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2022 Year by Year

Award winners in bold

Board of Directors Award

  • The Mabel Mercer Foundation
  • Lennie Watts

Celebrity Artist

  • Natalie Douglas
  • Andre De Shields
  • Norm Lewis
  • Lillias White
  • Billy Stritch

Comedy/Novelty Song

  • “Boo Hoo” John Forster, Hillary Rollins, Tom Tocce
  • “Helium” John Forster
  • “I Survived You” Bob Levy
  • “Those Year-End Hot Kisses” John A. Todras
  • “You Can Keep The Wings” Carolyn German

Director

  • Barry Kleinbort
  • Lina Koutrakos
  • Tanya Moberly

Duo/Group

  • Elena Bennett and Fred Barton
  • Michael Garin and Mardie Millit
  • Darnell White and David LaMarr

Emcee

  • Jim Caruso – Cast Party
  • Susie Mosher – The Lineup

Ensemble Instrumentalist

  • Matt Scharfglass- bass
  • Steve Doyle – bass
  • Steve Doyle – bass

Female Vocalist

  • Deborah Zecher
  • Amy Beth Williams
  • Susan Mack

Hanson Award

  • Aaron Lee Battle

Impersonation/Characterization/Drag Artist

  • Cissy Walken
  • Flotilla Debarge
  • Jinkx Monsoon and Ben DeLaCreme

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Chita Rivera
  • Marta Sanders

Major Artist – Female

  • Meg Flather
  • Tanya Moberly
  • Gabrielle Stravelli

Major Artist – Male

  • Peter Cincotti
  • Jason Kravits
  • Craig Pomranz
  • David Sabella

Major Duo/Group

  • Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch
  • Clearly Now (Lina Koutrakos, Sean Harkness, Marcus Simeone)
  • Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano

Major Recording

  • Phil Geoffrey Bond/Various Artists – Sondheim Unplugged Volume 1
  • Clearly Now
  • Gay Marshall – Back on Boogie Street
  • David Sabella – Time Heals
  • Karen Mason – Let the Music Play
  • Sondheim Unplugged:The NYC Sessions Vol 1 – Phil Geoffrey Bond/Various Artists
  • Clearly Now
  • Back On Boogie Street – The Songs of Leonard Cohen – Gay Marshall
  • Let The Music Play – Karen Mason
  • Time Heals – David Sabella

Male Vocalist

  • Sean Patrick Murtagh
  • Dorian Woodruff
  • Kim David Smith

Musical Comedy Performer

  • Andrea Bell Wolff
  • Leanne Borghesi

Musical Director

  • Tracy Stark
  • Billy Stritch
  • Gregory Toroian
  • Daryl Kojak

New York Debut

  • Roderick Ferguson
  • Carolyn German
  • Bruce Sabath

Piano Bar Instrumentalist

  • Nate Buccieri
  • Gerry Dieffenbach
  • William TN Hall
  • Michael McAssey
  • Darnell White

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer – Female

  • Maria Gentile
  • Alison Nusbaum
  • Tara Martinez
  • Elaine Brier

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer – Male

  • Jonathan Hoover
  • Brian Kalinowski
  • Jon Satrom
  • Paul Pilcz

Recording (The LaMott Friedman Award)

  • Tina Burner – Maybe This Time
  • Chip Deffaa’s Irving Berlin : Love Stories and Such
  • Dawn Derow – My Ship: Songs from 1941
  • Bob Levy – While I’m Still Here
  • Marya Zimmet – On the Road to Love
  • Maybe This Time – Tina Burner
  • Chip Deffaa’s Irving Berlin: Love Songs and Such
  • My Ship, Songs From 1941 – Dawn Derow
  • While I’m Still Here – Bob Levy
  • On The Road To Love – Marya Zimmet

Recurring Series

  • The Lineup with Susie Mosher
  • Ricky Ritzel’s Broadway
  • Salon

Restaurant/Hotel Lounge/Happy Hour Entertainer

  • Ricky Ritzel
  • Yaz Fukuoka
  • Eric Yves Garcia
  • Sheree Sano

Revue or Special Production

  • Rita Hayworth – The Heat Is On!
  • A Swinging Birdland Christmas
  • Rian Keating: Time Stamps – Life Fragments in Story and Song

Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award

  • Cabaret on the Couch

Show of the Year

  • Jim Caruso’s Cast Party/Pajama Cast Party

Song

  • “Inside” Meg Flather
  • “Just Say Goodbye” John Forster and Harriet Goldberg
  • “Let the Music Play” Paul Rolnick and David Friedman
  • “Warp and Weave” John Forster
  • “While I’m Still Here” Bob Levy

Technical Director

  • Alison Nusbaum
  • Adam DeCarlo
  • Rocky Noel
  • KJ Hardy and Amanda Raymond
  • Kelly Wohlford

Virtual Presentation

  • Cabaret Conversations
  • Mardie Millet : Live From Lockdown!
  • Open MAC Live!
  • Weekly Virtual Spotlight on You Open Mic