STAGE TUBE: Stage Vets Announce 2015 AWARESIE AWARD Winners!

By: Jun. 01, 2015

Annoying Actor Friend enlisted a pack of theatre talent to present the inaugural AWARESIE AWARDS today, June 1. Click below to see them announce the winners (full list below)! The AWARESIE AWARDS honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: Shit the Tonys Leave Out.

The awards honor theatre professionals who fall into the category of an "Awaresie," described as "intelligent follower of Annoying Actor Friend who is aware of the negative implications of social media masturbation."

Among the presenters were: Aaron Albano, Iain Armitage, Mo Brady, Frank DiLella, Brian Gallagher, Megan Hilty, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Ashlee Latimer, Lesli Margherita, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Kyle Dean Massey, Julia Murney, Chelsea Nachman, Cesar Rocha, Krysta Rodriguez, Jordan Roth, Nic Rouleau, Tara Rubin, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and Alex Wyse.

All nominees were handpicked by Annoying Actor Friend, and winners were voted on by the Awaresie Academy, which is a group of industry professionals and random friends chosen by Annoying Actor Friend.


Best Sound Design of a Play

***Ian Dickinson and Autograph, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time***

Jill B.C. Du Boff, Hand to God

Nick Powell, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Fitz Patton, Airline Highway

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Scott Lehrer, The King and I

***Kai Harada, Fun Home***

Peter Hylenski, Something Rotten!

Jon Weston, On the Twentieth Century

Best Casting of a Play

It's Only A Play, Carparelliotis Casting

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Daniel Swee CSA and Cindy Tolan CSA

***Hand to God, Telsey + Company and William Cantler CSA***

The Elephant Man, Calleri Casting

Best Casting of a Musical

It Shoulda Been You, Tara Rubin Casting

Fun Home, Jim Carnahan Casting

The Visit, Calleri Casting

***Something Rotten!, Casey Nicholaw's Phone***

Best Replacement in a Play or Musical

Martin Short, It's Only A Play

***Emma Stone, Cabaret***

The Hedwigs, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Everyone, Finding Neverland

Best Production to Close Before the Tonys

***Side Show***

The Last Ship

The Heidi Chronicles

Love Letters

Holler if Ya Hear Me

Play or Musical that Best Passes the BECHDEL Test

***Fun Home***

It Shoulda Been You

Side Show

Airline Highway

Most Random Concert at 54 Below


This Will Be Our Year

***Lost Boys Live!***

Best at Keeping SMASH Relevant

***Jennifer Ashley Tepper***

Annoying Actor Friend


Neil Meron and Craig Zadan

Karen or Ivy



Ana Vargas***

The Ana Vargas Award for Overall Badassery

Roma Torre

Helen Mirren

***Krysta Rodriguez***

Best Fan of Annoying Actor Friend


Rachel Dratch

Angela Lansbury

Barack Obama

***Andy Mientus***

Best Theatre Related YouTube Video I Watched at 2:30 in the Morning

Tituss Burgess sings "Meadowlark"

Patty & Emily Watch the 2014 Tony Awards

Opening Night of Fun Home with Broadway Style Guide hosted by Hayley Podschun

Choosing the Right Font for Your Acting Resume


Best Performance by Kelli O'Hara

Chita Rivera, The Visit

Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century

Beth Malone, Fun Home

Lisa Howard, It Shoulda Been You

***Kelli O'Hara, The King & I***

Best Performance on Twitter

***Laura Benanti, @LauraBenanti***

Lesli Margherita, @QueenLesli

Jordan Roth, @Jordan_Roth

Chelsea Nachman, @chelseanachman

Alex Wyse, @alexwyse

Jeff Heimbrock, @jheimbrock

HONORABLE MENTION: Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) and Everyone She Retweets

Best Performance by a Hashtag





The Elaine Stritch Unemployment Avoidance Award

Aaron Albano

***Cameron Adams***

Charlie Sutton

Laura Osnes

Best Performance By Something That Makes You Want to Kill Yourself

Actors Who Still Say Shit Like "When it Rains, it Pours" on Social Media Like It's 2011

***The AEA 99-Seat Theatre Agreement Debate***

Dream Casting's "Smack Down"

The Today Tix Hamilton Lottery

Best Broadway Internet Brand/Organization


The Book of Mormon

***Iain Loves Theatre***

Patty & Emily: Comedy and Opinions from Two Broadway Fans

The Interval: Smart Girls' Guide to Theatricality

Best Marketing/Advertising Department for a Play or Musical

Hand to God, AKA

***Something Rotten!, SPOTCo, Inc.***

It's Only a Play, AKA, DTE Agency

Fun Home, SPOTCo, Inc.

Hamilton, The Internet

Best Press Department for a Play or Musical

Fun Home, O&M Co.

Something Rotten! Boneau / Bryan-Brown

Hand to God, O&M Co.

On the Town, Matt Ross Public Relations

***Hamilton, The Internet***

The ENSEMBLIST's Award for Best Ensemble in a Musical
(Nominated by hosts Nikka Graff Lanzarone and Mo Brady)

An American in Paris

***On the Town***

Side Show

Something Rotten!

AWARESIE of the Year (Honoring excellence in both performance and social media presence and innovation. There are no nominees in this category.)

***Annoying Actor Friend***


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