Bistro Award Hall of Fame

For Performance Year

1985

Karen Akers

Gerard Alessandrini

Larry Amoros

Maggie Anderson

Helen Baldassare

Kaye Ballard

Fred Barton

Joy Behar

Richard Burke

Susan Burns

Ann Hampton Callaway

Mario Cantone

Dixie Carter

Celeste

Valerie Charles

Chicago City Limits

Leigh Clark

Rainie Cole

Clay Coury

Marcia Dadds

Stacey I. Davis

Blossom Dearie

Delaria and Strobel

Andre De Shields

Loretta Devine

Tony Duncan

Carmel Ferrer

Stephen Flaherty

For Play

Mo Gaffney

Dick Gallagher

Leata Galloway

Paul Greenwood

Hal & David

Anita Hollander

Bruce Hopkins

Imam

Pamela Isaacs

Glen Kelly

Lina Koutrakos

Judy Kreston

David Lahm

Nancy LaMott

Barbara Lea

Debbie Leach

John Lenahan

Marcia Lewis

Jenifer Lewis

Joyce Lyons

Chris Marlowe

Karen Mason

Nan Mason

Wes McAfee

Michael McAssey

Amanda McBroom

Maureen McGovern

Carly McHugh

Randa McNamara

Karen Miller

Montgomery, Plant & Stritch

Joe Monti

Timmy Moore

Tracey Morse

Sidney Myer

Kathy Najimy

Michael Orland

Frank Ortega

Frankie Pace

Loria Parker

Emo Phillips

Lee Roy Reams

Sandra Reaves-Phillips

Michael Renzi

Michael Rice

Ruby Rims

Pat Rosborough

Billy Roy

Rita Rudner

Amy Ryder

Peter Samelson

Ann Schlumberger

Rochelle Seldin

Slydini

Bradshaw Smith

Margaret Smith

David Sommers

Kay Starr

Barry Steiger

Todd Stockman

Linda Strasser

Billy Stritch

Sylvia Syms

Richard Tanner

Judy Tenuta

Nancy Timpanaro

Adrianne Tolsch

Stu Trivax

Eileen Valentino

Jan Wallman

Margaret Whiting

Ronny Whyte

Julie Wilson

Liz Wolynski

1986

Adinah Alexander

"All Hart"

Maggie Anderson

Amy Appleby

Buddy Barnes

Michele Bautier

Laurie Beechman

"Beehive"

Matt Berman

Celeste

Rainie Cole

Amy Coleman

Alexandra Cortese

Grace Cosgrove

Cynthia Crane

Christian Daizey

Curt Davis

Jamie deRoy

Devlin

Tony Duncan

Amy Engelberg

"Fascinatin' Gershwin"

Michael Feinstein

Linda Fenimore

Irving Fields

Mo Gaffney

Rita Gardner

Gotham (Gary Herb)

Gilbert Gottfried

Mercedes Hall

Rhonda Hansome

"Innuendo... Out the Other"

Mike Ivy

JQ and the Bandits

Helene Kelly

Sue Kolinsky

Brian Lasser

Leather & Flather

Michael Lenusky

Jenifer Lewis

"Living Color"

Jeff Loeffelholz

Alan Lozito

Jessica Lundy

Jeff McBride

Alec Mapa

Karen Mason

Chris May

Michael McAssey

David McDaniel

Sharon McNight

Shawn Moninger

Dave Montgomery

Joe Morra

"Mostly Hart"

Kathy Najimy

Joe Neal

Sherry Nehmer

Suzanne O'Hare

Michael Pace

Johnny Ace Palmer

Vickie Phillips

David Pitt

Faith Prince

RSVP

Maggi-Meg Reed

Kate Lyn Reiter

Ricky Ritzel

Earl Rose

Valentine Ryder

Lois Sage

Judy Saul

"Say It With Music"

Angela Scott

Semarne & Rennie

William Shaw

Jerry Sheldon

Julie Sheppard

George Schindler

Jonathan Schwartz

Bradshaw Smith

"Taboo in Revue"

Michael Taranto

Laura Theodore

"Thou Swell, Thou Witty"

Peter Tolan

Torkova

Ruttadel Tupper

Vocal Point

Linda Wallem

Barbara Walsh

Bruce Warren

T.J. Welles

Sheyvonne Wright

Liz Zazzi

1987

Danny Apolinar

Deb Armelino

Chris Barrett

Bob Bendorff

Richard Rodney Bennett

Colette Black

Marie Blake

Peggy Blu

Sheryll Boltze

Susan Borofsky

Kelly Briggs

Judy Bro

Claiborne Cary

Jim Charles

Leigh Clark

Cooper, Fike & Woods

Carol Crelin

Dolly Dawn

Jim Dawson

Eric DeCamps

Charles DeForest

Patrick Dragonette

Lee Ellis

Tina Fabrique

Cindy-Lee Fairfield

Juanita Fleming

Ellen Foley

Joe Franklin

John Fricke

Andy Garcia

Jack Gilford

Murray Grand

"Grand Slam"

Greta

Group V

Jeff Harnar

Nancy Harrow

Allan Havey

"Henry the 8th at the Grand Old Opry"

Leah Hocking

Bruce Hopkins

Lise Horton

"Howard & Drew Meet the Invisible Man"

Annie Hughes

Jimmy James

Alex Johnson

Helene Kelly

Eartha Kitt

Bobby Kneeland

Kosmas

Maxine Lapiduss

Vicki Lewis

Bill Lindner

Nellie Lutcher

Jim Luzar

Heather Mac Rae

Andrea Marcovicci

Arlene Martell

Sally Mayes

Lonette McKee

Helen Miles

Heidi Mollenhauer

Ben Moore

Nina Murano

"New Age Blues"

"No Strings Attached"

Constance Pachl

David Peaston

Buster Poindexter

Colin Quinn

Ricky Ritzel

Lenny Roberts

Kathy Robinson

Yvonne Roome

Justin Ross

Roy Sander

Annette Sanders

Artie Schroek

Jerry Scott

Rochelle Seldin

Rohn Seykell

Kris Shaw

Victoria Shaw

Nancy Shayne

Slydini

Jon Soleather

Larry Solowitz

Paul Sportelli

Marti Stevens

Bob Stewart

Suede

"Swinging on a Star"

Yma Sumac

"Texas Chainsaw Manicurist"

Cayte Thorpe

Nancy Timpanaro

Marlene Ver Planck

Shelly Wald

Mone Walton

Monica Wemitt

Tug Wilson

Kristine Zbornik

1988

"The Amazing Pink Things"

Atlantic Records (Ahmet

Ertegun)

Roy Bailey

Baronne & the Bons Bons

Robert Bendorff

Michele Benson

Karon Bihari

Black Tie

Francesca Blumenthal

Kim Brockman

John Bucchino

Brett Butler

Ann Hampton Callaway

Barry Carl

Leigh Clark

Mark Coffin

Freddy Cole

Amy Coleman

Yvonne Constant

Jill Corey

Rick Crom

Bill Daugherty

Jamie deRoy

Christine Donnelly

Will Durst

Ahmet Ertegun

Katha Feffer

Addie Fieger

Robin Field

Anne Francine

Rita Gardner

"Get Happy"

Mara Getz

Peter Gloo

Gotham

Lisa Hall

Dawn Hampton

Paula Hampton

Mary Cleere Haran

Sally Jane Heit

Sebastian Hobart

Bart Howard

Rick Jeni

Rick Jensen

Stephen Katz

Elliott Kerman

Steve Keyes

Lina Koutrakos

Judy Kreston

Barbara Lea

James Lecesne

Phoebe Legere

Charlie Lindberg

Mark-Alan

Karen Mason

Taylor Mason

Chris May

Jeff McBride

Rita McKenzie

Randa McNamara

Michael McQuary

Rose Anna Mineo

Liliane Montevecchi

Dave Montgomery

Nellson Moore

Lauren Mufson

Maria Muldaur

Judy Niemack

Patti Page

Bobby Peaco

People With Aids Theater Workshop

Dodie Petit

Christopher Powich

Judy Premus

Joni Rapp

Ruby Rims

Natalie Robinson

Rockapella (Sean Altman)

Paul Roth

Lois Sage

Marta Sanders

George Schindler

Daryl Sherman

Thos Shipley

Helen Shumaker

Arlene Smith

Barry Sobel

Marilyn Sokol

Fran Solomita

Dakota Staton

KT Sullivan

Janet Sumner

"Sunday Kind of Love"

Michael Taranto

Nancy Timpanaro

Eileen Valentino

Ardie Walser

Doug White

Margaret Wright

Kristine Zbornik

1989

Shelle Ackerman

Gabriel Barre

Doug Bernstein

Brad Carpenter

Barbara Carroll

Stan Chandler

Carissa Channing

Jeff Clinkenbeard

Jaffe Cohen

Annie Dinerman

Steve Fickinger

Hazelle Goodman

Jason Graae

Jeff Harnar

Jerry Herman

Brian Hurst

Barry Kleinbort

Florence Lacey

Morgan LaVere

Sara Louise Lazarus

Rick Lewis

Richard Maltby, Jr.

Nancy Marano

Denis Martell

John McMahon

Danny McWilliams

Dan Mongiovi

Eddie Monteiro

Karen Morrow

Karen Murphy

Jill O'Hara

Phyllis Pastore

James Raitt

Lee Roy Reams

Ricky Ritzel

Chita Rivera

Jay Rogers

Stuart Ross

Alex Rybeck

Spider Saloff

Helen Schneider

Debbie Shapiro

David Shire

Showing Off

Ira Siff

Spider Saloff

Bob Smith

Donald Smith

Guy Stroman

Scott Traudt

Mark Waldrop

Terri White

Margaret Whiting

Ray Wills

Jack Wrangler

1990 (Presented As the 1991 Bistros)

Paul Balfour

Cindy Benson

David Berk

BETTY

Jeannie Brittan

Craig Carnelia

Rainie Cole

Ellie Ellsworth

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Cabaret Symposium

Mildred Hanson

Peter Hanson

Hearts & Voices (Matt McClanahan & Nancy Sondag)

Ken Helman

Wayne Hosford

Carter Inskeep

Larry Kert

Julius LaRosa

Carol Lawrence

The Manhattan Rhythm Kings

Andrea Marcovicci

Evan Matthews

The McGuire Sisters

Melissa Newman

Erv Raible

Richard Register

Vicki Sue Robinson

Rocco

Karen Saunders

Maureen Silliman

Tina Smith

Sylvia Syms

Betsy White

The Wiseguys

Sara Zahn

1992

Lisa Amsterdam

Ted Baus

Peter Blue

Mary Foster Conklin

Greg Dawson

Baby Jane Dexter

Natalie Douglas

Sharon Douglas

Brad Ellis

Phillip George

Eric Michael Gillett

Julie Halston

Alix Korey

Angela LaGreca

Nancy LaMott

Dorothy Loudon

Jaymie Meyer

Peter Morris

Phillip Officer

Steve Paul

Michael Price

Erv Raible

Beth Ravin

Anthony Santelmo, Jr.

Billy Stritch

Debora Troche

Kurt Wieting

Julie Wilson

Bill Wright

1993

Tom Andersen

Helen Baldassare

Judy Barnett

Ann Hampton Callaway

Charles Cermele

Rosemary Clooney

Patrick DeGennaro

Carol Fredette

Dick Gallagher

Gerry Geddes

Bob Harrington

Clinton Leupp

Steven Lutvak

Michael Marotta

Sally Mayes

Marieann Meringolo

Rick McKay

Sidney Myer

Bobby Peaco

Maggi-Meg Reed

Jay Rogers

Michael Schubert

Anne Tofflemire

The Tonics

Pamela Warwick-Smith

George Winters

Larry Woodard

1994

Walter Bobbie

Marilyn Caskey

Gregory Dawson

Baby Jane Dexter

Gerry Dieffenbach

Stephen Dolginoff

Barbara Fasano

Natalie Gamsu

Babbie Green

David Gurland

Sean Haines

Shauna Hicks

Hildegarde

Peter Howard

Judy Malloy

Richard Maltby, Jr.

Thomas Mills

Sharon Montgomery

Aaron Morashita

Music-Theatre Group

Mark Nadler

Christian Nova

Phillip Officer

Jean-Marie Riviere

Mary Rodgers

Joel Silberman

Rick Skye

Jo Thompson

Ron Torres

Martin Vidnovic

Wesla Whitfield

Y'All

1995

Randy Allen

Gabriel Barre

Matthew Bennett

Neil Berg

Jenny Burton

Barbara Carroll

Barbara Cook

Chris Curtis

Bill Daugherty

Christopher Denny

Jamie deRoy

Kat Elwynn Devlin

Tim Di Pasqua

Kevin Fox

David Friedman

Paul Scott Goodman

Gregory Henderson

Erin Hill

Betty Johnson

Bryan Johnson

Naomi Kukoff

Rick Leon

Robert Nassif Lindsey

Peter Link

Lizz Manners

Sean McCourt

Steve Ross

Marilyn Volpe

Bill Wright

William Baldwin Young

1996

Sherry Anderson

Lisa Asher

John Augustine

Aaron Lee Battle

Ann Hampton Callaway

Liz Callaway

Charles Cermele

Kat Cogswell

Marisa Diotalevi

Christopher Durang

Dan Foster

John Fugelsang

Eric Hansen

Hope Hardcastle

Steve Hayes

Rick Jensen

Michael Kerker

Daryl Kojak

Katie La Bourdette

Martha Lorin

Michael Marotta

Portia Nelson

John Pizzarelli

Tom Postilio

Jane Scheckter

Vicki Stuart

Nancy Timpanaro

Deborah Tranelli

John Wallowitch

1997

The Accidentals

James Beaman

Morris Bobrow

Barbara Brussell

Shelley Clarke

Scott Coulter

Rick DellaRatta

Chris Dell'Armo

Diva

Eileen Fowler

India Galyean

Zina Goldrich

Marcy Heisler

Jessica Hendy

Barry Kleinbort

Alix Korey

Laurie Krauz

Jaye Lee

Peter Ligeti

Gary Lyons

Karen Mason

Varla Jean Merman

Denene Mulay

Michael Murphy

Craig North

Richard Oberacker

Ross Patterson

Jeffrey Ross

Daniel Sclafani

Daryl Sherman

Tom Shillue

John-Richard Thompson

Bob Walton

Jim Walton

Paula West

Eartha Kitt

1998

Eric Lane Barnes

Elena Bennett

Joyce Breach

David Campbell

Mark Cannistraro

Judy Connelli

Jim David

Jim Dowd

Tommy Femia

Carol Hall

Eric Hansen

Mary Cleere Haran

Bart Howard

Kate Jetmore

Jane A. Johnston

Marcia Lewis

Steven Lutvak

Jeff Macauley

Audrey Morris

Jeanne MacDonald

Rob Maitner

Minimum Wage

Christian Nova

Georga Osborne

Bob Penola

Anne Roberts

Brady Schwind

Richard Skipper

KT Sullivan

Jeff Waxman

1999

Tom Andersen

Steven Brinberg

Mary Foster Conklin

Rick Crom

Barbara Fasano

Amanda Green

Sheila Head

Deidrie Henry

Ian Herman

James Hindman

Barbara Lea

Heather Mac Rae

Peter-Michael Marino

Liliane Montevecchi

Teri Lynn Paul

Arthur Pomposello

Ray Roderick

Gregg Rogell

William Roy

Seth Rudetsky

Bonnie Lee Sanders

Shequida

Terri White

2000

Tom Andersen

Lea DeLaria

Howard Fishman

Quartet

Michael Garin

Heather Gilchriest

Zina Goldrich

David Gurland

Alexandra Haas

Carol Hall

Marcy Heisler

Lynn Lobban

Gary Lyons

David Maiocco

Carlos Martin

Karen Miller

Mark Nadler

Faith Prince

Erv Raible

Ruby Rims

Bertram Ross

Rochelle Seldin

Bobby Short

Sigrid Sunstedt

Dane Vannatter

Rich Vos

John Wallowitch

Lennie Watts

Paula West

2001

Kane Alexander

Michael Barbieri

Polly Bergen

Francesca Blumenthal

Jim Caruso

Scott Coulter

John Dankworth

Tim Di Pasqua

Jack Donahue

Ervin Drake

Michael Feinstein

Jason Graae

David Gurland

Mark Hartman

Cory Kahaney

Paul Katz

Dame Cleo Laine

Christine Lavin

Audrey Lavine

Michael Levesque

Bobby Peaco

Ron Poole

Julie Reyburn

Marc Salem

The Songbook Series at Joe's Pub

John Znidarsic

2002

Kane Alexander

D.C. Anderson

Arci's Place

Frans Bloem

Gina Caruso

Scott Coulter

Lea DeLaria

Christopher Denny

Johnny Frigo

Sam Harris

Colette Hawley

A.J. Irvin

Mark Janas

Jay Leonhart

Mark McCombs

Donna McKechnie

Modern Man

Karen Oberlin

Jean-Pierre Perreaux

Johnny Rodgers

Craig Rubano

Roy Sander

George Sanders

Steven Ray Watkins

Lennie Watts

Lifetime Achievement Winner: Blossom Dearie