Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards

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Last night, May 4, the Board of Directors of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presented the 2010 MAC Awards at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in Times Square. The awards ceremony and show, produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, was hosted by Sharon McNight. Tracy Stark musical directed. BroadwayWorld celebrated backstage with the evening's winners and participants.

The evening featured performances by Mark Nadler, Laurel Masse, Sean Harkness, Diana Templeton, Lucie Arnaz, Tony DeSare, The Les Paul Trio, Mario Cantone, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst, Julie Reyburn, Terese Genecco, Lina Koutrakos, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, Baby Jane Dexter, Karen Mason, Chuck Sweeney as "Miss Peggy Lee," and more.

The MAC Awards are presented annually to honor achievements in Cabaret, Comedy, and Jazz. The Awards encompass more that two dozen categories such as: vocalists and vocal groups, piano bar and jazz performers, comedy and musical performers, writers of songs and special material, directors, musical directors, recordings, and more. In addition, through special awards, MAC salutes outstanding contributions to the field of live entertainment. For more information, visit www.macnyc.com.

The 2010 MAC Award winners are:

Female Vocalist
ANNE STEELE

Male Vocalist
HECTOR CORIS

Jazz Vocalist
MARY FOSTER CONKLIN

Major Artist
BABY JANE DEXTER

New York Debut - Female
DANIELLE GRABIANOWSKI

New York Debut - Male
TOM ROCCO

Celebrity Artist
MARILYN MAYE

Stand-Up Comic - Male
DANNY COHEN

Stand-Up Comic - Female
MARY DIMINO

Musical Comedy
GRETCHEN REINHAGEN

Vocal Duo/Group
MARQUEE FIVE

Special Production
RICKY RITZEL HAS HYSTERICAL BLONDNESS

Variety Production/Recurring Series
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA

Open Mic
ALGONQUIN SALON, OAK ROOM SALON, SALON

Host - Variety Show/Series Or Open Mic
DANA LORGE AND RICHARD SKIPPER, WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT THE IGUANA

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer
ANNE STEELE

Piano Bar/Restaurant/Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist
JERRY SCOTT

Technical Director
JEAN-PIERRE PERREAUX

Director
LENNIE WATTS

Musical Director
TRACY STARK

Major Recording
DARYL SHERMAN, "JOHNNY MERCER: A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE"

Recording
SUSAN WINTER, "LOVE ROLLS ON . . . LIVE!"

Song
"THINGS THAT HAUNT ME," MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BRETT KRISTOFFERSON

Special Musical Material
"IDENTITY THEFT," MUSIC AND LYRICS BY RAY JESSEL

Special Honors of the Evening were presented to:

Lifetime Achievement Award: LESLIE UGGAMS
Presented by BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL

MAC Board of Directors Award: PETER LEAVY
Presented by K.T. SULLIVAN

MAC Board of Directors Award: PLAYBILL.COM
Presented by KAREN MASON

Hanson Award: ANGELA SHULTZ
Presented by LENNIE WATTS

Time Out New York Award: BRANDON CUTRELL
Presented by ADAM FELDMAN

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Daryl Glenn showing off the new MAC Award design

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Ruby Rims

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Tommy Femia and Baby Jane Dexter

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Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Genecco

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Cait Doyle and Jonathan Whitton

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Cait Doyle and Noah Cornman

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KIm Smith and Jonathan Whitton

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Karen Mason

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Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano

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John McDaniel

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Nancy Witter

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Mary Dimino and Mario Cantone

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Mario Cantone

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Mario Cantone

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Jean-Pierre Perreaux

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Lennie Watts

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Lennie Watts (Director) and Julie Miller (Producer)

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Gabrielle Stravelli, Brandon Cutrell and Adam Feldman

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Ricky Ritzel and Jim Lazar

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Richard Skipper and Dana Lorge

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Dani Rhodes

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Ray Jessel

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Brett Kristoferson

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Tracy Stark (Musical Director)

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Anne Steele

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Ruby Rims and Linda Asher

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Robert Vargas

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Southern Rain-Kelly Morris, Clarke Mazanec, Daniella Rabbani, Greg Pliska, Justin Ritchie, Rob Simpson, Ted Stafford and Lina Koutrakos

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Jay Leonhart and Brian Stokes Mitchell

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Brian Stokes Mitchell

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Gretchen Reinhagen

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Marquee Five-Adam West Hemming, Vanessa Parvin, Julie Reyburn, Sierra Rein and Mick Bleyer

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Sharon McNight

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Julie Miller and Terese Genecco

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Tony DeSare, Mary Foster Conklin and Baby Jane Dexter

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Daryl Sherman, David Friedman and Susan Winter

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Terese Genecco

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Angela Shultz

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Coming Out Of The Darkness-Thomas Honeck, Brad Wills, Elisabeth Cernadas, Randa Karambelas, Rebecca Southworth, Trevor Southworth, Randy Lester, Denise Andersen and Scott Denny

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Tanya Moberly, Mark Janas and Peter Napolitan

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Leslie Uggams and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams and Lee Roy Reams

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Baby Jane Dexter

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Marilyn Maye

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Leslie Uggams

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Leslie Uggams and Brian Stokes Mitchell

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Julie Miller, Leslie Uggams, Baby Jane Dexter and Brian Stokes Mitchell

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Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams and Lucie Arnaz

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Lucie Arnaz

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Leslie Uggams

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Kristopher Monroe and his mom Sharon McNight

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Tom Rocco

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Lucie Arnaz, Tom Rocco, Danielle Grabianowski and Billy Stritch

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Marilyn Maye and Klea Blackhurst

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Peter Leavy and KT Sullivan

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Hector Corris

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Anne Stelle

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Marilyn Maye and Klea Blackhurst

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards
Julie Miller and Marilyn Maye

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards

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