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2015 Year by Year

Award winners in bold

Board of Directors Award

  • David Kenney

Celebrity Artist

  • Barb Jungr
  • Charles Busch
  • Mark Nadler
  • Sharon McNight

Director

  • Eric Michael Gillett
  • Lisa Moss
  • Peter Napolitano

Ensemble Instrumentalist

  • Donna Kelly – Percussion
  • Matt Scharfglass – Bass
  • Peter Calo – Guitar
  • Ray Marchica – Percussion
  • Tom Hubbard – Bass
  • Warren Vache – Cornet

Female Vocalist

  • Gabrielle Stravelli
  • Kim Grogg
  • Maxine Linehan
  • Peggy Eason
  • Shana Farr
  • Susan Winter

Hanson Award

  • Meg Flather

Host

  • Bernie Furshpan
  • Dana Lorge
  • Tom Gamblin

Impersanation/Characterization/Drag Artist

  • Dorothy Bishop
  • Hedda Lettuce
  • Jinkx Monsoon
  • Rev. Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Baby Jane Dexter
  • Steve Ross

Major Artist

  • Eric Michael Gillett
  • Marissa Mulder
  • Stacy Sullivan

Male Vocalist

  • Adam Shapiro
  • Jim Speake
  • Richard Holbrook
  • Stearns Matthews

Musical Comedy

  • Ivan Farkas
  • Nikki MacCallum
  • Richard Pryor, Jr.

Musical Director

  • Barry Levitt
  • Rick Jensen
  • Steven Ray Watkins
  • Tracy Stark

New York Debut – Female

  • Celia Berk
  • Jamie Hartmann
  • Lauren Stanford
  • Rain Collazo

New York Debut – Male

  • Bernard Dotson
  • Joshua Lance Dixon
  • Kristoffer Lowe

Piano Bar Instrumentalist

  • Brian Nash
  • Gerry Dieffenbach
  • Joe Regan
  • Nate Buccieri
  • William TN Hall

Piano Bar Singer – Female

  • Elaine Brier
  • Heidi Weyhmueller
  • Laura Pavles
  • Lauren Mufson
  • Marla Gentile

Piano Bar Singer – Male

  • Adam Chandler
  • Bobby Belfry
  • Joe Ardizzone
  • Jon Satrom
  • Tommy J. Dose

Recording (The LaMott Friedman Award)

  • A Wish – Karen Oberlin and Sean Harkness
  • An American Journey – Maxine Linehan
  • Something Beautiful – Bob Mundy
  • Spark – Stearns Matthews
  • You Can't Rush Spring – Celia Berk

Recurring Series

  • NY Sheet Music Society Programs
  • Salon
  • The Dana Lorge Variety Show

Restaurant/Lounge Instrumentalist

  • Bill Zeffiro
  • Chris Barrett
  • Clare Cooper
  • Matt Baker
  • Steven Lowenthal

Revue

  • Dirty Little Songs
  • Revolution
  • Shows to Go Ya and Other songs by Bobbie Horowitz

Ruth Kurtzman Benefit Award

  • Winter Rhythms at Urban Stages

Show of the Year

  • Red Hot Mama – The Sophie Tucker Farewell Tour – Sharon McNight
  • Runnin' Wild: Songs and Scandals of the Roaring 20's – Mark Nadler
  • Shades of Blue – Carole J. Bufford
  • The 54 Sings Series
  • The Skivvies

Song

  • "A Song To Come Home To" Major Scales (Richard Andriessen)
  • "Advice to a Young Firefly" Derek Gregor and Sam Carner
  • "Central Park in Spring" William TN Hall and Patrick Gallagher
  • "Save Me The Rose" Scott Evan Davis
  • "Simply" Bruce Kimmel

Special Musical Material

  • "Don't Turn 13" Drew Fornarola
  • "Just A Word" Scott Evan Davis
  • "Savin' It" Sam Carner and Derek Gregor
  • "She Tells Me" Doug Katsaros and Amanda Yesnowitz
  • "The Brit Song" Amy Wolk and William TN Hall

Special Production

  • Metrostar Talent Challenge
  • This is Your Night

Technical Director

  • Adam DeCarlo
  • Jason Ellis
  • Jean-Pierre Perreaux
  • KJ Hardy and Amanda Raymond
  • Ted Stafford

Vocal Duo or Group

  • Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
  • KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar
  • Ted Stafford and Lorinda Lisitza