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Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards; The Wimberly Players Lead Theatre of the Year!

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Austin Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Here are the current standings for Austin:

Best Cast of a Musical (Local)
THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens 21%
MARY POPPINS - Georgetown Palace Theatre 13%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - ZACH Theatre 9%

Best Cast of a Play - Comedy (Local)
I HATE HAMLET - Wimberley Players 20%
BORN YESTERDAY - Wimberley Players 10%
SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Jarrot Productions 10%

Best Cast of a Play - Drama (Local)
THE GRAPES OF WRATH - City Theatre 10%
ALABAMA STORY - Southwest Theatre Productions 8%
ENRON - UT 8%

Best Cast of a Touring Production
BOOK OF MORMON - Bass Concert Hall 22%
THE LAST 5 YEARS - Texas Light Opera 21%
SCHOOL OF ROCK - Bass Concert Hall 12%

Best Choreography (Local)
Taylor Rainbold - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Players 25%
Jessee Smart - MARY POPPINS - Georgetown Palace Theatre 12%
Melissa May-Moncus - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnne 12%

Best Costume Design (Local)
Deborah Wilson - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Players 16%
Ramona Haas - MARY POPPINS - Georgetown Palace Theatre 10%
Pam Fletcher-Friday - THERE AND BACK - Ground Floor Theatre 8%

Best Direction of a Play - Comedy (Local)
Tracy Arnold - I HATE HAMLET - Wimber;ey Players 18%
David Jarrott - SIGNIFICANT OTHER - Jarrott Productions 12%
Crystal Franz - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens 11%

Best Direction of a Play - Drama (Local)
Dani Stetka - BLACK DOG - Bottle Alley Theatre Company 13%
Tracy Arnold - ALL MY SONS - City Theatre 11%
Ken Webster - THE WOLVES - Hyde park 9%

Best Direction of Musical (Local)
Jason Kruger - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Playhouse 23%
Bridget Gates - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnne 11%
Ron Watson - MARY POPPINS - Georgetown Palace 11%

Best Family Friendly Production (Local)
THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens 29%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Zach 13%
CHRISTMAS CAROL - Georgetown Palace Theatre 11%

Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Local)
Tommie Jackson - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnne 11%
Danny Mosier - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Players 7%
Ben Toomer - RAGTIME - Texas State University 7%

Best Featured Actor in a Play - Comedy (Local)
Toby Minor - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Austin Shakespeare 19%
Mitchell Oden - TWELFTH NIGHT - Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens 13%
Greg Hinojosa - BORN YESTERDAY - Wimberley Players 6%

Best Featured Actor in a Play - Drama (Local)
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia - THE MADRES - Shrewd Productions 9%
Ty Wiley - ALL MY SONS - City Theatre 8%
Denver Surgener - AS YOU LIKE IT - City Theatre 6%

Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Local)
Rebecca Smootz - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens 12%
Amanda Blake - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Players 7%
Melissa May Moncus - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnn 6%

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Comedy (Local)
Kristy Lee Ragland - I HATE HAMLET - Wimber;ey Players 14%
Karen Rudy - I HATE HAMLET - Wimberley Players 9%
Elisabeth Steigleman - BORN YESTERDAY - Wimberley Players 8%

Best Featured Actress in a Play - Drama (Local)
Giselle Marie Muñoz - THERE AND BACK - Ground Floor Theatre 10%
Robyn Gammill - GRAPES OF WRATH - City Theatre Austin 9%
Sarah Joy Byington - ALABAMA STORY - Southwest Theatre Productions 7%

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Local)
Ismael Soto III - MARY POPPINS - The Georgetown Palace Theatre 12%
Tyler Livingston - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Playhouse 11%
Nate Nelson - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnn 10%

Best Leading Actor in a Play - Comedy (Local)
Joseph Urick - I HATE HAMLET - Wimberley Players 18%
Joe Kelley - AS YOU LIKE IT - City Theatre 8%
Carlo Garcia - POCATELLO - Street Corner 8%

Best Leading Actor in a Play - Drama (Local)
Ty Wiley - GRAPES OF WRATH - City Theatre Austin 16%
David R. Jarrott - THE FATHER - Jarrott Productions 14%
Jason Graf - WAIT UNTIL DARK - TexArts 11%

Best Leading Actor in a Touring Production
Kevin Clay (Elder Price) - THE BOOK OF MORMON - Bass Concert Hall 40%
Joseph Urick - THE LAST 5 YEARS - Texas Light Opera 39%
Jose Llana - THE KING AND I - Bass Concert Hall 20%

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Local)
Amanda Blake - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Playhouse 21%
Katya Welch - MARY POPPINS - The Georgetown Palace Theatre 15%
Bergyn Collie - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnne 11%

Best Leading Actress in a Play - Comedy (Local)
Elisabeth Steigleman - BORN YESTERDAY - Wimberley Players 20%
Crystal Bird Caviel - FIXING TROILUS & CRESSIDA - Rude Mechs 15%
Robyn Conner - NOISES OFF - City Theatre 14%

Best Leading Actress in a Play - Drama (Local)
Katie Henderson - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens 18%
Amber Quick - THE FATHER - Jarrott Productions 9%
Yesenia Herrington Garcia - THE MADRES - Shrewd Productions 8%

Best Leading Actress in a Touring Production
Ginger Gamble Martel - THE LAST 5 YEARS - Texas Light Opera 40%
Kayla Pecchioni (Nabalungi) - THE BOOK OF MORMON - Bass Concert Hall 35%
Laura Michelle Kelly - THE KING AND I - Bass Concert Hall 24%

Best Lighting Design (Local)
Bill Peeler - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Players 19%
Faith Castaneda - MARY POPPINS - The Georgetown Palace Theatre 13%
Chris McKnight - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnne 12%

Best Musical (Local)
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Wimberley Players 22%
THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens 11%
MARY POPPINS - The Georgetown Palace Theatre 10%

Best Musical Direction (Local)
Rebecaa & Derek Smootz - THE LITTLE MERMAID - EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens 22%
Megan Pritchett - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - The Wimberly Players 13%
Kelsey Kimble - MARY POPPINS - Georgetown Palace Theatre 9%

Best Original Score (Local)
Allen Robertson - ROB1N - SUMMERSTOCK AUSTIN 34%
Damon Brown - WISH - Georgetown Palace 32%
David Garza - THERE AND BACK - Ground Floor Theatre 27%

Best Play - Comedy (Local)
I HATE HAMLET - Wimber;ey Players 16%
TWELFTH NIGHT - Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens 14%
SIGNIFCANT OTHER - Jarrott Producitons 10%

Best Play - Drama (Local)
BLACK DOG - Bottle Alley Theatre Company 11%
HEISENBERG - ZACH 10%
THE GRAPES OF WRATH - City Theatre 8%

Best Scenic Design (Local)
Ron Watson/Michael Davis - MARY POPPINS - Georgetown Palace Theatre 15%
Carroll Dolezal - BORN YESTERDAY - Wimberley players 11%
MICHAEL KRAUSS - Leonard Bernstein'S MASS - THE LONG CENTER 10%

Best School Production
INTO THE WOODS - ST ANDREWS EPISCOPAL SCHOOL 14%
NEWSIES - AISD Summer Musical 12%
TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS - Texas State Theatre Department 12%

Best Site Specific Production or Special Event (Local)
PERFORMANCE PARK - Vortex 41%
BLACK DOG - Bottle Alley Theatre Company 35%
SELF PORTRAITS - Bottle Alley Theatre Company 14%

Best Sound Design (Local)
Craig Brock - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - ZACH THEATRE 17%
Craig Brock - ONCE - ZACH THEATRE 15%
Jeff Miller - THE WHO'S TOMMY - THE City Theatre Company 14%

Best Touring Production
THE LAST 5 YEARS - Texas Light Opera 26%
THE BOOK OF MORMON - BASS CONCERT HALL 26%
RENT - Bass Concert Hall 15%

Best Video/Projection Design (Local)
Rich Simms - MARY POPPINS - Georgetown Palace Theatre 70%
Lowell Bartholomee - GROUNDED - Street Corner Arts 30%

Best Writing for an Original Work (Local)
Rita Anderson - WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK - Emily Ann Theatre and Gardens 22%
Raul Garza - THERE AND BACK - Ground Floor Theatre 11%
Chris Fontanes - BLACK DOG - Bottle Alley Theatre Company 11%

Best Young Adult Actor (Local)
Zachary O'Dell - MARY POPPINS - The Georgetown Palace Theatre 18%
Diego Rodriguez - MARY POPPINS - Georgetown Palace Theatre 17%
Matthew Kennedy - DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDREL - Summerstock AUSTIN 16%

Best Young Adult Actress (Local)
Olivia Leedy - MARY POPPINS - The Georgetown Palace Theatre 20%
Emily Robinett - NEWSIES - AISD Summer Musical 20%
Helena Laing - WEST SIDE STORY - McCallum Fine Arts Academy 12%

Theatre of the Year (Local)
The Wimberly Players 19%
Georgetown Palace Theatre 17%
ZACH 15%

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