2005 MAC Award Nominees and Winners

Ceremony: Symphony Space

Female Vocalist
Lisa Asher
Natalie Douglas
Barbara Fasano

Male Vocalist
Brandon Cutrell
Anthony Santelmo Jr.
Steven Ray Watkins

Major Engagement
Barbara Brussell
Karen Mason
Mark Nadler

Female NY Debut
Maude Maggart
Sarah Mucho
Tracy Stark

Male NY Debut
Ritt Henn
Thomas Honeck
Steven Garrett Wright

Stand-Up Comedy/Monology
Rock Albers
Poppi Kramer
Nancy Witter

Musical Comedy Performer
Fred Barton
Dottie Burman
Ray Jessell
Shawn Ryan

Musical Comedy/Vocal Group
Marcus Simeone & Eva Ladas
The Next Big Broadway Musical
3 Tenors in Search of an Act

Variety Production/Recurring
Series or Special Production
New Mondays
Gashole: Talk Show
Gashole: Tony Show
Poole Party
Steven Brinberg
Tommy Femia
Chuck Sweeney

Piano Bar/Restaurant Instrumentalist
Gerry Deieffenbach
Ricky Ritzel
Jerry Scott
Tracy Stark
Piano Bar/Restaurant
Leslie Anderson
Jenifer Kruskamp
George Sanders

Musical Director
Christopher Denny
Rick Jensen
Alex Rybeck

Phil Geoffrey Bond
Hope Hardcastle
Ron Poole

Technical Director
Michael Barbieri
Thomas Honeck
Shawn Moninger

Recording of the Year
“On Richard Rodgers’ Piano” John Bucchino
“Slow” Ann Hampton Callaway
“Cool, Cool, Cool” Ricky Ritzel and Leslie Anderson

Revue/Musical Production of the Year
“The Johnny Mercer Birthday Show”
Ricky Ritzel & Leslie Anderson
Singing Astaire
Timeless Divas!

Song of the Year
“My Answered Prayer”
Ann Hampton Callaway
“Elusive” Nancy Baxter and Paul Stephan
“Friends(Laisse Moi T’Aimer)” Bonnie Lee Sanders, Joel Diamond, Mila
“I’d Rather Never Know” Maria Gentile and Karen Cole
“Ou Apres La Guerre” Michael Ogborne

Special Musical Material
“The Short Term Memory Loss Blues”
Ray Jessel
“Here Come the Callaways” Ann Hampton Callaway
“I Can Be An Icon Too” Fred Barton
“I love You, Sweetheart” Mary Liz McNamara
“Not Good Enough” Peter Lurye and Peter Yawitz

Hanson Award Winner
Lucille Carr-KaffashanLifetime Achievement Award
Keely SmithBoard of Directors Award
Kenny Barron
George Coleman
Mario Cantone