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BWW Awards: Cast Your Ballots For 2015 New York Cabaret Awards in 14 Categories; Voting Ends 12/31

On Thanksgiving Day, BroadwayWorld announced the nominees in 14 categories for the 2015 BWW New York Cabaret Awards. BroadwayWorld's cabaret editors and reviewers congratulate all the deserving nominees and everyone who performs in the great art of cabaret in New York. But today, as you munch on the leftovers from last night's dinner, it's time to actually vote for that one performer who you think is the absolute best in each category. Just click on the voting link below. Voting ends on December 31 and after a review of the ballots, winners will be announced officially early the week of January 4, 2016. (Note: There will not be a BWW Awards Show this year.)

Please cast your vote by visiting this link: /cabaret/vote2015region.cfm

Voting Guidelines: You cast a vote by visiting the link above or below and submitting your email address. We strongly urge voters not to abuse this process by voting with multiple email addresses. If BroadwayWorld detects irregularities in the voting based on finding similar email addresses, those votes will be eliminated. We again urge all nominees to solicit votes from people who actually saw your shows and to suggest they vote in as many categories as possible.

Cast your vote by simply checking one nominee in each of the award categories. If you have no choice or favorite in any particular category, simply choose 'No Nominee.' After submitting your vote, you will receive an electronic confirmation via e-mail. If you submit your e-mail address incorrectly, your vote will be disqualified. All personal information will be kept completely private.

Please cast your vote by visiting this link: /cabaret/vote2015region.cfm

Once again, here are your 2015 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Award Nominees and Editor's Choice Award Winners:

Best Debut Show (Male or Female)

Natalie Arneson, Mama Drama, Duplex
Celia Berk, You Can't Rush Spring, Metropolitan Room
Christy Frye, Things I Learned From the Car Radio, Don't Tell Mama
William TN Hall, Other People's Parties, Duplex/Don't Tell Mama
Rebekah Lowin, I Know You By Heart, Metropolitan Room

Best Director

Helen Baldassare (Kim Sutton)
Lauren Fox (Rebekah Lowin)
Jeff Harnar (Celia Berk, Tovah Feldshuh)
Barry Kleinbort (Karen Mason; Rosemary Loar)
Sondra Lee (KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar)
Marilyn Maye (Danny Bacher)
Peter Napolitano (Nicholas Levin Songbook, Adam Shapiro)
Karen Oberlin (Charlotte Patton)
Lennie Watts (Kristoffer Lowe, Rob Sutton, Eve Eaton, more)

Best Duo Show

Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Shoulder Season, Metropolitan Room
Barb Jungr & John McDaniel, Come Together: Sing The Beatles, Feinstein's/54 Below
Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett, Music's Greatest Marriages, 54 Below
KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Another Hundred People (Sondheim Songbook), Laurie Beechman
Mary Testa & Michael Strobin, Have Faith, Laurie Beechman/Feinstein's/54 Below

Best Jazz Vocalist (Male or Female)

Alexis Cole
Kat Gang
Gregory Generet
Gabrielle Stravelli
Nancy Harms
Allan Harris
Sheila Jordan
Laurie Krauz
Jane Monheit
Catherine Russell

Best Musical Comedy or Alt Cabaret Show

Dorothy Bishop, Dozen Divas, Metropolitan Room
Justin Vivian Bond, Star of Light!; Love Is Crazy!, Joe's Pub
Raquel Cion, Me and Mr. Jones (David Bowie Show), Slipper Room
Bill Dyszel, The Internet Ate My Brain, Don't Tell Mama
Bridget Everett, Rock Bottom, at Joe's Pub
Carol Lipnik at Joe's Pub, Pangea
Molly Pope, Molly Pope Likes Your Status, the Duplex
Ricky Ritzel, Ricky Ritzel's Broadway, Don't Tell Mama
Tammy Faye Starlite, Marianne Faithful at Pangea and Metropolitan Room
Evelyn Sullivan, Paper Dolls, Don't Tell Mama

Best Musical Director

Christopher Denny (Karen Mason, Stearns Matthews, Andrea Marcovicci)
Tedd Firth (Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marilyn Maye, Jason Danieley, Karen Oberlin)
Mark Janas (Dawn Derow, Len Cariou)
Barry Levitt (Gary Crawford, Charlotte Patton)
Alex Rybeck (Celia Berk, Todd Murray)
Tracy Stark (Kristoffer Lowe, Natalie Arneson)
Gregory Toroian (Kim Sutton)
Steven Ray Watkins (Eve Eaton, Rob Sutton, more)
Jon Weber (KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar; Lauren Fox)

Best Show, Celebrity Female

Annaleigh Ashford, Lost In the Stars, Feinstein's/54 Below
Betty Buckley, Dark Blue-Eyed Blues, Joe's Pub
Ann Hampton Callaway, On My Way to You; Turning Points, Feinstein's/54 Below
Barb Jungr, Mad About the Boy And No Regrets, Feinstein's/54 Below
Bettye LaVette, Worthy, Café Carlyle
Karen Mason, Mason at Mama's, Don't Tell Mama
Marilyn Maye (photo right), Her Way: A Salute to Frank Sinatra, Feinstein's/54 Below; Marilyn by Request, Metropolitan Room

Best Show, Female

Dawn Derow, LEGIT: A Classical Cabaret, Metropolitan Room
Eve Eaton, Back to Billy, Don't Tell Mama
Lauren Fox, Groupies: The Muses Behind the Legends of Rock & Roll, Metropolitan Room
Nancy Harms, Ellington at Night, Metropolitan Room
Donna Hayes, Ordinary Miracles, Metropolitan Room
Rosemary Loar, STING*chronicity, Metropolitan Room
Tanya Moberly, Songs I Feel Like Singing: With Sean Harkness, Don't Tell Mama
Carolyn Montgomery-Forant, Visible Phoenix, Laurie Beechman
Charlotte Patton, Celebrating Men (Bless Their Hearts), Metropolitan Room
Kim Sutton, Anchors Away, Don't Tell Mama

Best Vocalist, Female

Carole J. Bufford
Minda Larsen
Maxine Linehan
Carol Lipnik
Marissa Mulder
Corinna Sowers-Adler
Lucia Spina

Best Show, Celebrity Male

Alan Cumming, Sings Sappy Songs, Café Carlyle
Jason Danieley, Romantic Notions, Feinstein's/54 Below
Michael Feinstein, The Sinatra Project, Birdland
Jeremy Jordan LIVE at Feinstein's/54 Below
John Pizzarelli, McCartney & Jobim, Birdland
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Plays With Music, Café Carlyle

Best Show, Male

Danny Bacher, Swing That Music, Metropolitan Room
Eric Comstock at Café Noctambulo
Michael Garin, Punch in the Mouth, Metropolitan Room
Kristoffer Lowe, You're Getting to Be a Habit With Me, Metropolitan Room
Todd Murray, CROON, Metropolitan Room
Mark Nadler, Addicted to the Spotlight, Feinstein's/54 Below
Rob Sutton, Not The Boy Next Door, Don't Tell Mama

Best Vocalist, Male

William Blake
Kevin Dozier
Eric Yves Garcia
Marcus Goldhaber
Jeff Harnar (photo right)
Kristoffer Lowe
Stearns Matthews
Todd Murray
Brian Charles Rooney
Adam B. Shapiro
David Vernon

Best Tribute Show (Male or Female)

Natalie Douglas, Hello Dolly: The Music of Dolly Parton, Birdland
Pamela Lewis, New York State of Mind: The Songs of Billy Joel, Metropolitan Room
Rosemary Loar, STING*chronicity, Metropolitan Room
Jeff Macauley, Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini, Metropolitan Room/Don't Tell Mama
Karen Oberlin, His Aim Is True: The Singular Songs of Elvis Costello, Stage 72
Marilyn Maye, Her Way: A Salute to Frank Sinatra, Feinstein's/54 Below
Seth Sikes, Seth Sikes Sings Mostly Judy Garland, Feinstein's/54 Below
Marcus Simeone and Tracy Stark, The Songs of Janis Ian, Metropolitan Room
KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar, Another Hundred People (Sondheim Songbook) Laurie Beechman

Best Variety Show or Recurring Series

Broadway Ballyhoo--Scott Siegel, Producer, Laurie Beechman; Feinstein's/54 Below
Cabaret Cares--Joseph Macchia, Producer, Metropolitan Room
Clip Joint--Will Friedwald, Producer-Zeb's at 28th Street
Concerts for City Greens--Raissa Katona Bennett, Producer, Tudor City
54 Below Sings (Grand Hotel, 1776, etc.)--Feinstein's/54 Below
Guinness Book of World Records Marathon--Bernie Furshpan, Producer, Metropolitan Room
Jazz Soup--Laurie Krauz, Producer, Metropolitan Room
New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits--Stephen Hanks, Producer, Metropolitan Room
Tune In Time--Amy Englehart & Heather Shields, Producers, York Theater
2015 Cabaret Convention--Mabel Mercer Foundation/KT Sullivan, Producer, Town Hall
Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Festival--Francis Hill/Peter Napolitano, Producers, Urban Stages

2015 Editor's Choice Awards:

Cabaret Performers of the Year (Female and Male): Karen Mason; Mark Nadler
Dedication & Devotion to the Art of Cabaret: Steve Ross
Excellence In Hosting Variety Show, Series, or Open Mic: Jim Caruso, Cast Party, Birdland
Excellence in Musicianship: Ian Herman and Sean Harkness, Duet (Show at Subculture and CD Release)
Excellence in Songwriting: Alex Rybeck (Songbook Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below & Metropolitan Room)

Please cast your vote by visiting this link: /cabaret/vote2015region.cfm

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