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Dick Cavett, Nikki M. James, Karen Mason Among Presenters for 2017 MAC Awards; Songwriter Nominees Announced!

Among those on hand to present the 2017 MAC Awards will be author and talk show host Dick Cavett, as well as Broadway stars Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon; Les Misérables), Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard; Hairspray), Sally Mayes (She Loves Me; Steel Magnolias), Sharon McNight (Starmites), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet; In the Heights), and Mary Testa (Xanadu; On the Town).

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) has also announced the 2017 MAC Award Songwriter nominees in the categories of SONG and COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG. They join the previously announced nominees in other categories who will all be celebrated at the 31st Annual MAC Awards.

The nominees in the category of SONG are:

BEFORE I FORGET: Music and Lyrics by Scott Evan Davis

FILLING SPACE: Music and Lyrics by Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin

MORE THAN FINE: Music and Lyrics by Andrew David Sotomayor

THIRTY-FIVE YEARS: Music and Lyrics by Emily Bindiger

WAITING: Music by Derek Grego; Lyrics by Sam Carner

The nominees in the category of COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG are:

THE CHRISTMAS TREE BLUES: Music by Derek Gregor; Lyrics by Sam Carner

THE MOM SONG: Music by Nate Buccieri; Lyrics by Elaine Brier

SELFIE: Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola

SITTING AT Julie Gold'S PIANO: Music and Lyrics by Christine Lavin

SO MANY REASONS: Music by Scott Schneider; Lyrics by Tim Aumiller

The 31st MAC Awards will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm, at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd Street in New York City. The event is open to the public. For tickets and more information, visit

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