Tony Award winner Betty Buckley was among the evening's honorees. The Broadway actress who regularly performs in cabarets around the country, received MAC's Lifetime Achievement Award. Lifetime Achievement Awards were also given to Mabel Mercer Foundation founder Donald Smith, jazz legend Sheila Jordan and Clark Terry. Phoebe Snow and Judy Gold received MAC's Board of Directors Awards. The Time Out NY Award was bestowed upon Creation Nation, and Miles Phillips received the Hanson Award.
The annual MAC Awards honor achievement in cabaret, comedy and jazz in Manhattan.
The complete list of 2006 MAC Award winners follows (winners' names are in bold with an asterisk):
Marcus Simeone New York Debut – Female
New York Debut – Male
Cabaret Comedy / Musical Comedy
The Farley Brothers
Tommy Femia (Judy Garland)
Jimmy James (various divas)
*Rick Skye (Liza Minnelli)
Variety Production/Recurring Series
Cabaret Cares (BC/EFA benefit series and gala)
*Julie Gold (Fridays at the 'Plex)
Mostly Sondheim (hosted by Brandon Cutrell)
*A Marvelous Party for Noël Coward
Mercer at the Movies
We Miss Nancy: The Storefront Sings LaMott
Special Production / Vocal Duo or Group
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano: "Autumn Leaves"
*Sue Matsuki and Gregory Toroian: "10 Years in the Making"
Jane Scheckter and Adam James: "Let's Du-et!"
Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer
Piano Bar/Restaurant/Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist
*Phil Geoffrey Bond
"Ev'ry Breath And Thought" — music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Bill Russell
"Hamlet Lost" — music by Ted Kooshian, lyrics by Judy Barnett
*"The Party Upstairs" — music by Ronny Whyte, lyrics by Francesca Blumenthal
"Sing You To Sleep" — music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak
"Warm As Winter" — music and lyrics by Nicholas Levin
Special Musical Material
"Dumped" — music and lyrics by Ritt Henn
*"I Think About Sex" — music and lyrics by Ray Jessel
"Wipe That Egg Off Your Face" — music by Henry Krieger, lyrics by Bill Russell
Klea Blackhurst… "Autumn In New York: Vernon Duke's Broadway"
Barbara Brussell… "Lerner In Love"
Jeff Harnar… "Dancing In The Dark"
*Lee Lessack… "In Good Company"
Karen Mason… "Sweetest Of Nights"
Bill Charlap… "Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul"
Dave Douglas… "Keystone"
Charles Hayden & The Music Liberation Orchestra… "Not In Our Name"
Joe Lovano… "Joyous Ensemble"
*Sonny Rollins… "Without A Song: The 911 Concert"
Bill Charlap Trio
*The Frank & Joe Show
David Ostwald & The Gully Low Band
Charles Tolliver Orchestra
Ray Baretto Sextet
Female Jazz Vocalist
Male Jazz Vocalist
Male Stand-Up Comic
Female Stand-Up Comic