Nominations Annouced in 20 Categories for First-Ever BWW New York Cabaret Awards - Cast Your Votes NOW!


After receiving more than 3,000 nominations once announced it's first-ever New York Cabaret Awards in early October, BWW is now pleased to announce it's final nominations ballot in 20 categories (see end of story, below). Now it's time for all you cabaret performers and fans to vote for the best singers, musicians and shows of the year. Voting will continue until December 31 and winners will be announced in early January.

To cast your 2012 New York BWW Cabaret Awards votes, begin here:

By the way, if you see a performer's name misspelled or a show misnamed, please email our Cabaret Columnist/Reviewer Stephen Hanks at:

The 2012 BWW New York Cabaret Awards ballot below was based on the nominations received and also input from our cabaret reporters and reviewers. Now we know what you're thinking: How can an online voting process NOT be a popularity contest? Well, everyone in the New York cabaret community and their friends and family members can be sure that our awards are based more on merit than popularity. How? Well, for one thing, you'll only be able to vote ONCE. Our system is set up to receive one vote per person. But we also urge everyone to cast their vote based on whether they've actually seen the performers and the shows, so please pass along that message.  

"We believe the BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards will show BWW's interest and commitment to the art of cabaret, and we hope the Awards help raise awareness about cabaret and all the great entertainers in that community," says BWW cabaret reviewer and columnist Stephen Hanks. "There may be a lot of nominees in some of the BWW Award categories, but that is just proof of the breath of singing and acting talent in New York that unfortunately doesn't get recognized or is supported enough. There were many people nominated who did not make the final ballot so anyone and everyone in the cabaret performing community should be proud of their accomplishments and hopefully will feel gratified that the time, effort, and financial resources they invest in their passion is being acknowledged and rewarded."

2012 New York Cabaret Awards Nominees

Best Cabaret Show Revue  

Joseph Macchia Boys Night Out: Songs of the Rat Pack

Richard Eisenberg and Peter Napolitano Smile on My Face: Songs of Richard Eisenberg

Scott Siegel Broadway Ballyhoo

Tom Toce and Peter Napolitano Hopelessly in Love: Lyrics of Tom Toce

Joe Iconis Nature of the Beasts at 54 Below

Rick Jensen and Lina Koutrakos Tonight in New York City: Songs of Rick Jensen

KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler Vienna to Weimar

Best CD Release  (Solo, Duo or Group)                       

Andrea Marcovicci Smile

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Stephen Hanks During more than 30 years as a magazine editor/writer, website writer, and book author for a variety of national magazines and websites, Stephen Hanks has written about sports, health and nutrition, parenting, politics, the media, and most recently, musical theater, and cabaret. While by day, Stephen is the Advertising Sales Director for Habitat Magazine (a publication covering life in New York Metro area co-ops and condos), by night he writes reviews and columns about New York City cabaret for Stephen also writes feature stories about cabaret for Cabaret Scenes Magazine and He is also the Board President of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, which workshops new musicals in New York City, and he is the founder, producer and director of the Broadway Musical Fantasy Camp, which is a workshop for amateur performers that rehearses and presents staged readings of classic Broadway Musicals. In 2011, Stephen was an Associate Producer for the Off-Broadway show THE FARTISTE. Stephen most recently staged his debut solo cabaret show, "Beyond American Pie: The Don McLean Songbook" at the Metropolitan Room in New York. Please contact Stephen with your comments and questions at: