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BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2013 Announced: BoHo, CST, MENAGERIE, HANK WILLIAMS And More Lead the Way!

BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2013 Announced: BoHo, CST, MENAGERIE, HANK WILLIAMS And More Lead the Way!

BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the nominations for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater award now in its 4th fabulous year.

And the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble leads the way, with a whopping 15 nominations overall, including 10 for its summer production of "Kiss of the Spider Woman." Chicago Shakespeare Theater is next overall, with 12 nods, spread out over an impressive 7 different productions, including "Othello: The Remix," "Henry VII," "The School for Lies" and its Shakespeare in the Parks production of "The Comedy of Errors," nominated as Best Theatrical Event.

Also nominated for Best Theatrical Event is Idina Menzel, for her concert at Aurora's RiverEdge Park in July. Menzel joins national luminaries such as Andre De Shields, Michael Shannon, Ben Platt, Norbert Leo Butz, Rachel York and Mary Zimmerman on the nominees list for a BroadwayWorld Chicago Award this year.

We've added more categories this year, including ones for directors and sound designers. There are now 36 categories in all! Equity and Non-Equity productions are eligible, as long as they opened between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2013.

And now, the voting will begin! Join your friends in online voting via BroadwayWorld's unique voting software. You can track how your favorite nominees are doing in real time. Voting will be open from now until New Year's Eve, December 31, 2013. So there's plenty of time to get involved with the voting!

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN VOTING!

The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration will take place on at The Call Bar in the Andersonville neighborhood on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, from 8:00 pm till midnight (21+), where winners will be revealed, certificates handed out, and showtune videos will be watched, played by "Curtains Up Wednesday" VJ Michael Hogan. Nominees will wear yellow ribbons, casts will reunite, and all facets of the Chicagoland theater community will come together for a relaxing night of fun with friends, fans and theater folk alike. The Call is located at 1547 N. Bryn Mawr Avenue, between Clark and Ashland. Come one, come all, to The Call!

We'll be celebrating the winners, the nominees and the whole theater season with like-minded folks. You make the party a great one!

Our 36 categories make for a total of 180 nominees, drawn from 58 different theater companies and 85 different productions. Many theater companies are being nominated for the first time this year. Following BoHo on this list, the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company's production of "The Glass Menagerie" is nominated 7 times overall, and the Williams Street Repertory in north suburban Crystal Lake is nominated 6 times for its recent production of "Sweeney Todd." The American Blues Theater receives 9 nominations, including 5 for "Hank Williams: Lost Highway," and Porchlight Music Theatre appears 9 times as well, including 4 times each for "Pal Joey" and "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill." Mercury Theater Chicago is receiving 8 nominations, including 5 for "The Color Purple."

133 people are nominated for individual awards, including costumer designer Bill Morey, whose name appears three times. Actor-directors Hans Fleischmann and David Cerda are nominated in both categories (for their work on "The Glass Menagerie" and "The Birds" [Hell in a Handbag Productions], respectively. Choreographer Brenda Didier is nominated twice (for "Pal Joey" and "The Color Purple") and sound designer Christopher Criz is nominated for both "Mahal" at Bailwick Chicago and "The Whipping Man" at Northlight Theatre.

HERE IS THE COMPLETE LIST OF NOMINEES FOR THE 2013 BROADWAYWORLD CHICAGO AWARDS:

Best Actor in a Musical or Revue (Resident Equity)

Adrian Aguilar, PAL JOEY, Porchlight Music Theatre

André De Shields, THE JUNGLE BOOK, Goodman Theatre

Edgar Blackmon, LET THEM EAT CHAOS, The Second City

Nick Demeris, IN THE HEIGHTS, Paramount Theatre

Rudy Hogenmiller, CABARET, Light Opera Works

Best Actor in a Musical or Revue (Resident Non­-Equity)

Evan Tyrone Martin, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Mike Tepeli, THE BURNT PART BOYS, Griffin Theatre Company

Nathan Carroll, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Rob Scharlow, SWEENEY TODD, Williams Street Repertory

Ryan Lanning, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Haven Theatre Chicago

Best Actor in a Play (Resident Equity)

Ben Carlson, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Dale Calandra, THE WHALE, Victory Gardens Theater

Jerod Haynes, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, TimeLine Theatre Company

John Francisco, THE PRIDE, About Face Theatre

Michael Shannon, SIMPATICO, A Red Orchid Theatre

Best Actor in a Play (Resident Non­-Equity)

Hans Fleischmann, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company

Jeremy Trager, HAUPTMANN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Kevin Matthew Reyes, MAHAL, Bailiwick Chicago

David Cerda, THE BIRDS, Hell in a Handbag Productions

Robert Hilliard, BEAUTIFUL THING, Pride Films and Plays

Best Actor in a Touring Production

Ben Platt, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Bank of America Theatre

Ben Rimalower, PATTI ISSUES, Mary's Attic

Josh Young, EVITA, Oriental Theatre

Norbert Leo Butz, BIG FISH, Oriental Theatre

Stuart Ward, ONCE, Oriental Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Resident Equity)

Alexis J. Rogers, LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, Porchlight Music Theatre

Christine Sherrill, SUNSET BOULEVARD, Drury Lane Theatre

Emily Rohm, THE MUSIC MAN, Paramount Theatre

Susie McMonagle, NEXT TO NORMAL, Drury Lane Theatre

Trisha Jeffrey, THE COLOR PURPLE, Mercury Theater Chicago

Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Resident Non­-Equity)

Amanda Flahive, SWEENEY TODD, Williams Street Repertory

Danni Smith, SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, Bailiwick Chicago

Denise Tamburrino, CATS, Highland Park Players

Katherine Keberlein, THE MOTHER, Oracle Theatre

Kelli Harrington, ASPECTS OF LOVE, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre

Best Actress in a Play (Resident Equity)

Carmen Roman, COLLECTED STORIES, American Blues Theater

Chaon Cross, PROOF, Court Theatre

Cheryl Lynn Bruce, HEAD OF PASSES, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Deborah Hay, THE SCHOOL FOR LIES, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Gwendolyn Whiteside, COLLECTED STORIES, American Blues Theater

Best Actress in a Play (Resident Non­-Equity)

Brittany Ellis, RICHARD III, WaywaRD Productions

Caroline Neff, THE KNOWLEDGE, Steep Theatre

Christina Hall, TERMINUS, Interrobang Theatre Project

Joanne Dubach, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company

Mary Williamson, REVERB, Redtwist Theatre

Best Actress in a Touring Production

Caroline Bowman, EVITA, Oriental Theatre

Dani De Waal, ONCE, Oriental Theatre

Kate Baldwin, BIG FISH, Oriental Theatre

Krystina Alabado, EVITA, Oriental Theatre

Rachel York, ANYTHING GOES, Cadillac Palace Theatre

Best Choreography (Resident Equity)

Brenda Didier, PAL JOEY, Porchlight Music Theatre

Brenda Didier, THE COLOR PURPLE, Mercury Theater Chicago

Katie Spelman, IN THE HEIGHTS, Paramount Theatre

Rachel Rockwell, THE MUSIC MAN, Paramount Theatre

Tammy Mader, MY ONE AND ONLY, Marriott Theatre

Best Choreography (Resident Non-­Equity)

Dina DiCostanzo, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Fremont Street Theater Company

Jennifer Cupani, CATS, Highland Park Players

Linda Fortunato, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Christopher Pazdernik, SPAMALOT, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center

Stacey Flaster, CABARET, Light Opera Works

Best Costume Design (Resident Equity)

Bill Morey, PAL JOEY, Porchlight Music Theatre

Carol J. Blanchard, BARNUM, Mercury Theater Chicago

Emily Waecker, YOU NEVER CAN TELL, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

Mara Blumenfeld, THE JUNGLE BOOK, Goodman Theatre

Mariann S. Verheyen, HENRY VIII, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Best Costume Design (Resident Non-­Equity)

Bill Morey, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Kate Setzer Kamphausen and Bill Morey, THE BIRDS, Hell in a Handbag Productions

kClare Kemock, VERONICA'S ROOM, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Patty Halajian, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Fremont Street Theater Company

Theresa Ham, PYGMALION, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble and Stage Left Theatre

Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Resident Equity)

Damon Keily, Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY, American Blues Theater

L. Walter Stearns, THE COLOR PURPLE, Mercury Theater Chicago

Mary Zimmerman, THE JUNGLE BOOK, Goodman Theatre

Rob Lindley, LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, Porchlight Music Theatre

William Osetek, NEXT TO NORMAL, Drury Lane Theatre

Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity)

David Zak, UNDER A RAINBOW FLAG, Pride Films and Plays

John D. Glover, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Kokandy Productions

Kevin Long, PARADE, Harper Ensemble Theatre Company

Mark R. Mahallak, SWEENEY TODD, Williams Street Repertory

Peter Marston Sullivan, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Best Direction of a Play (Resident Equity)

Bonnie Metzgar, THE PRIDE, About Face Theatre

Nick Bowling, BLOOD AND GIFTS, TimeLine Theatre Company

PJ Paparelli, COLUMBINUS, American Theatre Company

Ron OJ Parson, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, TimeLine Theatre Company

William Brown, THE LIAR, Writers' Theatre

Best Direction of a Play (Resident Non-Equity)

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, RICHARD III, WaywaRD Productions

Cheryl Snodgrass, L'IMITATION OF LIFE, Hell in a Handbag Productions

David Cerda and Jeffrey Shields, THE BIRDS, Hell in a Handbag Productions

Hans Fleischmann, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company

M. William Panek, ALOHA, SAY THE PRETTY GIRLS, Brown Paper Box Co.

Best Ensemble (Resident)

Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY, American Blues Theater

OTHELLO: THE REMIX, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

RICHARD III, WaywaRD Productions

TERMINUS, Interrobang Theatre Project

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company

Best Lighting Design (Resident Equity)

Anne Militello, HENRY VIII, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Greg Hofmann and Nick Belley, PAL JOEY, Porchlight Music Theatre

Jesse Klug, OTHELLO: THE REMIX, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Matt Frey, BELLEVILLE, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Philip S. Rosenberg, JULIUS CAESAR, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Best Lighting Design (Resident Non­-Equity)

Charles Cooper, MAHAL, Bailiwick Chicago

Diane Fairchild, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Eric Van Tassell, THE MOTHER, Oracle Theatre

Matthew Gawryk, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company

Steven Spera, SWEENEY TODD, Williams Street Repertory

Best Musical Direction (Resident Equity)

Doug Peck, THE JUNGLE BOOK, Goodman Theatre

Eugene Dizon, THE COLOR PURPLE, Mercury Theater Chicago

Jaret Landon, LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, Porchlight Music Theatre

Malcolm Ruhl, Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY, American Blues Theater

Tommy Vendafreddo, IN THE HEIGHTS, Paramount Theatre

Best Musical Direction (Resident Non-Equity)

Allison Hendrix and Jim DeSelm, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Kokandy Productions

Elizabeth Doran, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Ken Preuss, CATS, Highland Park Players

Mike Potts, SWEENEY TODD, Williams Street Repertory

Robert Ollis, UNDER A RAINBOW FLAG, Pride Films and Plays

Best New Work/New Adaptation (Resident)

Adam Pasen, TEA WITH EDIE AND FITZ, Dead Writers Theatre Collective

Alex Paul Young, PINK MILK, Oracle Theatre and White Elephant

Danny Bernardo, MAHAL, Bailiwick Chicago

Leo Schwartz, UNDER A RAINBOW FLAG, Pride Films and Plays

Tarrell Alvin McCraney, HEAD OF PASSES, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Best Revival of a Musical (Resident Equity)

ANNIE, Paramount Theatre

BARNUM, Mercury Theater Chicago

Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY, American Blues Theater

NEXT TO NORMAL, Drury Lane Theatre

THE COLOR PURPLE, Mercury Theater Chicago

Best Revival of a Musical (Resident Non-­Equity)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Haven Theatre Chicago

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

THE MIKADO, The Hypocrites

PARADE, Harper Ensemble Theatre Company

THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Kokandy Productions

Best Revival of a Play (Resident Equity)

BELLEVILLE, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

COLLECTED STORIES, American Blues Theater

MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Goodman Theatre

SIMPATICO, A Red Orchid Theatre

THE LIAR, Writers' Theatre

Best Revival of a Play (Resident Non-Equity)

BEAUTIFUL THING, Pride Films and Plays

BIG LOVE, Strawdog Theatre Company

RICHARD III, WaywaRD Productions

THE BIRDS, Hell in a Handbag Productions

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company

Best Revue (Resident)

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, Mercury Theater Chicago

BREAST IN SHOW, GayCo Productions

LET THEM EAT CHAOS, The Second City

OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES, Royal George Theatre

THE SECOND CITY GUIDE TO THE OPERA, Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Second City

Best Scenic Design (Resident Equity)

David Gallo, HEAD OF PASSES, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Jack Magaw, THE WHIPPING MAN, Northlight Theatre

Jeffrey D. Kmiec, LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, Porchlight Music Theatre

Kevin Depinet, CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Sarah E. Ross, COLLECTED STORIES, American Blues Theater

Best Scenic Design (Resident Non­-Equity)

Ashley Woods, PARADE, Harper Ensemble Theatre Company

Grant Sabin, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company

Jameson Sanford, VERONICA'S ROOM, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Patrick Ham, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Stephen H. Carmody, SWEENEY TODD, Williams Street Repertory

Best Sound Design (Resident Equity)

Andrew Hansen, THE LIAR, Writers' Theatre

Christopher Kriz, THE WHIPPING MAN, Northlight Theatre

James Savage, OTHELLO: THE REMIX, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Lindsay Jones, HENRY VIII, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Rick Sims, Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY, American Blues Theater

Best Sound Design (Resident Non­-Equity)

Alexander St. John, UNDER A RAINBOW FLAG, Pride Films and Plays

Christopher Kriz, MAHAL, Bailiwick Chicago

Josh Wentz, VERONICA'S ROOM, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Kevin O'Donnell, FALLOW, Steep Theatre

Peter Robel, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble

Best Special Theatrical Event

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: A MISCAST CABARET, Brown Paper Box Co.

CHICAGO SINGS: KANDER AND EBB, Porchlight Music Theatre

Idina Menzel, RiverEdge Park

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKS), Chicago Shakespeare Theater

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Tall Ship Windy

Best Theater Production for Young Audiences

FRECKLEFACE, Northbrook Theatre for Young Audiences

SEUSSICAL , Drury Lane Theatre

SHREK, Chicago Shakespeare Theater

THE CAT IN THE HAT, Emerald City Theatre

THE ELEPHANT AND THE WHALE, Chicago Children's Theatre and Redmoon Theater

Best Touring Production

ANYTHING GOES, Cadillac Palace Theatre

BIG FISH, Oriental Theatre

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Cadillac Palace Theatre

ONCE, Oriental Theatre

THE BOOK OF MORMON, Bank of America Theatre

Number of theaters with nominations: (58)

Theaters with multiple nominations:

Bohemian Theatre Ensemble (15)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (12)

American Blues Theater (9)

Oriental Theatre (9)

Porchlight Music Theatre (9)

Mercury Theater Chicago (8)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company (7)

Paramount Theatre (6)

Pride Films and Plays (6)

Williams Street Repertory (6)

Bailiwick Chicago (5)

Drury Lane Theatre (5)

Goodman Theatre (5)

Hell in a Handbag Productions (5)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company (5)

WaywaRD Productions (4)

Cadillac Palace Theatre (3)

Harper Ensemble Theatre Company (3)

Highland Park Players (3)

Kokandy Productions (3)

Oracle Theatre (3)

The Second City (3)

TimeLine Theatre Company (3)

Writers' Theatre (3)

A Red Orchid Theatre (2)

About Face Theatre (2)

Bank of America Theatre (2)

Brown Paper Box Co. (2)

Fremont Street Theater Company (2)

Haven Theatre Chicago (2)

Interrobang Theatre Project (2)

Light Opera Works (2)

Northlight Theatre (2)

Steep Theatre (2)

Number of productions with nominations: (85)

Productions with multiple nominations:

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (10)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE (7)

SWEENEY TODD (6)

Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY (5)

THE COLOR PURPLE (5)

COLLECTED STORIES (4)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL (4)

MAHAL (4)

PAL JOEY (4)

RICHARD III (4)

THE BIRDS (4)

THE JUNGLE BOOK (4)

UNDER A RAINBOW FLAG (4)

BIG FISH (3)

CATS (3)

EVITA (3)

HEAD OF PASSES (3)

HENRY VIII (3)

IN THE HEIGHTS (3)

NEXT TO NORMAL (3)

ONCE (3)

OTHELLO: THE REMIX (3)

PARADE (3)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS (3)

THE LIAR (3)

VERONICA'S ROOM (3)

A RAISIN IN THE SUN (2)

ANYTHING GOES (2)

BARNUM (2)

BEAUTIFUL THING (2)

BELLEVILLE (2)

CABARET (2)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (2)

LET THEM EAT CHAOS (2)

SIMPATICO (2)

TERMINUS (2)

THE BOOK OF MORMON (2)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE (2)

THE MOTHER (2)

THE MUSIC MAN (2)

THE PRIDE (2)

THE SCHOOL FOR LIES (2)

THE WHIPPING MAN (2)

Number of individuals with nominations: (133)

Individuals with multiple nominations:

Bill Morey (3)

David Cerda (2)

Brenda Didier (2)

Hans Fleischmann (2)

Christopher Kriz (2)

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