Deb Berman, Sally Darling, Marnie Klar, Josephine Sanges, Lisa Viggiano, Heather Villaescusa
Daryl Glenn, Jeff Macauley, Dorian Woodruff
MAJOR ARTIST - FEMALE
Natalie Douglas, Marieann Meringolo, Karen Oberlin
MAJOR ARTIST - MALE
Eric Comstock, Sidney Myer
NEW YORK DEBUT - FEMALE
Leanne Borghesi, Emily Ellet, Susan Mack, Sierra Rein, Deborah Zecher
NEW YORK DEBUT - MALE, Tim Cahill, Bradley Jones, Mischa Kischkum, Trevor Nalepka As Cissy Walken
Tovah Feldshuh, Anita Gillette, Norm Lewis
Doris Dear, Chelsea Piers, Paige Turner
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has announced the 2019 MAC Award nominees. The nominees, in a majority of the categories, were determined by votes cast by the active MAC membership. Special committees selected the nominees in the Ensemble Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Instrumentalist, Piano Bar Singing Entertainer (Female; Male), Recording (LaMott Friedman), Major Recording, Song and Comedy/Novelty Song categories.
The Hanson Award, presented by the Board of Directors to a performer who has done excellent work over a sustained period of time and has not yet been recognized with a MAC Award nomination, will be awarded to Teresa Fischer.
As previously announced, Karen Mason receives the Lifetime Achievement Award, Joe Iconis receives the Board of Directors Award, MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET receives Show of the Year, and Ben Cameron and his BROADWAY SESSIONS receives the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award.
The winners will be revealed as the envelopes are opened live at the 33rd Annual MAC Awards on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm at Sony Hall in New York City. Until that moment, only the independent accountants know who the winners are. The winners in certain categories will perform live at the show. All nominees in those categories are rehearsed in advance so they are prepared to perform in the event they are the winner.
The MAC Awards ceremony is produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, with musical direction by Bobby Peaco. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available at www.macnyc.com or at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/.
The 2019 MAC Award Nominees are:
Broadway Princess Party, Grabbing Pussy, Mama's Next Big Act, Tilda Swinton Answers An Ad On Craig's List
Natasha Castillo, Kenneth Gartman, Bobbie Horowitz, Amy Wolk
Jeff Harnar, Barry Kleinbort, Tanya Moberly
Christopher Denny, Rick Jensen, Daryl Kojak, Tracy Stark
Adam DeCarlo, Jason Ellis, Jonny Mercado, Alison Nusbaum, Jean-Pierre Perreaux
Rex Benincasa, percussion
Don Kelly, drums/percussion
Matt Scharfglass, bass
PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT INSTRUMENTALIST
William TN Hall
MAJOR IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST
Alaska, BenDeLaCreme, Monet X ChangeMUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER
Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Ira Lee Collings, Michael Kirk Lane
Lena Moy-Borgen AND Cheo Bourne, Christina Connors, Kenneth Gartman, Christopher Hudson Myers, JAZZ BASTARDS (Jenny Lee Mitchell, Glen Heroy, Aldo Perez, Matt Kanelos, Nick Parker), Evelyn Sullivan & Jason Ellis
Linda and Laura Benanti, Barbara Fasano and Eric Comstock, Marcus Simeone, Lina Koutrakos, Sean Harkness
American Popular Song Society Series, It's Just A Number
Ricky Ritzel's Broadway
Salon, Spotlight On You Open Mic
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