Sierra Rein accepts 2019 Bistro and MAC Awards for “Running in Place”

March, 2019: Sierra Rein and “Running in Place” was awarded the 2019 BISTRO AWARD WINNER for OUTSTANDING DEBUT and the 2019 MAC Award for Best Debut

Sierra sang and accept her award for Outstanding Debut at The 2019 Bistro Awards Gala. From BistroAwards.com: “True to the Bistro tradition of honoring outstanding work whether performed by a veteran artist or a relative newcomer, the Bistro Awards pays tribute to cabaret favorite Ricky Ritzel for his delightfully entertaining Musical Series, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, and to singer Sierra Rein for Debut. Rein made her first solo appearance last year with an impressive performance that covered the gamut from humor to drama, but with a strong emotional undercurrent that turned her show into a deeply moving experience.”

More information at BistroAwards.com
Read the list the people Sierra sends her heartfelt thanks to in greater detail.

Then, Sierra was the winner of the 2019 MAC Award for Best Debut. The Awards ceremony, at which the winners of the evening were announced, took place on March 26th, 2019 at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street. Sierra accepted the award and sang “Come On-A My House” with Bill Zeffiro at the piano, Matt Scharfglass on bass, and Don Kelly on drums. Visit CabaretScenes.org for a full list of winners.

BWW TV: Go Inside Cabaret’s Biggest Night at the MAC Awards!

From BroadwayWorld.com: BWW TV: Go Inside Cabaret’s Biggest Night at the MAC Awards!
Catch Sierra answering the question “what would you tell artists who feel like they’re ‘Running in Place’ themselves?” at the end of this series of interviews, taken at the 2019 MAC Awards. Sierra would win for Best Debut later on in the evening.

Sierra Rein Awarded the 2019 MAC Award for Best Debut

March 26, 2019
Sierra Rein and “Running in Place” is awarded the 2019 MAC AWARD for BEST DEBUT:

From CabaretScenes.org:

“As previously announced, KAREN MASON received the Lifetime Achievement AwardJOE ICONIS received the Board of Directors AwardMIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET received Show of the YearBEN CAMERON and his BROADWAY SESSIONS received the Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Series Award, and TERESA FISCHER received the Hanson Award.

Here are the 2019 MAC Award winners, voted on by the active MAC members.

Read her list of Thanks here

Sierra awarded the 2019 Bistro Award for Outstanding Debut

March 11, 2019
Sierra Rein and “Running in Place” is awarded the 2019 BISTRO AWARD WINNER for Outstanding DEBUT:
Sierra sang and accept her award for Outstanding Debut at The 2019 Bistro Awards Gala.
From BistroAwards.com: “True to the Bistro tradition of honoring outstanding work whether performed by a veteran artist or a relative newcomer, the Bistro Awards pays tribute to cabaret favorite Ricky Ritzel for his delightfully entertaining Musical Series, Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway, and to singer Sierra Rein for Debut. Rein made her first solo appearance last year with an impressive performance that covered the gamut from humor to drama, but with a strong emotional undercurrent that turned her show into a deeply moving experience.”
More information at BistroAwards.com
View Photos from the event
Read the list the people Sierra sends her heartfelt thanks to in greater detail.


Photo: Maryann Lopinto

“Running in Place” Returns

March 6, 2019
Sierra brought back her Bistro Award-winning NYC debut show “Running in Place,” on March 6, 2019 (Music Director: Bill Zeffiro and Director: James Beaman) at Don’t Tell Mama, New York City.
CabaretScenes.org:“Sassy, touching, intelligent, beautifully gowned, she simply conquered the stage.”
BistroAwards.com: “astonishingly supple voice and myriad lyric interpretations…”

Marquee Five performs “Back Porch Swing”

March 1, 2019
“Back Porch Swing” at The Laurie Beechman Theater, New York City:
“Alto Sierra Rein’s vocal versatility is well-known in New York’s cabaret community, and kudos to Hemming for showcasing it in featured vocal lines that swooped thrillingly from deep in her chest register up into the stratosphere. A deeply grounded performer, her un-showoffy featured turns (I’ll Be Seeing You (Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain) and Stompin’ At The Savoy (Benny Goodman, Edgar Sampson, Chick Webb, Andy Razaf)) were riveting in their simplicity and vocal luster.” – Jennie Litt, Cabaret Hotspot
Read the full review