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2015 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards Winners Announced - The Wimberley Players Wins Big!

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 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Austin winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners!

Check back in October when the public nomination period will once again open.

And the winners are....

Best Cast of a Musical (Local)
Catch Me If You Can - The Wimberley Players

Best Cast of a Play - Comedy (Local)
Peter & the Starcatcher - Zach Theatre

Best Cast of a Play - Drama (Local)
Wait Until Dark - The Wimberley Players

Best Cast of a Touring Production
Jersey Boys - Texas Performing Arts

Best Choreography (Local)
Jesee Smart - Monty Python's Spamalot - The Georgetown Palace

Best Costume Design (Local)
Glenda Barnes - The Rocky Horror Show - Doctuh Mistuh Productions

Best Direction of a Play - Comedy (Local)
Laura Haygood - The 39 Steps - Wimberley Players

Best Direction of a Play - Drama (Local)
Matthew Burnett - Love! Valour! Compassion! - The City Theatre Company

Best Direction of Musical (Local)
Tyler King - Catch Me If You Can - The Wimberley Players

Best Family Friendly Production (Local)
Forever Plaid - Austin Theatre Project

Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Local)
Derek Smootz - Catch Me If You Can - The Wimberley Players

Best Featured Actor in a Play - Comedy (Local)
Adam Rowland - Table Settings - Sam Bass Theatre

Best Featured Actor in a Play - Drama (Local)
Danny Mosier - Wait Until Dark - The Wimberley Players

Best Featured Actor in a Touring Production
Fred Inkley - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Broadway in Austin

Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Local)
Cathie Sheridan - Carrie the Musical - Austin Theatre Project

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Comedy (Local)
Ashley Sauls - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) - Oh Dragon Theatre Company

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Drama (Local)
Elizabeth Anne - Wait Until Dark - The Wimberley Players

Best Featured Actress in a Touring Production
Jennifer Allen - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Broadway in Austin

Best High School or College Production of a Musical or Play (Local)
The Producers - McCallum Fine Arts Academy - McCallum Fine Arts Academy

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Local)
Andrew Foote - Evita - ZACH Theatre

Best Leading Actor in a Play - Comedy (Local)
Will Mercer - Greater Tuna - Wimberley Players

Best Leading Actor in a Play - Drama (Local)
Kirk Kelso - Love! Valour! Compassion! - The City Theatre Company

Best Leading Actor in a Touring Production
Eric Kunze - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Brodway in Austin

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Local)
Samantha Bagdon - Hairspray - Zilker Park

Best Leading Actress in a Play - Comedy (Local)
Elisabeth Anne Jean - The 39 Steps - Wimberley Players

Best Leading Actress in a Play - Drama (Local)
Michael Learned - Mothers & Sons - Zach Theatre

Best Leading Actress in a Touring Production
Alison Woods - Disney's The Little Mermaid - Broadway in Austin

Best Lighting Design (Local)
James Jennings - Carrie: The Musical - Austin Theatre Project

Best Musical (Local)
Catch Me If You Can - The Wimberley Players

Best Musical Direction (Local)
Austin Kimble - Monty Python's Spamalot - Georgetown Palace

Best Original Score (Local)
Murder Ballad Murder Mystery - paper chairs

Best Play - Comedy (Local)
The 39 Steps - Wimberley Players

Best Play - Drama (Local)
Love! Valour! Compassion! - The City Theatre Company

Best Scenic Design (Local)
Donna Coughlin - Guys and Dolls - TexARTS

Best Site Specific Production or Special Event (Local)
Hands Up Hoodies Down - The Vortex - The Vortex

Best Sound Design (Local)
MacAnn Ross - The 39 Steps - Wimberely Players

Best Touring Production
Jersey Boys - Texas Performing Arts

Best Video/Projection Design (Local)
Rich Simms - Damn Yankees - Georgetown Palace

Best Writing for an Original Work (Local)
Dennis Bailey & David Mixner - Jacob's Ladder - Theatre en Bloc

Best Young Adult Actor (Local)
Logan Vohs - Aladdin - Sam Bass Theatre

Best Young Adult Actress (Local)
Adele Simms - Damn Yankees - Georgetown Palace

Person to Watch (Local)
Phil Rodriguez - Monty Python's Spamalot

Theatre of the Year (Local)
Georgetown Palace


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