Stritch, Rogers and Bucchino Among 2007 Mac Award Winners

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The annual MAC Awards — saluting the best in New York cabarets and clubs — were presented May 1 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.

The 21st Annual MAC (The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) Awards featured direction by Phil Geoffrey Bond.

Board of Directors Awards were presented to Karen Mason, Seth Rudetsky and Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series, and Special Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Dody Goodman and Jan Wallman. Time Out New York also presented a Special Achievement MAC Award to Leslie Kritzer. Kritzer, who can be seen in the new Broadway musical Legally Blonde, was honored for her much-extended Joe's Pub show, Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches.

The complete list of the 21st Annual MAC Award winners follows.

Female Vocalist
Barbara Fasano

Male Vocalist
Patrick DeGennaro Major Artist – Female
Lina Koutrakos

Major Artist – Male
Billy Stritch

New York Debut – Female
Esther Beckman

New York Debut – Male
Rob Langeder

Jimmy James (as various divas)

Musical Comedy Performer – Female
Kristine Zbornik

Cabaret Comedy/Musical Comedy Performer – Male
Jay Rogers

Vocal Duo or Group
Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano

Musical Comedy Duo or Group/Special Production
Thomas Honeck's Dreaming Wide Awake

Johnny Mercer Sings—The Songs He Didn't Write

Variety Production/Recurring Series
Trudy Mann's Fabulous Open Mic for Singers

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer
Leslie Anderson

Piano Bar/Restaurant/Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist
Jerry Scott

John Wallowitch

Musical Director
Tedd Firth

Lina Koutrakos

Technical Director
Jean-Pierre Perreaux

"Beautiful Mistake" — music by John Bucchino, lyrics by Amanda McBroom

Special Musical Material
"Not Another Cabaret" – words and music by Jason Wynn

Barbara Fasano — "Written in the Stars"

Jazz Recording
Mary Foster Conklin — "Blues for Breakfast – Remembering Matt Dennis"

Jazz Vocalist – Female
Laurie Krauz

Jazz Vocalist – Male
John DeMarco

Major Jazz Vocalist
Judy Barnett

Jazz Duo/Group
Barry Levitt Quartet

Stand-Up Comic Female
Poppi Kramer

Stand-Up Comic Male
Michael Brill

Major Stand-Up Comic – Female
Julie Goldman

Major Stand-Up Comic – Male
Greg Giraldo

Comedy/Improv Duo or Group
The Next Big Broadway Musical

2007 Time Out New York "Special Achievement MAC Award"
Leslie Kritzer for Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches

2007 Hanson Award
Leslie Orofino

2007 Board of Directors Awards
Karen Mason
American Songbook at Lincoln Center
Seth Rudetsky’s Broadway Chatterbox

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Jan Wallman
Dody Goodman

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