouge
ORON STENESH, The Big 3-0 Duplex

DUO/GROUP
Scott Coulter, Steven Ray Watkins, Lennie Watts, 3Play The 70s, Don't Tell Mama
MARQUEE FIVE, 8-Track Throwback, Don't Tell Mama
UPTOWN EXPRESS, Point It Home; New Year's Eve with Uptown Express, Tim McLoone's (Asbury Park), Laurie Beechman, Bob Egan's New Hope

VARIETY PRODUCTION/RECURRING SERIES
CABARET CARES, Produced by Joseph MacchiaLaurie Beechman
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, Written, produced, directed, and hosted by Phil Geoffrey BondLaurie Beechman, Don't Tell Mama
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA, Produced and hosted by Dana Lorge, Iguana

OPEN MIC
MOSTLY SONDHEIM, Programmed by Brian Nash, Emily McNamara, Ben Cameron, Duplex
OUR WAY, YOUR WAY, BROADWAY (aka SHOW TUNE ROOM), Produced and hosted by Michael Kirk LaneDon't Tell Mama
SALON, Created and hosted by Mark Janas, produced by Tanya Moberly, Etcetera Etcetera

HOST - VARIETY SHOW/SERIES OR OPEN MIC
Raissa Katona Bennett, The Concerts at Tudor City Greens, Tudor City Greens
Phil Geoffrey Bond, Sondheim Unplugged, Laurie Beechman, Don't Tell Mama
Mark Janas, Salon, Etcetera Etcetera
Dana Lorge, Wednesday Night at the Iguana, Iguana

SPECIAL PRODUCTION
Faye Lane'S BEAUTY SHOP STORIES, Created and performed by Faye Lane, directed by Jay Rogers, produced by Adam Magazine, La Mama ETC, Huron Club at Soho Playhouse
MY QUEER YOUTH, Written and performed by Phil Geoffrey Bond, directed by Michele Pawk Laurie Beechman
SCARED SKINNY, Written and performed by Mary Dimino, Paradise Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER
Liz Lark BrownDon't Tell Mama
Anne SteeleDon't Tell Mama, Brandy's
Kristine ZbornikDon't Tell Mama

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT INSTRUMENTALIST
NATE BUCCIERI, Don't Tell Mama, Brandy's
GERRY DIEFFENBACH, Duplex, Don't Tell Mama
JERRY SCOTT, Butler's

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Sean HarknessDeb Berman (Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama), Terese Genecco Sings Elvis (Don't Tell Mama, Triad, Rrazz Room)
Mark JanasJulie Reyburn (Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Urban Stages), Kevin McMullan (Laurie Beechman), Tanya Moberly (Don't Tell Mama), Len Cariou (Ripley Greer)
Alex Rybeck, Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway: Boom! (Town Hall), Todd Murray (Feinstein's, Metropolitan Room), Kevin Dozier (Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Don't Tell Mama), Liz Callaway: New Year's Eve (Metropolitan Room), Donna McKechnie (Laurie Beechman), Faith Prince (Caramoor)
Tracy Stark, 2010 MAC Awards (B.B. King), Marcus Simeone: Haunted (Metropolitan Room), Gretchen Reinhagen (Don't Tell Mama)

DIRECTOR
ERIC Michael GillETT,
Karen Akers (Oak Room at the Algonquin), Karen Oberlin (Oak Room at the Algonquin), Jarrod Spector (Metropolitan Room, Oak Room at the Plaza)

Peter Napolitano
Janice Hall (Metropolitan Room, Urban Stages), Barbara Porteus (Feinstein's), Helena Grenot (Don't Tell Mama), Adam Shapiro (Duplex)
Lennie Watts
Julie Reyburn (Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman), Kevin Dozier (Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Don't Tell Mama), Liz Lark Brown (Metropolitan Room), Jackie Fornatale (Don't Tell Mama, Laurie Beechman)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
DENISE ANDERSEN, Ricky Ritzel & Spider Saloff; Lennie Watts, Steven Ray Watkins, Scott Coulter; Stephen Wallem & Edie Falco (Don't Tell Mama)
David ColbertKaren Finley, Sarah Rice, Coco Peru (Laurie Beechman)
RANDY LESTER, Steven Brinberg: Simply Barbra, Marquee Five, Eric Michael Gillett Presents Cookie Stark (Don't Tell Mama)

SONG
AFTER HOURS, Music by Derek Gregor, Lyrics by Sam Carner
AND I'M LEAVING TODAY, Music by Alex Rybeck, Lyrics by Todd Murray
DON'T BREAK MY HEART ON NEW YEAR'S EVE, Music by Brian Cimmet, Lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz
HAUNTED, Music by Tracy Stark, Lyrics by Marcus Simeone
MORE THAN I AM, Music by Hyeyoung Kim, Lyrics by Michael L. Cooper

SPECIAL MUSICAL MATERIAL
ALL OF MY FRIENDS, Music and lyrics by Drew Fornarola
CHRISTMAS IN MICHIGAN, Music and lyrics by Mary Liz McNamara
JUST ADJUST YOUR DREAMS, Music and lyrics by Michael Hadge
SING, BUT DON'T TELL, Music by Derek Gregor, Lyrics by Sam Carner
WE ARE THE MEEK, Music and lyrics by Garry Novikoff

RECORDING
ANNIE KOZUCH, Here With You
Karen Oberlin, Live at the Algonquin - The Songs of Frank Loesser
Anne Steele, Strings Attached
UPTOWN EXPRESS, Take You There
Julian Yeo, Homage

 

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