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First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Chicago Awards!

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Voting is open for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! 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, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites!

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

Best Choreography (Resident Equity)
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille - SIX - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 22%
Joshua Blake Carter - NEWSIES - Paramount Theatre 17%
Julio Monge - WEST SIDE STORY - Lyric Opera of Chicago 15%

Best Choreography (Resident Non-Equity)
Brett Baleskie / Kristine Burdi-Stickney - LEGALLY BLONDE - Fremont Street Theater Company 10%
Julia Irvin - NEWSIES - Overshadowed Theatrical Productions 10%
Andrew Trygstad - SILENT LAUGHTER - Wheaton Drama Community Theatre 8%

Best Costume Design (Resident Equity)
Gabriella Slade - SIX - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 45%
Mara Blumenfeld - INTO THE WOODS - Writers Theatre 16%
Serena Sandoval - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Mercury Theater Chicago 16%

Best Costume Design (Resident Non-Equity)
Vicki Jablonski - LEGALLY BLONDE - Fremont Street Theater Company 10%
Patty Halijian - SHREK - St James Theatre 7%
Teagan Anderson - LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL - TownSquare Players 7%

Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Resident Equity)
Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage - SIX - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 24%
Jim Corti - NEWSIES - Paramount Theatre 12%
Francesca Zambello - WEST SIDE STORY - Lyric Opera of Chicago 11%

Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity)
Randall W. Knott - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Wheaton Drama Community Theatre 11%
Derek Van Barham and Elizabeth Swanson - HEAD OVER HEELS - Kokandy Productions 8%
Madeline Frankin - LEGALLY BLONDE - Fremont Street Theater Company 8%

Best Direction of a Play (Resident Equity)
Barbara Gaines - HAMLET - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 19%
David Catlin - MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN - Lookingglass Theatre Company 16%
Nick Bowling - OSLO - TimeLine Theatre Company 10%

Best Direction of a Play (Resident Non-Equity)
Craig Gustafson - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Stage Coach Players 13%
Abby Vombrack - BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS - Big Deal Productions 8%
Laura Sparks and Valerie O'Connor - STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Westmont Performing Arts 7%

Best Ensemble of a Musical (Resident Equity)
SIX - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 56%
WEST SIDE STORY - Lyric Opera of Chicago 33%
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Porchlight Music Theatre 11%

Best Ensemble of a Musical (Resident Non-Equity)
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Wheaton Drama Community Theatre 21%
MAMMA MIA - Summer Place Theatre 14%
BIG FISH - Boho Theatre Ensemble 13%

Best Lighting Design (Resident Equity)
Tim Deiling - SIX - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 23%
Denise Karczewski - SPAMALOT - Mercury Theater Chicago 13%
Mark McCullough - WEST SIDE STORY - Lyric Opera of Chicago 13%

Best Lighting Design (Resident Non-Equity)
Jim Van De Velde - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Wheaton Drama Community Theatre 13%
Jeff Heider - JEKYLL AND HYDE - Stage Coach Players 10%
Steve Nickerson - LEGALLY BLONDE - Fremont Street Theater Company 10%

Best Musical Direction (Resident Equity)
Roberta Duchak and Joe Beighton - SIX - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 39%
Tom Vendafreddo - NEWSIES - Paramount Theatre 24%
Charlotte Rivard-Hoster - INTO THE WOODS - Writers Theatre 16%

Best Musical Direction (Resident Non-Equity)
Aaron Zimmerman - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Wheaton Drama Community Theatre 16%
Scott Mayer - NEWSIES - Overshadowed Theatrical Productions 11%
Kailey Rockwell - A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre 10%

Best Performer in a Musical or Revue (Resident Equity)
Nat Zegree - MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET - Marriott Theatre 6%
Sydney Charles - THE COLOR PURPLE - Drury Lane Theatre 5%
Mikaela Bennett - WEST SIDE STORY - Lyric Opera of Chicago 5%

Best Performer in a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity)
Justin Katin - MARY POPPINS - Big Deal Productions 8%
Connor Murray - ANYTHING GOES - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre 4%
Elenia Dokos - JEKYLL AND HYDE - Stage Coach Players 3%

Best Performer in a Play (Resident Equity)
Bri Sudia - OSLO - TimeLine Theatre Company 8%
Teressa LaGamba - I WANNA F*CKING TEAR YOU APART - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble 5%
Janet Ulrich Brooks - MASTER CLASS - TimeLine Theatre Company 5%

Best Performer in a Play (Resident Non-Equity)
Lisa Dawn - AS YOU LIKE IT - Bard in the Burbs 6%
Tania Joy - A FEW GOOD MEN - TownSquare Players 5%
Micah Kronlokken - CASA VALENTINA - Pride Films and Plays 5%

Best Performer in a Touring Production
Becky Gulsvig - COME FROM AWAY 11%
Shane O'Regan - PRIVATE PEACEFUL 10%
Desi Oakley - WAITRESS 9%

Best Scenic Design (Resident Equity)
Peter J. Davison - WEST SIDE STORY - Lyric Opera of Chicago 20%
William Boles - NEWSIES - Paramount Theatre 18%
Scott Davis - INTO THE WOODS - Writers Theatre 13%

Best Scenic Design (Resident Non-Equity)
Michael Boyna - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Wheaton Drama Community Theatre 18%
Charles Martin - MAMMA MIA - Summer Place Theatre 9%
Evan Frank - CASA VALENTINA - Pride Films and Plays 9%

Best Sound Design (Resident Equity)
Lindsay Jones - HAMLET - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 36%
Carl Wahlstrom - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Mercury Theater Chicago 30%
Christopher Kriz - FRANKENSTEIN - Remy Bumppo 20%

Best Sound Design (Resident Non-Equity)
Dave Amato - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Wheaton Drama Community Theatre 15%
Marc Beth - ANYTHING GOES - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre 12%
Aaron Harris Woodstein - CASA VALENTINA - Pride Films and Plays 10%

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First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Chicago Awards!



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