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2017 MAC Award Winners Revealed; Carol Woods, SPAMILTON Among Winners

The 2017 MAC Award winners were revealed at the 31st MAC Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City.

The MAC Awards, established in 1986, are presented annually to honor achievements in cabaret, comedy and jazz. They are administered by the non-profit Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC), founded in 1983, and voted on by the MAC membership.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, and check out the full list below!


FEMALE VOCALIST:

MEG FLATHER

PORTRAITS; CARLY AND ME

Don't Tell Mama

MALE VOCALIST:

BOB DIAMOND

THE GIFT OF LOVE

Don't Tell Mama

MAJOR ARTIST:

SIDNEY MYER

LIVE AT THE BEECHMAN

Laurie Beechman

CELEBRITY:

CAROL WOODS

AIN'T WE GOT FUN: THE MUSIC OF RICHARD WHITING

Metropolitan Room

NEW YORK DEBUT - FEMALE:

AMORIKA AMOROSO

THE WHORE NEXT DOOR

Don't Tell Mama

NEW YORK DEBUT - MALE:

TOMMY J. DOSE

BY.THE.BOOK

Don't Tell Mama

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST:

SHAWN MONINGER

BECAUSE I CAN 2: SECOND ADDICTION

Metropolitan Room

IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST:

RICK SKYE

LIZA LIVE!

Don't Tell Mama

MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER:

BILLIE ROE

MONOPOLY

Metropolitan Room

DUO/GROUP:

THOSE GIRLS (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Wendy A. Russell)

THOSE GIRLS AT THE BEECHMAN

Laurie Beechman

REVUE:

ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE: AN EVENING OF ALAN JAY LERNER

Performed by KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler, directed by Mark Nadler

Laurie Beechman

RECURRING SERIES:

RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY

Created and produced by Ricky Ritzel; staged and choreographed by Jay Rogers and Aaron Morishita

Don't Tell Mama

EMCEE:

BOBBIE HOROWITZ

IT'S JUST A NUMBER

Metropolitan Room

SPECIAL PRODUCTION:

MAMA'S NEXT BIG ACT

Produced by Don't Tell Mama and Lennie Watts

Don't Tell Mama

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:

TRACY STARK

Sidney Myer (Laurie Beechman), Kim David Smith (Pangea), Sarah Dash (Iridium, Rrazz Room-Philadelphia), Eric Millegan (Don't Tell Mama), MargOH! Channing (Pangea)

DIRECTOR:

LINA KOUTRAKOS

Doris Dear (Feinstein's/54 Below), Mary Sue Daniels (Don't Tell Mama), Dawn Derow (Winter Songs, Laurie Beechman), RICK JENSEN'S BIRTHDAY BASH (Don't Tell Mama), Patti Bottino Bravo (Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR:

COLLETTE BLACK

Bob Diamond, THE GIFT OF LOVE, Don't Tell Mama

Rick Skye, LIZA LIVE!, Don't Tell Mama

Susan Neuffer, APOCALYPSE WOW, Don't Tell Mama

Tommy Femia & Rick Skye, JUDY & LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN, Don't Tell Mama

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTALIST:

TOM HUBBARD, bass

Marilyn Maye, Dizzy's at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Carole J. Bufford, ROAR! MUSIC OF THE 1920'S AND BEYOND, Feinstein's/54 Below

Paulo Szot, Feinstein's/54 Below

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER - MALE:

TOMMY J. DOSE, Don't Tell Mama

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER - FEMALE:

MICHELLE DOWDY, Don't Tell Mama

PIANO BAR INSTRUMENTALIST:

RICK JENSEN, Brandy's

RESTAURANT/HAPPY HOUR/LOUNGE ENTERTAINER:

BILL ZEFFIRO, La Rivista

RECORDING (LAMOTT FRIEDMAN AWARD):

CELIA BERK

MANHATTAN SERENADE

MAJOR RECORDING:

NATALIE DOUGLAS

HUMAN HEART

SONG:

"Before I Forget"

Music and lyrics by Scott Evan Davis

COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG:

"The Mom Song"

Music by Nate Buccieri, Lyrics by Elaine Brier

SHOW OF THE YEAR:

SPAMILTON

The Triad

Created, written, and directed by Gerard Alessandrini; musical arrangements by Fred Barton and Richard Danley; choreography by Gerry McIntyre; produced by Lush Budget Productions, John Freedson, Christine Pedi, David Zippel, and Gerard Alessandrini

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:

Michele Lee

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARD:

Ken Starrett

Ruth Kurtzman

BENEFIT AWARD:

Joseph Macchia/CABARET CARES

HANSON AWARD:

Ira Lee Collings




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