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Voting Now Open for the 2016 BWW Cabaret Awards!

Voting Now Open for the 2016 BWW Cabaret Awards!

BroadwayWorld Cabaret is pleased to announce the nominees in 14 categories for the 2016 BWW New York Cabaret Awards.

The BWW Cabaret Awards honor exemplary performers and productions in New York from November 1, 2015 to October 31, 2016. Nominations were both reader-submitted and chosen by BWW's cabaret editors and reviewing staff to best represent and honor the wide range of talent New York's cabaret scene has to offer. After the nomination period ended on October 31, the list was proofed for eligibility and errors.

Voting will run through December 31, 2016. Additionally, five Editor's Choice Awards recipients, including Cabaret Personality of the Year, will be announced after voting has completed. Following a review of the ballots, winners will be announced officially in early January 2017!

Guidelines: To cast your vote, click on the link below and submit your email address. Check 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.


Best Debut Show (Male or Female)

Tom Toce, Songwriter in the House, Metropolitan Room
Hanna Burke, Why is Everyone Laughing? Madeline Kahn Tribute, Don't Tell Mama, Metropolitan Room, Duplex
Billy Lykken, Sacred Monster, Don't Tell Mama
Karen Luschar, Chasing Rainbows: Songs of Judy Garland, Metropolitan Room
Amorika Amoroso, The Whore Next Door, Don't Tell Mama
Charlie Poveromo & Barry Levitt Quartet, Metropolitan Room

Best Director

Lennie Watts
Barry Kleinbort
Mark Nadler
Marilyn Maye
Jeff Harnar
Tanya Moberly

Best Duo Show

Michael Feinstein & Marilyn Maye, Summertime Swing, Feinstein's/54 Below
Savannah Brown & Chase O'Donnell, Two Blondes, Metropolitan Room
John Pizzarrelli & Jennifer Molaskey, My Generation, Café Carlyle
Jeff Harnar & Sally Mayes, Double Take, Laurie Beechman Theatre
Penny Fuller & Anita Gillette, Sin Twisters, Too, Feinstein's/54 Below and Metropolitan Room
Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner, Unattached!, 54 Below
Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Celebrating 20 Years of Friendship, Feinstein's/54 Below
Kim Grogg & Kim Sutton, Whenever I Call You Friend, Don't Tell Mama
Abigail Rockwell & Sean Harkness, Rock & Hark, Rockwood Music Hall & Pangea
Mark Nadler & KT Sullivan, Almost Like Being In Love: Songs of Alan Jay Lerner, Laurie Beechman

Best Jazz Vocalist (Male or Female)

Ann Hampton Callaway
Laurie Krauz
Jane Monheit
Catherine Russell
Alexis Cole
Martha Lorin
Annie Ross
Jonathan Karrant
Nancy Harms

Best Musical Comedy or Alt Cabaret Show

Tammy Faye Starlite, Tammy Faye Starlite Presents Holy War 2016 - the New Regime, Pangea
Aaron Weinstein, Violinspiration, Pangea
Kim David Smith, Morphium Kabarett, Pangea
Joseph Keckler, Pangea
Matthew Holloway, Mother Always Said, The Duplex
Shawn Moninger: Because I Can, Metropolitan Room
Carol Lipnik, Goddess of Imperfection, Pangea

Best Musical Director

Daryl Kojak (Laurie Krauz, Amy Beth Williams)
Alex Rybeck (Celia Berk, Corinna Sowers-Adler)
Ian Herman (Tanya Moberly, Sandra Bargman)
Steven Ray Watkins (Billie Roe, Amorika Amoroso)
Tracy Stark (Kim David Smith, Margoh Channing)
Paul Greewood (Meg Flather, Penny Fuller & Anita Gillette)
Jon Weber (Marissa Mulder, Tanya Moberly, KT Sullivan)
Tedd Firth (Karen Oberlin, Melissa Errico, Marilyn Maye)

Best Show, Celebrity Female

Laura Benanti, Tales from Soprano Isle, Café Carlyle
Lesli Margherita, Broad, Birdland
Betty Buckley, Story Songs, Joe's Pub
Melissa Errico, Funny, I'm a Woman With Children, Feinstein's/54 Below
Marilyn Maye, Highlights, Feinstein's/54 Below
Vivian Reed, Standards and More, Metropolitan Room
Christine Andreas, Café Society, Feinstein's/54 Below
Lea Salonga, Encore, Feinstein's/54 Below
Carol Woods, Ain't We Got Fun, The Richard Whiting Songbook, Metropolitan Room
Carmen Cusack, Feinstein's/54 Below

Best Show, Celebrity Male

Tony Yazbeck, The Floor Above Me, Birdland
Tony Danza, Standards & Stories, Feinstein's/54 Below
Paulo Szot, Salute to Broadway, Feinstein's/54 Below
John Lloyd Young, Feinstein's/54 Below
Norm Lewis, Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas, Feinstein's/54 Below
Michael Feinstein, Holiday Season Show, Feinstein's/54 Below
Tommy Tune, Tommy Tune, Tonight, Café Carlyle

Best Show, Female

Laurie Krauz, Celebrating 25 Years with Daryl Kojak, Metropolitan Room
Meg Flather, Portraits, Don't Tell Mama
Celia Berk, Manhattan Serenade, Metropolitan Room
Baby Jane Dexter, It's Personal, Metropolitan Room
Marissa Mulder, Marilyn in Fragments, Metropolitan Room, Laurie Beechman
Billie Roe, Monopoly, Metropolitan Room
Minda Larsen, My Southern Song, Metropolitan Room
Barbara Fasano, Busy Being Free, Metropolitan Room
Corinna Sowers-Adler, High Standards, Metropolitan Room
Amy Beth Williams, Carried Away, Don't Tell Mama

Best Show, Male

Eric Yves Garcia, Pour Spirits, Metropolitan Room
Mark Nadler at Pangea
David Vernon, Broadway My Way, Don't Tell Mama
Stearns Matthews, Me and The Gershtwins, Laurie Beechman Theatre
Sidney Myer, LIVE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre

Best Tribute Show (Male or Female)

Stacy Sullivan, A Night at the Troubadour with Elton John and David Ackles, Metropolitan Room
Meg Flather, Carly & Me, Don't Tell Mama
Josephine Sanges, To Ann, With Love, Don't Tell Mama
Marieann Meringolo, The Songs of Alan & Marilyn Bergman
Karen Oberlin, Bad Love: The Randy Newman Songbook, Metropolitan Room
Natalie Douglas, Stevie Songs, Birdland

Best Variety Show or Recurring Series

New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, Stephen Hanks, Producer, Metropolitan Room
2016 Cabaret Convention, Mabel Mercer Foundation/KT Sullivan, Producer, Lincoln Center
Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Festival, Francis Hill/Peter Napolitano, Producers, Urban Stages
Cabaret Cares, Joseph Macchia, Producer, Metropolitan Room
54 Below Sings, Feinstein's/54 Below
Cast Party, Jim Caruso, Producer, Birdland
Broadway Sessions, Ben Cameron, Producer, Laurie Beechman
Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Birdland
Broadway By the Year, Scott Siegel, Producer, Town Hall

Best Vocalist, Female

Stacy Sullivan
Maxine Linehan
Carol Lipnik
Marissa Mulder
Corinna Sowers-Adler
Celia Berk
KT Sullivan
Josephine Sanges
Lisa Viggiano
Natalie Douglas

Best Vocalist, Male

Jeff Harnar
David Vernon
Kevin Dozier
Mark Nadler
Stearns Matthews
Todd Murray
KristoffeR Lowe
Joshua Dixon
Steve Ross

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, BroadwayWorld Cabaret is adding two new categories to the 2016 BWW Cabaret Awards to celebrate those special shows that ran only once or twice in this season's eligibility period between November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016.

Special Event - Solo (for solo performers) and Special Event - Multiple (for duos and group variety shows) have been added to the mix this year in addition to the 14 main categories with voting already in progress. Nominations were both reader-submitted and proofed for eligibility by BWW Cabaret staff.

The nominees for Special Event (Solo) and Special Event (Multiple) are:

Special Event (Solo)

Miss Coco Peru, A Gentle Reminder: Coco's Guide to a Somewhat Happy Life, Birdland
Anne Steele, Anna Steele: The Mixtape of My Life, Joe's Pub
Molly Pope, An Audience with Molly Pope, Joe's Pub
Jessica Vosk, Jessica Vosk: You Asked For It, Joe's Pub
Charles Busch, Charles Busch at Feinstein's/54 Below, Feinstein's/54 Below
Seth Sikes, Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli, Feinstein's/54 Below
Julie Halston, Julie Halston at Birdland, Birdland
Daniel Reichard, Friends, Acquaintances and Strangers, Birdland
James Barbour, The Holiday Concert, Birdland

Special Event (Multiple)

Matt Cusson & Brian Gallagher, The Matt & Brian Show, Birdland
Keala Settle/Frank Wildhorn, Keala Settle and Frank Wildhorn: For the First Time LIVE, Birdland
Todd Murray/Stacy Sullivan, Separate Ways, Feinstein's/54 Below
James Barbour, Host, The Phantom Sings..., Birdland
Amanda Green, Host, Amanda Green & Her Amazingly Talented Friends, Birdland
Victoria Shaw, Host, Under the Covers with Victoria Shaw, Birdland


We are pleased to announce that BroadwayHD has signed on as exclusive Presenting Sponsor for this year's awards, representing a record-breaking 75 theater regions. Voters participating in this year's awards will receive special offers and subscription opportunities to BroadwayHD, whose co-branding will extend through the voting and winners announcements.

Since its launch in 2015, BroadwayHD aims to extend the reach of Broadway to fans old and new, anytime and anywhere. BroadwayHD is the only online streaming service of its kind, offering viewers an unprecedented Broadway experience and access to exclusive live streams. In June of 2016, BroadwayHD made history with the live stream of Roundabout Theatre Company's "She Loves Me," marking the first-ever Broadway live stream. BroadwayHD recently launched a partnership with Fathom Events to bring select domestic (Broadway/Off-Broadway) and international (London's West End) theater performances to U.S. cinemas. "She Loves Me" will be the first title offered in cinemas nationwide on December 1. In addition to exclusive live streamed content, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited access to an on-demand library of over 160 Theater Productions from the comfort and convenience of their own homes-or wherever streaming is possible. It's the Broadway you know and love, curated from the stage to your screen.

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