2011 BWW Philippines Awards Winners Announced!

After an intense internal auditing process, the results are in for the 2011 BroadwayWorld (BWW) Philippines Awards!

This year's nomination and voting periods broke online traffic records and we couldn't be more excited to announce the winners from the Philippines, which were chosen by our avid readers: Nikki Gil (Sweet Charity); OJ Mariano (Rent); Ciara Sotto (Sweet Charity), Cris Villonco (The Joy Luck Club), Vince Tañada (Cory ng Edsa); Martin Delos Santos (Ang Post Office); Shamaine Buencamino (Fake); Jeremy Domingo (American Hwangap); original Filipino musical Cory Ng Edsa; The Play Company and Ma-Yi Theater Company’s original play American Hwangap; 9 Works Theatrical; and Resorts World Manila are among this year’s top winners.

Nominations were submitted on October 2011, and voting ran through midnight of December 31, 2011.

Best Leading Actress (Musical)
Nikki Gil - Sweet Charity - 9 Works Theatrical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role/Ensemble Role (Musical)
OJ Mariano - Rent - 9 Works Theatrical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role/Ensemble Role (Musical)
Ciara Sotto - Sweet Charity - 9 Works Theatrical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role/Ensemble Role (Play)
Cris Villonco - The Joy Luck Club - Repertory Philippines

Best Leading Actor (Musical)
Vince Tañada - Cory ng Edsa - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Leading Actor (Play)
Martin Delos Santos - Ang Post Office - PETA

Best Leading Actress (Play)
Shamaine Buencamino - Fake - UP Playwrights' Theater

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role/Ensemble Role (Play)
Jeremy Domingo - American Hwangap - Tanghalang Pilipino

Best Musical
Cory ng Edsa - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Play
American Hwangap - Tanghalang Pilipino

Best Direction of a Musical
Vince Tañada - Cory ng Edsa - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Direction of a Play
Gary Labad - Ang Post Office - PETA

Best Choreography
John San Antonio - Cory ng Edsa - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Costume Design
Emy Tañada - Cory ng Edsa - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Lighting Design
Shoko Matsumoto - Next To Normal - Atlantis Productions Inc.

Best Musical Direction
Pipo Cifra - Cory ng Edsa - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Set Design
Jeffrey Ambrosio - Cory ng Edsa - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Sound Design
Art Grabentina - Cory ng Edsa - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Theater Company
9 Works Theatrical

Best Theatrical Venue
Resorts World Manila

Congratulations to all the winners!

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Oliver Oliveros Oliver Oliveros received a master's degree in public relations and corporate communication from New York University while serving as regional director for BroadwayWorld.com, where he accepted an Award for Excellence: Best International Editor in 2013.

For nearly 20 years, Oliver has been handling public relations, corporate communication, and integrated marketing communications for numerous brands (including Pepsi), Broadway shows, Broadway stars, non-profit organizations, and mainstream celebrities.

He is also the editor-in-chief for Fil-Am Who’s Who, a monthly magazine that tells the real-life success stories of Filipino Americans from the New York Tri-State area.


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