After receiving more than 3,000 nominations once BroadwayWorld.com announced it's first-ever New York Cabaret Awards in early October, BWW is now pleased to announce it's final nominations ballot in 20 categories (see end of story, below). Now it's time for all you cabaret performers and fans to vote for the best singers, musicians and shows of the year. Voting will continue until December 31 and winners will be announced in early January.
To cast your 2012 New York BWW Cabaret Awards votes, begin here:
By the way, if you see a performer’s name misspelled or a show misnamed, please email our Cabaret Columnist/Reviewer Stephen Hanks at: email@example.com.
The 2012 BWW New York Cabaret Awards ballot below was based on the nominations received and also input from our cabaret reporters and reviewers. Now we know what you’re thinking: How can an online voting process NOT be a popularity contest? Well, everyone in the New York cabaret community and their friends and family members can be sure that our awards are based more on merit than popularity. How? Well, for one thing, you’ll only be able to vote ONCE. Our system is set up to receive one vote per person. But we also urge everyone to cast their vote based on whether they’ve actually seen the performers and the shows, so please pass along that message.
"We believe the BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards will show BWW's interest and commitment to the art of cabaret, and we hope the Awards help raise awareness about cabaret and all the great entertainers in that community," says BWW cabaret reviewer and columnist Stephen Hanks. "There may be a lot of nominees in some of the BWW Award categories, but that is just proof of the breath of singing and acting talent in New York that unfortunately doesn't get recognized or is supported enough. There were many people nominated who did not make the final ballot so anyone and everyone in the cabaret performing community should be proud of their accomplishments and hopefully will feel gratified that the time, effort, and financial resources they invest in their passion is being acknowledged and rewarded."
2012 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards Nominees
Best Cabaret Show Revue
Joseph Macchia Boys Night Out: Songs of the Rat Pack
Richard Eisenberg and Peter Napolitano Smile on My Face: Songs of Richard Eisenberg
Scott Siegel Broadway Ballyhoo
Tom Toce and Peter Napolitano Hopelessly in Love: Lyrics of Tom Toce
Joe Iconis Nature of the Beasts at 54 Below
Rick Jensen and Lina Koutrakos Tonight in New York City: Songs of Rick Jensen
KT Sullivan and Karen Kohler Vienna to Weimar
Best CD Release (Solo, Duo or Group)
Andrea Marcovicci Smile
Lauren Robert Listen--I Mean It!
Marquee Five 8-Track Throwback
Lynda D'Amour Ordinary Fool
Marissa Mulder Illusions
Meg Flather On the Second Floor
Raissa Katona Bennett Another Kind of Light
Rosemary Loar Sting, Stang, Stung: Songs of Sting
Colleen Mchugh Pret-A-Porter
Steve Doyle Home to You
Terese Genecco Live at the Iridium
Stacy Sullivan It's a Good Day: Tribute to Peggy Lee
Grace Cosgrove To Laura With Love