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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Fremont's BEAUTY & THE BEAST Leads Best Production for Young Audiences!

Voting is open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2017. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31.

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Here are the current standings for Chicago:

Best Actor in a Musical or Revue (Resident Equity)
Eli Tokash - Trevor the Musical - Writers Theatre 31%
Miguel Cervantes - Hamilton - CIBC Theatre 14%
Rob Lindley - Fun Home - Victory Gardens Theater 12%

Best Actor in a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity)
Brett Baleski - Disney's Beauty and The Beast - Fremont Street Theater Company 13%
Chase Heinemann - A New Brain - Theo Ubique 8%
Chuckie Benson - The Wiz - Kokandy Productions 8%

Best Actor in a Play (Resident Equity)
Anand Bhatt - Great Expectations - Remy Bumppo & Silk Road Rising 16%
Daniel Abeles - A View from the Bridge - Goodman Theatre 15%
Gabe Ruiz - Native Gardens - Victory Gardens 11%

Best Actor in a Play (Resident Non-Equity)
Scot Savage - The Odd Couple - Elgin Theatre Company 24%
Patrick Rybarczyk - The Nance - Pride Films and Plays 11%
Ryan Dooley - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY - Metropolis Performing Arts Centre 11%

Best Actor in a Touring Production
Adam Jacobs - Aladdin - Broadway in Chicago 24%
Adam Pascal - Something Rotten! - Broadway in Chicago 22%
Euan Morton - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Broadway in Chicago 18%

Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Resident Equity)
Salisha Thomas - Trevor the Musical - Writers Theatre 21%
Karen Olivo - Hamilton - CIBC Theatre 14%
Ari Afsar - Hamilton - CIBC Theatre 9%

Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity)
Honey West - Priscilla:Queen of the Desert - Pride Films and Plays 10%
Sydney Charles - The Wiz - Kokandy Productions 10%
Dixie Lynn Cartwright - Barney The Elf - Other Theatre Company 8%

Best Actress in a Play (Resident Equity)
Angela Ingersoll - End of the Rainbow - Porchlight Music Theatre 18%
Priya Mohanty - Queen - Victory Gardens 14%
Caroline Neff - Uncle Vanya - Goodman Theatre 11%

Best Actress in a Play (Resident Non-Equity)
Emily Feldman - Our Town - Big Deal Productions 17%
Echaka Agba - At the Table - Broken Nose Theatre 10%
Melissa Young - The Nance - Pride Films and Plays 9%

Best Actress in a Touring Production
Kate Shindle - Fun Home - Broadway in Chicago 33%
Laura Michelle Kelly - The King and I - Broadway in Chicago 18%
Hannah Corneau - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Broadway In Chicago 15%

Best Choreography (Resident Equity)
Josh Prince - Trevor The Musical - Writers Theatre 34%
Brenda Didier - In the Heights - Porchlight Music Theatre 15%
Chris Carter - Hair - Mercury Theater Chicago 11%

Best Choreography (Resident Non-Equity)
Breon Arzel - The Wiz - Kokandy Productions 11%
Kara Posmer - Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Fremont Street Theater Company 9%
Jon Martinez - Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - Pride Films and Plays 9%

Best Costume Design (Resident Equity)
Mara Blumenfeld - Trevor the Musical - Writers Theatre 24%
Theresa Ham - Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theater 15%
Melissa Ng - Fun Home - Victory Gardens 13%

Best Costume Design (Resident Non-Equity)
Martha Shuford - Big Fish - Big Noise Theatre 10%
Marcy Angsurat - Beauty and the Beast - Fremont Street Theater Company 10%
John Nasca - Priscilla, Queen of the Desert! - Pride Films and Plays 9%

Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Resident Equity)
Marc Bruni - Trevor the Musical - Writers Theatre 25%
Gary Griffin - Fun Home - Victory Gardens Theatre 18%
Ron Kellum - Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theater 14%

Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Resident Non-Equity)
Madeline Franklin - Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Fremont Street Theater Company 12%
Lili-Anne Brown - The Wiz - Kokandy Productions 10%
Courtney Crouse - Big Fish - Big Noise Theatre 8%

Best Direction of a Play (Resident Equity)
Danya Taymor - PassOver - Steppenwolf Theatre 15%
Lavina Jadhwani & Nick Sandys - Great Expectations - Remy Bumppo & Silk Road Rising 14%
Gary Griffin - King Charles III - Chicago Shakespeare Theater 11%

Best Direction of a Play (Resident Non-Equity)
Madeline Franklin - The Odd Couple - Elgin Theater Company 15%
Catherine Davis - Mousetrap - Big Noise Theatre 10%
Spenser Davis - At the Table - Broken Nose Theatre 9%

Best Ensemble (Resident)
Hamilton - CIBC Theatre 27%
The Nance - Pride Films and Plays 8%
At the Table - Broken Nose Theatre 7%

Best Ensemble of a Musical (Resident Equity)
Trevor the Musical - Writers Theatre 32%
Fun Home - Victory Gardens 18%
Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount Theater 14%

Best Ensemble of a Musical (Resident Non-Equity)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Fremont Street Theatre Company 12%
Ragtime - Griffin Theater 11%
Big Fish - Big Noise Theatre 11%

Best Lighting Design (Resident Equity)
Paul Whitaker - Fun House - Victory Gardens 22%
Nick Belley - Hair - Mercury Theater Chicago 13%
Marcus Doshi - PassOver - Steppenwolf 12%

Best Lighting Design (Resident Non-Equity)
Cat Wilson - Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Pride Films and Plays 15%
Marissa Geocaris - Mousetrap - Big Noise Theatre 9%
Charles Blunt - The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - Red Theater 8%

Best Musical Direction (Resident Equity)
Matt Deitchman - Trevor the Musical - Writers Theatre 31%
Doug Peck - Fun Home - Victory Gardens Theatre 25%
Kenneth James McMullen - Into The Woods - Metropolis 11%

Best Musical Direction (Resident Non-Equity)
Jessi Hersman - Les Miserables - Big Deal Productions 11%
Christie Chiles Twillie - Big Fish - Big Noise Theatre 10%
Jimmy Morehead - The Wiz - Kokandy 7%

Best New Work/New Adaptation (Resident)
Trevor the Musical - Writers Theater 42%
Pass Over - Steppenwolf 14%
The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes - Hell in a Handbag Productions 7%

Best Revival of a Musical (Resident Equity)
Jesus Christ Superstar - Paramount 41%
Hair - Mercury Theater Chicago 28%
Mary Poppins - Mercury Theater Chicago 21%

Best Revival of a Musical (Resident Non-Equity)
Ragtime - Griffin Theater 21%
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert - Pride Films and Plays 17%
Brigadoon - CenterStage in Lake Forest 12%

Best Revival of a Play (Resident Non-Equity)
The Odd Couple - Elgin Theatre Company 27%
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead - St Sebastian Players 10%
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - Red Theater 10%

Best Revue (Resident)
Marry Me a LIttle - Porchlight Music Theatre 60%
Positively Present: An Uplifting Cabaret - Brown Paper Box Company 22%
Jacques Brel's Lonesome Losers of the Night - Theo Ubique 18%

Best Scenic Design (Resident Equity)
Jeff Kimec - Hair - Mercury Theater Chicago 31%
Takwshi Kata - Gloria - Goodman 21%
Yeaji Kim - Great Expectations - Remy Bumppo & Silk Road Rising 17%

Best Scenic Design (Resident Non-Equity)
Brett Baleskie - Beauty and the Beast - Fremont Street Theater Company 10%
Arnel Sancianco - The Wiz - Kokandy 10%
Ben Lipinski - Big Fish - Big Noise Theatre 10%

Best Sound Design (Resident Equity)
Ray Nardelli - Fun Home - Victory Gardens 25%
Carl Wahlstrom - Hair - Mercury Theater Chicago 15%
Robert E. Gilmartin - Honeymoon In Vegas - The Marriott Theatre 11%

Best Sound Design (Resident Non-Equity)
Diane French-Tumblin - Disney's Beauty and The Beast - Fremont Street Theater Company 21%
Michael J Patrick - Bonnie & Clyde - Kokandy Productions 14%
Tom French - The Producers - Wheaton Drama 10%

Best Special Theatrical Event
Angels in America (Staged Reading) - A Red Orchid Theatre 35%
Side By Side By Sondheim - Four Star Arts 21%
The Pink Show - Uptown Underground 14%

Best Theater Production for Young Audiences
Disney's Beauty and the Beast - Fremont Street Theater Company 27%
The Crucible - Steppenwolf 26%
Pride Ever After - Pride Films and Plays 12%

Best Touring Production
Aladdin - Broadway in Chicago 30%
Fun Home - Broadway in Chicago 18%
Something Rotten! - Broadway in Chicago 15%

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