26th Annual MAC Awards Likes Judy and Liza

  • Written by  Sandy Durell

B.B. Kings was the place to be on Thursday evening, March 29th for a night of congratulations in the closely knit Cabaret Community.

With all the diverse and numerous categories, the presenters, performers and special Awards – - – it was a long night.

Hosted by the multi-talented Jason Graae (who came in from Hollywood for the occasion), there were laughs aplenty.  This was the Year of the Songwriter and so special Lifetime Achievement Awards were awarded to Ervin Drake (Good Morning, Heartache, It Was A Very Good Year, I Believe), to David Friedman ( Listen To My Heart, Rich Famous and Powerful, We Can Be Kind); Board of Directors Awards to Francesca Blumenthal, John Bucchino and Julie Gold; the Hanson Award to Rosemary Loar.

(Rick Skye with Tommy Femia (above) won best Due for Judy & Liza Together Again!


The Winners in the various categories included:

Female Vocalist: Janice Hall

Male Vocalist: Craig Pomranz

Major Artist/Female or Duo: Terese Genecco

Major Artist Male: Eric Michael Gillett

Celebrity Artist: Marilyn Maye

New York Debut Female: Lauren Fox

New York Debut Male: T. Oliver Reid

Musical Comedy Performer: Joan Jaffe

Duo/Group: Tommy Femia & Rick Skye

Variety Production/Recurring Series: Wednesday Night at the Iguana

Open Mic: Salon

Host, Variety Show: Dana Lorge

Benefit: Cabaret Cares

Revue/Special Production: MetroStar Talent Challenge

Piano Bar/Singing Entertainer: Alison Nusbaum

Piano Bar/Instrumentalist: Bill Zeffiro

Director: Peter Napolitano

Technical Director: Jean-Pierre Perreaux

Song: He’s On His Way (Stamper/Rose)

Special Material: Universal Truth – Bill Zeffiro

Recording Award: H2 (Sean Harness, Mike Herriott)

Show of the Year: Terese Genecco

Winners performed or had their songs performed and there were several noteworthy acceptance speeches, especially by David Friedman.

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