Jenifer Lewis, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, More Honored at 35th Annual MAC Awards May 13

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Cabaret & Concert News   Jenifer Lewis, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, More Honored at 35th Annual MAC Awards May 13

The annual celebration, presented by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets, is being held virtually.

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets presents Jenifer Lewis (Hairspray, Black-ish) with its 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award at the 35th Annual MAC Awards, held virtually May 13 at 7 PM ET.

In addition to Lewis, the ceremony also honors Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley with the Board of Directors Award for their creation of Stars in the House; Tom D’Angora, Michael D’Angora, and Tim Guinee with the Board of Directors Award for their work on the cabaret telethons; and Dave Goodside with the MAC Humanitarian Award for his work feeding first responders at The Beach Café.

James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky
James Wesley and Seth Rudetsky Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The annual awards show shines a spotlight on up-and-coming, locally established, and nationally recognized cabaret, comedy, and jazz performers, as well as behind-the-scenes professionals. Awards are voted by the MAC membership.

Amy Wolk directs the event, produced by Julie Miller. Lenny Watts serve as creative consultant.

Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Any donations will be used to continue the Dottie Burman Award Fund, which provides a financial award to emerging songwriters. Reservations can be made at MACnyc.com.

Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Bette Midler and More Visit Jenifer Lewis at 54 Below

Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, Bette Midler and More Visit Jenifer Lewis at 54 Below

Last week the stars came out to 54 Below, the new performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54, to catch Jenifer Lewis in concert with Marc Shaiman, Andrea McArdle and Lea Delaria.

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Eve Plumb and Andrea McArdle
Eve Plumb and Andrea McArdle 54 Below

Whoopi Goldberg and Jenifer Lewis
Whoopi Goldberg and Jenifer Lewis 54 Below

John Turturro, Jenifer Lewis and Victor Garber
John Turturro, Jenifer Lewis and Victor Garber 54 Below

Shelley Bruce, Henry Kreiger, Andrea McArdle and Cybill Shepherd
Shelley Bruce, Henry Kreiger, Andrea McArdle and Cybill Shepherd 54 Below

Lea Delaria, Dick Latessa and Cady Huffman
Lea Delaria, Dick Latessa and Cady Huffman 54 Below

Karen Mason, Jenifer Lewis and Jerry Mitchell
Karen Mason, Jenifer Lewis and Jerry Mitchell Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis and Bette Midler
Nathan Lane, Jenifer Lewis and Bette Midler Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

Scott Wittman, Jenifer Lewis and Marc Shaiman
Scott Wittman, Jenifer Lewis and Marc Shaiman Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images

Tommy Tune and Andrea McArdle
Tommy Tune and Andrea McArdle 54 Below

Eve Plumb and Andrea McArdle
Eve Plumb and Andrea McArdle 54 Below

(Updated May 13, 2021)

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