Anita Gillette and Drag Race's BenDeLaCreme Among 2019 MAC Award Winners

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The 33rd annual ceremony, celebrating the best of the New York City cabaret scene, took place March 26.
Anita Gillette and BenDeLaCreme
Anita Gillette and BenDeLaCreme

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets presented their 33rd annual MAC Awards ceremony March 26 at SONY Hall. Among those taking home trophies were Tony nominee Anita Gillette and RuPaul’s Drag Race star BenDeLaCreme.

Gillette, seen recently Off-Broadway in A Parallelogram, was named winner in the Celebrity Artist category. She’s taken the stage at a host of concert halls and supper clubs in the city, including in her show Me & Mr. B, celebrating the work of Irving Berlin, at the Birdland Theater in October of last year.

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BenDeLaCreme, who competed on season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race before her dramatically concluding stint on the third All Stars season, was recognized in the Major Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist category after bringing her Dante-inspired show Inferno a Go-Go back to the Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Read: WHAT THEATRE LEGENDS INSPIRED SOME OF RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE'S TOP BROADWAY QUEENS?

This year's ceremony also paid special tribute to Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis, Broadway veteran Karen Mason, and Broadway Sessions' Ben Cameron. The Hanson Award, given to a perennial cabaret performer not yet nominated for a MAC Award, was presented to Teresa Fischer.

See below for the full list of winners (view the full list of nominees here).

FEMALE VOCALIST
Josephine Sanges

MALE VOCALIST
Jeff Macauley

MAJOR ARTIST – FEMALE
Natalie Douglas

MAJOR ARTIST – MALE
Sidney Myer

NEW YORK DEBUT – FEMALE
Sierra Rein

NEW YORK DEBUT – MALE
Tim Cahill

CELEBRITY ARTIST
Anita Gillette

IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST
Doris Dear

MAJOR IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST
BenDeLaCreme

MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER
Ira Lee Collings

DUO/GROUP
Evelyn Sullivan and Jason Ellis

MAJOR DUO/GROUP
Marcus Simeone, Lina Koutrakos, Sean Harkness

RECURRING SERIES
Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway

SPECIAL PRODUCTION
Mama’s Next Big Act!

EMCEE
Bobbie Horowitz

DIRECTOR
Jeff Harnar

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Tracy Stark

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Jean-Pierre Perreaux

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTALIST
Matt Scharfglass, bass

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT INSTRUMENTALIST
Rick Jensen

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER – MALE
Tommy J. Dose

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER – FEMALE
Tara Martinez

RECORDING (LaMott Friedman Award)
Sheree Sano, Live Acts

MAJOR RECORDING
Marissa Mulder, Two Tickets Left

SONG
“Best As I Can”
Music by Alex Rybeck, lyrics by Bob Levy

COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG
“WTF, Disney”
Music and lyrics by Brett Kristofferson

The MAC Awards are produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, with musical direction by Bobby Peaco.

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