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

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After receiving more than 3,000 nominations once BroadwayWorld.com 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:

http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Voting-Open-for-2012-BWW-Cabaret-Awards-Vote-Now-20121106

By the way, if you see a performer's name misspelled or a show misnamed, please email our Cabaret Columnist/Reviewer Stephen Hanks at: stephenhanks41@gmail.com.

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 BroadwayWorld.com 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

Lauren Robert Listen--I Mean It!

Marquee Five 8-Track Throwback

Lynda D'Amour Ordinary Fool

Marissa Mulder Illusions

Meg Flather On the Second Floor

Raissa Katona Bennett Another Kind of Light

Rosemary Loar Sting, Stang, Stung: Songs of Sting

Colleen McHugh Pret-A-Porter

Steve Doyle Home to You

Terese Genecco Live at the Iridium

Stacy Sullivan It's a Good Day: Tribute to Peggy Lee

Grace Cosgrove To Laura With Love

Robert Cuccioli The Look of Love

Best Director                                    

Miles Phillips Joshing Around

Collette Black Jackie Kristel: A Girl You Should Know

Peter Napolitano Janice Hall: I'd Rather Be Doing This

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

Karen Oberlin Marissa Mulder: Illusions

Karen Oberlin Charlotte Patton: Looking for Love in the 21st Century

Gerry Geddes Parker Scott and Wells Hanley: No Expectations

Kristine Zbornik Bloody Bloody Lennie Watts

Lennie Watts Tanya Holt: Forever Home

Best Duo/Group                

Joshua DesJardins and Joshua Warr Joshing Around

Shaynee Rainbolt and Donn Trenner Two For the Road

Barbara Fasano and Eric Comstock The Night Has 1000 Eyes

Bob Malone and Amy Engelhardt Two Bobs

Sue Matsuki and Ed Clark It's Us Again: Steve and Edie

John DiPinto and Mary Foster Conklin Down for Double

Lorinda Lisitza and Ted Stafford The Ted & Lo Show

Parker Scott and Wells Hanley No Expectations

Marilyn Maye and Michael Feinstein Swingin' The Night Away

Mary Liz McNamara and Ritt Henn Take That!

Carole J. Bufford, Christina Bianco, Scott Coulter 11 O'Clock Numbers at 11 O'Clock

Janis Siegel, Laurel Masse, Lauren Kinhan JaLaLa at Joe's Pub

KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler Vienna to Weimar

Best Female Celebrity Vocalist

Alice Ripley Daily Practice

Andrea Marcovicci Smile at Cafe Carlyle

Ann Hampton Callaway The Streisand Songbook at 54 Below

Barb Jungr Man In The Long Black Coat

Lucie Arnaz Latin Roots

Christina Bianco Diva Moments at Birdland

Sherie Rene Scott Piece of Meat at 54 Below

Patti LuPone At 54 Below

Linda Eder A New Life at Town Hall

Marin Mazzie At 54 Below

Betty Buckley The Other Woman at Feinstein's

Jennifer Lewis Black Don't Crack at 54 Below

Best Female Debut Show

Amy Oestreicher Gutless and Grateful

Alison Nusbaum Ladies! Raucus Homage to Mel Brooks Broads

Jackie Kristel A Girl You Should Know

Fran Leonardis It Will Never Be That Way Again

Billie Williams Fade to Blues

Stacie Perlman The Story Underneath

Mardi Grant Life Holds On

Best Female Vocalist

Raissa Katona Bennett Another Kind of Light

Carole J. Bufford speak easy.

Lynda D'Amour Ordinary Fool

Natalie Douglas Freedom Songs

Lauren Fox Canyon Folkies

Terese Genecco Little Big Band at the Iridium

Janice Hall I'd Rather Be Doing This

Lorinda Lisitza Triumphant Baby

Colleen McHugh Calendar Girl at The Duplex

Marissa Mulder Illusions

Karen Oberlin I'll Be Hard to Handle

Charlotte Patton Looking for Love in the 21st Century

Jennifer Sheehan I Know a Place: Songs of Sensational '60s

Corinna Sowers-Adler By Request

Stacy Sullivan It's a Good Day: Tribute to Peggy Lee

Best Host: Variety Show/Recurring Series or Open Mic

Corinna Sowers-Adler Music at the Mansion

Dana Lorge Wednesday Night at the Iguana

Mark Janis and Tanya Moberly The Salon at Etc. Etc.

Emily McNamara, Brian Nash & Ben Cameron Mostly Sondheim @ The Duplex

Fred Barton Fred Barton Presents

Jim Caruso Cast Party at Birdland

Sean Harkness Duos at Metropolitan Room

Raissa Katona Bennett The Concerts For City Greens

Phil Geoffrey Bond Sondheim Unplugged

Tom Gamblin MetroStar Challenge at Met Room

Susie Mosher Backstage at 54 Below

Ellen Kaye Moscow 57 Under the Tracks

Best Instrumentalist (Non Piano)

Aaron Weinstein-Violin Multiple Shows

Sean Harkness-Guitar Multiple Shows

Steve Doyle-Bass Multiple Shows

Ray Marchica-Drums Multiple Shows

Jon Burr-Bass Multiple Shows

Ritt Henn-Bass Multiple Shows

Karen Waltuch-Viola Elaine St. George: Take Me As I Am

Peter Calo-Guitar Lauren Fox: Canyon Folkies

Will Anderson-Clarinet/Saxophone Carole J. Bufford: speak easy.

Daniel Fabricant-Bass Cabaret Convention: Night Two

Mark Miller-Trombone Terese Genecco and Little Big Band

Cliff Lyons-Saxophone Terese Genecco and Little Big Band

Kenny Lavender-Trumpet Terese Genecco and Little Big Band

Best Jazz Vocalist (Male or Female)

Hillary Kole at 54 Below

Kat Gang at Iridium

Shaynee Rainbolt at the Sugar Bar

Gabrielle Stravelli at La Descadeux

Catherine Russell at the Allen Room

Mary Foster Conklin at the Met Room

Jane Monheit at the Blue Note

Pamela Luss at the Met Room

Gregory Generet at the Met Room

Annie Ross at the Met Room

Anders Holst at Don't Tell Mama

Best Male Celebrity Vocalist

Ben Vereen Steppin' Out at 54 Below

Brian d'Arcy James Under the Influence at 54 Below

Clint Holmes This Thing Called Love at Cafe Carlyle

Eric Michael Gillett I Won't Sing a Sondheim Song...Or Will I?

Howard McGillin at 54 Below

Jason Robert Brown at 54 Below

Norbert Leo Butz at 54 Below

Mark Nadler I'm a Stranger Here Myself at 54 Below

Michael Feinstein Various Shows at Feinstein's

Robert Cuccioli CD Release Show at Birdland

Best Male Debut Show

Tom Vaughn Trail of Cheers

Kenneth Gartman Not Like the Other Cavemen

Jerry Phelps Sad Songs Say So Much

Harry Althaus The Strip Show

Michael Hughes Mickey & Judy

Paul Hoffman Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails

Steve Doyle Home to You

Best Male Vocalist

Nicolas King At the Iridium

Craig Pomranz Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Lennie Watts Bloody Bloody Lennie Watts

Tony DeSare At 54 Below

William Blake Echoes of Etta: Tribute to Etta James

Jeff Macauley It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel

Richard Holbrook Sings Burton Lane

RoBert Hicks at the Metropolitan Room

Best Musical Comedy Performance

Joshua DesJardins and Joshua Warr Joshing Around

Alison Nusbaum Ladies! A Raucous Homage to Mel Brooks Broads

Roger Mapes Rev. Yolanda's Old Time Gospel Hour

Jim Speake Sings 'Til The Cows Come Home

Fran Leonardis It Will Never Be That Way Again

Best Musical Director

Kenneth Gartman Joshing Around

Jon Weber Stacy Sullivan: Tribute to Peggy Lee

Jon Weber Lauren Fox: Canyon Folkies

Barry Levitt Robert Cuccioli CD Release Show at Birdland

Bill Zeffiro Marissa Mulder: Illusions

Billy Stritch Marilyn Maye By Request

Matthew Martin Ward Janice Hall: I'd Rather Be Doing This

Michael Roberts Billie Williams: Fade to Blues

Donn Trenner Two For The Road w. Shaynee Rainbolt

Larry Lees Carole J. Bufford: speak easy.

Tracy Stark Barb Jungr: Man In the Long Black Coat

Steven Ray Watkins Bloody Bloody Lennie Watts

Best Original Song for a Cabaret Show

Peter Napolitano and Matthew Martin Ward Janice Hall: I'd Rather Be Doing This

Bill Zeffiro Marissa Mulder: My Kind of Guy

Ritt Henn Take That! Being Here With You

Jason Wynn Stacie Perlman: The Story Underneath

Rosemary Loar Sting, Stang, Stung: All I Could Was Sigh

Lauren Robert at Iridium: Look Out Love

Scott Evan Davis Cautiously Optimistic: If We Say Goodbye

Amy Engelhardt Two Bobs: I Heard That

Mary Liz McNamara and Ritt Henn Take That: Weehawken Woman

Best Singer/Songwriter Show: Original Material

Amy Engelhardt & Bob Malone Two Bobs at The Duplex

Lauren Robert Listen, I Mean It CD Show at Iridium

Meg Flather On the Second Floor

Richard Eisenberg Smile on My Face

Scott Evan Davis Cautiously Optimistic

Mary Liz McNamara and Ritt Henn Take That!

David Friedman Songs That Have Written Me

Jason Robert Brown at 54 Below

Best Tribute Show (Male or Female)

Ann Hampton Callaway The Streisand Songbook

Barb Jungr Bob Dylan: Man in the Long Black Coat

Colleen McHugh Songs of Judy Garland

Elaine St George Joni Mitchell: Take Me As I Am

Frank Dain The Magic of Mathis

Richard Holbrook Sings Burton Lane

Robyn Spangler Why I Love Linda Ronstadt

Rosemary Loar Sting, Stang, Stung: Song of Sting

Tanya Moberly Sings Barbra Joan Streisand

William Blake Echoes of Etta: Tribute to Etta James

Stacy Sullivan It's a Good Day: Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee

Amy Cervini Blossom Dearie at Joe's Pub

Best Variety Show/Recurring Series/Open Mic

Backstage at 54 Below

Cast Party at Birdland

The Salon Open Mic

Wednesday Night at the Iguana

The Concerts For City Greens

MetroStar Challenge

Scott Siegel's Broadway Ballyhoo

Cabaret Cares

Broadway at 22nd Street

Sondheim Unplugged

Sean Harkness' Duos

Mostly Sondheim

Moscow 57 Under the Tracks

Cabaret Show of the Year (Male or Female)

Ann Hampton Callaway The Streisand Songbook

Barb Jungr Man in The Long Black Coat

Andrea Marcovicci Smile

Carole J. Bufford speak easy.

Shaynee Rainbolt and Donn Trenner Two For the Road

Lennie Watts Bloody Bloody Lennie Watts

Emily Bergl NY I Love You

Terese Genecco Little Big Band Live at the Iridium

Lauren Fox Canyon Folkies

Clint Holmes Simon and Porter: This Thing Called Love

Mark Nadler I'm a Stranger Here Myself

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Stephen Hanks During more than 30 years as a magazine publisher/editor/writer 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 BroadwayWorld.com. Stephen also writes feature stories about cabaret for Cabaret Scenes Magazine. From 2010 to mid-2014, he served as the first Board President of Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, which workshops new musicals in New York City (he is now a member of the MMTL Advisory Board. Stephen is also 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. In 2013-14, Stephen 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: stephenhanks41@gmail.com


 
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