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The MAC Board of Directors is pleased to announce the 2016 MAC Award winners!

Female Vocalist

Tanya Moberly
Songs I Feel Like Singing
Don’t Tell Mama

Male Vocalist
Kristoffer Lowe
You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me Metropolitan Room

Major Artist
Stacy Sullivan
Since You’ve Asked Metropolitan Room

Celebrity Artist
Karen Mason
Mason at Mama’s in March; Love Secrets of the Ancient Divas; Next to Norma; Christmas! Christmas! Christmas! Don’t Tell Mama, Rrazz Room (New Hope), Rrazz Room at the Prince (Philadelphia), Kennedy Center, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

New York Debut – Female
Natalie Arneson
Mama Drama The Duplex

New York Debut – Male
Charles Baran
Recipes for Disaster! Metropolitan Room

 Musical Comedy Performer


Barbara Malley
Eat! Drink! Be Merry! Don’t Tell Mama


Molly Pope
Molly Pope Likes Your Status The Duplex

Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist

Doris Dear
Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk: Unplugged; Doris Dear’s Gurl Talk: The Rumpus Room Edition Don’t Tell Mama


Kim Grogg and Kim Sutton
Whenever I Call You Friend Don’t Tell Mama

Major Duo/Group
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
Shoulder Season; Something to Live For: The Strayhorn Centennial; others Metropolitan Room, National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Birdland, Jazz at Kitano, others


Another Hundred People
Performed by KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar, directed by Sondra Lee, musical direction by Jon Weber Laurie Beechman

Recurring Series

Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway
Created and produced by Ricky Ritzel, staged by Jay Rogers and Aaron Morishita Don’t Tell Mama, Urban Stages

Special Production

Mama’s Next Big Act
Created and hosted by Lennie Watts, produced by Limor Shekhter and Lennie Watts Don’t Tell Mama


Bobbie Horowitz
It’s Just a Number
Metropolitan Room

 Ensemble Instrumentalist

Sean Harkness

 Piano Bar Instrumentalist

Nate Buccieri
Brandy’s, Don’t Tell Mama

 Restaurant/Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist

Sheree Sano
Don’t Tell Mama Happy Hour

 Piano Bar Singing Entertainer – Female

Jennifer Pace

 Piano Bar Singing Entertainer – Male

Tommy J. Dose
Don’t Tell Mama

 Musical Director

Steven Ray Watkins
Lennie Watts (Don’t Tell Mama), Tanya Moberly (Don’t Tell Mama), Eve Eaton (Don’t Tell Mama), Heather Villaescusa (Don’t Tell Mama), Wendy Russell (Don’t Tell Mama)


Lennie Watts
Kristoffer Lowe (Metropolitan Room), Eve Eaton (Don’t Tell Mama), Kim Grogg & Kim Sutton (Don’t Tell Mama), Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman (Laurie Beechman)

Technical Director

Collette Black
Karen Kohler, William Ludwig, and Sebastian Stert: In This Town: The Songs of Marlene Dietrich & Hildegard Knef; Wendy A. Russell: Where Have I Been All My Life?; Helen Glassman: Confessions of a Native New Yorker: Jerry Phelps: Can’t Have It All
Don’t Tell Mama

 Recording (Lamott Friedman Award)

Jim Speake Sweet Life

Major Recording

Barbara Fasano Busy Being Free


Hold On Tight
Music by Meg Flather and John Mettam, Lyrics by Meg Flather

 Comedy/Novelty Song


The Egg Nog Song
Music by Derek Gregor, Lyrics by Sam Carner


The Mermaid and The Whale
Music by Carolyn Montgomery-Forant and Jeff Cubeta, lyrics by Carolyn Montgomery-Forant

 Show Of The Year

Mason at Mama’s In March
Performed by Karen Mason, musical direction by Christopher Denny, directed by Barry Kleinbort Don’t Tell Mama



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We’ve had a blast at our open mic nights! Come join us March 22nd  at Don’t Tell Mama!!

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The Actors Fund’s new program, The Jamie deRoy & friends Cabaret Initiative has been created to assist people working in the cabaret industry who seek help for medical needs and concerns made available through the comprehensive services and programs at The Actors Fund.

“I was delighted (but not surprised) that Jamie chose to celebrate her milestone birthday by giving back to the community,” said Actors Fund President Joe Benincasa.  “Her support and the donation of time and talent from these award winning artists will go to help so many in need in the cabaret world and in our entire entertainment and performing arts community.” 

For More Information, contact The Actors’ Fund  (212) 221-7300


The cabaret community lost a legend this year.  To see MAC members’ memories of the great Julie Wilson, click here.




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The MAC Awards were a smash!  Check out the list of winners here!

2015 MAC Award Winners



Featured Events

MAC loves a party, and we had a blast at this year’s Christmas Soiree.  Photos coming soon!


Featured MAC Video

Check this out!

Julie Wilson and Steve Ross at the 2005 MAC Awards…