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The Mac Awards: And The Winners Are

The Mac Awards: And The Winners Are

The 32nd MAC Awards were held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City.

And the winners are:

FEMALE VOCALIST

Dawn Derow

Dawn Derow

Dawn Derow: My Ship: Songs from 1941: Laurie BeechmanTheatre; Crown and Anchor (Provincetown)

MALE VOCALIST

Joshua Lance Dixon

Joshua Lance Dixon

Joshua Lance Dixon: Pack of One: Don’t Tell Mama

MAJOR ARTIST – FEMALE

Natalie Douglas

Natalie Douglas

Natalie Douglas: Tribute shows (Sammy Davis, Jr., Linda Ronstadt, Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey): Birdland

MAJOR ARTIST – MALE

Dawn Derow, Jeff Harnar

Dawn Derow, Jeff Harnar

Alex Rybeck, Jeff Harner

Alex Rybeck, Jeff Harner

Jeff Harnar: Easy to Love; Sammy Cahn: All the Way; The 1959 Broadway Songbook: Beach Café; Metropolitan Room; Laurie Beechman Theatre

NEW YORK DEBUT – FEMALE

Ann Kittredge

Ann Kittredge

Ann Kittredge: It’s About Time; One Night Only: Metropolitan Room; Don’t Tell Mama; Feinstein’s/54 Below

NEW YORK DEBUT – MALE

David Baida

David Baida

David Baida: Unexpected Surprise: Metropolitan Room

CELEBRITY ARTIST

Paul Rolnick,Karen Mason

Paul Rolnick accepting for Karen Mason

Karen Mason: Mason at Mama’s in May; Mason’s Makin’ Music; CD Release Show: Don’t Tell Mama; Davenport’s; The RRazz Room; Birdland

IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST

Robin Kradles

Robin Kradles

Robin Kradles (Richard Becker): Gambling on Love; Don’t Tell Mama

MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER

Gretchen Reinhagen

Gretchen Reinhagen

Gretchen Reinhagen: #iBlamePaleo: Don’t Tell Mama

SPOKEN WORD ARTIST

Dan Ruth

Dan Ruth

DAN RUTH: A Life Behind Bars: Laurie Beechman Theatre

DUO/GROUP

Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack and Wendy A. Russell

Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack and Wendy A. Russell

THOSE GIRLS (Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Wendy A. Russell): Those Girls; Those Girls Unplugged Laurie Beechman Theatre; Pangea

MAJOR DUO/GROUP

Eric Comstock,Barbara Fasano

Rick Jensen,, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano

Eric Comstock AND Barbara Fasano: Various shows: Birdland; Jazz at Kitano; Kaplan Penthouse (Lincoln Center); Mezzrow; Gaslight Theatre (St. Louis); Café Sabarsky

RECURRING SERIES

Ricky Ritzel

Ricky Ritzel

Ricky Ritzel’S BROADWAY: Created and produced by Ricky Ritzel, staging and choreography by Jay Rogers and Aaron Morishita: Don’t Tell Mama

REVUE OR SPECIAL PRODUCTION

MAMA’S NEXT BIG ACT: Produced by Don’t Tell Mama and Lennie Watts: Don’t Tell Mama

EMCEE

Lennie Watts

Lennie Watts

Lennie Watts: Mama’s Next BIG Act!: Don’t Tell Mama

DIRECTOR

Dawn Derow, Jeff Harnar

Dawn Derow, Jeff Harnar

Jeff Harnar: Dawn Derow/My Ship: Songs from 1941 (Laurie Beechman Theatre); Anna Bergman/You’re All the World to Me (Feinstein’s/54 Below); Tovah Feldshuh/Aging Is Optional (Feinstein’s/54 Below); Together: 2017 Cabaret Award-Nominated Vocalists (Don’t Tell Mama, Urban Stages); Margo Brown/Margo Sings Mercer (Metropolitan Room)

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Tracy Stark, Gretchen Reinhagen

Tracy Stark, Gretchen Reinhagen

Tracy Stark: Meg Flather/Hold on Tight (Don’t Tell Mama); Gretchen Reinhagen/#iBlamePaleo (Don’t Tell Mama); Kim David Smith/Morpheum Kabarett (Pangea, Café Sabarsky, Crown & Anchor); Peggy Eason (Laurie Beechman Theatre); Karen Kohler/The Home I Love-From Birdland to Tel Aviv (Congregation Emanu-El, San Francisco)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

Jean-Pierre Perreaux

Jean-Pierre Perreaux

Jean-Pierre Perreaux, Metropolitan Room: Annie Ross; Stacy Sullivan/A Night at the Troubador; Marissa Mulder/Be Here Now: The Songs of Ray Lamontagne; Marilyn Maye/Marilyn by Request; Gunhild Carling/The Gunhild Carling Experience (all at Metropolitan Room)

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTALIST

Sean Harkness

Sean Harkness

Sean Harkness, guitar: Kathleen Turner (Ripley Grier New Studio, Philadelphia Theatre Company): Keith Richards/Sarah Dash (Joe’s Pub); KJ Denhert (55 Bar); Love Cures benefit concert (Symphony Space); Stacy Sullivan/A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee (Sheen Center)

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER – MALE

Tommy J. Dose, Elaine Brier

Tommy J. Dose, Elaine Brier

Tommy J. Dose (Don’t Tell Mama)

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER – FEMALE

Elaine Brier (Don’t Tell Mama)

PIANO BAR INSTRUMENTALIST

GERRY DIEFFENBACH (Don’t Tell Mama, The Duplex)

RECORDING (LaMott Friedman Award)

Josephine Sanges

Josephine Sanges

Josephine Sanges: Finding Beauty: Celebrating Ann Hampton Callaway

MAJOR RECORDING

Karen Mason: It’s About Time

SONG

Ben Schaechter; Lyrics by Dan Kael

Ben Schaechter; Lyrics by Dan Kael

“I CAN TELL TIME”: Music by Ben Schaechter; Lyrics by Dan Kael

COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG

Billy Recce

Billy Recce

“GO INTO FINANCE”: Music and lyrics by Billy Recce

SHOW OF THE YEAR

Natalie Douglas: Tributes Residency Created by and starring Natalie Douglas, musical direction by Mark Hartman and Brian Nash (Birdland)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sharon McNight

Sharon McNight

Sharon McNight

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Ruby Rims

Ruby Rims

Ruby Rims

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AWARD

-James Gavin, Frank Dain

James Gavin with Frank Dain

James Gavin

HANSON AWARD

Carol Shedlin

Carol Shedlin

Carol Shedlin

 

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