The yearly honor is "bestowed to directors and choreographers by members of their own artistic industry" and is considered the only such lifetime achievement award in the industry. Kathleen directed and choreographed last season's Wonderful Town, while Rob scored big hits with Cabaret and the film version of "Chicago." At left, Renee Zellweger and Joy Abbott are seen above Chita Rivera at the ceremony. Below, director Jack O'Brien, is flanked by the award recipients at the 2005 "Mr Abbott" Awards held at Chelsea Piers on West 23rd Street in New York City.
Photos by Aubrey Reuben