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Complete List of MAC Award Nominations, with 2 New Categories, is Announced
With the addition of two new categories--Best Male and Female Stand-Up Comic--the nominations list for the 2006 MAC Awards is now complete.The awards will be presented on Monday, April 17th at 7:30 PM at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center at BMCC (199 Chambers Street). The 20th Annual MAC Awards show, hosted by Lee Roy Reams, will be highlighted by performances by honorees Betty Buckley, Clark Terry, Sheila Jordan, Phoebe Snow and Creation Nation, in addition to singer/songwriter Ben Taylor, MAC nominees for 'New York Debut' and other members of the cabaret, jazz and comedy community. Also scheduled to appear at the 2006 MAC Awards are Karen Mason, Carol Hall, KLea Blackhurst, Jamie de Roy, Rocky Carroll, Ruby Rims, Brandon Cuttrell and Natalie Douglas among others.The list of nominations is as follows:Female VocalistLisa Asher
Lumiri TuboMale VocalistColm Reilly
Marcus SimeoneNew York Debut - FemaleSuzanne Fiore
Alisa Schiff New York Debut - MaleJasper Kump
Evan SternMajor EngagementBarbara Brussell
Sharon McNightCabaret Comedy / Musical ComedyThe Farley Brothers
Nancy WitterImpersonationTommy Femia (Judy Garland)
Jimmy James (various divas)
Rick Skye (Liza Minnelli)Variety Production/Recurring SeriesCabaret Cares (BC/EFA benefit series and gala)
Julie Gold (Fridays at the 'Plex)
Mostly Sondheim (hosted by Brandon Cutrell)Revue"A Marvelous Party" for Noel Coward
Mercer at the Movies
We Miss Nancy: The Storefront Sings LaMottSpecial Production / Vocal Duo or GroupEric Comstock & Barbara Fasano: Autumn Leaves
Sue Matsuki and Gregory Toroian: 10 Years in the Making
Jane Scheckter and Adam James: Let's Du-et!Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing EntertainerLeslie Anderson
Terri WhitePiano Bar/Restaurant/Hotel Lounge InstrumentalistRicky Ritzel
Tracy StarkDirectorCollette Black
Phil Geoffrey Bond
Ron PooleTechnical DirectorMichaeL Barbieri
Shane MathewsMusical DirectorRick Jensen
Ricky RitzelSong"Ev'ry Breath And Thought" - music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Bill Russell
"Hamlet Lost" - music by Ted Kooshian, lyrics by Judy Barnett
"The Party Upstairs" - music by Ronny Whyte, lyrics by Francesca Blumenthal
"Sing You To Sleep" - music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak
"Warm As Winter" - music and lyrics by Nicholas Levin Special Musical Material"Dumped" - music and lyrics by Ritt Henn
"I Think About" -- music and lyrics by Ray Jessel
"Wipe That Egg Off Your Face" - music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Bill RussellRecordingKLea Blackhurst "Autumn In New York: Vernon Duke's Broadway"
Barbara Brussell "Lerner In Love"
Jeff Harnar "Dancing In The Dark"
Lee Lessack "In Good Company"
Karen Mason "Sweetest Of Nights"Jazz RecordingBill Charlap "Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul"
Dave Douglas "Keystone"
Charles Hayden & The Music Liberation Orchestra "Not In Our Name"
Joe Lovano "Joyous Ensemble"
Sonny Rollins "Without A Song: The 911 Concert"Jazz PianistBenny Green
Renee RosnesJazz InstrumentalistAnat Cohen
Ted NashJazz Duo/GroupBill Charlap Trio
The Frank & Joe Show
David Ostwald & The Gully Low Band
Charles Tolliver Orchestra
Ray Baretto SextetFemale Jazz VocalistKarrin Allyson
Kendra ShankMale Jazz Vocalist Andy Bey
Sachal VasandaniMale Stand-Up Comic Mike Birbiglia
Eugene MirmanFemale Stand-Up Comic Judy Gold
Kristen SchaalIn addition, Lifetime Achievement Awards will be presented to Betty Buckley, Sheila Jordan, Donald Smith and Clark Terry. A Board of Directors Award will be presented to Phoebe Snow, and The Time Out New York Award will be presented by Adam Feldman to Creation Nation.