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1998 Year by Year

Award winners in bold

Board of Directors Award

  • Jamie deRoy

Comedy/Improv Group

  • Gotham City Improv
  • Monteith & Rand
  • Split Milk

Director

  • Barry Kleinbort
  • Lisa Asher
  • Sarah Louise Lazarus
  • Scott Barnes

Female Stand-Up Comedy

  • Anne Marie Karash
  • Cory Kahaney
  • Sunda Croonquist

Female Vocalist

  • Anne Runolfsson
  • Judy Connell
  • Natalie Gamsu

Hanson Award

  • Jeanne MacDonald

Impersonation / Characterization

  • Ruby Rims
  • Steven Brinberg
  • Varla Jean Merman

Jazz Performer – Female

  • Martha Lorin
  • Natalie Douglas
  • Smitty

Jazz Performer – Male

  • Allan Harris
  • Barry Phillips
  • Thos Shipley

Jazz Singer and/or Instrumentalist

  • Bill Charlap
  • Rick Della Ratta
  • Teri Thornton

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Sheldon Harnick

Major Female Comedy

  • Judy Gold

Major Female Vocalist

  • Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Betty Buckley
  • Julie Wilson
  • Karen Mason

Major Jazz Performer – Female

  • Barbara Carroll
  • Blossom Dearie
  • Diana Krall

Major Jazz/R&B Vocalist – Male

  • Billy Stritch
  • Jay Leonhart
  • John Pizzarelli

Major Male Comedy

  • Mario Cantone

Major Male Vocalist

  • Bobby Short
  • David Campbell
  • Phillip Officer

Major Musical Comedy Performer

  • Kaye Ballard
  • Marcia Lewis
  • Marilyn Michaels

Major Pop/Rhythm & Blues Vocalist

  • Baby Jane Dexter
  • Darlene Love
  • Ruth Brown

Major Recording

  • After Ours – Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Much More – Betty Buckley
  • Oscar Winners – Barbara Cook

Male Stand-Up Comedy

  • Greg Fitzsimmons
  • Jim David
  • Ron Poole

Male Vocalist

  • Bobby Belfry
  • Charles Cermele
  • Christian Nova

Musical Comedy / Vocal Group

  • Doo Wa Zoo
  • Lounge-O-Leers
  • The Accidentals

Musical Comedy Performer

  • Gary Lyons
  • Georga Osborne
  • Mark Nadler

Musical Director

  • Christopher Denny
  • Dick Gallagher
  • Jeff Waxman

New York Debut – Female

  • Colette Hawley
  • Farah Alvin
  • Jenifer Kruskamp
  • Rhonda Ayers

New York Debut – Male

  • Chris Yates
  • Scott Coulter
  • Steven Kowalczyk

Piano Bar Entertainer

  • Lisa Asher
  • Lizz Manners
  • Terri White

Piano Bar Pianist

  • Eric Comstock
  • Jerry Scott
  • John Wallowitch

Pop/Rhythm & Blues Vocalist

  • Lennie Watts
  • Naomi Kukoff
  • Patrick DeGennaro
  • Vanessa Campbell

Recording

  • Dream Loud – Julie Gold
  • Memory of All That – Spider Saloff
  • Walking Happy – Christian Nova

Revue/Musical Production

  • An Evening with Carol Hall
  • Leading Men Don't Dance
  • Lisen to My Heart
  • Three Men and a Baby Grand

Singer / Instrumentalist

  • John Bucchino
  • Steven Lutvak
  • Tim DiPasqua

Song

  • "Heaven is Right Here on the Ground" Gary Lyons
  • "Lover of High Wire" Steven Lutvak and Carol Hall
  • "Time" Rick Jensen
  • "Yard Sale" Tom Andersen

Special Musical Material

  • "Leading Men Don't Dance" David Friedman and Mark Waldrop
  • "The Dinner Party" Steven Lutvak
  • "The Tragic Nurse Porter's Lament" Barry Kleinbort

Technical Director

  • Jaye Lee
  • Matt Berman
  • Shawn Moninger

Variety Production/Recurring Series or Special Production

  • Angela LaGreca's Monday Night Madness
  • Jamie deRoy and Friends
  • Julie Halston's New York