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Allison, Bey, Hersch, Mason, et al. Win 2006 MAC Awards logo
Karrin Allyson
The 2006 MAC Awards, which honor the best in Manhattan comedy, cabaret, and jazz, were presented on Monday, April 17 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center. Among the winners were Broadway star Karen Mason, jazz singers Andy Bey and Karrin Allyson, and pianist Fred Hersch.

Lifetime Achievement Awards, previously announced, were given to singers Betty Buckley and Sheila Jordan, cabaret impresario Donald Smith, and jazz trumpeter Clark Terry. Singer Phoebe Snow and comedian Judy Gold received the organization's Board of Directors Awards.

A complete list of the winners follows. For a list of nominees and other information, visit


Female Vocalist
Diana Templeton

Male Vocalist
Colm Reilly

New York Debut -- Female
Alisa Schiff

New York Debut -- Male
Matt Sigl

Major Engagement
Karen Mason

Cabaret Comedy / Musical Comedy
Nancy Witter

Rick Skye

Variety Production/Recurring Series
Julie Gold, Fridays at the 'Plex

A Marvelous Party for Noël Coward

Special Production / Vocal Duo or Group
Sue Matsuki and Gregory Toroian

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer
Colm Reilly

Piano Bar/Restaurant/Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist
Ricky Ritzel

Phil Geoffrey Bond

Technical Director
Shane Mathews

Musical Director
Rick Jensen

"The Party Upstairs," music by Ronny Whyte, lyrics by Francesca Blumenthal

Special Musical Material
"I Think About Sex," music and lyrics by Ray Jessel

Lee Lessack, In Good Company

Jazz Recording
Sonny Rollins, Without A Song: The 911 Concert

Jazz Pianist
Fred Hersch

Jazz Instrumentalist
Wycliff Gordon

Jazz Ensemble
The Frank & Joe Show

Female Jazz Vocalist
Karrin Allyson

Male Jazz Vocalist
Andy Bey

Male Stand-Up Comic
Bill Burr

Female Stand-Up Comic
Jessica Kirson

Time Out New York Award
Creation Nation

Hanson Award
Miles Phillips

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