MAC Nominees Announced

Nominations for this year’s MAC Awards were just announced.  Here are nominees in selected categories:

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

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

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

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