Photo Coverage: 2011 MAC Awards - Backstage!
Last night, May 10, the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presented the 2011 MAC Awards. The awards ceremony and show was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts and was held at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. The evening was hosted by Christine Pedi. Steven Ray Watkins was the musical director.
The MAC Awards honor the best in live performance, recordings, songs and shows from the past year. For a full list of winners on BroadwayWorld, click here!
Special honors of the evening were presented to Annie Ross, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, George Sanders, who received the Board of Directors Awards, and Marianne Challis, who received the Hanson Award.
BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage of the backstage fun below!
Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
Ben Cherry and Lorinda Lisitza
Open Mic Award-Salon Host Mark Janas and Producer Tanya Moberly
Hose-Variety Show/ Series or Open Mic-Raissa Katona Bennet-The concerts at Tudor City
Piano Bar/ restaurant Instrumentalist-Nate Buccieri
Lamont/Friedman CD Award-Karen Oberlin
Major Artist-Julie Reyburn
Hanson Award-Marianne Challis
Variety Production/Recurring Series- Cabaret Cares Joseph Macchia producer
Ruby Rims and Christine Pedi
Ruby Rims and Klea Blackhurst
Special Production-Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories-Faye Lane
New York Debut Female-Liz Lark Brown
Nate Buccieri, Heidi Weyhmueller, Liz Lark Brown and Sean Harkness
New York Debut Male-Sean Harkness
Liz Lark Brown and Sean Harkness
Board of Directors Award-George Sanders with Sneaky Snake
Special Musical Material-Mary Liz McNamara
Song-Haunted Music by Tracy Stark and Lyrics by Marcus Simeone
Mary Liz McNamara and Sharon McNight
Musical Director-Alex Rybeck
Suzanne Peebles and Penny Landau
Comedy/Musical Comedy Performer-Female-Amy Wolk
Lifetime Achievement Award-Annie Ross
Male Vocalist-Kevin Dozier
Alex Rybeck and Kevin Dozier
Female Vocalist-Sarah Rice
Sarah Rice and Kevin Dozier