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2016 MAC Award Nominees Announced!

| February 26, 2016

2016 MAC AWARD NOMINEES

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The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs is pleased to announce the 2016 MAC Award nominees and complete list of honorees for the 30th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 7:30pm, at BB King Blues Club & Grill on 42nd Street in New York City.

At the March 29th show, MAC will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Amanda McBroom, a Board of Director’s Award to Maryann Lopinto, the Hanson Award to Sally Darling, and the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award to Jamie deRoy and her new signature program, The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy and Friends Cabaret Initiative.

The MAC Award winners will be announced live at the show, which will be directed by Lennie Watts, produced by Julie Miller, and feature musical direction by Matt Baker.

For more information, visit www.MACnyc.com

The 2016 MAC Award nominees are:

FEMALE VOCALIST
PAMELA LEWIS
TANYA MOBERLY
CAROLYN MONTGOMERY-FORANT
WENDY A. RUSSELL

MALE VOCALIST
GARY CRAWFORD
KRISTOFFER LOWE
JEFF MACAULEY
DORIAN WOODRUFF

MAJOR ARTIST
ERIC COMSTOCK
STACY SULLIVAN
LENNIE WATTS

CELEBRITY ARTIST
MICHELE LEE
NORM LEWIS
KAREN MASON
MARIN MAZZIE

NEW YORK DEBUT – FEMALE
NATALIE ARNESON
HELEN GLASSMAN
REBEKAH LOWIN

NEW YORK DEBUT – MALE
CHARLES BARAN
SHAWN MONINGER
TOM TOCE

MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER
BILL DYSZEL
BARBARA MALLEY
CHARLOTTE PATTON
MOLLY POPE

IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST
DOROTHY BISHOP
DORIS DEAR
JINKX MONSOON

DUO/GROUP
RAISSA KATONA BENNETT AND KENNETH GARTMAN
SAVANNAH BROWN & CHASE O’DONNELL
KIM GROGG AND KIM SUTTON

MAJOR DUO/GROUP
ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO
BARB JUNGR AND JOHN McDANIEL
TRACY STARK AND MARCUS SIMEONE

REVUE
ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE
SOMEWHERE IN THIS SONG: THE MUSIC AND LYRICS OF NICHOLAS LEVIN
TURN THE BEAT AROUND

RECURRING SERIES
IT’S JUST A NUMBER
OPEN MIC @ THE MET
RICKY RITZEL’S BROADWAY
SALON

SPECIAL PRODUCTION
MAMA’S NEXT BIG ACT
METROSTAR TALENT CHALLENGE
REINHAGEN REDUX
STINGCHRONICITY

EMCEE
TOM GAMBLIN, MetroStar Talent Challenge
BOBBIE HOROWITZ, It’s Just a Number
DANA LORGE, The Dana Lorge Variety Show
SUSAN WINTER & DEB BERMAN, Open Mic @ The Met

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTALIST
PETER CALO, Guitar
MAIRI DORMAN-PHANEUF, Cello
SEAN HARKNESS, Guitar
TOM HUBBARD, Bass
MATT SCHARFGLASS, Bass
WARREN VACHÉ, Cornet

PIANO BAR INSTRUMENTALIST
NATE BUCCIERI
PATRICK DeGENNARO
GERRY DIEFFENBACH
WILLIAM TN HALL
BRIAN NASH

RESTAURANT/HOTEL LOUNGE INSTRUMENTALIST
MATT BAKER
CLARE COOPER
LANA REIGN
SHEREE SANO
BILL ZEFFIRO

PIANO BAR SINGING ENTERTAINER – FEMALE
ELAINE BRIER
MICHELLE DOWDY
TARA MARTINEZ
JENNIFER PACE
LAURA PAVLES
HEIDI WEYHMUELLER

PIANO BAR SINGING ENTERTAINER – MALE
JOE ARDIZZONE
WILLIAM BLAKE
ADAM CHANDLER
TOMMY J. DOSE
GREGG GOODBROD
JON SATROM

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
RICK JENSEN
DARYL KOJAK
TRACY STARK
STEVEN RAY WATKINS

DIRECTOR
ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT
LINA KOUTRAKOS
TANYA MOBERLY
LENNIE WATTS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
COLLETTE BLACK (Don’t Tell Mama)
ADAM DeCARLO (Don’t Tell Mama)
K.J. HARDY & AMANDA RAYMOND (Feinstein’s/54 Below)
ABBY JUDD (Laurie Beechman Theater)
JONATHAN MERCADO (Metropolitan Room)

RECORDING (LaMott Friedman Award)
MAXINE LINEHAN,
Beautiful Songs
MYRIAM PHIRO, Voyages
JIM SPEAKE, Sweet Life

MAJOR RECORDING
ANNALEIGH ASHFORD,
Lost in the Stars
BARBARA FASANO, Busy Being Free
MARCUS SIMEONE AND TRACY STARK, Marcus Simeone Alone… with Tracy Stark

SONG
“ANOTHER TIME”
“HOLD ON TIGHT”
“IN MY HEAD”
“SOMEBODY IN LOVE”
“SOON AS YOU LET ME GO”

COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG
“THE BIG APPLE LINGO”
“THE BOOK GROUP”
“THE EGG NOG SONG”
“THE MERMAID AND THE WHALE”
“WAY, WAY BACK”

SHOW OF THE YEAR
ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE (KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar)
CHARLIE ROSEN’S BROADWAY BIG BAND
JUDY AND LIZA! TOGETHER AGAIN (Tommy Femia and Rick Skye)
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS OFFICIAL ATTEMPT – THE LONGEST VARIETY SHOW EVER
MASON AT MAMA’S IN MARCH (Karen Mason)

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