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1997 Year by Year

Award winners in bold

Board of Directors Award

  • Frank Military
  • Wayman Wong

Cabaret Comedy/Monology

  • Clinton Leupp
  • John Fugelsang
  • Tracey Berg

Comedy/Improv Group

  • Bitch! Bitch! Bitch!
  • Gotham City Improv
  • Scared Scriptless
  • Verhaeghe and Ginsberg

Director

  • Barry Kleinbort
  • Gerard Alessandrini
  • Hope Hardcastle

Female Stand-Up Comedy

  • Cory Kahaney
  • Linda Smith
  • Sunda Croonquist

Female Vocalist

  • Baby Jane Dexter
  • Lisa Asher
  • Marilyn Volpe
  • Natalie Gamsu

Hanson Award

  • Elena Bennett

Impersonation / Characterization

  • James Beaman
  • Ruby Rims
  • Steven Brinberg
  • Varla Jean Merman

Jazz Singer and/or Instrumentalist

  • Diva Band
  • Jay Leonhart
  • Jo Thompson
  • Joe Traina Quartet
  • Rick Della Ratta

Jazz/R&B Vocalist – Female

  • BJ Crosby
  • Judy Barnett
  • Natalie Douglas

Jazz/R&B Vocalist – Male

  • Allan Harris
  • Curtis Stigers
  • Dane Vannatter

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Burton Lane

Lifetime Achievement and Board of Directors Award

  • Andrea Marcovicci

Major Female Comedy

  • Joy Behar
  • Julie Halston
  • Rita Rudner

Major Female Vocalist

  • Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Julie Wilson
  • Karen Mason

Major Jazz/R&B Vocalist – Female

  • Barbara Carroll
  • Diane Schurr
  • Nancy Wilson

Major Jazz/R&B Vocalist – Male

  • Billy Stritch
  • Joe Williams
  • John Pizzarelli
  • Lionel Hampton

Major Male Comedy

  • Mal Z. Lawrence
  • Mario Cantone
  • Paul Provenza

Major Male Vocalist

  • Anthony Newley
  • Bobby Short
  • Phillip Officer
  • Vic Damone

Major Recording

  • An Evening at Carnegie Hall – Betty Buckley
  • Better Days – Karen Mason
  • Sibling Revelry – Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway
  • To Ella With Love – Ann Hampton Callaway

Male Stand-Up Comedy

  • Eddie Brill
  • Jeff Ross
  • Jim David

Male Vocalist

  • Charles Cermele
  • Christian Nova
  • Tom Anderson
  • Tom Postilio

Musical Comedy Performer

  • Jay Rogers
  • Kristine Zbornik
  • Marilyn Sokol

Musical Director

  • Christopher Denny
  • Christopher Marlowe
  • Wally Harper

New York Debut – Female

  • Barbara Brussell
  • Gentry Leland Claussen
  • Marielleen O'Brien
  • Paula West

New York Debut – Male

  • Crayton Robey
  • David Campbell
  • Gary Lyons
  • Samuel Sagenkahn

Piano Bar Entertainer

  • Ginny McMath
  • Lizz Manners
  • Terri White

Piano Bar Pianist

  • Bobby Peaco
  • Charles DeForest
  • Jerry Scott
  • John Wallowitch

Recording

  • Bad and Blue – Baby Jane Dexter
  • Gifts of Love – Alix Korey
  • You Fascinate Me So – Marilyn Volpe

Revue/Musical Production

  • Big City Rhythm
  • Brief History of White Music
  • Forbidden Broadway Strikes Back
  • The Songs of Barry Kleinbort

Singer / Instrumentalist

  • Eric Hansen
  • Julie Gold
  • Mark Nadler
  • Tim DiPasqua

Song

  • "As I Remember Him" Portia Nelson
  • "Let Love Lead The Way" Tom Andersen and Tim DiPasqua
  • "We Can Be Kind" David Friedman

Special Musical Material

  • "I'm Having an Affair with a Musician" Gary Lyons
  • "Summer Movies" Gerard Allessandrini
  • "The Alto's Lament" Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich
  • "Where are the Waltzes" Bobby Peaco and John Richard Thompson

Special Production

  • Erik and the Snow Maidens
  • Laurie Beechman & Sam Harris
  • Steve Ross and Judy Carmichael

Technical Director

  • Bobby Kneeland
  • Jaye Lee
  • Shawn Moninger

Variety Production

  • Jamie deRoy and Friends
  • Monday Night Madness – Angela LaGreca
  • Saturday at Rose's Turn with Kristine Zbornik and Seth Rudetsky

Vocal Group

  • The Accidentals