BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Award Final Nominees Announced: LuPone, Maye, Callaway, Monheit, Ebersole, Gillett and Bufford Among Multiple Nominees; Voting Until 12/31

The day is finally here! After one month of voting on preliminary nominees in 17 categories, the results of more than 5,000 ballots were considered along with the selections of BroadwayWorld's cabaret section editors to determine the final nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards.

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Joining cabaret icon Marilyn Maye with four nominations is budding star Carole J. Bufford, who made the final ballot for two different shows during 2014 and as "Best Female Vocalist" and "Performer of the Year." Among Maye's nominations were "Performer of the Year," two shows in the "Best Celebrity Show" category, and a "Best Director" nomination for her work with jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli (who received two nominations). In addition to her usual nod for "Best Jazz Vocalist," jazz star Jane Monheit received two other nominations as "Performer of the Year," and as "Best Host" for her new variety show at Birdland, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party (Monheit also co-starred with Clint Holmes in another nominated show, Frank Wildhorn and Friends in the "Best Revue" category.) Eric Michael Gillett also earned three nominations for "Best Show, Male," "Best Male Vocalist," and "Best Director."

Other cabaret stars receiving multiple nominations for their work in 2014 include: Patti LuPone, Ann Hampton Callaway, Christine Ebersole, Natalie Douglas, Lennie Watts, KT Sullivan, Jeff Harnar, Karen Oberlin, Joe Iconis, Barb Jungr, Maxine Linehan, Marissa Mulder, Rain Collazo, Bernard Dotson, Tony DeSare, Eric Yves Garcia, Nellie McKay, Variety Show Host and Producers Phil Geoffrey Bond, Seth Bisen-Hersh, and Ben Cameron, and Musical Director/Pianist Jon Weber.

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Voting will continue until December 31 and after a review of the ballots, award winners will officially be announced the first week of January. Award winners will be asked to perform in the 3rd Annual BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards show, held again this year at Joe's Pub in mid-February and produced and hosted by BWW's New York Cabaret Editor and Reviewer Stephen Hanks (date to be announced soon).

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Here are your 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards Nominees. Congrats to all!

Best Debut: Female or Male
Joshua Dixon
Jamie Hartman
Kristoffer Lowe
Erica Lustig
Micah McCain
Chrysten Peddie
Jamie Salzano
John Wilkening

Best Director
Eric Michael Gillett
Lina Koutrakos
Peter Napolitano
Marilyn Maye
Lisa Moss
Scott Siegel
Lennie Watts
Kristine Zbonik

Best Duo Show
Amanda McBroom/George Ball
Anita Gillette/Penny Fuller
John Pizzarelli/Jessica Molaskey
KT Sullivan/Jeff Harnar
Lorinda Lisitza/Ted Stafford
Steve Ross/Karen Oberlin

Best Host Variety Show/Recurring Series/Open Mic
Phil Geoffrey Bond, 54 Below Sings Broadway
Ben Cameron, Broadway Sessions
Jim Caruso, Cast Party
Jamie deRoy, Jamie deRoy & Friends
Seth Bisen-Hersh, Seth's Talent Showcase
Jane Monheit, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party
Lennie Watts, MAC Roving Open Mic
Raissa Katona Bennett, Concerts at City Greens

Best Jazz Vocalist--Female
Mary Foster Conklin
La Tanya Hall
Hilary Kole
Ute Lemper
Jane Monheit
Annie Ross
Janis Siegel
Gabriele Stravelli

Best Musical Director
Tedd Firth
Mark Hartman
Ian Herman
Rick Jensen
Barry Levitt
Alex Rybeck
Billy Stritch
Tracy Stark
Steven Ray Watkins
Jon Weber

Best Non-Piano Instrumentalist
Peter Calo, Guitar
Steve Doyle, Bass
Adam Fisher, Cello
Sean Harkness, Guitar
Ritt Henn, Bass
Tom Hubbard, Bass
Jay Leonhart, Bass
Ray Marchica, Drums
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Cello
Aaron Weinstein, Violin

Best One-Show, One-Night Special Event
Carole J. Bufford, Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Broadway Loves Len Cariou, Cariou at 75
Joe Iconis, Bloodsong of Love
Tribute to Margaret Whiting at Weill Recital Hall
Terri White, Two Score

Best Revue or Group Show
Kander & Ebb's The Act
The Skivvies
Joe Iconis and the Family
Frank Wildhorn & Friends (Featuring Jane Monheit and Clint Holmes)

Best Show, Female
Sandra Bargman, The Edge of Everyday
Carole J. Bufford, Shades of Blue
Rain Collazo, The Artist Formerly Known As . . .
Barb Jungr, Dancing In the Dark
Maxine Linehan, Beautiful Songs
Nikki MacCallum, Familiar Things
Nellie McKay, A Girl Named Bill
Sharon McKnight, Sophie Tucker Farewell Tour
Tanya Moberly, I Love NY Songwriters
Marissa Mulder, Living Standards
Carly Ozard, Midler On the Roof
Gabrielle Stravelli, A Night With . . . at the Met Room
Karen Wyman, The Second Time Around

Best Show, Celebrity Female
Lucie Arnaz, Spring Is Here
Julie Budd, They Wrote The Songs
Ann Hampton Callaway, Songs I Wish I'd Written
Christine Ebersole, Big Noise From Winnetka
Joanna Gleason, Featuring Well-Strung
Megan Hilty at the Café Carlyle
Patti LuPone, The Lady With the Torch
Jane Lynch at 54 Below
Melissa Manchester at the Café Carlyle
Marilyn Maye, By Request at the Met Room
Marilyn Maye, Tribute to Johnny Carson at 54 Below

Best Show, Celebrity Male
Charles Busch at 54 Below
Len Cariou, Sings The Gershwins
Jeff Daniels at 54 Below
Jeff Goldblum, With the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Sam Harris, Ham: Slices of Life
Jeremy Jordan, Breaking Character
Tommy Tune, More Taps, Tunes & Tall Tales

Best Show, Male
Darron Cardosa, Bitchy Waiter Show
Tony DeSare, Night Life
Bernard Dotson, Live at the Met Room
Eric Yves Garcia, One Night Standards
Eric Michael Gillett, Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward
Mark Nadler, Running Wild, Songs & Scandals of Roaring '20s
Ben Rimalower, Bad With Money
Jon Weber, Joplin to Jarrett: 100 Years of Piano Jazz

Best Variety Show or Recurring Series
Broadway Ballyhoo
Cabaret Cares
Concerts for City Greens
54 Below Sings . . .
Jane Monheit's Jazz Party
Mostly Sondheim
Seth's Talent Showcase
Sondheim Unplugged

Best Vocalist, Female (Non-Celebrity)
Carole J. Bufford
Rain Collazo
Baby Jane Dexter
Natalie Douglas
Lauren Fox
Terese Genecco
Tanya Holt
Maxine Linehan
Nellie McKay
Marissa Mulder
Karen Oberlin
Sarah Rice
Corinna Sowers-Adler
Stacy Sullivan

Best Vocalist, Male (Non-Celebrity)
William Blake
Scott Coulter
Tony DeSare
Bernard Dotson
Kevin Dozier
Eric Yves Garcia
Eric Michael Gillett
Jeff Harnar
Richard Holbrook
T. Oliver Reid
Adam Shapiro

Cabaret Performer of the Year
Carole J. Bufford
Ann Hampton Callaway
Natalie Douglas
Christine Ebersole
Patti LuPone
Marilyn Maye
Jane Monheit
Alice Ripley
K.T. Sullivan
Stacy Sullivan



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