2012 BWW NYC Cabaret Awards Winners Announced - Callaway, Caruso and McHugh Take Two Awards Each!
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by BWW Special Coverage
By: Stephen Hanks
It's finally official! After almost two months of voting and the casting of more than 10,000 votes on BroadwayWorld.com, we can announce the winners in the 20 categories in the first-ever BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards. The biggest of the winners are Ann Hampton Callaway, Jim Caruso and Colleen McHugh, each taking two awards.
Callaway copped the awards for Cabaret Show of the Year and Best Tribute Show for her show "The Streisand Songbook," which was performed at 54 Below. Caruso captured awards for Best Host of a Variety Show/Recurring Series or Open Mic for "Cast Party" at Birdland and "Cast Party," for which Caruso is the producer, also won for Best Variety Show/Recurring Series/Open Mic. McHugh was voted as the Best Female Vocalist, mainly off the strength of her "Calendar Girl" series of shows at the Duplex, and won for Best CD Release (Solo, Duo or Group) for "Pret-A-Porter," based on the Cole Porter tribute show she performed at Birdland last year.
Other notable winners include: Marilyn Maye, Michael Feinstein, Betty Buckley, Ben Vereen, Jason Robert Brown, Jane Monheit, and Billy Stritch.
Many of these fantastic entertainers will be performing at the BroadwayWorld.com 2012 Cabaret Awards Show, which will be held at the Metropolitan Room on February 21, 2013 from 6:30-9PM. For reservations, go to: http://metropolitanroom.com/show_right.cfm?id=87846&cart
The complete list of BroadwayWorld.com 2012 New York Cabaret Award Winners:
Cabaret Show of the Year (Male or Female):
Best Cabaret Show Revue:
Best CD Release (Solo, Duo or Group):
Best Performance by a Duo/Group:
Best Female Celebrity Vocalist:
Best Female Debut Show:
Best Female Vocalist:
Best Host of Variety Show/Recurring Series or Open Mic:
Best Instrumentalist (Non Piano):
Best Jazz Vocalist (Male or Female):
Best Male Celebrity Vocalist:
Best Male Debut Show:
Best Male Vocalist:
Best Musical Comedy Performance:
Best Musical Director:
Best Original Song for a Cabaret Show:
Best Singer/Songwriter Show--Original Material:
Best Tribute Show (Male or Female):
Best Variety Show/Recurring Series/Open Mic: