Actresses Eileen Fulton and Marilyn Sokol, comic Eddie Brill, songwriter David Friedman and bass player Jay Leonhart were among those who announced this year's nominees.
The MAC Awards — which salute the best in New York cabarets and clubs — will honor singer-actress Karen Mason; Seth's Broadway Chatterbox, the weekly BC/EFA fundraiser hosted by comic-actor-musician and Playbill.com columnist Seth Rudetsky; and Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" series with 2007 Board of Directors Awards. Jan Wallman and Dody Goodman will both receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The annual MAC Awards will be held May 1 at B.B. King Blues Club in Manhattan. The awards ceremony will be directed by Phil Geoffrey Bond.
The complete list of 21st Annual MAC Awards nominees follows. Female Vocalist
Anthony Santelmo Jr.
Major Artist – Female
Major Artist – Male
New York Debut – Female
New York Debut – Male
Steven Brinberg (as Barbra Streisand)
Tommy Femia (as Judy Garland)
Jimmy James (as various divas)
Musical Comedy Performer – Female
Cabaret Comedy / Musical Comedy Performer – Male
Vocal Duo or Group
Tom Andersen, Scott Coulter, & Tim Di Pasqua
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
3 Men & A Baby…Grand
Musical Comedy Duo or Group / Special Production
Bring Back Birdie
Thomas Honeck's Dreaming Wide Awake
The Music of Steve Marzullo
Talk of the Town
A Very Bette Christmas
Johnny Mercer Sings—The Songs He Didn't Write
When the Lights Go On Again
Variety Production/Recurring Series
Jamie deRoy & friends
Trudy Mann's Fabulous Open Mic for Singers
Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer
Piano Bar/Restaurant/Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist
Phil Geoffrey Bond
Linda Amiel Burns
"Beautiful Mistake" — music by John Bucchino, lyrics by Amanda McBroom
"I Am Still" — music by Steven Landau, lyrics by D.C. Anderson
"Since I Lost You" — words and music by Paul Rolnick & Gerry Dieffenbach
"Somewhere in This Song" — words and music by Nicholas Levin
"A Strong Wind" — music by Steven Silverstein, lyrics by Ruth Williamson
Special Musical Material
"Come Back For More" — words and music by Nicholas Levin
"Fat Christmas" — words and music by Kevin Ray
"Marthe of Montmartre" — words and music by Francesca Blumenthal
"Not Another Cabaret" – words and music by Jason Wynn
"What She's Got" — words and music by Ray Jessel
Barbara Fasano — "Written in the Stars"
"It's Only Life" — music and lyrics by John Bucchino
Jamie deRoy & friends — "If I Sing"
Jim Van Slyke — "Open Road"
Shaynee Rainbolt — "At Home"
Judy Barnett — "Too Darn Hot"
Mary Foster Conklin — "Blues for Breakfast – Remembering Matt Dennis"
Stevie Holland — "More Than Words Can Say"
Daryl Sherman — "Guess Who's In Town"
Marlene VerPlanck — "Marlene VerPlanck NOW!"
Jazz Vocalist – Female
Jazz Vocalist – Male
Major Jazz Vocalist
Bill Charlap Trio
Barry Levitt Quartet
Michele Ramo & Heidi Hepler
Pinky Winters & Richard Rodney Bennett
Stand-Up Comic Female
Stand-Up Comic Male
Major Stand-Up Comic – Female
Major Stand-Up Comic – Male
Comedy/Improv Duo or Group
The Next Big Broadway Musical
TJ & Dave