Photo Coverage: The 2009 MAC Awards: Backstage
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
Baby Jane Dexter and Barry Levitt
Eric Pickering-Winner of Male Piano Bar/ Restaurant Entertainer
Ann Steele-Winner Female Piano Bar/Restaurant Entertainer
Tracy Stark-Winner Piano Bar/Restaurant Instrumentalist
Rick Jensen and Tanya Holt
JP Perraux-Winner Technical Director
Baby Jane Dexter and Frank Dain
Lennie Watts-Winner Director
Carol Hall-Winner Special Material
Chicago City Limits-Winner Improv/ Comedy Group
Joey Reynolds, Sidney Myer and Myra Chanin-Board of Directors Award
Kevin Dozier, Stearns Matthews, Deb Berman, Christiana Bianco, Cait Dolye and Ben Cherry-all nominees for Debut Artists
Poor Bree Baby-Time Out New York Special Achievement Award
Miles Phillips and Karen Oberlin -Winner Vocal Duo/Group
Miles Phillips, Tracy Stark and Karen Oberlin
Daryl Glenn-Winer Revue/Special Production
Georga Osborne, Daryl Glenn and Lennie Watts
Joseph Macchia-Winner Variety/Reccuring Cabaret Cares
William Trice-Hanson Award
Karen Mason and her husband and CD Producer Paul Rolnick
Eva Swan-Board of Directors Awards
Ben Cherry-Winner Debut Male
Cait Doyle-Winner Debut Female
Ben Cherry and Cait Doyle
Maureen Langan-Winner Female Stand Up
Marcus Simeone-Winner Male Vocalist
Terese Genecco-Winner Female Vocalist