Photo Coverage: 2008 MAC Awards

By: May. 09, 2008

On Tuesday May 6th the 2008 MAC Awards winners were announced at BB Kings (237 W 42nd St).  This years awards honored Maureen McGovern, Gloria Lynne, Lewis Black, Linda Amiel Burns, Bart Greenberg's 'Any Wednesday Series', Bridget Everett, and Kenny Mellmen.  For a complete list of the winners and nominees please visit:  /viewcolumn.cfm?colid=27691.

MAC's mission is to advance the art and business of live entertainment. A trade association, its activities are designed to heighten public awareness of the field's contributions and vitality, to honor its creativity, to build its current and future audiences, and to speak out as an influential voice on behalf of MAC members and the industry at large.

Members of MAC include cabaret, comedy and jazz artists, directors, musical directors, technical directors, musicians, club owners, booking managers, composers, lyricists, journalists, publicists, artists' managers, agents, and friends and supporters of live entertainment. The organization was created in 1983. 

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Photos By Genevieve Rafter Keddy

2008 MAC Awards

Joyce Randolph

Joyce Randolph and Devlin

Maureen McGovern

Klea Blackhurst

John McDaniel

Daryl Kojak-Jazz Group or Duo

Laurie Krauz-Female Jazz Vocalist

Lisa Asher

Suzanne Carrico-New York Debut-Female

Nancy Witter

Ricky Ritzel

Danny Aiello

Danny Aiello and Linda Amiel Burns-Board of Directors Award

Ray Jessel-Musical Comedy /Impersonation

Karen Mack-Duo or Group

Sue Simmons

Gloria Lynne-Outstanding Achievement in Jazz

Karen Akers and Eric Michael Gillett

Uptown Express

Peter Levy

Maureen Kelly Stewart

Up and coming Cabaret Stars

John DeMarco-Jazz Recording

Barbara Fasano

Patrick DeGennaro

Lina Koutrakos

Laurie Krauz

Judy Gold

Lewis Black-Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Baby Jane Dexter

Sidney Meyer and Maryann Lopinto

David Colbert-Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer Male

Sarah Mucho-Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer-Female

Kristine Zbornik and Jay Rogers

Jenna Esposito accepting award for Jim Caruso

Christine Zbornik and Jay Rogers

Phil Geoffrey-Revue/Special Production

Denise Richardson

Maureen McGovern-Lifetime Achievement Award

Maureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern

Maureen McGovern holding her award

Leon Hall and  Andrea McArdle

Natalie Douglas-Major Jazz Artist

Natalie Douglas

Barbara Brussel-Major Artist

Tom Wopat

Tom Wopat

Faith Prince and Tom Wopat

Faith Prince

Miles Phillips-Male Vocalist

Jeanne MacDonald-Female Vocalist

Lennie Watts and Lorinda Lisitza

Julie Wilson and Sue Matsuki