2018 MAC Award Winners and Nominees

Ceremony: BB King’s

Female Vocalist

Sally Darling
Dawn Derow
Marnie Klar
Wendy Scherl
Lisa Viggiano
Lisa Jaeger

Male Vocalist
Joshua Lance Dixon
Richard Holbrook
Jeff Macauley
Kim David Smith

Major Artist Female
Carole J. Bufford
Natalie Douglas
Tanya Moberly
Stacy Sullivan

Major Artist Male
Eric Comstock
Sean Harkness
Jeff Harnar

Celebrity Artist

Karen Mason
Brian Stokes Mitchell
KT Sullivan

New York Debut – Female
Caitlin Fahey
Becca C. Kidwell
Ann Kittridge
Kati Neiheisel

New York Debut – Male
David Baida
Byron St. Cyr
Jeremy Sussman

Spoken Word Artist
Dan Ruth
Nancy Witter

Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist
Dorothy Bishop
Robin Kradles
Ginger Minj
Jinkx Monsoon

Musical Comedy
Ira Lee Collings
Gretchen Reinhagen
Amy Wolk

Vocal Duo or Group
David Maiocco and Chuck Sweeney
Those Girls
Unexpected Trio

Major Vocal Duo or Group
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
Carol Demas and Sarah Rice
Sean Harkness and Marcus Simeone

Recurring Series
American Popular Songbook Series
It’s Just a Number
Open Mic at the Met
Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway
Salon
Spotlight on You Open Mic

Revue or Special Production
Live to Tell: My Life, Madonna’s Songs
Mama’s Next Big Act
Metrostar Talent Challenge
Together: 2017 MAC Nominated Female Vocalists

Emcee
Natasha Castillo
Bobbie Horowitz
Lennie Watts
Amy Wolk

Ensemble Instrumentalist
Sean Harkness – Guitar
Ritt Henn – Bass
Ray Marchica – Percussion
Matt Scharfglass – Bass
David Silliman – Percussion

Piano Bar Instrumentalist
Nate Buccieri
Gerry Dieffenbach
Michael Isaacs
Willian TN Hall
Joe Regan

Piano Bar Singer – Female
Elaine Brier
Michelle Dowdy
Tara Martinez
Lauren Mufson
Laura Pavles

Piano Bar Singer – Male
Joe Ardizzone
Bobby Belfry
Sean Bernardi
Tommy J. Dose
Paul Scott Pilcz

Musical Director
Ian Herman
Rick Jensen
Daryl Kojak
Tracy Stark
Steven Ray Watkins

Director
Jeff Harnar
Lina Koutrakos
Tanya Moberly

Technical Director
Colette Black
Jason Ellis
Abby Judd
Jonny Mercado
Jean-Pierre Pierreaux

Song
“I Can Tell Time” – Music by Ben Schaechter; Lyrics by Dan Kael
“Mountain in the Sky” – Music by Jaime Lozano; Lyrics by Marina Pires
“Nevertheless (She Persisted)” – Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola
“Pleasantville” – Music and Lyrics by John cook
“Stay a While” – Music and Lyrics by Derek Grego; Lyrics by Sam Carner

Comedy/Novelty Song
“Apply” – Music by Ben Schaechter; lyrics by Dan Kael
“Go In To Finance” – Music and lyrics by Billy Recce
“Hey, Hey, It’s Ok” – Music by Lorinda Lisitza, Lyrics by Amy Wolk
“Mister Promised-Me-The Moon” – Music by John C. Introcaso; Lyrics by Michael Colby
“Quite” – Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola


Major Recording

Judy Barnett, Lust Loss Love
Karen Mason, It’s About Time
Doreen Montalvo, American Soul, Latin Heart


Recording (the LaMott Friedman Award)

Stearns Matthews, December Songs
Bob Mundy, Love To Me
Paul Rolnick, Shoot The Moon
Josephine Sanges, Finding Beauty: Celebrating Ann Hampton Callaway


Show of the Year

Natalie Douglas:Tributes
Cole Escola: Help, I’m Stuck
Dan Ruth – A Life Behind Bars
The Skivvies
Thank you For Your Love: A Celebration of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

Hanson Award
Carol Shedlin

Lifetime Achievement
Sharon McNight
Ruby Rims

Board of Directors
James Gavin