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1996 Year by Year

Award winners in bold

Characterization / Monologue

  • John Fugelsang
  • Julie Halston – Millennium Approaches: And I'm Not Ready – Parts I & II
  • Miss Coco
  • Steve Hayes

Comedy/Improv Group

  • Bitch! Bitch! Bitch!
  • Gotham City Improv
  • Scared Scriptless

Director

  • Barry Kleinbort
  • Hope Hardcastle
  • Scott Barnes

Female Stand-Up Comedy

  • Caroline Rhea
  • Elizabeth Wolynski
  • Linda Smith

Female Vocalist

  • Baby Jane Dexter
  • Karen Saunders
  • Lisa Asher
  • Marilyn Volpe

Hanson Award

  • Natalie Douglas

Impersonation / Characterization

  • Katie LaBourdette
  • Steven Brinberg
  • Tommy Femia

Jazz Singer and/or Instrumentalist

  • Billy Strich

Jazz Vocalist – Female

  • Juanita Fleming
  • Judy Barnett
  • Martha Lorin

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Nancy LaMott

Major Female Comedy

  • Adrianne Tolsch
  • Joy Behar
  • Judy Gold
  • Susie Essman

Major Female Jazz Vocalist

  • Diane Schurr
  • Nancy Wilson
  • Phyills Hyman

Major Female Vocalist

  • Ann Hampton Callaway & Liz Callaway
  • Julie Wilson
  • Nancy LaMott
  • Rosemary Clooney

Major Male Comedy

  • Jon Stewart
  • Mario Cantone
  • Paul Provenza

Major Male Jazz Vocalist

  • Joe Williams
  • John Pizzarelli
  • Lionel Hampton

Major Male Vocalist

  • Jeff Harnar
  • Phillip Officer
  • Vic Damone

Male Jazz Vocalist

  • Allan Harris
  • Evan Matthews
  • Ron Perkov
  • Thos Shipley

Male Stand-Up Comedy

  • Darrell Hammond
  • Eddie Brill
  • Jeff Ross
  • Jim David

Male Vocalist

  • Bobby Belfry
  • Eric Michael Gillett
  • Tom Anderson

Musical Comedy Performer

  • Angela LaGreca
  • Helen Baldassare
  • Lizz Manners

Musical Director

  • Christopher Denny
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • John Oddo

New York Debut – Female

  • Debbie DeCurto
  • Ginny McMath
  • Linda Grey

New York Debut – Male

  • Dane Vannatter
  • Stephen Carter Hicks
  • Tom Postilio

Piano Bar Pianist

  • Charles DeForest
  • Jerry Scott
  • Rick Jensen
  • Ronny Whyte

Recording

  • Far Away Places – Tom Andersen
  • Listen To My Heart – Nancy LaMott
  • Live at Rainbow and Stars – Amanda McBroom

Revue/Musical Production

  • Little By Little
  • Photographs
  • Spring Harvest – Rick Jensen

Singer / Instrumentalist

  • Joel Silberman
  • Mark Nadler
  • Tim DiPasqua

Song

  • "Heaven" Julie Gold
  • "I'll Be Here With You" David Friedman
  • "Where Does Love Go?" Ann Hampton Callaway

Special Musical Material

  • "I Get Around" Barry Kleinbort

Technical Director

  • Jaye Lee
  • Matt Berman
  • Shawn Moninger

Variety Production

  • Chris Durang and Dawne
  • Fun With Dick and Jane
  • Jamie deRoy and Friends

Vocal Group

  • Doo Wa Zoo
  • The Accidentals
  • The Tonics