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2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Winners Announced - Ocean State Theatre Wins Big With 17 Awards!

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Rhode Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners!

Check back in October 2017 when the public nomination period will once again open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards.

And the winners are....

Best Actor (Musical), Lead - Professional
Matt Gibson - Damn Yankees - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actor (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
Adam Pedro - Catch Me If You Can - Academy Players RI

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Peter Tedeschi - It's a Wonderful Life - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Brooks Shatraw - Spring Awakening - Academy Players RI

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Professional
Kevin Broccoli - Buyer and Cellar - 2nd Story Theatre

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
Steven Taschereau - Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Professional
Kevin B. McGlynn - The Miracle Worker - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Semi-Professional
John Morris - Ant'ny Claus - Academy Players RI

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Professional
Jeannette Bayardelle - Sister Act - Theatre by the Sea

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
Megan Mahoney - Heathers - Academy Players RI

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Sarah Pothier - 1776 - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Maddie King - Heathers - Academy Players RI

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Professional
Laurel McMahon - The Miracle Worker - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
Justine Durvin - Dinner Party - Academy Players RI

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Professional
Kristin Wetherington - The Miracle Worker - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Aisha Sho - The Revenger's Tragedy - Head Trick Theatre

Best Choreography - Professional
Gerrianne Genga - Anything Goes - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Choreography - Semi Professional
Julia Gillis - Bring It On - Academy Players RI

Best Costumes - Professional
Emily Taradesh - 1776 - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Costumes - Semi-Professional
Johnny Cagno - Heathers - Academy Players RI

Best Director (Musical) - Professional
Amiee Turner - Billy Elliot - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Director (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Jake Farnum - Heathers - Academy Players RI

Best Director (Play) - Professional
Amiee Turner - The Miracle Worker - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Director (Play) - Semi-Professional
Kevin Broccoli - American Strippers - Epic Theatre Company

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Professional
Avenue Q - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Peter Pan - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Professional
The Miracle Worker - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Semi-Professional
The Crucible - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble

Best Hair and Makeup - Professional
Michael Dates & Stephanie Harrop - The Wizard of Oz - Theatre by the Sea

Best Lighting Design - Professional
Tyler Perry - Avenue Q - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Lighting Design - Semi-Professional
Zach Searle - Spring Awakening - Academy Players RI

Best Musical - Professional
Avenue Q - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Musical - Semi-Professional
Heathers - Academy Players RI

Best Musical Direction - Professional
John Jay Espino - Billy Elliot - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Musical Direction - Semi Professional
Jean Maxon Carpenter - Sweeney Todd - Contemporary Theater Company

Best Play - Professional
The Miracle Worker - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Play - Semi-Professional
Ant'ny Clause - Academy Players RI

Best Sound Design - Professional
Alex Eisenberg - A Skull in Connemara - Gamm Theatre

Best Sound Design - Semi-Professional
Kira Hawkridge - Dracula - OUT LOUD Theatre

Best Stage Design - Professional
Erik D. Diaz - Billy Elliot - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Stage Design - Semi-Professional
Adams & Chelsea Morgan - Spring Awakening - Academy Players RI

BroadwayHD is exclusive Presenting Sponsor for this year's awards, representing a record-breaking 75 theater regions. Voters participating in this year's awards receive special offers and subscription opportunities to BroadwayHD, whose co-branding will extend through the voting and winners announcements.

Since its launch in 2015, BroadwayHD aims to extend the reach of Broadway to fans old and new, anytime and anywhere. BroadwayHD is the only online streaming service of its kind, offering viewers an unprecedented Broadway experience and access to exclusive live streams. In addition to exclusive live streamed content, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited access to an on-demand library of over 160 Theater Productions from the comfort and convenience of their own homes-or wherever streaming is possible. It's the Broadway you know and love, curated from the stage to your screen."

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