Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards; RANKED Leads Best Musical!

Voting is open through December 31st.

By: Nov. 20, 2023
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Awards; RANKED Leads Best Musical!
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The latest standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th 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.

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2023 BroadwayWorld Buffalo Standings - 11/20/23

Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance
Tony Chase - MY LIFE IN THE AUDIENCE - BUA 56%
Steve Copps - HEY, IT’S CHRISTMAS - Musicalfare 44%

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Mia LaMarco, Jacob Ducoli, Quinn McGillion - RENT - Bellissima Productions 32%
Joey Bucheker - CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 24%
Oliver Ball - AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 22%
Suzanne Hibbard - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 15%
Jacob Ducoli - HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 6%

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 25%
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 14%
Joey Bucheker - THE RINK - O’Connell & Company 7%

Best Direction Of A Play
Todd Warfield - THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES - Alleyway Theater 26%
James Cichocki - THE GENTLEMAN CALLER - Buffalo United Artists 17%
Derrik Reynolds - DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 16%
Jane Navarro - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 16%
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 23%
CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 11%
RENT - Bellissima Productions 10%
THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES - Alleyway Theater 9%
THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 7%
THE RINK - O’Connell & Company 6%
HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 4%
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 16%
Matthew LaChiusa - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 13%
Matt DiVita - HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 10%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Lucas Colon - SUNSET BOULEVARD - O’Connell & Company 45%
Phoebe Herreid - HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 42%
Phil Farugia - HEY, IT’S CHRISTMAS - MusicalFare 13%

Best Musical
RANKED - Open Door Productions 23%
KRAGTAR - Alleyway Theater 20%
YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 17%
AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 15%
CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 9%
RENT - Bellissima Productions 7%
HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 5%
THE RINK - O’Connell & Company 4%

Best New Play Or Musical
KRAGTAR - Alleyway Theater 43%
RANKED - Open Door Productions 29%
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 2%

Best Performer In A Musical
Quinn McGillion - AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 22%
Ryan Butler - RANKED - Open Door Productions 20%
Timiyah Love - AMERICAN IDIOT - Bellissima Productions 10%
Amy Jakiel - KRAGTAR - Alleyway Theater 9%
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%
Aimee Walker - CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 5%
Karen Harty - HEAD OVER HEELS - Bellissima Productions 4%
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 27%
Lori Panaro - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 24%
Joey Bucheker - THE GOLDEN GIRLS THE LOST EPISODES - Alleyway Theater 17%
Trevor Dugan - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 10%
Jesse Mallen - DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 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 41%
DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 22%
THE GENTLEMAN CALLER - Buffalo United Artists 19%
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Rocking Horse Productions 19%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Eugene Olear - RANKED - Open Door Productions 50%
Matthew LaChiusa - THE MERCY SEAT - American Repertory Theater of WNY 25%
Matthew LaChiusa/Bill Baldwin - PARADIGM BOMB - American Repertory Theater of WNY 25%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Emma Gillies - RANKED - Open Door Productions 24%
Daniel Urtz - CHICAGO - O’Connell & Company 17%
Ryan Norton - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 11%
Isabella Ruof - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 11%
Joey Bucheker - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - O’Connell & Company 11%
Emily Sellitto - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 10%
Kara Mincik - RANKED - Open Door Productions 9%
Alfonzo Tyson - YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Rocking Horse Productions 5%

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 16%
Kelsey Giampoala - DIAL 'M' FOR MURDER - Rocking Horse Productions 13%
Jonathan Beckner - THE GENTLEMAN CALLER - Buffalo United Artists 10%
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 26%
Open Door Productions 19%
Bellissima Productions 17%
Rocking Horse Productions 16%
O’Connell & Company 11%
American Repertory Theater of WNY 7%
Buffalo United Artists 3%
Prodigal Son Productions 1%



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