The Manhattan Affiliation of Cabarets (MAC) is happy to make its preliminary announcement of the upcoming thirty sixth Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and present will happen on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm, at Peter Norton Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at ninety fifth Road in New York Metropolis.
MAC’s particular honorees of the night embrace Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, who receives MAC’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. A theatrical icon and one in all Broadway’s biggest triple-threat skills, Chita Rivera is among the most nominated performers in Tony Award historical past having earned 10 nominations, gained twice, and acquired the 2018 Particular Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement within the Theatre.
A flexible actress/singer/dancer, her most up-to-date starring roles embrace The Go to, the ultimate John Kander/Fred Ebb/Terrence McNally musical directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Graciela Daniele on Broadway; the Broadway revival of The Thriller of Edwin Drood; the Broadway and touring productions of The Dancer’s Life, a stunning musical celebrating her spectacular profession, written by Terrence McNally and directed by Graciela Daniele and the revival of the Broadway musical 9 with Antonio Banderas. She educated as a ballerina (from age 9) earlier than receiving a scholarship to the College of American Ballet from the legendary choreographer George Balanchine.
Chita’s first look (age 17) was as a principal dancer in Name Me Madam. Her electrical efficiency as Anita within the authentic Broadway premiere of West Facet Story introduced her stardom, which she repeated in London. Her profession is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry’s Ladies, Kiss of the Spider Girl (Tony Award), and the unique Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven, and Mr. Great. On tour: Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Name Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Candy Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba, Can-Can with The Rockettes. Chita was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2009 and acquired the coveted Kennedy Middle Honor in 2002. In 2019, Chita carried out her solo live performance at London’s Cadogan Corridor; in 2018 she was honored as a Residing Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy; in 2016 she headlined at Carnegie Hall and in 2015, Nice Performances aired their particular Chita Rivera: A Lot of Livin’ to Do, a retrospective of her extraordinary life and profession nationally on PBS. Her present solo CD is entitled And Now I Swing. Her most treasured manufacturing is her daughter, singer/dancer/choreographer Lisa Mordente. (Picture by i??Laura Marie Duncan).
MAC additionally presents a Lifetime Achievement Award to Marta Sanders. In a profession spanning many years, Marta Sanders continues to attract on her mastery of the American nightclub type along with her daring and brassy character. After arriving in Manhattan, her profession led her to the New York cabaret circuit and making her Broadway Debut within the authentic firm of The Greatest Little Whorehouse in Texas. Marta set the usual for cabaret in New York Metropolis and is among the authentic winners of Bistro and MAC Award “Excellent Feminine Vocalist” and lately Bistro Award for “Consummate Cabaret Artistry.” She has carried out in New York’s prestigious venues: Lincoln Middle’s Rose Corridor, Carnegie Hall; New York Nightclubs: Feinstein’s/54 Beneath, Laurie Beechman, and Birdland. She has carried out in most of the historic Manhattan showrooms of their heyday: Rainbow & Stars, Upstairs at Greene Road, Maxim’s, Reno Sweeney’s, Les Mouches, The Ballroom, Eighty Eights, Freddie’s Supper Membership, Onstage, and Metropolitan Room. Marta continues to journey, performing in nightclubs and overseas along with her one-woman cabaret reveals. Her first CD, Corazon del Alma, was a sumptuously orchestrated compilation of normal Latin ballads sung in Spanish, and Panache, which incorporates authentic comedy songs by John McMahon, lyricist Jay Jeffries, and was named one in all 2012’s high ten CDs, alongside these of Stacy Sullivan and Barbara Cook.
Additionally introduced on the 2022 MAC Awards are two Board of Administrators Awards: one to the Mabel Mercer FOUNDATION and one to Lennie Watts. Jim Caruso‘S CAST PARTY/PAJAMA CAST PARTY receives the Present of the Yr Award, CABARET ON THE COUCH receives the Ruth Kurtzman Profit Sequence Award, and Aaron Lee Battle receives the Hanson Award.
The MAC Awards present will function dwell performances. The winners will likely be introduced dwell on the present on April 12, which is open to the general public.
The thirty sixth Annual MAC Awards will likely be held on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:00 pm at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at ninety fifth Road in New York Metropolis. The present is produced by Michael Kirk Lane, and directed by Lennie Watts, with musical route by Yasuhiko Fukuoka.
Tickets can be found at www.symphonyspace.org/events/vp-36th-mac-awards
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