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Carol Woods And Spamilton Are Just Some Of The Winners At The Mac Awards

Carol Woods And Spamilton Are Just Some Of The Winners At The Mac Awards

Here are the 2017 MAC Award winners, revealed at the 31st MAC Awards on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York City.

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 Tehatre

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 Theatre

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: Sidney Myer (Laurie Beechman), Kim David Smith (Pangea), Sarah Dash (Iridium, Rrazz Room-Philadelphia), Eric Millegan (Don’t Tell Mama), MargOH! Channing (Pangea)

DIRECTOR: LINA KOUTRAKOS: Doris Dear (Feinstein’s/54 Below), Mary Sue Daniels (Don’t Tell Mama), Dawn Derow (Winter Songs, Laurie Beechman), Rick Jensen’s Birthday Bash (Don’t Tell Mama), Patti Bottino Bravo (Metropolitan Room, Don’t Tell Mama)

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: COLLETTE BLACK: Bob Diamond, The Gift of Love, Don’t Tell Mama; Rick Skye, Liza Live!, Don’t Tell Mama; Susan Neuffer, Apocalypse Wow, Don’t Tell Mama; Tommy Femia & Rick Skye, Judy & Liza Together Again, Don’t Tell Mama

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTALIST: TOM HUBBARD, bass; Marilyn Maye, Dizzy’s at Jazz at Lincoln Center; Carole J. Bufford, ROAR! Music of the 1920’s and Beyond, Feinstein’s/54 Below; Paulo Szot, Feinstein’s/54 Below

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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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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