Winners Announced For The 2018 BWW Cabaret Awards: Michael Kirk Lane's GLASS HALF FULL Wins Best Show; Jessica Vosk's BEING GREEN Takes Celebrity Show Award
The results are in for the seventh annual BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards! BroadwayWorld would like to extend congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees in the 17 categories.
Two-time MAC Award nominee Michael Kirk Lane is the winner of this year's Best Show award with GLASS HALF FULL (direction by Jay Rogers, musical direction by William TN Hall) at Don't Tell Mama. The show is a much-needed escape from the world around us and "focuses on how to lift our spirits, find some hope, and get us through all that life may throw at us."
Other top show award-getters include Margo Brown for Best Debut Show with her MARGO SINGS MERCER (Don't Tell Mama), Company XIV for Best Burlesque Show or Act, Justin Vivian Bond for Best Musical Comedy or Alt Cabaret Show with BOYS IN THE TREES (Joe's Pub), INTO THE WOODS IN CONCERT (Laurie Beechman Theatre) for Best Revue/Group Show, Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch (Birdland) for Best Duo Show with SNOWFALL, and Helane Blumfield for Best Tribute Show with TIGHT PANTS AND TEARS OF JOY: MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH Tom Jones AND Neil Diamond.
In the Best Show, Celebrity category, WICKED star Jessica Vosk takes the prize for her BEING GREEN (direction by Robbie Rozelle, musical direction by Mary Mitchell-Campbell), a tour of the highs and lows of starring in the musical phenomenon following her year on the road in the role of Elphaba. Vosk also takes this year's award for Best Major Recording with her debut album WILD AND FREE.
Additionally, Rozelle also wins this year's award for Best Director for the show, as well as for his work on Melissa Errico SINGS SONDHEIM, Ilene Graff & Nikka Graff Lanzarone: TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME, and others.
This year's remaining winners include Rick Skye (Best Drag Artist or Impersonator), Bobby Peaco (Best Musical Director), Maureen McGovern's A 45TH ANNIVERSARY 'POSEIDON ADVENTURE' PAJAMA PARTY (Best Special Event - Solo), WAITRESS SINGS Sara Bareilles (Best Special Event - Multiple), and 54 SINGS (Best Variety Show or Recurring Series).
Again, congratulations to the winners of the 2018 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. Here is the complete list:
Best Burlesque Show or Act
Best Debut Show
Margo Brown - MARGO SINGS MERCER - Don't Tell Mama
Best Drag Artist or Impersonator
Best Jazz Vocalist
Best Major Recording
Jessica Vosk - WILD AND FREE
Best Revue/Group Show
Various - INTO THE WOODS IN CONCERT - The Laurie Beechman Theatre
Best Show, Celebrity
Jessica Vosk - BEING GREEN - Feinstein's/54 Below
Best Special Event (Multiple)
WAITRESS SINGS Sara Bareilles - The Green Room 42
Best Special Event (Solo)
Maureen McGovern - A 45TH ANNIVERSARY 'POSEIDON ADVENTURE' PAJAMA PARTY - Birdland
Best Variety Show or Recurring Series
54 SINGS - Feinstein's/54 Below
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