Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs presented the 26th Annual MAC Awards Show on March 29th. The awards ceremony was held at B.B. King Blues Club, and the show was directed by Lennie Watts and produced by Julie Miller. BWW was there to cover the event. Check out the photos below!

Performers and presenters included Lucie Arnaz, Phil RamoneScott Barbarino, Kenny Bell, Anna Bergman, Liz Lark Brown, Mary Foster Conklin, Scott Coulter, Baby Jane Dexter, Natalie Douglas, Kevin Dozier, Bernie Furshpan, Terese Genecco, Kim Grogg, Sean Harkness, Thomas Honeck, Karen Mason, Sharon McNight, Julie Miller, Sidney Myer, Mark Nadler, Christine Pedi, Don Rebic, Julie Reyburn, Sarah Rice, Ricky Ritzel, Johnny Rodgers, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Steven Ray Watkins, Lennie Watts, and Amy Wolk. Jason Graae is the host for the evening.

Receiving special honors this year were Ervin Drake and David Friedman, who received Lifetime Achievement awards, and Francesca Blumenthal, John Bucchino and Julie Gold, who received Board of Directors awards. Rosemary Loar received the Hanson award.

Awards in 23 categories were presented, including two brand new categories: Benefit, and Show of the Year. The winners of the MAC Awards were not known in advance to anyone other than the accounting firm, which is sworn to strict secrecy. Because even MAC does not know who the winners will be before the envelopes are opened on stage, every single nominee was rehearsed in advance so that they were prepared to take the stage and perform a song in the event they won an award.

Each year, MAC selects special honorees to be celebrated at the MAC Awards for their exemplary contributions to the cabaret community and beyond. This year, the theme of the MAC Awards show is The Year of the Songwriter. The honorees of the evening are all critically praised audience favorites, whose songs fill the cabaret venues every night of the year.

For a full list of the winners, visit http://www.MACnyc.com/.

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Daryl Glenn

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Lorinda Lusitza, Scott Coulter and Sharon McKnight

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Lennie Watts (Director) and Scott Coulter

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Julie Wilson

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Ervin Drake (Lifetime Achievement Award) and Edith Drake

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Phil Ramone

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Charles J. Sanders, Janie Coulter, Phil Ramone, Ervin Drake and Edith Drake

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Julie Gold (Board of Directors Award), Karen Mason, and David Friedman (Lifetime Achievement Award)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Alison Eckert, Jason Graae and Julia Cook

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Johnny Rodgers and Stephanie Olson

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Billy Stritch and Marilyn Maye

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Ricky Ritzel

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Joan Jaffe (Musical Comedy Performer/Impersonation/Characterization)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Tommy Femia and Rick Skye (Duo or Group Musical Impersonation) with presenter Natalie Douglas

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Barry Levitt 

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Tanya Moberly (Open Mic)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Anna Bergman

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Francesca Blumenthal (Board of Directors Award)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Bill Zeffiro (Piano Bar/Restaurant Instrumentalist)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Alison Nusbaum (Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Brett Kristofferson, Aaquil Rowe and Kim Grogg

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Shawn Mominger, Jason Graae and Scott Coulter

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
T. Oliver Reid (New York Debut-Male)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Lauren Fox (New York Debut-Female)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Jon Weber and Lauren Fox

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Julie Miller (Producer)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Scott Coulter

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Julie Miller and Scott Coulter

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Jeff Cubeta and Eric Michael Gillett

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Terese Genecco (Major Artist-Female or Duo)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Bernie Furshpan and Lucie Arnaz

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Sean Harkness and Lucie Arnaz

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Tom Gamblin, Tanya Holt and Joseph Macchia

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Lucie Arnaz, David Friedman and Julie Miller

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Scott Coulter and David Friedman

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Alex Rybeck and Jason Graae

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Rosemary Loar (Hanson Award)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Jean-Pierre Perreaux (Technical Director)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Peter Napolitano

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Robby Stamper and AriAnna Rose (Song)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Bill Zeffiro receives second award of the evening

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
David Friedman and Dana Lorge (Host)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Eric Comstock, Mary Foster Conklin and Bill Zeffiro

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Baby Jane Dexter and Julie Gold

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Sean Harkness

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Jason Graae, Eric Comstock, Phil Ramone, Mark Nadler, Ervin Drake, Nina Berman, Barbara Fasano and Christine Pedi

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Marilyn Maye

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Baby Jane Dexter and Ervin Drake

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Marilyn Maye

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Phil Ramone

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Tracy Stark winner Musical Director AND the Musical Director of the award show

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Ervin Drake

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Ervin Drake and Nina Berman

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Christine Pedi and Ervin Drake

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Jason Graae, Christine Pedi and Ervin Drake

 

 

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Ervin Drake and his granddaughter Nina Berman

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Craig Pomranz (Male Vocalist)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Janice Hall (Female Vocalist)

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!
Scott Barbarino and Terese Genecco

Photo Flash: 2012 MAC Awards Red Carpet & Ceremony!

Photo Credit: Genevieve Rafter-Keddy



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