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

 

2017 MAC Award Winners and Nominees

Ceremony: BB King’s

Female Vocalist
Celia Berk
Sally Darling
Meg Flather
Josephine Sanges
Lisa Viggiano

Male Vocalist
Bob Diamond
Richard Holbrook
Jeff Macauley
Stearns Matthews
Jim Speake

Major Artist
Natalie Douglas
Sidney Meyer
Stacy Sullivan

Celebrity Artist
Christine Andreas
Michael Feinstein
Donna Mckechnie
Mark Nadler
Carol Woods

New York Debut – Female
Amorika Amoroso
Hanna Burke
Mary Sue Daniels
Sallie Jo Hadley

New York Debut – Male
Matt Dipasquale
Tommy J. Dose
Charlie Romo

Spoken Word Artist
Karen Finley
Shawn Moninger

Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist
MargOh! Channing
Lady Bunny
Rick Skye

Musical Comedy
Lynda Rodolitz
Bille Roe
Aaron Weinstein

Vocal Duo or Group
Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller
Those Girls
Sally Mayes and Jeff Harnar

Revue
Almost Like Being in Love
Broadway Boozy Brunch
Rodgers, Hart, and Hammerstein

Recurring Series
It’s Just a Number
Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway
Salon

Special Production
The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular
Mama’s Next Big Act
Metrostar Talent Challenge

Emcee
Bernie Furshpan
Tom Gamblin
Bobbie Horowitz
Nancy Witter

Ensemble Instrumentalist
Donna Kelly – Percussion
Tom Hubbard – Bass
Matt Scharfglass – Bass
Kenji Tajima – Percussion

Piano Bar Instrumentalist
Michael Isaacs
Willian TN Hall
Brian Nash
Darius Frowner
Rick Jensen

Restaurant/Happy Hour Instrumentalist
Bill Zeffiro
Clare Cooper
Patrick DeGennaro

Piano Bar Singer – Female
Michelle Dowdy
Tara Martinez
Lauren Mufson
Laura Pavles
Heidi Weyhmueller

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

Musical Director
Rick Jensen
Daryl Kojak
Tracy Stark
Steven Ray Watkins

Director
Barry Kleinbort
Lina Koutrakos
Mark Nadler

Technical Director
Colette Black
Armando Bravi
Adam DeCarlo
Jason Ellis
Abby Judd

Song
“Before I Forget” – Music and Lyrics by Scott Evan Davis
“Filling Space” – Music and Lyrics by Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin
“More Than Fine” – Music and Lyrics by Andrew David Sotomayor
“Thirty Five Years” – Music and Lyrics by Emily Bandager
“Waiting” – Music and Lyrics by David Grego; Lyrics by Sam Carner

Special Musical Material

“The Christmas Tree Blues” – Music by Derek Gregor; Lyrics by Sam Carner
“The Mom Song” – Music by Nate Buccieri; Lyrics by Elaine Brier
“Selfie” – Music and Lyrics by Drew Fornarola
“Sitting at Julie Gold’s Piano” – Music and Lyrics by Christine Lavin
“So Many Reasons” – Music by Scott Schneider; Lyrics by Tim Aumiller


Major Recording

Mary Foster Conklin, Photographs
Natalie Douglas, Human Heart
Tracy Stark, Shades Of Beautiful


Recording (the LaMott Friedman Award)

Celia Berk, Manhattan Serenade
Scott Evan Davis, Next
Gingr Minj, Sweet T


Show of the Year

Marilyn in Fragments
Molly Pope in A Star Is Born
Midnight at the Never Get
The Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular
Spamilton


The Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award
Joseph Macchia, Help is on the Way

Hanson Award
Ira Lee Collings

Lifetime Achievement
Michele Lee

Board of Directors
Ken Starrett

 

2016 MAC Award Winners and Nominees

Ceremony: BB King’s

Female Vocalist
Pamela Lewis
Caroline Montgomery-Forant
Tanya Moberly
Wendy A. Russell

Male Vocalist
Gary Crawford
Kristoffer Lowe
Jeff Macauley
Dorian Woodruff

Major Artist
Eric Comstock
Stacy Sullivan
Lennie Watts

Celebrity Artist
Michelle 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
Bill Dyszel
Barbara Malley
Charlotte Patton
Molly Pope

Vocal Duo or Group
Raissa Katona Bennett and KEnneth Gartman
Savannah Brown and Chase O’Donnell
Kim Grogg and Kim Sutton

Major Vocal Duo or Group
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
Barb Jungr and John McDaniel
Tracy Stark and Marcus Simeone

Special Production
Mama’s Next Big Act
Metrostar Talent Challenge
Reinhagen Redux
Stingchronicity

Host
Tom Gamblin
Bobbie Horowitz
Dana Lorge
Susan Winter and Deb Berman

Ensemble Instrumentalist
Peter Calo – Guitar
Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf – Cello
Sean Harkness – Guitar
Tom Hubbard – Bass
Matt Scharfglass – Bass
Warren Vache – Cornet

Piano Bar Instrumentalist
Nate Buccieri
Patrick DeGennaro
Gerry Dieffenbach
William TN Hall
Brian Nash

Restaurant/Lounge Instrumentalist
Matt Baker
Clare Cooper
Lana Reign
Sheree Sano
Bill Zeffiro

Piano Bar Singer – Female
Elaine Brier
Michelle Dowdy
Tara Martinez
Jennifer Pace
Laura Pavles
Heidi Weyhmueller

Piano Bar Singer – 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
Colette Black
Adam DeCarlo
KJ Hardy and Amanda Raymond
Abby Judd
Jonathan Mercado

Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist
Dorothy Bishop
Doris Dear
Jinkx Monsoon

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

Song
“Another Time” Will Van Dyke
“Hold on Tight” Meg Flather and John Mettham
“In My Head” Gregory Jacobs-Roseman
“Somebody in Love” Marcus Goldhaber
“Soon As You Let Me Go” Andrew David Sotomayor

Special Musical Material

“The Big Apple Lingo” Krisanthi Pappas
“The Book Group” Harriet Goldberg
“The Egg Nog Song” Sam Carner and Derek Gregor
“The Mermaid and the Whale” Carolyn Montgomery- Forant and Jeff Cubeta
“Way, Way Back” Rick Bassett and Christiana Cole


Major Recording

“Lost in the Stars” Annaleigh Ashford
“Busy Being Free” Barbara Fasano
“Marcus Simeone Alone…With Tracy Stark” Marcus Simeone and Tracy Stark


Recording (the LaMott Friedman Award)

“Beautiful Songs” Maxine Linehan
“Voyages” Myriam Phiro
“Sweet Life” Jim Speake


Show of the Year

Another Hundred People
Charlie Rosen’s Big Band
Judy and Liza Together Again
Mason at Mama’s in March
The Metropolitan Room Guiness Record Attempt


The Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award
The Jamie deRoy and Friends Cabaret Initiative at The Actor’s Fund

Hanson Award
Sally Darling

Lifetime Achievement
Amanda McBroom

Board of Directors
Maryann Lopinto

 

2015 MAC Awards Winners and Nominees

Ceremony: BB King’s

Female Vocalist
Peggy Eason
Shana Farr
Kim Grogg
Maxine Linehan
Gabrielle Stravelli
Susan WinterMale Vocalist
Richard Holbrook
Stearns Matthews
Adam B. Shapiro
Jim SpeakeMajor Artist
Eric Michael Gillett
Marissa Mulder
Stacy Sullivan

Celebrity Artist
Charles Busch
Barb Jungr
Sharon McNight
Mark Nadler

New York Debut – Female
Celia Berk
Rain Collazo
Jamie Hartmann
Lauren Stanford

New York Debut – Male
Joshua Dixon
Bernard Dotson
Kristoffer Lowe

Musical Comedy
Ivan Farkas
Nikki MacCallum
Richard Pryor, Jr.

Vocal Duo or Group
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
Ted Stafford and Lorinda Lisitza
KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar

Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist
Dorothy Bishop
Hedda Lettuce
Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes
Jinkx Monsoon

Revue
Dirty Little Songs
Revolution
Shows to Go Ya and Other Songs by Bobbie Horowitz

Recurring Series
The Dana Lorge Variety Show
NY Sheet Music Society Programs
Salon

Special Production
Dancing With Death
Metrostar Talent Challenge
This Is Your Night

Host
Bernie Furshpan
Tom Gamblin
Dana Lorge

Ensemble Instrumentalist
Peter Calo – Guitar
Tom Hubbard – Bass
Donna Kelly – Drums and Percussion
Ray Marchica – Drums
Matt Scharfglass – Bass
Warren Vache – Cornet

Piano Bar Instrumentalist
Nate Buccieri
Gerry Dieffenbach
William TN Hall
Brian Nash
Joe Regan

Restaurant/Lounge Instrumentalist
Matt Baker
Chris Barrett
Clare Cooper
Steven Lowenthal
Bill Zeffiro

Piano Bar Singer – Female
Elaine Brier
Maria Gentile
Lauren Mufson
Laura Pavles
Heidi Weyhmueller

Piano Bar Singer – Male
Joe Ardizzone
Bobby Belfry
Adam Chandler
Tommy J Dose
Jon Satrom

Musical Director
Rick Jensen
Barry Levitt
Tracy Stark
Steven Ray WatkinsDirector
Eric Michael Gillett
Lisa Moss
Peter NapolitanoTechnical Director
Adam DeCarlo
Jason Ellis
Jean-Pierre Perreaux
Ted Stafford
KJ Hardy and Amanda Raymond

Song
“Advice to a Young Firefly” Derek Gregor and Sam Carner
“Central Park in Spring” William TN Hall and Patrick Gallagher
“Save Me The Rose” Scott Evan Davis
“Simply” Bruce Kimmel
“A Song To Come Home To” Major Scales (Richard Andriessen)

Special Musical Material

“The Brit Song” Amy Wolk and William TN Hall
“Don’t Turn 13” Drew Fornarola
“Just a Word” Scott Evan Davis
“Savin’ It” Sam Carner and Derek Gregor
“Sahe Tells Me” Doug Katsaros and Amanda Yesnowitz


Recording (the LaMott Friedman Award)

“You Can’t Rush Spring” Celia Berk
“An American Journey” Maxine Linehan
“A Wish” Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness
“Spark” Stearns Matthews
“Something Beautiful” Bob Mundy


Show of the Year

The 54 Sings Series
Red Hot Mama – the Sophie Tucker Farewell Tour – Sharon McNight
Runnin’ Wild: Songs and Scandals of the Roaring 20’s – Mark Nadler
Shades of Blue – Carole J. Bufford
The Skivvies


The Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award
Winter Rhythms at Urban Stages


Hanson Award
Meg Flather

Lifetime Achievement
Baby Jane Dexter
Steve Ross

Board of Directors
David Kenney

 

2014 MAC Awards Winners and Nominees

Ceremony: BB King’s

Female Vocalist
Rosemary Loar
Marieanne Meringolo
Tanya Moberly
Billie RoeMale Vocalist
Anthony Santelmo, Jr.
Frank Torren
Jonathan Whitton

Major Artist
Terese Genecco
Marissa Mulder
Ricky Ritzel

Celebrity Artist
Ann Hampton Callaway
Baby Jane Dexter
Anita Gillette
Julie Gold
Paolo Szot

New York Debut – Female
Mary Lahti
Jamie Salzano
Lisa Yaeger

New York Debut – Male
Nathan Chang
Gary Crawford
Eric Yves Garcia

Musical Comedy
Joan Jaffe
Barbara Malley
Colleen McHugh

Vocal Duo or Group
Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
Tanya Holt and Marcus Simeone
KT Sullivan and Larry Woodard

Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist
MargOh! Channing
Hedda Lettuce
Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes

Revue
Picture Perfect
Sing Me a Story
Tales of Joni
Twentieth Century Girl:The Lois Morton Songbook

Recurring Series
The Dana Lorge Variety Show
NY Sheet Music Society Programs
Salon
Sondheim Unplugged

Special Production
The Amanda McBroom Project
Metrostar Talent Challenge
New York’s Next Drag Queen

Host
Phil Geoffrey Bond
Dana Lorge
Jay Rogers

Ensemble Instrumentalist
Peter Calo – Guitar
Terese Genecco – Drums
Sean Harness – Guitar
Matt Scharfglass – Bass

Piano Bar Instrumentalist
Nate Buccieri
William TN Hall
Michael Isaacs
Eric James
Brian Nash

Restaurant/Lounge Instrumentalist
Chris Barrett
Eric Yves Garcia
Steven Lowenthal
Bill Zeffiro

Piano Bar Singer – Female
Elaine Brier
Maria Gentile
Tara Moran
Lauren Mufson
Alison Nusbaum
Heidi Weyhmueller

Piano Bar Singer – Male
Joe Ardizzone
Bobby Belfry
Adam Chandler
Tommy J. Dose
Justin Lopez
Samuel Paul

Musical Director
Rick Jensen
Barry Levitt
Don Rebic
Tracy StarkDirector
Eric Michael Gillett
Lisa Moss
Gretchen Reinhagen
Lennie Watts

Technical Director
Adam DeCarlo
Jason Ellis
Jean-Pierre Perreaux
Nicholas Santiago
Ted Stafford

Song
“Everyone Wants To Be Loved” Rob Morsberger
“He Remembers, she Remembers” Alex Rybeck and Bob Levy
“Home Again” Nate Buccieri
“So Far From Pennsylvania” Derek Gregor and Sam Carner
“The Right Time” Andrew Sotomayor

Special Musical Material

“All Good Things Must Come to an End” Richie Eisenberg
“Shalom, Santa” Tom Toce and Douglas J. Cohen
“Side Effects” Lois Morton
“The Thing About Dylan” Amanda Yesnowitz and Doug Katsaros
“Wall Lovin'” Sam Carner and Derek Gregor


Recording (the LaMott Friedman Award)

“Simply” Sandy Bainum
“Music 4 Two” Dawn Derow and Sean Harkness
“Hopelessly in Love” the Lyrics of Tom Toce
“Tom…In His Words” Marissa Mulder
“21st Century Blues” Steve Sieck


Show of the Year

Backstage with Susie Mosher
William Blake: Echoes of Etta
Joe Iconis and Family
Justin Sayre- The Meeting
Tom…In His Words – Marissa Mulder
The Vaudevillians- Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales


The Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award

Concerts at City Greens


Hanson Award
Amy Beth Williams

Lifetime Achievement
Linda Lavin
Marilyn Maye

Board of Directors
The O’Neill Cabaret Conference

 

2013 MAC Award Nominees and Winners

Ceremony: BB King’s

Female Vocalist
Marieanne Meringolo
Tanya Moberly
Marissa Mulder
Stacy SullivanMale Vocalist
Frank Dain
Bob Diamond
Richard Holbrook
T. Oliver ReidMajor Artist
Raissa Katona Bennett
Baby Jane Dexter
Terese Genecco
Eric Michael Gillett
Lennie Watts

Celebrity Artist
Ann Hampton Callaway
Marilyn Maye
Sharon McNight
Mark Nadler

New York Debut – Female
Alison Nusbaum
Stacie Pearlman
Fran Leonardis

New York Debut – Male
Harry Althus
Tim diMenna
Tym Moss
Ben Rimalower

Musical Comedy
Adam Shapiro
Colleen McHugh
Jim Speake
Stearns Matthews

Vocal Duo or Group
Lorinda Lisitza and Ted Stafford
Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark
Mary Liz McNamara and Ritt Henn

Revue
Boy’s Night Out
Smile On My Face: The Songs of Richie Eisenberg
Tonight New York City: The Rick Jensen Songbook

Open Mic
Mostly Sondheim
Salon
Singers Forum Open Mic

Variety Production/Special Production
Duos
Metrostar Talent Challenge
Music at the Mansion
NY Sheet Music Society Programs

Host
Tom Gamblin
Mark Janas
Dana Lorge

Benefit Series
Cabaret Cares
The Concerts at Tudor City Greens
Winter Rhythm Series

Piano Bar/Restaurant
Singing Entertainer
Tommy Dose
Maria Gentile
Michael Kirk Lane

Piano Bar/Restaurant/
Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist
Nate Buccieri
William TN Hall
Brian Nash
Bill Zeffiro

Musical Director
Barry Levitt
Tracy Stark
Steven Ray WatkinsDirector
Eric Michael Gillett
Lina Koutrakos
Lisa Moss
Gretchen Reinhagen
Peter NapolitanoTechnical Director
Jason Ellis
Jean-Pierre Perreaux
Ted StaffordSong
“All I Saw Was You” Ben Wexler and Mark Sonnenblick
“Do You Think Of Me” Ryan Langer
“It’s About Time” Shelley Markham and Paul Rolnick
“Movin’ On” Andrew Sotamayor
“Too Close To the Sun” Steve Marzullo and Amanda Yesnowitz

Special Musical Material

“Bye Bye, Aloha, Yo” jeff Lazarus and Tom Toce
“Don’t Ask Me To Blend” Peter Mills and Amanda Yesnowitz
“84 Year Old” Drew Fornarola
“My Kind Of Guy” Bill Zeffiro
“Subway Crush” Patrick Dwyer

Recording (the LaMott Friedman Award)

“Live at the Iridium” Terese Genecco
“Pret-a-Porter” Collen McHugh
“Do I Love You” T. Oliver Reid
“Easy To Remember” Jane Scheckter
“It’s A Good Day” Stacy Sullivan

Show of the Year

Ann Hampton Callaway
Mark Nadler
Ben Rimalower
Stacy Sullivan


Hanson Award
Elaine St. George

Lifetime Achievement
Penny Fuller
Tom Wopat

Board of Directors
54 Below
Ruth Kurtzman