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STAGE TUBE: Tina Fey, Laura Benanti, Lesli Margherita, More Announce Second Annual Awaresies


Today, Andrew Briedis, also known as Annoying Actor Friend, announced the winners of the Second Annual Awarsie Awards, which were designed to honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: $h!+ the Tonys Leave Out

Check out the entire ceremony below!

The AWARESIE AWARDS were created to spread awareness of lesser celebrated creative people within the industry, as well as highlight important (and maybe some not-so important) entities that contribute greatly to the community.

All nominees were handpicked by Annoying Actor Friend after a happy hour. Winners were voted on by the Awaresie Academy, which is a group of 60+ industry professionals (actors, writers, producers, media) and complete randos (friends) chosen by Annoying Actor Friend. We can not confirm that the entire Awaresie Academy saw every play or musical on Broadway this season, but Annoying Actor Friend trusts them, so you should trust their opinion. WE AREN'T THE DRAMA DESKS, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE, ETC.

The 2nd AWARESIE AWARDS were held at an elaborate ceremony on YouTube with appearances from Cameron Adams, Iain Armitage, Laura Benanti, Mo Brady, Andrew Briedis, Craig Burns, Mike Carlsen, Gavin Creel, Max Crumm, Frank DiLella, Tina Fey, Brian Gallagher, Kathryn Gallagher, Michael Gioia, Megan Hilty, Rachel Hoffman, Sarah Marie Jenkins, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Ashlee Latimer, Zachary Levi, Lesli Margherita, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Chris McCarrell, Chelsea Nachman, Keala Settle, Jeff Richmond, Matthew Rodin, Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, Roma Torre, Jennifer Simard, andAlex Wyse.

Special Note from Annoying Actor Friend: Thank you for joining us for the 2nd Annual Awaresie Awards. We look forward to **maybe** doing this again next year!

Some of you might be wondering why a group of somewhat anonymous people with questionable knowledge about the theatre are allowed to choose whom takes home the coveted and respected Awaresie Award, which is why I must point out that despite the lack of expertise among Awaresie voters in assessing elements such as sound design, it is better to potentially celebrate the art incorrectly, than to ignore the art altogether.

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