MAC Awards to Feature Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams, Karen Mason and More

By Andrew Gans
27 Apr 2010

Brian Stokes Mitchell
Brian Stokes Mitchell

A host of theatre and cabaret favorites will take centerstage at The 24th Annual MAC Awards Show, which will be presented May 4 at 7:30 PM at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

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.

Sharon McNight will host the evening, while Leon Hall from E! Entertainment Television will be seen on the red carpet.



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).

The 24th Annual MAC Awards Show is produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts; Tracy Stark is musical director.

For tickets visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/101011 or at www.macnyc.com.

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The nominees for the 24th Annual MAC Awards follow:

FEMALE VOCALIST
Cynthia Crane
Jenna Esposito
Sue Matsuki
Karen Oberlin
Anne Steele

MALE VOCALIST
Hector Coris
Rob Langeder
Kim Smith

JAZZ VOCALIST
Mary Foster Conklin
Tony Middleton
Shaynee Rainbolt
Jane Scheckter

MAJOR ARTIST
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano
Baby Jane Dexter
Terese Genecco
Eric Michael Gillett

NEW YORK DEBUT - FEMALE
Michelle Collier
Kathleen France
Danielle Grabianowski
Nesha Ward

NEW YORK DEBUT - MALE
Tom Rocco
Jaron Vesely
Joshua Warr

CELEBRITY ARTIST
Ann Hampton Callaway
Liz Callaway
Marilyn Maye
Lillias White

STAND-UP COMIC - MALE
Danny Cohen
Joe DeVito
Joe Matarese

STAND-UP COMIC - FEMALE
Jane Condon
Mary Dimino
Jodie Wasserman

MUSICAL COMEDY
Cait Doyle
Joan Jaffe
Gretchen Reinhagen

VOCAL DUO/GROUP
The Accidentals
Marquee Five
Uptown Express

SPECIAL PRODUCTION
"Closing Notice" Series
The Disney Diaries
Metrostar Talent Challenge
Ricky Ritzel Has Hysterical Blondness

VARIETY PRODUCTION/RECURRING SERIES
Cabaret Cares
Concerts at Tudor City Greens
Wednesday Night at the Iguana

OPEN MIC
The After Party
Algonquin Salon, Oak Room Salon, Salon
MetroJam

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
Maria Gentile
Eric Pickering
George Sanders
Anne Steele

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT/HOTEL LOUNGE INSTRUMENTALIST
Nate Buccieri
Joe Regan
Jerry Scott

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Michael Barbieri
David Colbert
Randy Lester
Jean-Pierre Perreaux

DIRECTOR
Eric Michael Gillett
Barry Kleinbort
Peter Napolitano
Lennie Watts

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Mark Janas
Barry Levitt
Alex Rybeck
Tracy Stark
Steven Ray Watkins

MAJOR RECORDING
Ann Hampton Callaway, "At Last"
Liz Callaway, "Passage of Time"
Daryl Sherman, "Johnny Mercer: A Centennial Tribute"

RECORDING
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"

SONG
"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.