KT Sullivan, Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Guys & Dolls), Doreen Montalvo (In the Heights, "One Life to Live") and MAC president Lennie Watts announced the 2010 MAC (The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Awards nominees March 25 at the Lincoln Square Barnes & Noble.
Tony nominee Sharon McNight (Starmites) will host the annual awards ceremony, which will also feature the presentations of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah, Baby!) and Board of Directors Awards to Peter Leavy (the creator of Cabaret Scenes magazine) and Playbill.com. Board of Directors Awards are given to "people, organizations or publications that have shown extraordinary support to the cabaret community."
The upcoming MAC Awards, which honor the best in cabaret, jazz, and comedy live performances, recordings and songwriting, will be directed by Lennie Watts with musical direction by Tracy Stark. Julie Miller produces.
The nominees for the 24th Annual MAC Awards follow:
Anne Steele MALE 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. Tickets may be ordered online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/101011. For more information visit www.MACNYC.com.