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CONGRATULATIONS to the 2017 MAC Award Winners!

FEMALE VOCALIST
MEG FLATHER Portraits; Carly and Me, Don’t Tell Mama

MALE VOCALIST
BOB DIAMOND The Gift of Love, Don’t Tell Mama

MAJOR ARTIST
SIDNEY MYER
Live at the Beechman, Laurie Beechman Theatre

CELEBRITY
CAROL WOODS
Ain’t We Got Fun: The Music of Richard Whiting, Metropolitan Room

NEW YORK DEBUT – FEMALE
AMORIKA AMOROSO
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
SHAWN MONINGER
Because I Can 2: Second Addiction; Metropolitan Room

IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST
RICK SKYE
Liza Live!, Don’t Tell Mama

MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER
BILLIE ROE
Monopoly, Metropolitan Room

DUO/GROUP
THOSE GIRLS (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Wendy A. Russell)
Those Girls at the Beechman, Laurie Beechman

REVUE
ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE: AN EVENING OF ALAN JAY LERNER
Performed by KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler, directed by Mark Nadler; Laurie Beechman

RECURRING SERIES
RICKY RITZEL’S BROADWAY
Created and produced by Ricky Ritzel; staged and choreographed by Jay Rogers and Aaron Morishita Don’t Tell Mama

EMCEE
BOBBIE HOROWITZ
It’s Just a Number, Metropolitan Room

SPECIAL PRODUCTION
MAMA’S NEXT BIG ACT
Produced by Don’t Tell Mama and Lennie Watts, Don’t Tell Mama

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
TRACY STARK

DIRECTOR
LINA KOUTRAKOS

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
COLLETTE BLACK

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTALIST
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

RESTAURANT/LOUNGE ENTERTAINER
BILL ZEFFIRO, La Rivista

RECORDING (LaMott Friedman Award)
CELIA BERK: “Manhattan Serenade”

MAJOR RECORDING
NATALIE DOUGLAS: “Human Heart”

SONG
BEFORE I FORGET: Music and Lyrics by Scott Evan Davis

COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG
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
MICHELE LEE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARD
KEN STARRETT

RUTH KURTZMAN BENEFIT AWARD
JOSEPH MACCHIA/CABARET CARES

HANSON AWARD
IRA LEE COLLINGS

 

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MAC Sweatshirts now available for order!

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CLICK HERE TO ORDER!  Only $35!

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The 2nd Annual MAC To School Weekend was a smash!

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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.)

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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

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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!

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And click here for all of the photos!

 

 

2016 Burman and Wallowitch Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s award winning songwriters-

The John Wallowitch Award Winner: Ben Roseberry & Chip Klose

Finalists:Blake Pfeil, Nora Terzo, and Will Van Dkye

 

The Dottie Burman Award Winner: Peter Saxe

Finalists: Ben Schaechter & Dan Kael, Michael Dansicker, and Michael Colby & Paul Katz

 

 

 

Featured MAC Video

 

Cabaret lost a legend this year – here is the great Barbara Carroll at the 2003 MAC Awards.