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Amanda McBroom

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs' 30th annual awards gala is being held March 29 at BB King’s Blues Club in Times Square.

A Lifetime Achievement Award goes to songwriter Amanda McBroom.

The Board of Directors Award is being given to photographer Maryann Lopinto.

The Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award is being presented to The Actors Fund: Jamie deRoy and Friends Cabaret Initiative.

Here is a list of the 2016 nominees:

Musical Comedy Performer

• Bill Dyszel

• Barbara Malley

• Charlotte Patton

Molly Pope

Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist

• Dorothy Bishop

• Doris Dear

• Jinkx Monsoon


• Raissa Katona Bennett And Kenneth Gartman

• Savannah Brown & Chase O'Donnell

• Kim Grogg And Kim Sutton

Major Duo/Group

• Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano

• Barb Jungr And John McDaniel

• Tracy Stark And Marcus Simeone


Another Hundred People

Somewhere In This Song: The Music And Lyrics Of Nicholas Levin

Turn The Beat Around

Recurring Series

• It's Just A Number

• Open Mic @ The Met

• Ricky Ritzel's Broadway

• Salon

Special Production

Mama's Next Big Act

Metrostar Talent Challenge

Reinhagen Redux



• Tom Gamblin, Metrostar Talent Challenge

• Bobbie Horowitz, It's Just A Number

• Dana Lorge, The Dana Lorge Variety Show

• Susan Winter & Deb Berman, Open Mic @ The Met

Ensemble Instrumentalist

• Peter Calo, Guitar

• Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, Cello

• Sean Harkness, Guitar

• Tom Hubbard, Bass

• Matt Scharfglass, Bass

• Warren Vaché, Cornet

Piano Bar Instrumentalist

• Nate Buccieri

• Patrick Degennaro

• Gerry Dieffenbach

• William TN Hall

• Brian Nash

Restaurant/Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist

• Matt Baker

• Claire Cooper

• Lana Reign

• Sheree Sano

• Bill Zeffiro

Piano Bar Singing Entertainer – Female

• Elaine Brier

• Michelle Dowdy

• Tara Martinez

• Jennifer Pace

• Laura Pavles

• Heidi Weyhmueller

Piano Bar Singing Entertainer – Male

• Joe Ardizzone

• William Blake

• Adam Chandler

• Tommy J. Dose

• Gregg Goodbrod

• Jon Satrom

Musical Director

• Rick Jensen

• Daryl Kojak

• Tracy Stark

• Steven Ray Watkins


• Eric Michael Gillett

• Lina Koutrakos

• Tanya Moberly

• Lennie Watts

Technical Director

• Collette Black (Don't Tell Mama)

• Adam Decarlo (Don't Tell Mama)

• K.J. Hardy & Amanda Raymond (Feinstein's/54 Below)

• Abby Judd (Laurie Beechman Theater)

• Jonathan Mercado (Metropolitan Room)

Recording (Lamott Friedman Award)

• Maxine Linehan Beautiful Songs

• Myriam Phiro V Oyages

• Jim Speake Sweet Life

Major Recording

• Annaleigh Ashford Lost In The Stars

• Barbara Fasano Busy Being Free

• Marcus Simeone And Tracy St Ark Marcus Simeone Alone... With Tracy Stark


• Another Time

• Hold On Tight

• In My Head

• Somebody In Love

• Soon As You Let Me Go

Comedy/Novelty Song

• The Big Apple Lingo

• The Book Group

• The Egg Nog Song

• The Mermaid And The Whale

• Way, Way Back

Show Of The Year

• Another Hundred People (Kt Sullivan And Jeff Harnar)

• Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band

• Judy And Liza! Together Again (Tommy Femia And Rick Skye)

• Guinness World Records Official Attempt – The Longest Variety Show Ever

• Mason At Mama's In March (Karen Mason)

Nominees are voted anonymously by the general membership.

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) was founded in 1983, primarily as an organization for cabaret owners, managers and booking agents to meet and exchange ideas. The organization started accepting performers in 1985. MAC’s mission is "to advance the art and business of live entertainment, heighten public awareness of the field’s contributions and vitality, to honor its creativity, to build its current and future audiences, and to speak out as an influential voice on behalf of MAC members and the industry at large." The MAC Awards Gala will be held at BB King’s Blues Club and Grill, 237 W. 42 St., between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. Tickets start at $50. For additional information on MAC, to become a member, or to order tickets to the event, visit Macnyc.com.

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