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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.

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

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

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…”

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

February 25, 2019
Sierra was nominated for a 2019 MAC Award for Best Debut. The Awards ceremony, at which the winners of the evening will be announced, will take place on March 26th, 2019 at Sony Hall, 235 W. 46th Street. Visit macnyc.com for more information.​

January, 2019
Sierra is now represented by
154 East 61st Street, NYC 10065
Tel. 212-355-6617

December, 2018
Sierra sang with the acclaimed premiere caroling group The Manhattan Holiday Carolers during the 2018 holiday season in New York City and surrounding areas.

Appearances as part of Sondheim Unplugged at Feinstein’s/54 Below:
May 18, 2018
Sierra was a featured singer and as part of Marquee Five in “Sondheim Unplugged at Feinstein’s 54 Below.
September 16, 2018
Sierra performed as part of Marquee Five in “Sondheim Unplugged” at Feinstein’s 54 Below.
October 31, 2018
Sierra performed as part of Marquee Five in “Sondheim Unplugged: Into Sweeney Todd’s Woods” at Feinstein’s 54 Below.
November 25, 2018
Sierra performed as a soloist and as part of Marquee Five in “Sondheim Unplugged” at Feinstein’s 54 Below.

November/December, 2018
Sierra’s solo NYC debut show “Running in Place,” was nominated for three 2018 Broadway World Cabaret Awards (Best Debut, Best Music Director: Bill Zeffiro and Best Director: James Beaman).