Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club in Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners.

Two Lifetime Achievement Awards were previously announced for Linda Lavin and Marilyn Maye, as well as the 2014 Board of Directors Award for the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret and Performance Conference. Lavin and Maye accepted their awards in person, and they also performed, Lavin accompanying herself on piano. Accepting for the O'Neill was director John McDaniel.

The Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award went to the Park Concert Series (formerly The Concerts for City Greens), and was accepted by its founder, Raissa Katona Bennett.

The Hanson Award went to vocalist Amy Beth Williams, and two scholarships for Performing Arts education were awarded to youth from WingspanArts, young Jenna Barricklo and Sofia Bryant.

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff

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Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Terese Genecco, Host

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Marilyn Maye, Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Marilyn Maye

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Steve Bakunas, Linda Lavin, Lifetime Achievement Award, Penny Fuller

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Bill Boggs & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Marilyn Maye & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Julie Miller, Producer

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Mariyn Maye & John Mcdaneil

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
EDa Sorokoff & Marcy Heisler

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Terese Genecco

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Keeny Bell & Marissa Mulder

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
John McDaniel

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Will Friedwald & Lennie Watts

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Bill Boggs

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Marcy Heisler

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Linda Lavin, Lifetime Achievement Award

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Steve Bakunas

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Daryl Glenn & Rickey Ritzel

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Marissa Mulder & Jon Weber

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Riassa Catona Bennet & Bill Zeffiro

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Terese Genecco

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Terese Genecco & Riassa Catona Benet

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
Terese Genecco & Shaynee Rainbolt

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards

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Stephen Sorokoff Stephen's life seems to have always revolved around a camera and a piano. He studied at Manhattan School of Music and performed in the "Borsht Belt" during college vacations, where in the true DIRTY DANCING tradition he met his wife Eda. Stephen was a Board Member of the First All Children's Theater and his wife, a classical pianist, is a Board Member of Barrington Stage Co. In between he made time to be CEO of a multi national machinery company and President of a domestic Textile Mfg. Co. In retirement, he now takes pictures of his 5 grandchildren and various other performers.