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Sarah Rice, Marilyn Maye, Kevin Dozier, et al. Win 2011 MAC Awards!

The Board of Directors of the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs is proud to announce the winners of the 2011 MAC Awards. The awards ceremony and show, produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, was held on May 10th, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. The evening was hosted by Christine Pedi. Steven Ray Watkins was the musical director.

The MAC Awards honor the best in live performance, recordings, songs and shows from the past year.

Special honors of the evening were presented to Annie Ross, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, George Sanders, who received the Board of Directors Awards, and Marianne Challis, who received the Hanson Award.

The 2011 MAC Award winners are:

FEMALE VOCALIST
Sarah Rice, Screen Gems: Songs of Old Hollywood
Laurie Beechman

MALE VOCALIST
Kevin Dozier, Take Me to the World
Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Don't Tell Mama

MAJOR ARTIST
Julie Reyburn, Live at Feinstein's; Summer Night; So Many People...a Sondheim Show
Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Urban Stages

CELEBRITY ARTIST
Marilyn Maye, Her Own Kind of Broadway; The Merriest; In Love Again
Metropolitan Room, Feinstein's

NEW YORK DEBUT - FEMALE
Liz Lark Brown, Tarnished
Metropolitan Room

NEW YORK DEBUT - MALE
Sean Harkness
Metropolitan Room, Top of the Rock

COMEDY / MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER - FEMALE
Amy Wolk, Amy Wolk Sings Divine Madness
Don't Tell Mama

COMEDY / MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER - MALE
Adelmo Guidarelli, Operation Adelmo - The Clown Prince of Opera; The Adelmo Guidarelli Christmas Special
Duplex, Don't Tell Mama, Triad, Brook Arts Center

DUO/GROUP
Scott Coulter, Steven Ray Watkins, Lennie Watts, 3Play The 70s
Don't Tell Mama

VARIETY PRODUCTION/RECURRING SERIES
CABARET CARES, Produced by Joseph Macchia
Laurie Beechman

OPEN MIC
SALON, Created and hosted by Mark Janas, produced by Tanya Moberly
Etcetera Etcetera

HOST - VARIETY SHOW/SERIES OR OPEN MIC
Raissa Katona Bennett, The Concerts at Tudor City Greens
Tudor City Greens

SPECIAL PRODUCTION
Faye Lane'S BEAUTY SHOP STORIES, Created and performed by Faye Lane, directed by Jay Rogers, produced by Adam Magazine
La Mama ETC, Huron Club at Soho Playhouse


PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER
Kristine Zbornik
Don't Tell Mama

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT INSTRUMENTALIST
NATE BUCCIERI
Don't Tell Mama, Brandy's

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Alex Rybeck
Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway: Boom! (Town Hall), Todd Murray (Feinstein's, Metropolitan Room), Kevin Dozier (Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Don't Tell Mama), Liz Callaway: New Year's Eve (Metropolitan Room), Donna McKechnie (Laurie Beechman), Faith Prince (Caramoor)

DIRECTOR
Lennie Watts
Julie Reyburn (Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman), Kevin Dozier (Feinstein's, Laurie Beechman, Don't Tell Mama), Liz Lark Brown (Metropolitan Room), Jackie Fornatale (Don't Tell Mama, Laurie Beechman)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
David Colbert
Karen Finley, Sarah Rice, Coco Peru (Laurie Beechman)

SONG
HAUNTED
Music by Tracy Stark, Lyrics by Marcus Simeone

SPECIAL MUSICAL MATERIAL
CHRISTMAS IN MICHIGAN
Music and lyrics by Mary Liz McNamara

RECORDING
Karen Oberlin
Live at the Algonquin - The Songs of Frank Loesser

 



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