ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR
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ENTERTAINERS OF THE YEAR

2017 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Dancer, Choreographer, Creator & Director

MAURICE HINES

Mr. Hines received his award during our 36th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2017, at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld

2017 LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Dancer, Singer & Actor

GEORGE CHAKIRIS

Chita Rivera accepted this award on behalf of Mr. Chakiris during our 36th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2017, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

Adam Shankman

2015 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Filmmaker, Director, Producer & Choreographer

ADAM SHANKMAN

Mr. Shankman received his award during our 34th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2015, at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld

2014 LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Emmy, Tony & Grammy Winner, Iconic Actor, Singer, Dancer, Comedian, & All Around Entertainer

DICK VAN DYKE

Mr. Van Dyke received his award during our 33rd Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2014, at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

2014 LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Iconic Actress, Singer, All Around Entertainer & Season 11 Contestant on DANCING WITH THE STARS

FLORENCE HENDERSON

Ms. Henderson received her award during our 32nd Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2013, at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld

2013 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Director, Producer & Choreographer

JAMIE KING

Mr. King received his award during our 32nd Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2013, at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld

2012 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Producer, Director, Television & Movie Star, Emmy Award winning Choreographer and Guest Judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

DEBBIE ALLEN

Ms Allen received this award during our 31st Anniversary National Finals Gala on July 10, 2012 at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

2012 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Director, Choreographer & Producer of such projects as MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL & DIRTY DANCING

KENNY ORTEGA

Mr Ortega received this award during our 31st Anniversary National Finals Gala on July 10, 2012 at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World

2011 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Entertainment Legend, Emmy & Golden Globe winner

ANN-MARGRET

Ann-Margret received this award during our 30th Anniversary National Finals Gala on July 10, 2011 at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World.

2010 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Executive Producer & Judge SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE & Original Executive Producer AMERICAN IDOL

NIGEL LYTHGOE

Mr. Lythgoe received this award during our 29th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2010 at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Seaworld

2009 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Entertainment Legend and Star of “South Pacific”

MITZI GAYNOR

Ms. Gaynor received this award during our 28th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2009 at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Sea World

2008 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Singer & Choreographer, Grammy & Emmy winner

PAULA ABDUL

Ms. Abdul received this award during our 27th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2008 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World

2007 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Multi-talented Actress “High School Musical” films

MONIQUE COLEMAN

Ms. Coleman received this award during our 26th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2007 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World

2006 LEGENDARY ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Entertainment Legend, Emmy & Tony Winner

BEN VEREEN

Mr. Vereen received this award during our 25th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2006 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World

2006 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Multi-talented Actress and Emmy Award winner

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE

Ms. Applegate received this award during our 25th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2006 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World

2005 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Broadway Legend and two time Tony Winner

CHITA RIVERA

Ms. Rivera received this award during our 24th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2005 at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World

2004 ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Choreographer, Director, Music Writer, Producer and
two time Emmy Winner

WADE ROBSON

Mr. Robson received our first ever Entertainer of the Year Award during our 23th Annual National Finals Gala on July 10, 2004, at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at Sea World