BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards December 5th Standings; RANKED Leads Best Musical!

Voting is open through December 31st.

By: Dec. 05, 2023
BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards December 5th Standings; RANKED Leads Best Musical!
It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

The 2023 Regional Awards honor regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 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, 2023.

Winners will be announced in January!

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2023 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Standings

Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance
Tony Chase - MY LIFE IN THE AUDIENCE - BUA 55%
Steve Copps - HEY, IT’S CHRISTMAS - Musicalfare 45%

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Mia LaMarco, Jacob Ducoli, Quinn McGillion - RENT - Bellissima Productions 31%
Joey Bucheker - CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 25%
Oliver Ball - AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 21%
Suzanne Hibbard - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 15%
Jacob Ducoli - HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 7%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Timmy Goodman - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - O’Connell & Company 34%
Brenna Prather - THE GENTLEMAN CALLER - Buffalo United Artists 26%
Timmy Goodman - WICKET - O’Connell & Company 22%
Rebecca Mutchock - PARADIGM BOMB - American Repertory Theater of WNY 11%
Rebecca Mutchock - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 7%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Nicolette Navarro - AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 39%
Meagan Millar - RANKED - Open Door Productions 25%
Lleigha Eichhorn - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 15%
Joey Bucheker - CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 13%
Joey Bucheker - THE RINK - O’Connell & Company 8%

Best Direction Of A Play
Todd Warfield - THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES - Alleyway Theater 25%
James Cichocki - THE GENTLEMAN CALLER - Buffalo United Artists 19%
Derrik Reynolds - DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 17%
Jane Navarro - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 15%
Matthew LaChiusa - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 13%
Monish Bhattacharyya - THE PARADIGM BOMB - American Repertory Theater of WNY 7%
David Hall - EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD - Rocking Horse Productions 4%

Best Ensemble
RANKED - Open Door Productions 23%
AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 22%
CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 11%
RENT - Bellissima Productions 10%
THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES - Alleyway Theater 10%
THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 7%
THE RINK - O’Connell & Company 6%
HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 5%
THE HANDMAIDS TALE - Prodigal Son Productions 2%
RUST AND REDEMPTION - American Repertory Theater of WNY 2%
PARADIGM BOMB - American Repertory Theater of WNY 1%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Matt DiVita - AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 43%
Jay Marks - SUNSET BOULEVARD - O’Connell & Company 17%
Kimberly Pukay - CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 17%
Matthew LaChiusa - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 13%
Matt DiVita - HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 11%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Lucas Colon - SUNSET BOULEVARD - O’Connell & Company 43%
Phoebe Herreid - HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 42%
Phil Farugia - HEY, IT’S CHRISTMAS - MusicalFare 14%

Best Musical
RANKED - Open Door Productions 22%
KRAGTAR - Alleyway Theater 21%
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 18%
AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 14%
CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 9%
RENT - Bellissima Productions 7%
HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 6%
THE RINK - O’Connell & Company 3%

Best New Play Or Musical
KRAGTAR - Alleyway Theater 44%
RANKED - Open Door Productions 28%
RETURN TO SEYMOUR STREET - O’Connell & Company 11%
THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 8%
RUST AND REDEMPTION - American Repertory Theater of WNY 7%
PARADIGM BOMB - American Repertory Theater of WNY 3%

Best Performer In A Musical
Quinn McGillion - AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 21%
Ryan Butler - RANKED - Open Door Productions 19%
Timiyah Love - AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 9%
Amy Jakiel - KRAGTAR - Alleyway Theater 8%
Daniel Lendzian - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - O’Connell & Company 7%
Ian Michalski - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 7%
Lauren Teller - RANKED - Open Door Productions 7%
Chris Andreana - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 6%
Karen Harty - HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 6%
Aimee Walker - CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 5%
Kevin Deese - SUNSET BOULEVARD - O’Connell & Company 3%
Merrick Allen - RANKED - Open Door Productions 1%

Best Performer In A Play
Matt Rittler - THE GENTLEMAN CALLER - Buffalo United Artists 28%
Lori Panaro - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 24%
Joey Bucheker - THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES - Alleyway Theater 17%
Jesse Mallen - DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 10%
Trevor Dugan - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 9%
Charles McGregor - PARADIGM BOMB - American Repertory Theater of WNY 6%
Alyssa Walsh-Morris - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 4%
Max Goldhirsch - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 3%

Best Play
THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES - Alleyway Theater 39%
DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 23%
THE GENTLEMAN CALLER - Buffalo United Artists 19%
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 18%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Eugene Olear - RANKED - Open Door Productions 48%
Matthew LaChiusa/Bill Baldwin - PARADIGM BOMB - American Repertory Theater of WNY 27%
Matthew LaChiusa - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 24%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Emma Gillies - RANKED - Open Door Productions 23%
Daniel Urtz - CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 16%
Emily Sellitto - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 13%
Isabella Ruof - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 12%
Joey Bucheker - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - O’Connell & Company 12%
Ryan Norton - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 11%
Kara Mincik - RANKED - Open Door Productions 9%
Alfonzo Tyson - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 4%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Matt Rittler - THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES - O’Connell & Company 36%
Sarah Emmerling - RUST AND REDEMPTION - American Repertory Theater of WNY 15%
Kelsey Giampoala - DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 14%
Jonathan Beckner - THE GENTLEMAN CALLER - Buffalo United Artists 9%
Joey Bialecki - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 7%
Julien Louis - DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 7%
Suzanne Hibbard - PARADIGM BOMB - American Repertory Theater of WNY 6%
Jack Agugliaro - DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 5%

Favorite Local Theatre
Alleyway Theater 27%
Open Door Productions 18%
Bellissima Productions 18%
Rocking Horse Productions 16%
O’Connell & Company 10%
American Repertory Theater of WNY 7%
Buffalo United Artists 3%
Prodigal Son Productions 1%



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