Anita Gillette, Ann Hampton Callaway, THE VAUDEVILLIANS & More Score 2014 Mac Award Nominations

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Anita Gillette, Ann Hampton Callaway, THE VAUDEVILLIANS & More Score 2014 Mac Award Nominations

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, has announced the nominees for the 2014 MAC Awards. Winners in twenty-five categories will be voted by the MAC membership by anonymous ballot and announced at the MAC Awards Gala on March 27th at BB King's Blue Club in Times Square at: 237 W. 42 St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets start at $50.00. For additional information on MAC, to become a member, or to order tickets to the event, visit: http://macnyc.com.

Two 2014 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.

And the Nominees in 25 categories Are:

FEMALE VOCALIST
ROSEMARY LOAR, When Harry Met the Duke at Metropolitan Room, Union City Museum of Art at the William V. Musto Cultural Center
MARIEANN MERINGOLO, Orchestrated at Metropolitan Room
TANYA MOBERLY, I Love New York Songwriters at Don't Tell Mama
BILLIE ROE, 1978 NYC Underground at Metropolitan Room, Duplex

MALE VOCALIST
ANTHONY SANTELMO JR, A Seeks Out the Tunes Retrospective at Don't Tell Mama
FRANK TORREN, Moment to Moment at Don't Tell Mama
JONATHAN WHITTON, The Free Residency; Black Sheep Carnival at Don't Tell Mama

MAJOR ARTIST
TERESE GENECCO, Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band; Have Yourself a Merry Little Big Band Cutting Room, Iridium Music Tent on W. 46th St., Midtown Jazz at Midday (St. Peter's Church); 54 Below
MARISSA MULDER, Tom...In His Words: The Songs of Tom Waits at Metropolitan Room, Stage 72, Joe's Pub
RICKY RITZEL, Ricky Ritzel Sings Elaine Stritch at 54 Below, Don't Tell Mama

CELEBRITY ARTIST
ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY, Bridges; From Sassy to Divine: A Celebration of Sarah Vaughan; Songs I Wish I'd Written at Birdland; Dizzy's Club Coca Cola; 54 Below
BABY JANE DEXTER, More Rules of the Road at Metropolitan Room
ANITA GILLETTE, After All at Metropolitan Room, St. James Studio (London), Cape May Stage (NJ)
JULIE GOLD, An Evening with Julie Gold at Duplex
PAOLO SZOT, An Evening with Paolo Szot at 54 Below

NEW YORK DEBUT - FEMALE
MARY LAHTI, A Kid Again at Duplex
JAMIE SALZANO, Stardust and Other Sparkling Things...at Metropolitan Room
LISA YAEGER, It Must Have Been Love at Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama

NEW YORK DEBUT - MALE
NATHAN CHANG, Steppin' Off the Sidewalk at Duplex, Don't Tell Mama
GARY CRAWFORD, In Love With Love at Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama
ERIC YVES GARCIA, One Night Standards at Laurie Beechman, Croton Creek Steakhouse & Wine Bar

MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER
JOAN JAFFE, Joan Jaffe's Food at Don't Tell Mama
BARBARA MALLEY, Out of Order at Don't Tell Mama
COLLEEN MCHUGH, Calendar Girl at Duplex

IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST
MARGOH! CHANNING, MargOH! Sings the Booze at Duplex, Dixon Place
HEDDA LETTUCE, Hedda Lettuce's Summer Series; Christmas Special at Metropolitan Room
ROGER ANTHONY MAPES, Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour at Duplex

DUO/GROUP
ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, Rat Pack Poet: Songs of Sammy Cahn; untitled shows Stage 72; Jazz at Kitano, Crazy Coqs (London), Café Sabarsky, The Royal Room (The Colony Palm Beach)
TANYA HOLT & MARCUS SIMEONE, Quiet Storm at Metropolitan Room

DUO/GROUP
ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, Rat Pack Poet: Songs of Sammy Cahn; untitled shows Stage 72; Jazz at Kitano, Crazy Coqs (London), Café Sabarsky, The Royal Room (The Colony Palm Beach)
TANYA HOLT & MARCUS SIMEONE, Quiet Storm at Metropolitan Room
KT SULLIVAN & LARRY WOODARD, KT & Larry Remember Mabel & Bobby at Laurie Beechman

REVUE
PICTURE PERFECT, Music and lyrics by Scott Evan Davis, directed by Lennie Watts at Duplex, Catalina Jazz Club
SING ME A STORY, Conceived by Lisa Moss and Thomas Honeck, produced by Thomas Honeck, directed by Lisa Moss at Duplex
TALES OF JONI: 54 SINGS MITCHELL, Conceived and directed by Phil Geoffrey Bond at 54 Below
TWENTIETH CENTURY GIRL: THE LOIS MORTON SONGBOOK, Music and lyrics by Lois Morton, directed by Lennie Watts, musical direction and arrangements by Paul Greenwood at Don't Tell Mama, Duplex

RECURRING SERIES
THE DANA LORGE VARIETY SHOW, Produced and hosted by Dana Lorge at Metropolitan Room
NY SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY PROGRAMS, Produced by Linda Amiel Burns at Local 802 Musicians Hall
SALON, Founder, Artistic Director, and Host, Mark Janas; Executive Producer, Tanya Moberly at Etcetera Etcetera
SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, Written, produced, directed, and hosted by Phil Geoffrey Bond at 54 Below

SPECIAL PRODUCTION
THE AMANDA MCBROOM PROJECT, Conceived and directed by Eric Michael Gillett, songs by Amanda McBroom at Laurie Beechman
METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE, Produced by the Metropolitan Room and Beck Lee at Metropolitan Room
NEW YORK'S NEXT TOP DRAG QUEEN, Produced by Joseph Macchia and Michelle Buttigieg at Metropolitan Room

EMCEE - RECURRING SERIES/SPECIAL PRODUCTION
PHIL GEOFFREY BOND, Sondheim Unplugged at 54 Below
DANA LORGE, The Dana Lorge Variety Show at Metropolitan Room
JAY ROGERS, MetroStar Talent Challenge at Metropolitan Room

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTALIST
PETER CALO, Guitar for Lennie Watts (Duplex); Linda Eder (54 Below); Lauren Fox (Metropolitan Room); Bernard Dotson (Metropolitan Room), One Night of Peace & Music - A Tribute to Woodstock (54 Below)
TERESE GENECCO, Drums for The Concerts for City Greens (Tudor City Greens)
SEAN HARKNESS, Guitar for 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)
MATT SCHARFGLASS, Bass for Tanya Moberly (Don't Tell Mama); Eric Michael Gillett (54 Below); Tim Di Pasqua (Duplex), Marnie Klar (Don't Tell Mama), Concerts for City Greens (Tudor City Greens)

PIANO BAR INSTRUMENTALIST
NATE BUCCIERI at Don't Tell Mama, Duplex
WILLIAM TN HALL at Don't Tell Mama, Duplex
MICHAEL ISAACS at Don't Tell Mama, Brandy's, Duplex
ERIC JAMES at Don't Tell Mama, Brandy's
BRIAN NASH at Duplex, 54 Below, Brandy's

RESTAURANT/HOTEL LOUNGE INSTRUMENTALIST
CHRIS BARRETT at La Rivista
ERIC YVES GARCIA at Chez Josephine, Croton Creek Steakhouse & Wine Bar
STEVEN LOWENTHAL at La Rivista, Town House, Parnell's
BILL ZEFFIRO at La Mediterranée

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER - FEMALE
ELAINE BRIER at Don't Tell Mama
MARIA GENTILE at Duplex
TARA MORAN at Don't Tell Mama
LAUREN MUFSON at Brandy's
ALISON NUSBAUM at Don't Tell Mama
HEIDI WEYHMUELLER at Brandy's, Don't Tell Mama

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER - MALE
JOE ARDIZZONE at Brandy's
BOBBY BELFRY at Brandy's
ADAM CHANDLER at Duplex
TOMMY DOSE at Don't Tell Mama
JUSTIN LOPEZ at Brandy's
SAMUEL PAUL at Duplex

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
RICK JENSEN for Jamie Salzano (Metropolitan Room), Lisa Yaeger (Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama), Lina Koutrakos (Metropolitan Room), Sarah Kimball (Metropolitan Room), Steve Sieck (Metropolitan Room)
BARRY LEVITT for Gary Crawford (Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama), Anthony Santelmo Jr (Don't Tell Mama), Julie Wilson Tribute (Iridium), An Evening with the Barry Levitt Quartet (Urban Stages), Sunny Leigh (Metropolitan Room)
DON REBIC for Karen Akers (Allen Room-Jazz at Lincoln Center), Christine Andreas (54 Below), Eric Michael Gillett (54 Below)
TRACY STARK for Barb Jungr (Joe's Pub, O'Neill Conference, 59E59), Billie Roe (Metropolitan Room, Duplex), Tanya Holt & Marcus Simeone (Metropolitan Room)

DIRECTOR
ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT for Marieann Meringolo (Metropolitan Room), Jarrod Spector (54 Below), The Amanda
McBroom Project (Laurie Beechman)
LISA MOSS for Katie Bland (Duplex), Sing Me a Story (Duplex), 2013 Duplex Gala (Duplex), From Book to Broadway (Duplex)
GRETCHEN REINHAGEN for Sue Matsuki: Genres - Blues & Country (Metropolitan Room), Jennylind Paris (Metropolitan Room), Bob Diamond, Donna Elliott, Marcia Roney (Duplex), Donna Hayes (Metropolitan Room), Irenka Jakubiak (Don't TellMama)
LENNIE WATTS for Billie Roe (Metropolitan Room, Duplex), Marquee Five (54 Below), Picture Perfect - The Music and Lyrics of Scott Evan Davis (Duplex, Catalina Jazz Club), 20th Century Girl: The Lois Morton Songbook (Don't Tell Mama, Duplex)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
ADAM DECARLO for Nathan Chang, Jonathan Whitton, Barbara Malley (Don't Tell Mama)
JASON ELLIS for Vickie Phillips, Sally Darling, Tanya Moberly (Don't Tell Mama)
JEAN-PIERRE PERREAUX for Marilyn Maye, Anita Gillette, Annie Ross (Metropolitan Room)
NICHOLAS SANTIAGO for Jeff Harnar, The Amanda McBroom Project, Cabaret Cares (Laurie Beechman)
TED STAFFORD for Rosemary Loar, Tanya Holt & Marcus Simeone, Mary Foster Conklin (Metropolitan Room)

RECORDING (LaMott Friedman Award)
Simply artist SANDY BAINUM
Music 4 Two artist DAWN DEROW & SEAN HARKNESS
HOPELESSLY IN LOVE The Lyrics of Tom Toce
Tom... In His Words artist MARISSA MULDER
21st Century Blues artist STEVE SIECK

SONG
EVERYONE WANTS TO BE LOVED
HE REMEMBERS, SHE REMEMBERS
HOME AGAIN
SO FAR FROM PENNSYLVANIA
THE RIGHT TIME
COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG
ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END
SHALOM, SANTA
SIDE EFFECTS
THE THING ABOUT DYLAN
WALL LOVIN'

SHOW OF THE YEAR
BACKSTAGE WITH SUSIE MOSHER, Produced and hosted by Susie Mosher, musical direction by Brad Simmons at 54 Below
ECHOES OF ETTA: A TRIBUTE TO ETTA JAMES, Created and conceived by William Blake and Michael Thomas Murray, starring William Blake, musical direction by Michael Thomas Murray Birdland, Joe's Pub, Café Carlyle
JOE ICONIS AND FAMILY, Written, composed, and directed by Joe Iconis, produced by Jennifer Ashley Tepper at 54 Below
THE MEETING*, Written by, hosted by, and starring Justin Sayre, produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen at Duplex, 54 Below
TOM... IN HIS WORDS, Starring Marissa Mulder, directed by Lauren Fox, musical direction by Jon Weber at Metropolitan Room, Stage 72, Joe's Pub
THE VAUDEVILLIANS, Written by, directed by, and starring Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales at Laurie Beechman

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