Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards; SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Leads Best Musical!

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By: Nov. 20, 2023
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards; SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Leads Best Musical!
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2023 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Standings - 11/20/23

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Eric Byrd - GUYS AND DOLLS - The Carnegie 65%
Amanda Marasch - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 4%
Abby Farmer - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
Maddie Jones - DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
Rachel Perin  - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 4%
Jules Breslin - KINKY BOOTS - Cincinnati Music Theatre 4%
Jenna Treinen - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 4%
Peyton Wright - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Genevieve Perrino - FREAKY FRIDAY - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 3%
Eric Byrd - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 3%
Diane Lala - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - UC-CCM 2%
Jay & Jenny Goodlett - BRIGHT STAR - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 0%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Rainy Edwards - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 66%
Kristie Marasch & Carolyn Marinez - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 9%
Jeff Shearer - DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 5%
Gail Rudolph and Linda Geering - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
Jessica Pitcairn - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Rainy Edwards - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
Daryl Harris - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Jessica Pitcairn - 9 TO 5 - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Brittanie McKenna Travis - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patrica Corbett Auditorium 2%
Erin Donnelly - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 2%
Allison Jones - KISS ME KATE - The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 1%
Allison Jones - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 1%
Allison Jones - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 1%
Noelle Wedig - ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY - Know Theatre of Cincinnati 0%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Lindsey Augusta Mercer - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 60%
Stephen Skiles - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 5%
Chad Brinkman - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 4%
Lara Gonzalez - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
Dee Anne Bryll - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 4%
Brant Russell - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
Ed Cohen - BRIGHT STAR - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 3%
Rodney Neal - HOLIDAY INN - Rise Up Performing Arts 3%
Jerry Wiesenhahn - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
Roderick Justice - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
Maddie Jones - PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
Greg Eldridge & Daria Zholnerova - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 2%
Stephen Skiles - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 1%
Maggie Perrino - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 1%
Genevieve Perrino - FREAKY FRIDAY - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 1%
Eric Byrd - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 1%
Joe Stollenwerk - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%
Hannah Ryan - SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 1%
Nate Bertone - RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER JR. - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 1%

Best Direction Of A Play
Lynn Meyers - MORNING SUN - Ensemble Theatre Company 65%
Jerry Wiesenhahn - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 5%
Tessa D’Errico - GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - Xavier University Theatre 5%
Torie Wiggins - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 5%
Ray Lebowski - ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT - Mason Community Players 4%
Aaron Rossini - OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Darnell Pierre Benjamin - LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL - The Carnegie 3%
Darnell Pierre Benjamin - SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 2%
Tom Peters - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Tri-County Players 2%
Chris Stewart - NICOLA TESLA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
Jemma Alix Levy - LITTLE WOMEN - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Jemma Alix Levy - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Erika MacDonald - ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY - Know Theatre of Cincinnati 1%

Best Ensemble
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 10%
MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 10%
ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 7%
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 7%
KINKY BOOTS - Cincinnati Music Theatre 6%
SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 5%
HOLIDAY INN - Rise Up Performing Arts 5%
LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 5%
OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 4%
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 4%
THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 4%
PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 3%
TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
BRIGHT STAR - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 3%
FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 3%
SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 3%
FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 2%
SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 2%
ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT - Mason Community Players 2%
DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
THE LIVING DEAD - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 1%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Laura Glover - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 67%
Chad Brinkman - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 6%
Joe Beumer - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 4%
Ben Gantose - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
Bob Kessler - PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 3%
Alaina Pizzoferrato - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 3%
Jessica Drayton - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Robert Carlton Stimmel - TAMING OF THE SHREW - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Elizabeth Boland - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
Joe Mitchell - GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Baron Leon - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 2%
Alec Schneider - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 1%
Jessica Drayton - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Krista Billings - OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 1%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Ryan Heinrich - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 70%
Scot Buza - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 6%
Alan Masters - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 4%
Tom and Sara Davis - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
Mark Femia - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
Charlie Wilhelm - KINKY BOOTS - Cincinnati Music Theatre 3%
Charles Wilhelm - WONDERFUL TOWN - Cincinnati Music Theatre 2%
Julie Spangler - SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 2%
William Langley - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 2%
Damon Stevens - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 1%
Jason Alexander Holmes - PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 1%
J.E. Kurzman - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 0%

Best Musical
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 51%
MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 7%
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 5%
LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 5%
AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 4%
ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
KINKY BOOTS - Cincinnati Music Theatre 3%
SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 3%
HOLIDAY INN - Rise Up Performing Arts 3%
DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER JR. - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
SOMETHING ROTTEN - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 2%
BRIGHT STAR - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 1%
A CHORUS LINE - Cincinnati Playhouse 1%
SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 1%
KISS ME KATE - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 1%
RING OF FIRE - Cincinnati Pl 1%
MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%

Best New Play Or Musical
THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 26%
ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 21%
THE LIVING DEAD - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 21%
MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 17%
CINDERELLA WORE COWBOY BOOTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 14%

Best Performer In A Musical
Courtney Lucien - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 11%
Wayne Wright - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 9%
Rick Kramer - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 9%
Maria Zierolf - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 8%
Corey Meyer - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 7%
Sarah D Cohen - FREAKY FRIDAY - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 7%
Kavan Vadivelu - RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 6%
Rosvic Siason - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
Peyton Hahn - COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 4%
Matthew Callas - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 4%
Karen Galliers Hendershot - WONDERFUL TOWN - Cincinnati Music Theatre 4%
Evan Blust - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 4%
Logan Wagner - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 3%
Alex Devore - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 3%
Montez O. Jenkins Copeland - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 2%
Tomi Newman - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 2%
Hope Pauly - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
Doug Berlon - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
Kali Marsh - KISS ME KATE - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 1%
Mollie Bryson - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%
Nicco Morello - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 1%
Henry Benson - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 1%
Lisa Breithaupt - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%
Juno Brosas - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 1%
Delaney Benson - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 1%

Best Performer In A Play
Sara Mackie - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 60%
Abby Sherr - OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 5%
Mary Stone - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 4%
Brandi La’sherrill - LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL - The Carnegie 4%
Diana Rogers - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 3%
Candice Handy - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Chris Carter - NICOLA TESLA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
Andrew Leonard - PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 2%
Molly Franzen - GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Debbi Berlon - STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Mariemont Players 2%
Parker Culp - OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Mary Stone - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Tri-County Players 1%
Christine Pedi - THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Christine Pedi - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Kelsey Schwarber - BOEING BOEING - The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 1%
Keith Cassidy - MACBETH - CenterStage Players 1%
Tora Nogami Alexander - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Kelly Mengelkoch - THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Kelly Mengelkoch - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Burgess Byrd - SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 1%
James Evans - THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%

Best Play
SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 55%
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 10%
OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 10%
ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT - Mason Community Players 4%
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL - The Carnegie 3%
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 3%
TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Tri-County Players 2%
BOEING BOEING - The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
MORNING SUN - Ensemble Theatre Company 1%

Best Production of an Opera
MADAME BUTTERFLY - Cincinnati Opera 89%
FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 4%
LA CANTERINA - Northern Kentucky University 4%
THE KNOCK - Cincinnati Opera 3%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Brian Mehring - SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 68%
Chad Brinkman - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 6%
Joe Leonard - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Nate Bertone - DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
Joe Beumer - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Micheal Kiser - COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 2%
Tyler Gabbard - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 2%
Ben Gantose - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
Mark Halpin - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 2%
Samantha Reno - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Samantha Reno - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Sam Reno - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Shannon Robert - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Co. 1%
Chad Brinkman - FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE - Footlighters, Inc. 1%
Charlie Calvert - SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 1%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Forrest Goodwin - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 20%
Sam Sadler - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 13%
Don Moore - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 13%
Anna Kahle - OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 12%
Chris Lee - PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 9%
Robert Carlton Stimmel - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 9%
Robert Carlton Stimmel - LITTLE WOMEN - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 6%
Robert Carlton Stimmel - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 6%
Kaitlin Barnett - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 6%
Avery Reynolds - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 5%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
K.P. Powell - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 59%
Dan Cohen - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 5%
Amanda Marasch - COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 4%
Doug Berlon - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 4%
Bob Herzog - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
Angelique Archer - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
Anna Kahle - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Joe Mitchell - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Eva Bower - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 2%
Josh Galloway - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 2%
Monique Churchill - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 2%
Kim Toft - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 2%
Hope Pauly - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
Jenna Treinen - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 1%
Delaney O'Toole - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 1%
Regan Utrup - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 1%
Josh Galloway - PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 1%
Laurie Schneider Brinkman - COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 1%
Arabella Bertucci - MEAN GIRLS - Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre 1%
David Bower - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 1%
Aaron Marshall - GUYS AND DOLLS - The Carnegie 1%
Jeremiah Plessinger - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 0%
Kennedy Florence - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 0%
Noah Warner - FREAKY FRIDAY - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 0%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Allen Middleton - SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 74%
Burgess Byrd - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 11%
Jim Hopkins - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 6%
Tom Quandary - PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 6%
Dev Marvelous - LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL - The Carnegie 3%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 81%
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - Acting Up 6%
PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 6%
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%

Favorite Local Theatre
Ensemble Theatre Company 61%
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 6%
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 6%
Xavier University Theatre 6%
Cincinnati Music Theatre 4%
Mason Community Players 4%
Footlighters, Inc. 3%
The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 2%
Mariemont Players 2%
The Carnegie 2%
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
Know Theatre of Cincinnati 1%
Performing Arts Center 0%



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