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2018 Year by Year

Award winners in bold

Board of Directors Award

  • James Gavin

Celebrity Artist

  • Brian Stokes Mitchell
  • Karen Mason
  • KT Sullivan

Comedy/Novelty Song

  • "Quiet" Drew Fornarola
  • Ben Schaechter, Dan Kael – "Apply"
  • Billy Recce – "Go Into Finance"
  • John C. Introcaso, Michael Colby – "Mister Promised-Me-The-Moon"
  • Lorinda Lisitza, Amy Wolk – "Hey, Hey, It's OK"

Director

  • Jeff Harnar
  • Lina Koutrakos
  • Tanya Moberly

Duo/Group

  • David Maiocco and Chuch Sweeney – Lee Squared
  • Those Girls – Eve Eaton, Rachel Hanser, Karen Mack, Wendy A. Russell
  • Unexpected Trio – Meg Flather, Rosemary Loar, Tracy Stark

Emcee

  • Amy Wolk – I Only Have Lies for You
  • Bobbie Horowitz – It's Just A Number
  • Lennie Watts – Mama's Next Big Act
  • Natasha Castillo- Spotlight on You Open Mic

Ensemble Instrumentalist

  • David Silliman – Percussion
  • Matt Scharfglass – Bass
  • Ray Marchica – Percussion
  • Ritt Henn – Bass
  • Sean Harkness – Guitar

Female Vocalist

  • Dawn Derow
  • Lisa Viggiano
  • Lisa Yaeger
  • Marnie Klar
  • Sally Darling
  • Wendy Scherl

Hanson Award

  • Carol Shedlin

Impersonation / Characterization / Drag Artist

  • Dorothy Bishop
  • Ginger Minj
  • Jinkx Monsoon
  • Robin Kradles (Richard Becker)

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Ruby Rims
  • Sharon McNight

Major Artist – Female

  • Carole J. Bufford
  • Natalie Douglas
  • Stacy Sullivan
  • Tanya Moberly

Major Artist – Male

  • Eric Comstock
  • Jeff Harnar
  • Sean Harkness – Guitar

Major Duo/Group

  • Carole Demas and Sarah Rice
  • Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano
  • Marcus Simeone and Sean Harkness

Major Recording

  • Doreen Montalvo – American Soul, Latin Heart
  • Judy Barnett – Lust Loss Love
  • Karen Mason – It's About Time

Male Vocalist

  • Jeff Macauley
  • Joshua Lance Dixon
  • Kim David Smith
  • Richard Holbrook

Musical Comedy Performer

  • Amy Wolk
  • Gretchen Reinhagen
  • Ira Lee Collings

Musical Director

  • Daryl Kojak
  • Ian Herman
  • Rick Jensen
  • Steven Ray Watkins
  • Tracy Stark

New York Debut – Female

  • Ann Kittredge
  • Becca C. Kidwell
  • Caitlin Fahey
  • Kati Neiheisel

New York Debut – Male

  • Byron St. Cyr
  • David Baida
  • Jeremy Sussman

Piano Bar Instrumentalist

  • Gerry Dieffenbach
  • Joe Regan
  • Michael Isaacs
  • Nate Buccieri
  • William TN Hall

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer – Female

  • Elaine Brier
  • Laura Pavles
  • Lauren Mufson
  • Michelle Dowdy
  • Tara Martinez

Piano Bar/Restaurant Singing Entertainer – Male

  • Bobby Belfry
  • Joe Ardizzone
  • Paul Pilcz
  • Sean Bernardi
  • Tommy J. Dose

Recording (The LaMott Friedman Award)

  • Bob Mundy – Love to Me
  • Josephine Sanges – Finding Beauty: Celebrating Ann Hampton Callaway
  • Paul Rolnick – Shoot for The Moon
  • Stearns Matthews – December Songs

Recurring Series

  • American Popular Song Society Series – Linda Amiel Burns
  • It's Just A Number – Bobbie Horowitz
  • Open Mic at The Met – Deb Berman and Susan Winter
  • Ricky Ritzel's Broadway
  • Salon – Mark Janas & Tanya Moberly
  • Spotlight On You Open Mic

Revue or Special Production

  • Live To Tell: My Life, Madonna's' Songs – Kim Sutton, Steen Ray Watkins, Lennie Watts
  • Mama's Next Big Act – Lennie Watts
  • Metrostar Talent Challenge- Joseph Machia, Tom Gamblin, Beck Lee, Bernie Furshpan
  • Together:2017 Cabaret Award-Nominated Vocalist – Celia Berk, Sally Darling, Meg Flather, Josephine Sanges, Lisa Viggiano

Show of the Year

  • Cole Escola – "Help! I'm Stuck
  • Dan Ruth – "A Life Behind Bars"
  • Natalie Douglas – Tributes Residency
  • Thank You For Your Love: Our Celebration of Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt – Carole Demas and Sarah Rice
  • The Skivvies – Nick Cearley and Lauren Lolina

Song

  • "Nevertheless (She Persisted)" Drew Fornarola
  • "Stay Awhile" Derek Gregor and Sam Carner
  • Ben Schaechter, Dan Kael – "I Can Tell Time"
  • Jaime Lozano, Marina Pires – "Mountain In The Sky"
  • John Cook – "Pleasantville"

Spoken Word Artist

  • Dan Ruth – A Life Behind Bars
  • Nancy Witter – Growing Up McDougal

Technical Director

  • Abby Judd
  • Collette Black
  • Jason Ellis
  • Jean-Pierre Perreaux
  • Jonny Mercado