Sharon McNight hosts the evening. Scheduled to appear as performers and/or presenters are Lucie Arnaz, Lisa Asher, Tony DeSare, The Les Paul Trio, Mario Cantone, Billy Stritch, KT Sullivan, Mark Nadler, Klea Blackhurst, Julie Reyburn, Terese Genecco, Lina Koutrakos, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Baby Jane Dexter, Karen Mason, Chuck Sweeney as "Miss Peggy Lee," Phil Geoffrey Bond, Laurel Massé, David Friedman, Eileen Fulton, Marilyn Maye, Ruby Rims, John McDaniel, Sean Harkness, Diana Templeton, Thomas Honeck and Nancy Witter.
Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will also be on hand to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Leslie Uggams, who will perform. Other special honorees of the evening are Peter Leavy (Board of Directors Award), Playbill.com (Board of Directors Award), Angela Shultz (Hanson Award) and Brandon Cutrell (Time Out New York Award).(Board of Directors Awards are given to "people, organizations or publications that have shown extraordinary support to the cabaret community.")
The 24th Annual MAC Awards Show is produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts; Tracy Stark is musical director.
The nominees for the 24th Annual MAC Awards follow: FEMALE VOCALIST
Mary Foster Conklin
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
Baby Jane Dexter
Eric Michael Gillett
NEW YORK DEBUT - FEMALE
NEW YORK DEBUT - MALE
STAND-UP COMIC - MALE
STAND-UP COMIC - FEMALE
"Closing Notice" Series
The Disney Diaries
Metrostar Talent Challenge
Ricky Ritzel Has Hysterical Blondness
VARIETY PRODUCTION/RECURRING SERIES
Concerts at Tudor City Greens
Wednesday Night at the Iguana
The After Party
Algonquin Salon, Oak Room Salon, Salon
HOST - VARIETY SHOW/SERIES OR OPEN MIC
Jenna Esposito, MetroJam
Mark Janas, Algonquin Salon, Oak Room Salon, Salon
Dana Lorge and Richard Skipper, Wednesday Night at the Iguana
PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER
PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT/HOTEL LOUNGE INSTRUMENTALIST
Eric Michael Gillett
Steven Ray Watkins
Ann Hampton Callaway, "At Last"
Liz Callaway, "Passage of Time"
Daryl Sherman, "Johnny Mercer: A Centennial Tribute"
Jenna Esposito, "To Connie . . . Love Jenna: Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis"
Elli Fordyce, "Songs Spun of Gold"
"Grace Notes: Hope and Humor in Hard Times," Grace Cosgrove and guest artists
Susan Winter, "Love Rolls On . . . Live!"
Julian Yeo, "Deep Purple Dreams"
"All Together, All Alone," Music and lyrics by Drew Fomarola
"Don't Say Another Word," Music by Joshua Salzman, Lyrics by Ryan Cunningham
"Finding Beauty," Music and lyrics by Ann Hampton Callaway
"Say Hello," Music by Matthew Ward, Lyrics by Peter Napolitano
"Things That Haunt Me," Music and lyrics by Brett Kristofferson
"This Time, Music" by Tracy Stark, Lyrics by Michael David Quinn
"Union Square," Music and lyrics by Gaby Alter
SPECIAL MUSICAL MATERIAL
"An Artificial Tree," Music and lyrics by Nicholas Levin
"Identity Theft," Music and lyrics by Ray Jessel
"The Sacrifice Of Love," Music and lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
"Two Again," Music and lyrics by Richard Eisenberg
"Understudy Blues," Music by Brian Cimmet, Lyrics by Amanda Yesnowitz
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill is located in Manhattan at 237 West 42nd Street. For tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/101011 or www.macnyc.com.