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34th Annual MAC Awards to Take Place in March; Anita Gillette to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

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34th Annual MAC Awards to Take Place in March; Anita Gillette to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to make its initial announcement of the upcoming 34th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm, at SONY Hall on 46th Street in New York City.

MAC's special honorees of the evening include Tony nominee ANITA GILLETTE, who will perform live and be presented with MAC's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. ANITA GILLETTE won a MAC Award and a Bistro Award (from ASCAP) for her one-woman show, After All. She has performed it at Birdland, Feinstein's, 54 Below, Metropolitan Room, and Cape May Stage.

She has more than 14 Broadway shows to her credit, including Chapter Two (Tony Nomination, LA Drama Critics Award) She was Sally Bowles in Cabaret. Other shows include Carnival, Gypsy, Guys & Dolls, Don't Drink the Water, All American, Jimmy, They're Playing Our Song, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Mr. President. Off Broadway and Regional: The Big Meal (Lortel Award nom.), Love, Loss & What I Wore, The Seagull, She Loves Me, Shirley Valentine, The Skin of Our Teeth, Juno, Rich & Famous, Travesties, The Importance of Being Earnest, Flamingo Court, My Fair Lady, Sweet Bird of Youth, (with Joanne Woodward), The Great Waltz (recorded for Capitol), Knickerbocker Holiday (with Burt Lancaster). Films: Moonstruck, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Shall We Dance, Boys on The Side, Larger Than Life, The Guru, She's the One, Bob Roberts, The Great New Wonderful, Hiding Victoria, The Last Adam, Bum Rap, Charlie Hoboken, and Undertow.

She was Tina Fey's mother on 30 Rock, a series regular on Quincy, Almost Grown (by David Chase), The War at Home, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Me & The Chimp, Normal Ohio, and The Baxters, All That Glitters for Norman Lear, and recurring roles on CSI and Law & Order. Episodic work: Modern Family, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Sex & the City, Cold Case, Women's Murder Club, Frasier, Law & Order, Mad About You. She has been on every major game show including Pyramid, Password, Match Game, To Tell the Truth, What's My Line, etc., etc. She was a foil for Johnny Carson for at least 50 Tonight Shows. anitagillette.com (Photo by Russ Weatherford).

MAC also presents its Board of Directors Award to THE BISTRO AWARDS. From its beginnings and continuing through current times, The Bistro Awards has been recognizing, encouraging, nurturing, and educating cabaret, jazz, and comedy artists for 35 years through its insightful reviews and its annual awards. The Bistro Award was established by Bob Harrington in 1985 in his "Bistro Bits" column in the trade weekly Back Stage, then under the editorship of Sherry Eaker. Sherry has helmed The Bistro Awards and produces the annual show and presentation of the awards each Spring. bistroawards.com

The MAC Awards show will feature many live performances by the winners of the vocalist categories of the MAC Awards. The winners will be announced live at the show on March 30th, which is open to the public.

The 34th Annual MAC Awards will be held on Monday, March 30 at 7:00 pm at NYC's SONY Hall, 235 W. 46th St. The show is produced by JULIE MILLER, and directed by LENNIE WATTS, with musical direction by TRACY STARK. Tickets are available at www.macnyc.com

Photo Credit: Russ Weatherford



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