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Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards; Latest Standings Announced!

Voting is open through December 31st.

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor events which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Check out the current standings below!

Voting is now open through December 31st! Winners will be announced in January.

Nominees in all categories excluding Special Event - Solo and Special Event - Multiple needed to have performed all or the majority of their shows (at least two performances) during this eligibility period.

Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite venues, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

The BroadwayWorld Awards are the largest theatre audience awards, with over 100 cities worldwide participating.

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Who Will Win? Vote Before December 31st!

Here are the current standings for Cabaret:

Best Comedy Act
DAVE KONIG - AMERICA'S MOST BELOVED ENTERTAINER - Don't Tell Mama 56%

Jason Kravits - OFF THE TOP! WITH Jason Kravits - Birdland Theater 44%

Best Debut Show - One Night Only or Run of Shows
Christy Altomare - Christy Altomare - Feinstein's/54 Below 19%
Quintin Harris & Bryce Edwards - MR. HARRIS AND Mr. Edwards - Don't Tell Mama 14%
Kristolyn Lloyd - CONFESSIONS OF A TOKEN BLACK GIRL - Feinstein's/54 Below 12%

Best Director
Marc Tumminelli - Farah Alvin B-SIDE, Erika Henningsen I ENJOY BEING A [NOUN]. Andrew Barth Feldman PARK MAP - The Green Room 42, Feinstein's/54 Below 42%
Tanya Moberly - Amy Beth Williams BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY: THE SONGS OF Leonard Cohen - Don't Tell Mama 15%
Elizabeth Fahsbender - CABARET ON THE COUCH LIVE! BENEFIT FOR BROADWAY ARTS EDUCATION - The Green Room 42 13%

Best Drag Artist or Impersonator
Alexis Michelle - Alexis Michelle PRIDE AT 54 - 54 Below 42%
Gloria Swansong - GLORIA SWANSONg IS Judy Garland - The Q Club 18%
Flotilla DeBarge - CORONA AND FLO - Pangea 16%

Best Duo Show
Bonnie Milligan & Natalie Walker - Bonnie Milligan AND Natalie Walker CELEBRATE FIFTY YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP - Feinstein's/54 Below 25%
Lauren Marcus & Joe Iconis - WESTBANK DINNER MUSIC SERIES - Westbank Cafe 17%
Michael Garin & Madie Millit - WESTBANK DINNER MUSIC SERIES - Westbank Cafe 16%

Best Ensemble Soloist
Ben Jones - 54 SINGS BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS! - Feinstein's/54 Below 35%
Jesse JP Johnson - BOY BAND PROJECT - Feinstein's/54 Below 16%
Donna Vivino - CABARET ON THE COUCH LIVE! - The Green Room 42 15%

Best Group Show
The Skivvies - LITTTLE SHOP OF ROCKY HORRORS, LIVE & LITERALLY IN PERSON, ROOFTOP SESSIONS - 54 Below, The Green Room 42, The Mondriam 56%
Britton and The Sting - SUMMER OF LOVE - Feinstein's/54 Below 18%
Members Only Boylesque - MEMBERS ONLY BOYLESQUE: LES IS MORE - Caveat 10%

Best Host or Emcee
Susie Mosher - THE LINEUP WITH Susie Mosher - Birdland Theatre 33%
Jim Caruso - Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY - Birdland 24%
Jaime Lozano - CELEBRANDO THE HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH - Feinstein's/54 Below 11%

Best Jazz Show, Instrumental or Vocal
Billy Stritch Trio - THE Billy Stritch TRIO - Birdland 34%
Gabrielle Stravelli Trio - WESTBANK DINNER SERIES - Westbank Cafe 14%
The Jazz Bandits - WESTBANK DINNER SERIES - Westbank Cafe 14%

Best Musical Comedy Cabaret/Revue
Leanne Borghesi - BORGHESI'S BACK - Don't Tell Mama 33%
Robbie Rozelle - BACK IN THE BASEMENT - Feinstein's/54 Below 32%
Ariana Johns & Evangeline Johns - VANGARI, CAUTIONARY TALES - Don't Tell Mama 22%

Best Musical Director
Billy Stritch - Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY - Birdland 15%
Drew Wutke - 54 SINGS Olivia Rodrigo, JUST ONE LOOK - 54 Below, The Green Room 42 10%
Tracy Stark - Meg Flather AT WBC, MOSTLY MARLENE, Ami Brabson, Alexis Michelle, Gretchen Reinhagen - West Bank Cafe, Club Cumming, Pangea, Music at the Mansion, 54 Below 10%

Best Open-Mic, Variety or Recurring Show
Susie Mosher - THE LINEUP WITH Susie Mosher - Birdland 31%
Jim Caruso - Jim Caruso'S CAST PARTY - Birdland 26%
Michelle Dowdy and Drew Wutke - ROWDY DOWDY HOUR WITH Michelle Dowdy AND Drew Wutke - The Q Club 19%

Best Original Song
Billy's Place by Billy Stritch - Billy Stritch TRIO - CD - Billy's Place and Billy Stritch TRIO at Birdland 21%
My Christmas Dream by Jordan Wolfe and Michelle Dowdy - Jordan Wolfe AND Michelle Dowdy - Jordan Wolfe, Producer 20%
Inside by Meg Flather - Meg Flather - Meg Flather, Producer 15%

Best Piano Bar Entertainer, Musician or Vocalist
Michelle Dowdy - PIANO BAR AT DON'T TELL MAMA - Don't Tell Mama 34%
Brandon James Gwinn - Brandon James Gwinn AT THE PIANO - Marie's Crisis, Don't Tell Mama, The Stonewall Upstairs 16%
Michael McAssey - OPEN MIC MONDAYS - Pangea 15%

Best Record Producer
Wayne Haun - BILLY'S PLACE - Club 44 Records 27%
Mitchell Walker, Blaine Krauss, SIXFOOT_5, Dylan Glatthorn - HAUS OF LOVE - No Reverse Records 18%
Brandon James Gwinn - LOVEFOOL - Alexis Michelle - Broadway Records 14%

Best Recording, Commercial
Rebecca Luker & Sally Wilfert - ALL THE GIRLS - PS Classics 36%
Billy Stritch - BILLY'S PLACE - Club 44 Records 24%
Nicole Zuraitis - ALL WANDERING HEARTS - Dot Time Records 13%

Best Recording, Independent
Travis Moser and Drew Wutke - SO MANY PEOPLE: THE SONDHEIM SESSIONS - Travis Moser 27%
Marty Thomas & Marissa Rosen - MARTY & MARISSA THE AWARD WINNING HOLIDAY ALBUM - Candy Cane Record 17%
Brandon James Gwinn - BULLIT - Indie Chameleon 12%

Best Show
Andrew Barth Feldman - PARK MAP - Feinstein's/54 Below 37%
Klea Blackhurst - ONE OF THE GIRLS....' - Birdland 10%
Artemisia LeFay - GHOSTS OF WEIMAR PAST - Don't Tell Mama 10%

Best Show Musician, Non-Musical Director
Steve Doyle/BASS - Jim Caruso's Cast Party 40%
Jeff Koch, BASS - Alexis Michelle at 54 Below 23%
Josh Samuels, DRUMS - Alexis Michelle at 54 Below 20%

Best Show, Celebrity
George Salazar & Joe Iconis - TWO PLAYER GAME - Feinstein's/54 Below 14%
Andre De Shields - BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - Feinstein's/54 Below 11%
Eva Noblezada - SO THIS IS LOVE - The Green Room 42 11%

Best Special Event, Multiple
The Cast of Broadway's COMPANY - THE CAST OF COMPANY IN 'DARKNESS RISING' - Birdland 44%
Broadway Belters - BROADWAY BELTERS LIVE! - The Green Room 42 20%
Billy Recce - SONGS FROM INDOORS - Green Room 42 14%

Best Special Event, Solo
Sean Patrick Murtagh - SUMMER SUNDAY SOIREE - Sean Patrick Murtagh AT THE GREEN AT LINCOLN CENTER - Lincoln Center 24%
Natalie Douglas - A VERY NATALIE HOLIDAY - Birdland Theater 20%
Alexis Michelle - Alexis Michelle PRIDE AT 54 - Feinstein's/54 Below 17%

Best Spoken Word Cabaret Show (May feature up to four songs but no more)
Will Nolan - LEOLA LADYLAND! - The Green Room 42 61%
Portable Strangers: The Salon - PORTABLE STRANGERS: THE SALON - Studios 353 39%

Best Tribute Show
Klea Blackhurst - ONE OF THE GIRLS.....' - Birdland 55%
Becca Kidwell - MY MAYBE WORLD WITH MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER, A CABARET TRIBUTE - Don't Tell Mama 45%

Best Vocalist
Kuhoo Verma - SOUNDS OF HEALING - Feinstein's/54 Below 14%
Sean Patrick Murtagh - Sean Patrick Murtagh & Micah Young AT WEST BANK CAFE - West Bank Cafe 13%
Natalie Douglas - A VERY NATALIE HOLIDAY - Birdland Theater 11%


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