Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage

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The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs celebrated the 23rd Annual MAC Awards on Monday, May 18th at 7:30pm at B.B. King Blues Club (237 West 42nd St, Between Broadway 8th Avenue).

This year's performers/presenters included Polly Bergen (Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award), Klea Blackhurst, Tyne Daly, Karen Mason, Marilyn Maye, John McDaniel, Rex Reed, Steve Ross, and Julie Wilson among others.The winners for the 23rd Annual MAC Awards honoring excellence in New York City cabaret, comedy and jazz were announced last evening at B.B. King Blues Club.

Taking part in a special tribute in honor of the 50th Anniversary of Motown and its contribution to expanding the American Songbook were nominees for Best Male/Female Vocalist: Raissa Katona Bennett, Jenna Esposito, Terese Genecco, Julie Reyburn, Marcus Simeone, Kim Smith, Jonathan Whitton, and Michael Winther.

The 2009 MAC Awards bestowed the Board of Directors Award to Joey Reynolds and Myra Chanin of the JOEY REYNOLDS SHOW, who consistently promote Cabaret, Comedy and Jazz artists on the long running WOR Radio program. Also receiving the honor was Eva Swan and Vocal Ease for bringing Broadway and Cabaret talent to hospitals, nursing homes and senior center for over a decade. The TimeOut New York Special Achievement Award went to Poor Baby Bree.

Photos by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Julie Wilson

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Baby Jane Dexter and Barry Levitt

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Steven Ray Watkins, Julie Reyburn, Michael Winther

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Eric Pickering-Winner of Male Piano Bar/ Restaurant Entertainer

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Ann Steele-Winner Female Piano Bar/Restaurant Entertainer

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Tracy Stark-Winner Piano Bar/Restaurant Instrumentalist

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Rick Jensen and Tanya Holt

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
JP Perraux-Winner Technical Director

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
John McDaniel and Tyne Daly

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Andrea Marcovicci

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Baby Jane Dexter and Frank Dain

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Lennie Watts-Winner Director

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Tyne Daly and Julie Wilson

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Christine Pedi, John McDaniel and Tyne Daly

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Carol Hall-Winner Special Material

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Mark Janas and Peter Napolitano-Winner for Song-Come Home

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Edith Drake, Christine Lavin and Ervin Drake

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Tommy Femia (Judy Garland) and Julie Wilson

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Chicago City Limits-Winner Improv/ Comedy Group

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Angela LaGreca

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Rex Reed and Polly Bergen-Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Billy Stritch, Marilyn Maye and Klea Blackhurst

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Marilyn Maye and Lennie Watts

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Ricky Ritzel

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Polly Bergen

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Polly Bergen

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Joey Reynolds, Sidney Myer and Myra Chanin-Board of Directors Award

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Kevin Dozier, Stearns Matthews, Deb Berman, Christiana Bianco, Cait Dolye and Ben Cherry-all nominees for Debut Artists

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Poor Bree Baby-Time Out New York Special Achievement Award

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Shaynee Rainbolt

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Tony DeSare and Shaynee Rainbolt

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Shawn Ryan

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Andrea Marcovicci and Shawn Ryan

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Miles Phillips and Karen Oberlin -Winner Vocal Duo/Group

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Miles Phillips, Tracy Stark and Karen Oberlin

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Daryl Glenn-Winer Revue/Special Production

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Georga Osborne, Daryl Glenn and Lennie Watts

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Georga Osborne

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage

Joseph Macchia-Winner Variety/Reccuring Cabaret Cares

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage

William Trice-Hanson Award

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Karen Mason and her husband and CD Producer Paul Rolnick

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Terese Genecco-Winner Female Vocalist and Jonathan Whitton

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Steve Ross and Karen Mason

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Eva Swan-Board of Directors Awards

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Spider Saloff and Ricky Ritzel

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Klea Blackhurst and Marilyn Maye

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage

Laurie Krauz

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Kim Smith

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Nancy Witter

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Julie Reyburn

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Ben Cherry-Winner Debut Male

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Cait Doyle-Winner Debut Female

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Ben Cherry and Cait Doyle

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Lorinda Lisitza, Ben Cherry, Cait Doyle and Brandon Cutrell

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Brandon Cutrell

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Maureen Langan-Winner Female Stand Up

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Marcus Simeone-Winner Male Vocalist

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Terese Genecco-Winner Female Vocalist

Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
Terese Genecco and Marcus Simeone

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