2022 MAC Winners Announced

NATALIE DOUGLAS, DAVID SABELLA, GABRIELLE STRAVELLI, KAREN MASON AMONG THE 2022 MAC AWARD WINNERS!

The 36th MAC Award Winners were announced Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at a LIVE ceremony at NYC’s Symphony Space.

As previously announced, CHITA RIVERA and MARTA SANDERS received Lifetime Achievement Awards, LENNIE WATTS and THE MABEL MERCER FOUNDATION received Board of Directors Awards, JIM CARUSO’S CAST PARTY/PAJAMA CAST PARTY received Show of the Year, CABARET ON THE COUCH received the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series Award and AARON LEE BATTLE received the Hanson Award.

Here are the 2022 MAC Award winners:

FEMALE VOCALIST – AMY BETH WILLIAMS
MALE VOCALIST – SEAN PATRICK MURTAGH
MAJOR ARTIST FEMALE – GABRIELLE STRAVELLI
MAJOR ARTIST MALE – DAVID SABELLA
NEW YORK DEBUT – RODERICK FERGUSON
CELEBRITY ARTIST – NATALIE DOUGLAS

IMPERSONATION/CHARACTERIZATION/DRAG ARTIST – CISSY WALKEN

MUSICAL COMEDY PERFORMER – LEANNE BORGHESI

DUO/GROUP – MICHAEL MARIN and MARDIE MILLIT

MAJOR DUO/GROUP – CLEARLY NOW (SEAN HARKNESS, MARCUS SIMEONE, LINA KOUTRAKOS)

PIANO BAR INSTRUMENTALIST – MICHAEL McASSEY

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER FEMALE – ALISON NUSBAUM

PIANO BAR/RESTAURANT SINGING ENTERTAINER MALE – BRIAN KALINOWSKI

RESTAURANT/HOTEL LOUNGE/HAPPY HOUR ENTERTAINER – RICKY RITZEL

ENSEMBLE INSTRUMENTALIST – MATT SCHARFGLASS, bass

RECURRING SERIES – THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER

REVUE OR SPECIAL PRODUCTION – RIAN KEATING: TIME STAMPS—FRAGMENTS IN STORY AND SONG

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION – CABARET CONVERSATIONS

EMCEE – SUSIE MOSHER

DIRECTOR – LINA KOUTRAKOS

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – TRACY STARK

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR – ALISON NUSBAUM, Don’t Tell Mama

SONG – LET THE MUSIC PLAY (Music and Lyrics by Paul Rolnick and David Friedman)

COMEDY/NOVELTY SONG – YOU CAN KEEP THE WINGS (Music and lyrics by CAROLYN GERMAN)

RECORDING (LaMott Friedman Award) – DAWN DEROW: My Ship, Songs from 1941

MAJOR RECORDING – KAREN MASON: Let the Music Play