BWW Awards

Vote For BWW's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: HADESTOWN and BE MORE CHILL Square Off For Best Score!

Now in our 17th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows.

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Best Book of a Musical
Joe Tracz - Be More Chill - 31%
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown - 28%
Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin - The Prom - 11%

Best Choreography
Chase Brock - Be More Chill - 27%
David Neumann - Hadestown - 20%
Casey Nicholaw - The Prom - 12%

Best Costume Design
Bobby Frederick Tilley II - Be More Chill - 24%
Michael Krass - Hadestown - 17%
Bob Mackie - The Cher Show - 16%

Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin - Hadestown - 33%
Stephen Brackett - Be More Chill - 29%
Casey Nicholaw - The Prom - 9%

Best Direction of a Play
Bartlett Sher - To Kill a Mockingbird - 28%
Sam Mendes - The Ferryman - 12%
Joe Mantello - The Boys in the Band - 10%

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
George Salazar - Be More Chill - 34%
Patrick Page - Hadestown - 12%
Andre De Shields - Hadestown - 12%

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Andrew Rannells - The Boys in the Band - 18%
Jeremy Jordan - American Son - 11%
Brandon Uranowitz - Burn This - 8%

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Stephanie Hsu - Be More Chill - 29%
Amber Gray - Hadestown - 24%
Bonnie Milligan - Head Over Heels - 6%

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Celia Keenan-Bolger - To Kill a Mockingbird - 40%
LaTanya Richardson Jackson - To Kill a Mockingbird - 12%
Tatiana Maslany - Network - 8%

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Will Roland - Be More Chill - 31%
Reeve Carney - Hadestown - 21%
Santino Fontana - Tootsie - 12%

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Jeff Daniels - To Kill a Mockingbird - 17%
Daniel Radcliffe - The Lifespan of a Fact - 14%
Bryan Cranston - Network - 13%

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Eva Noblezada - Hadestown - 31%
Stephanie J. Block - The Cher Show - 20%
Caitlin Kinnunen - The Prom - 10%

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Kerry Washington - American Son - 19%
Laurie Metcalf - Hillary and Clinton - 16%
Glenda Jackson - King Lear - 12%

Best Lighting Design
Tyler Micoleau - Be More Chill - 29%
Bradley King - Hadestown - 25%
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini - Beetlejuice - 10%

Best Long-Running Broadway Show
Dear Evan Hansen - 19%
Hamilton - 19%
Wicked - 10%

Best Musical
Be More Chill - 33%
Hadestown - 32%
The Prom - 10%

Best Off-Broadway Musical
Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish) - 19%
Clueless, The Musical - 17%
Alice By Heart - 17%

Best Off-Broadway Play
The Play that Goes Wrong - 18%
School Girls; or, the African Mean Girls Play - 6%
Twelfth Night - 4%

Best Orchestrations
Charlie Rosen - Be More Chill - 32%
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose - Hadestown - 31%
Larry Hochman and John Clancy - The Prom - 6%

Best Play
To Kill a Mockingbird - 34%
The Ferryman - 14%
Choir Boy - 10%

Best Revival of a Musical
Oklahoma! - 55%
Kiss Me, Kate - 45%

Best Revival of a Play
The Boys in the Band - 39%
King Lear - 15%
Burn This - 13%

Best Scenic Design
Beowulf Boritt - Be More Chill - 25%
Rachel Hauck - Hadestown - 19%
David Korins - Beetlejuice - 18%

Best Score
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown - 35%
Joe Iconis - Be More Chill - 34%
Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin - The Prom - 8%

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Ryan Rumery - Be More Chill - 34%
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz - Hadestown - 26%
Peter Hylenski - Beetlejuice - 6%

Best Sound Design of a Play
Scott Lehrer - To Kill a Mockingbird - 20%
Leon Rothenberg - The Boys in the Band - 11%
Eric Sleichim - Network - 10%

Best Special Engagement
Twelve Angry Men - New York New Works Theatre Festival - 15%
Songs for a New World - Encores! Off-Center - 14%
Ruben & Clay's First Annual Christmas... Show - On Broadway - 12%

Best Touring Production
The Lightning Thief - 18%
Dear Evan Hansen - 16%
Falsettos - 7%

Broadway's Backbone Best Musical Ensemble
Be More Chill - 30%
Hadestown - 23%
The Prom - 12%

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Vote For BWW's Theatre Fans' Choice Awards: HADESTOWN and BE MORE CHILL Square Off For Best Score!



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