CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 MAC Award Winners!
MEG FLATHER Portraits; Carly and Me, Don’t Tell Mama
BOB DIAMOND The Gift of Love, Don’t Tell Mama
Live at the Beechman, Laurie Beechman Theatre
Ain’t We Got Fun: The Music of Richard Whiting, Metropolitan Room
NEW YORK DEBUT – FEMALE
The Whore Next Door, Don’t Tell Mama
NEW YORK DEBUT – MALE
TOMMY J. DOSE
by.the.book, Don’t Tell Mama
SPOKEN WORD ARTIST
Because I Can 2: Second Addiction; Metropolitan Room
Liza Live!, Don’t Tell Mama
MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER
Monopoly, Metropolitan Room
THOSE GIRLS (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Wendy A. Russell)
Those Girls at the Beechman, Laurie Beechman
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE: AN EVENING OF ALAN JAY LERNER
Performed by KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler, directed by Mark Nadler; Laurie Beechman
RICKY RITZEL’S BROADWAY
Created and produced by Ricky Ritzel; staged and choreographed by Jay Rogers and Aaron Morishita Don’t Tell Mama
It’s Just a Number, Metropolitan Room
MAMA’S NEXT BIG ACT
Produced by Don’t Tell Mama and Lennie Watts, Don’t Tell Mama
TOM HUBBARD, bass
PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER – MALE
TOMMY J. DOSE, Don’t Tell Mama
PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER – FEMALE
MICHELLE DOWDY, Don’t Tell Mama
PIANO BAR INSTRUMENTALIST
RICK JENSEN, Brandy’s
BILL ZEFFIRO, La Rivista
RECORDING (LaMott Friedman Award)
CELIA BERK: “Manhattan Serenade”
NATALIE DOUGLAS: “Human Heart”
BEFORE I FORGET: Music and Lyrics by Scott Evan Davis
THE MOM SONG: Music by Nate Buccieri; Lyrics by Elaine Brier
SHOW OF THE YEAR
SPAMILTON, The Triad
Created, written, and directed by Gerard Alessandrini; musical arrangements by Fred Barton and Richard Danley; choreography by Gerry McIntyre; produced by Lush Budget Productions, John Freedson, Christine Pedi, and David Zippel, and Gerard Alessandrini
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARD
RUTH KURTZMAN BENEFIT AWARD
JOSEPH MACCHIA/CABARET CARES
IRA LEE COLLINGS
MAC Sweatshirts now available for order!
CLICK HERE TO ORDER! Only $35!
The 2nd Annual MAC To School Weekend was a smash!
We’ve had a blast at our open mics! Save the dates!
MAC ROVING OPEN MIC
The MAC Roving Open Mic returns ( the last Tuesday of every month).
Doors open at 6:30, Open Mic is from 7:00-9:30
Tues Mar 21: Don’t Tell Mama – William TN Hall, MD***
Tues Apr 25: The Duplex – Andrew Sotomayor, MD
Tues May 30: Laurie Beechman – Tracy Stark, MD
*** Note that in March, the Open Mic will be held on the third Tuesday of the month (instead of the usual last Tuesday, because the MAC Awards are being held on the last Tuesday in March.)
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.
The MAC Awards were a smash! Check out the list of winners here!
And click here for all of the photos!