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2012 Year by Year

Award winners in bold

Benefit Series

  • Cabaret Cares
  • Love Makes the World Go Round
  • The Concerts at Tudor City Greens
  • Winter Rhythms at Urban Stages

Board of Directors Award

  • Francesca Blumenthal
  • John Bucchino
  • Julie Gold

Celebrity Artist

  • Amanda McBroom
  • Andrea Marcovicci
  • KT Sullivan
  • Marilyn Maye


  • Eric Michael Gillett
  • Peter Napolitano
  • Phil Geoffrey Bond

Female Vocalist

  • Angela Shultz
  • Billie Roe
  • Gretchen Reinhagen
  • Janice Hall
  • Jennifer Sheehan
  • Kim Grogg
  • Shaynee Rainbolt
  • Sigali Hamberger
  • Susan Winter

Hanson Award

  • Rosemary Loar


  • Dana Lorge
  • Jenna Esposito
  • Mark Janas
  • Phil Geoffrey Bond

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • David Friedman
  • Ervin Drake

Major Artist – Male

  • Eric Michael Gillett
  • Mark Nadler
  • Ricky Ritzel
  • Sean Harkness – Guitar

Major Artist Female or Duo

  • Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
  • Julie Reyburn
  • Terese Genecco

Male Vocalist

  • Anthony Santelmo, Jr.
  • Craig Pomeranz
  • Kim Smith

Musical Comedy

  • Colleen McHugh
  • Hedda Lettuce
  • Joan Jaffe

Musical Director

  • Barry Levitt
  • Steven Ray Watkins
  • Tracy Stark

New York Debut – Female

  • Lauren Fox
  • Lynly Forrest
  • Marya Zimmett

New York Debut – Male

  • Frank Basile
  • Joey Infante
  • T. Oliver Reid

Open Mic

  • Metrojam
  • Mostly Sondheim
  • Salon

Piano Bar / Restaurant / Hotel Lounge Instrumentalist

  • Bill Zeffiro
  • Jerry Scott
  • Nate Buccieri

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer

  • Alison Nusbaum
  • Jennifer Pace
  • Maria Gentile

Recording (The LaMott Friedman Award)

  • Haunted – Marcus Simeone
  • Home for the Holidays – H2
  • Live From New York City – William Blake
  • My Time To Fly – Harriet Goldberg

Show of the Year

  • Barb Jungr
  • Eric Michael Gillett
  • Sondheim Unplugged
  • Terese Genecco and Her Little Big Band


  • "And I Breathe" Joshua Salzman and Ryan Cunningham
  • "He's On His Way" Robby Stamper and Ariana Rose
  • "Make It Here" Sam Carner and Derek Gregor
  • "Show Some Beauty" Steven Marzullo and Amanda Yesnowitz
  • "Summer Fling" Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann

Special Musical Material

  • "A Cautionary Christmas Tale" Ritt Henn and Mary Liz McNamara
  • "How Did this Thing Get In Me" Amy Englehart
  • "One Shot Deal" Brian Cimmet and Amanda Yesnowitz
  • "The Diet is Cast" Lois Morton
  • "Universal Truth" Bill Zeffiro

Special Production/Revue

  • A Ritzmas Daryl
  • Cougars on the Prowl
  • Metrostar Talent Challenge

Technical Director

  • Denise Anderson
  • Jean-Pierre Perreaux
  • Randy Lester
  • Ted Stafford

Variety Production / Special Production

  • NY Sheet Music Society Programs
  • Sondheim Unplugged
  • Wednesday Night at the Iguana

Vocal Duo or Group

  • Barbara Porteus
  • Sue Matsuki and Edd Clark
  • Tommy Femia and Rick Skye
  • Uptown Express