2012 BWW PH Winners Announced - LITTLE MERMAID, BONA, PHANTOM Win Big!

Atlantis Productions' Asian premiere of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," Philippine Educational Theater Association's screen-to-stage adaptation of "Bona," and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' international touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" lead the 2012 BroadwayWorld (BWW) Philippines Awards with nine, five, and four nods respectively.

BWW Philipines Awards are theater fan choice awards, which garnered more than 4,000 nomination entries - whittled down to 125 finalists - last year.

The winners in 25 categories were chosen through online voting, whose results have been tabulated by BWW's main office in New York City.

An award ceremony in Manila will be held at the end of the month.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Best Actor (Musical)
Jonathan Roxmouth - The Phantom of the Opera

Best Actor (Play)
Edgar Allan Guzman - Bona

Best Actress (Musical)
Rachelle Ann Go - The Little Mermaid

Best Actress (Play)
Eugene Domingo - Bona

Best Book, Lyrics for a Filipino Musical (New/Revival)
Vince Tanada - Joe: The Filipino Rock'sical

Best Choreography (Musical)
Cecile Martinez - The Little Mermaid

Best Costume Design (Musical/Play)
Eric Pineda - The Little Mermaid

Best Crossover Artist (Mainstream to Theater)
Erik Santos - The Little Mermaid

Best Direction of a Musical
Bobby Garcia, Chari Arespacochaga - The Little Mermaid

Best Direction of a Play
Soxie Topacio - Bona

Best Featured Actor (Musical)
Anthony Downing - The Phantom of the Opera

Best Featured Actor (Play)
Joey Paras - Bona

Best Featured Actress (Musical)
Eula Valdez - Nine

Best Featured Actress (Play)
Cindy Liper - Ang Bangkay

Best Filipino Musical (New/Revival)
Joe: A Filipino Rock'sical - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best Filipino Play (New/Revival)
Ang Bangkay - Philippine Stagers Foundation

Best International Touring Production (Musical/Play)
The Phantom of the Opera - Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

Best Lighting Design (Musical/Play)
Art Gabrentina - Joe: The Filipino Rock'sical

Best Locally Produced Broadway Show (Musical/Play)
Disney's The Little Mermaid - Atlantis Productions

Best Music for a Filipino Musical (New/Revival)
Ed Gatchalian - Rivalry: Ateneo-La Salle the Musical

Best Musical Direction (Musical)
Ceejay Javier - The Little Mermaid

Best Scenic Design (Musical/Play)
Lex Marcos - The Little Mermaid

Best Sound Design (Musical/Play)
Bobbit Jacinto - The Little Mermaid

Best Theater Company
Philippine Educational Theater Association

Best Theatrical Venue
CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo

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