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LAST CHANCE To Vote For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards!

Voting ends December 31st, 2020. Winners will be announced in January!

Voting ends THIS WEEK for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Check out the local nominees, cast your vote, and support live theatre entertainment in Cabaret!

PLEASE NOTE: As in previous years, nominees in all categories, excluding the Special Event and Major Recording categories, will have had to performed at least three shows during this eligibility period.

Voting will run through December 31. Winners will be announced in January!

Don't miss out! Click on the link to vote today to make sure that your favorite venues, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

LAST CHANCE To Vote For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards!

Who Will Win? Vote Before December 31st!

Here are the current standings for Cabaret:

Best Alternative Cabaret Show
Molly Pope - Molly Pope, A Gay Man, and a Piano - The Duplex - 2020 22%

Shakina Nayfack - Manifest: Pussy - Joe's Pub - 2019 17%
Amber Martin - Bathhouse Bette - Joe's Pub - 2020 15%

Best Arrangement
Blake Allen for 'Mack the Knife' - An Evening With Frank Sinatra - The Green Room 42 - 2019 11%
Jaime Lozano for 'Dreamer' - Songs By An Immigrant - The Green Room 42, Joe's Pub - 2019 11%
Jon Weber for 'Our Time' - #sondheimmontage - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2018 7%

Best Burlesque Show or Act
Members Only Boylesque - Members Only Boylesque - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2019 25%
Burlesk At Birdland - Burlesk At Birdland - Birdland - 2019 24%
Le Scandal - Le Scandal Burlesque - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2019 20%

Best Club House Manager/Concierge
Sidney Myer - Dont Tell Mama - Dont Tell Mama - 2019 23%
Cassi Mikat - Feinstein's/54 Below - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 13%
Kevin Ferguson - Feinstein's/54 Below - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 12%

Best Comedy Act
Joan Rivers - Joan Rivers - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2010 35%
Julie Halston - Judge Julie Presiding - Birdland - 2020 18%
Lewis Black - New Year's Eve With Lewis Black - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2013 15%

Best Debut Show - One Night Only
Ty Herndon - Ty Herndon - Joe's Pub - 2019 15%
Diana DeGarmo & Ace Young - DnA - Birdland - 2019 11%
Roberto Araujo - Do You Dream In Spanish? - The Green Room 42 - 2019 8%

Best Debut Show - Run of Shows
Ryan McCartan - Ryan McCartan - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 23%
Jennifer Barnhart - It's About Time! - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2019 11%
Hannah Jane - On My Way - Don't Tell Mama - 2018 8%

Best Director
Will Nunziata - Over Here!, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, The Birthday Bash, Sing Happy!, Miss Peggy Lee: In Her Own Words and Music - The Triad, 54 Below, The Green Room 42 - 2019 19%
Faith Prince - In Other Words - Cultural Council for Palm Beach County on YouTube - 2020 16%
Lennie Watts - By The Book, THOSE GIRLS, The Happiness Project - Don't Tell Mama - 2016 7%

Best Documentarian of Cabaret, Photography or Film/Video
Helane Blumfield, photographer - Meg Flather Cabaret Sisterhood, Liora Michelle - The Greedy Soprano, Staff photography Laurie Beechman Theatre - Don't Tell Mama - 2019 22%
Alex Pearlman, filmmaker - Sondheim Unplugged, Living For Today 6 - Feinstein's/54 Below, Joe's Pub - 2015 21%
Kevin Alvey, photographer - Broadway At Birdland, Cast Party - Birdland - 2019 13%

Best Drag Artist or Impersonator
Miss Coco Peru - The Taming of Tension - Birdland Theater - 2018 21%
Jackie Cox - I Dream of Jackie - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2017 17%
Vodka Stinger - The Bitch is Back! - The GreenRoom 42 - 2019 10%

Best Duo Show
Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch - Sundays 2012 - 2020 - Bemelmans at The Carlyle Hotel - 2020 45%
Leanne Borghesi & Marta Sanders - Show Broads - Birdland - 2019 16%
The Drinkwater Brothers - The Drinkwater Brothers - Don't Tell Mama, The Green Room 42, Birdland Theater - 2019 12%

Best Ensemble Soloist
Chris Messina - The Boy Band Brunch - The Green Room 42 - 2019 12%
Alyssa Muniz - Bridging The Gap - 54 Below, Birdland Theater - 2019 9%
Kerry Conte - An Evening With... Series - The Green Room 42 - 2019 8%

Best Filmed Show, Created in Quarantine
Viva Broadway! - Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices - Playbill Online - 2020 19%
Jessica Vosk - Radio Free Birdland - Birdland Theater - 2020 14%
Klea Blackhurst - The Ethel Merman Playbill Project - Facebook - 2020 10%

Best Filmed Show, Presented From Archival Video
Karen Mason - Mason At Mama's In March. Dir.: Barry Kleinbort MD.: Christopher Denny, Filmographer: Michael Lee Stever, Mastered: Paul Rolnick - Don't Tell Mama - 2020 41%
Jaime Lozano & The Familia - Songs By An Immigrant - Joe's Pub - 2020 21%
Mauricio Martinez - De Mexico to Broadway - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2020 19%

Best Group Show
Jaime Lozano - Songs By An Immigrant - Joe's Pub - 2019 18%
THOSE GIRLS - THOSE GIRLS Sing The Boys Vol. 1 - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2019 18%
Mama's Boys - Mama's Boys - Don't Tell Mama - 2019 17%

Best Host or Emcee of a Cabaret Show
Jim Caruso - Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland - 2019 22%
Susie Mosher - The Lineup With Susie Mosher - Birdland Theater - 2019 16%
Harold Sanditen - Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Party - Live On Zoom - The Crazy Coqs, London on YouTube - 2020 8%

Best Jazz Combo - With or Without Vocals
Jane Monheit Quintet - Jane Monheit Quintet - Birdland - 2019 27%
The Jennifer Pace Quartet - The Jennifer Pace Quartet - The Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2020 21%
Matt Baker & His Sextet - A Rhapsody of Gershwin - Birdland - 2019 17%

Best Jazz Vocalist
Billy Stritch - Let's Start The New Year Right - Birdland Theater - 2020 40%
Gabrielle Stravelli - Picking Up My Pieces: Gabrielle Stravelli Sings Willie Nelson - Birdland - 2019 18%
Cyrille Aimee - A Sondheim Adventure - Birdland - 2019 12%

Best Junior Performer (Under age 18)
Ava Nicole Frances - Hell On Earth - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2020 55%
Lizzie Buller - Cabaret On The Couch - YouTube - 2020 19%
Indie Richard - Cabaret On The Couch - YouTube - 2020 15%

Best Lighting Design
Marty Gasper - Broadway Sings Sarah Bareilles Unplugged - The Green Room 42 - 2019 37%
JP Perreaux - Sullivan and Harnar Sing Harnick and Strouse - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2019 27%
Abby Judd - What Just Happened - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2017 21%

Best Live Streamed Concert
Diana DeGarmo - Gemini - YouTube - 2020 28%
Melissa Errico & Adam Gopnik - Love, Desire, and Mystery - fi:af - 2020 23%
Blaine Alden Krauss - A Moment of Clarity - YouTube - 2020 14%

Best Live Streamed Regularly Scheduled Music Show
Billy Stritch - Billy's Place - Facebook Live - 2020 35%
Marie's Crisis - Marie's Place - Facebook Live - 2020 18%
Arielle Jacobs - Fan Friday - Facebook Live - 2020 11%

Best Music Video Created in Quarantine
Constantine Maroulis - Live Your Life for Nick Cordero - YouTube - 2020 14%
Ava Nicole Frances - One World - YouTube - 2020 14%
The Boy Band Project - Back Here - YouTube - 2020 11%

Best Musical Comedy Cabaret
Jinkx Monsoon - The Vaudevillians - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2013 27%
Adam B. Shapiro - Guide to the Perfect Breakup - The Duplex - 2012 14%
Michael Kirk Lane - Just Because - Don't Tell Mama - 2019 13%

Best Musical Director
Benjamin Rauhala - Broadway Princess Party, Jeremy Jordan: Carry On - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 21%
Billy Stritch - Cast Party, Marilyn Maye, Linda Lavin, Luba Mason - Birdland - 2019 15%
Alex Rybeck - Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2016 11%

Best Open-Mic Show
Jim Caruso - Jim Caruso's Cast Party - Birdland 2019 44%
Ben Cameron - Broadway Sessions - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2019 18%
Sue Matsuki - Jazz Brunch - Pangea - 2020 11%

Best Original Song
Susie Mosher for 'The Changing Table' - The Changing Table - Facebook Live - 2020 15%
The Boy Band Project for 'Jingle My Bells' - Boy Band Brunch - The Green Room 42 - 2019 13%
Jaime Lozano for 'Dreamer' - Songs By An Immigrant - The Green Room 42 - 2019 12%

Best Piano Bar Entertainer, Musician
Drew Wutke Marie's Crisis - 2020 27%
Natte Buccieri Don't Tell Mama, Brandy's, The Duplex - 2020 19%
Joe Regan Dont Tell Mama - 2019 14%

Best Piano Bar Entertainer, Vocalist
Michelle Dowdy Dont Tell Mama - 2019 27%
Jennifer Pace Marie's Crisis / Brandy's - 2019 24%
Tara Martinez Don't Tell Mama - 2019 18%

Best Producer of a Virtual Program
Jim Caruso & Ruby Locknar - Virtual Halston - The Cast Party Network on YouTube - 2020 15%
Ruby Locknar - Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party, Mason's Makin' Music - The Cast Party Network on YouTube, Facebook Live, YouTube - 2020 14%
Michael Kushner, Rose Robinson & Cameron Stefanski - Stars in the House French Woods Benefit Concert - YouTube - 2020 13%

Best Record Producer
Jaime Lozano - American Soul/Latin Heart, Songs By An Immigrant, Never-Ending Line - Broadway Records - 2016 28%
Joshua Hinck and Scott Wasserman - Losing My Mind: A Sondheim Disco Fever Dream - Broadway Records - 2020 21%
Mitchell Walker - A Brass Act, Play On, So Good - Walker Records - 2014 18%

Best Recording, Commercial
Deborah Silver - Glitter and Grits - NTL Records - 2020 14%
Marty Thomas - Slow Dancing With a Boy - Broadway Records - 2020 13%
Blackhurst, Caruso, & Stritch - Christmas At Birdland - Provident - 2020 11%

Best Recording, Independent
Michelle Dowdy - A Brass Act - Walker Records - 2014 23%
Ava Nicole Frances & Charlo Crossley - Mutual Admiration Society Live - Producers Daddios Productions - 2020 20%
Nicolas King - On Another Note - Nicolas King Label - 2017 16%

Best Recurring Series
Feinstein's/54 Below - 54 Sings - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 23%
Jim Caruso - Broadway At Birdland 2004 - 2020 - Birdland - 2020 18%
Blake Allen - An Evening with... Series - The Green Room 42 - 2019 10%

Best Regularly Scheduled Chat Program
Seth Rudetsky / James Wesley - Stars in the House - Stars in the House com - 2020 52%
Julie Halston - Virtual Halston - The Cast Party Network on YouTube - 2020 12%
Richard Skipper - Richard Skipper Celebrates - YouTube - 2020 9%

Best Regularly Scheduled Virtual Lounge/Piano Bar Program
Marie's Crisis - Marie's Group - Facebook Live - 2020 38%
Brandy's - Brandy's Live Streams - Facebook Live - 2020 18%
Mark Weiser - Dueling Pianos on Facebook - Facebook Live - 2020 15%

Best Regularly Scheduled Virtual Open Mic Program
Jim Caruso - Jim Caruso's Pajama Cast Party - YouTube - 2020 46%
Harold Sanditen - Harold Sanditen's Open Mic Party - Live On Zoom - The Crazy Coqs, London on YouTube - 2020 14%
Lennie Watts - Singnasium Singapalooza - Zoom - 2020 9%

Best Revue
Blackhurst, Caruso & Stritch - A Swinging Birdland Christmas - Birdland - 2019 36%
KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar - #sondheimmontage - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2018 35%
Deborah Grace Winer - New York Big City Songbook - Birdland Theater - 2019 16%

Best Show
Jeff Harnar - Carried Away: Jeff Harnar Sings Comden and Green - Birdland Theater - 2019 19%
Michelle Dowdy - A Brass Act - Feinstein's at 54 below - 2013 13%
Sidney Myer - Sidney Myer Live! - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2018 9%

Best Show Art
Ray DeForest & Richard Becker - The Doris Dear Christmas Special - The Triad - 2017 10%
Design - Helane Blumfield, Photos - Christopher Boudewyns - 4 Women, 4 Stories - Don't Tell Mama - 2019 8%
Sean R. Stephens - Sean R. Stephens, The Bedroom World Tour - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2020 7%

Best Show Musician, Non-Musical Director
Sean Harkness - Sean Harkness - 2020 33%
Steve Doyle - Steve Doyle - 2020 22%
Matt Scharfglass - Matt Scharfglass - 2019 13%

Best Show, Celebrity
Jeremy Jordan - Carry On - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 19%
Juan Pablo Di Pace - An Evening With Juan Pablo Di Pace - Feinstein's/54 Below, The Green Room 42 - 2019 18%
Tovah Feldshuh - Aging Is Optional - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2020 11%

Best Sound Design
Amanda Raymond 54 Below - 2020 45%
Marty Gasper - Broadway Sings Sara Bareilles Unplugged - The Green Room 42 - 2019 33%
Abby Judd - What Just Happened - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2017 22%

Best Special Event, Multiple
Will Nunziata - Over Here! - The Triad - 2019 16%
Joe Iconis - Joe Iconis Christmas - 54 Below - 2019 13%
Marty Thomas - Second Chance Prom - The Green Room 42 - 2020 10%

Best Special Event, Solo
Marilyn Maye - New Year's Eve Extravaganza - Birdland Theater - 2019 18%
Lillias White - A Lillias White Christmas - The Green Room 42 - 2019 17%
Melissa Manchester - Celebrating 'The Fellas' CD Release - Birdland - 2017 13%

Best Spoken Word Cabaret Show (May feature up to 4 songs but no more)
Will Nolan - Leola: Gay History for Straight People - The Green Room 42 - 2019 38%
Karen Finley - Grabbing Pussy - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2018 21%
Tulis McCall - Monologues and Madness - Pangea - 2019 13%

Best Swing Act, Solo or Band
Nicolas King - Nicolas King - Birdland, Beach Cafe, The Surrey - 2019 50%
Fleur Seule - Allyson Briggs & Fleur Seule Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald - Birdland, Feinstein's/54 Below - 2018 29%
The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra - Official Unofficial APAP Closing - Laurie Beechman - 2020 21%

Best Tribute Show
Clint Homes & Billy Stritch - Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Music of Nat 'King' Cole - Birdland - 2019 25%
Nicole Henry - I Wanna Dance with Somebody! - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 20%
Christine Andreas - Piaf: No Regrets - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2018 16%

Best Variety Show
Susie Mosher - The Lineup With Susie Mosher - Bridland - 2019 49%
Alexandra Silber - I WISH: The Roles That Could Have Been - Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 27%
Ricky Ritzel - Ricky Ritzel's Broadway - Don't Tell Mama - 2019 16%

Best Vocal Group
The Skivvies - The Skivvies Concerts - Joe's Pub - 2019 39%
The Boy Band Project - The Boy Band Brunch - The Green Room 42 - 2019 28%
THOSE GIRLS - THOSE GIRLS Sing The Boys Vol. 1 - Laurie Beechman Theatre - 2019 28%

Best Vocalist
Debbie Wileman - A Song A Day, A Song Today - Facebook, YouTube - 2020 14%
Klea Blackhurst - A Swingin' Birdland Christmas, New York: Big City Songbook, The Best of Times, One of the Girls - Birdland, Birdland Theater, Feinstein's/54 Below - 2019 10%
Marissa Rosen - The Skivvies, Second Chance Prom, An Evening With... Series - Joe's Pub, The Green Room 42 - 2019 10%

Best Zoom Show, Performed In Real-Time
Ari Axelrod - A Celebration of Jewish Broadway - Facebook Live - 2020 41%
Peter Michael Marino - Desperately Seeking the Exit Online Live - Zoom - 2020 31%
Danny Bacher - Danny Bacher in the House...Literally!!! - Metropolitan Zoom - 2020 29%


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