Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards; SWEAT Leads Best Play!

Voting is open through December 31st.

By: Nov. 27, 2023
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards; SWEAT Leads Best Play!
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Happy Holidays! The latest standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

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2023 BroadwayWorld Cincinnati Standings - 11/27/23

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Eric Byrd - GUYS AND DOLLS - The Carnegie 65%
Maddie Jones - DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 5%
Rachel Perin  - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 5%
Amanda Marasch - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 4%
Abby Farmer - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 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%
Eric Byrd - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 3%
Diane Lala - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - UC-CCM 3%
Jay & Jenny Goodlett - BRIGHT STAR - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 1%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Rainy Edwards - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 62%
Kristie Marasch & Carolyn Marinez - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 8%
Jeff Shearer - DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 6%
Gail Rudolph and Linda Geering - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
Erin Donnelly - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 3%
Jessica Pitcairn - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Daryl Harris - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
Rainy Edwards - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
Jessica Pitcairn - 9 TO 5 - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Allison Jones - KISS ME KATE - The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
Brittanie McKenna Travis - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patrica Corbett Auditorium 2%
Allison Jones - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 1%
Allison Jones - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 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 57%
Dee Anne Bryll - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 5%
Stephen Skiles - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 5%
Lara Gonzalez - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
Chad Brinkman - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 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 2%
Roderick Justice - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
Jerry Wiesenhahn - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
Maddie Jones - PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
Maggie Perrino - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 2%
Hannah Ryan - SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 2%
Greg Eldridge & Daria Zholnerova - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 2%
Eric Byrd - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 1%
Stephen Skiles - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 1%
Nate Bertone - RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER JR. - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 1%
Joe Stollenwerk - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%

Best Direction Of A Play
Lynn Meyers - MORNING SUN - Ensemble Theatre Company 62%
Jerry Wiesenhahn - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 6%
Torie Wiggins - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 5%
Tessa D’Errico - GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - Xavier University Theatre 4%
Ray Lebowski - ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT - Mason Community Players 4%
Darnell Pierre Benjamin - LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL - The Carnegie 4%
Aaron Rossini - OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Chris Stewart - NICOLA TESLA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
Darnell Pierre Benjamin - SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 3%
Tom Peters - A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Tri-County Players 2%
Jemma Alix Levy - LITTLE WOMEN - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Jemma Alix Levy - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Erika MacDonald - ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY - Know Theatre of Cincinnati 1%

Best Ensemble
MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 10%
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 9%
ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 6%
KINKY BOOTS - Cincinnati Music Theatre 6%
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 6%
RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 6%
SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 4%
FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 4%
SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 4%
HOLIDAY INN - Rise Up Performing Arts 4%
OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 4%
LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 4%
PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
THE LIVING DEAD - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
BRIGHT STAR - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 3%
COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 3%
TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 2%
DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 2%
ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT - Mason Community Players 2%
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Laura Glover - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 64%
Chad Brinkman - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 6%
Ben Gantose - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 6%
Alaina Pizzoferrato - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 5%
Joe Beumer - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 4%
Bob Kessler - PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 3%
Robert Carlton Stimmel - TAMING OF THE SHREW - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Jessica Drayton - AS YOU LIKE IT - 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 1%
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 66%
Scot Buza - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 6%
Mark Femia - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
Tom and Sara Davis - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
Alan Masters - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 4%
Charlie Wilhelm - KINKY BOOTS - Cincinnati Music Theatre 4%
Julie Spangler - SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 3%
Damon Stevens - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 2%
Charles Wilhelm - WONDERFUL TOWN - Cincinnati Music Theatre 2%
William Langley - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 2%
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 47%
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%
KINKY BOOTS - Cincinnati Music Theatre 4%
ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 4%
DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER JR. - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 2%
HOLIDAY INN - Rise Up Performing Arts 2%
SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 2%
KISS ME KATE - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
BRIGHT STAR - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 2%
SOMETHING ROTTEN - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 2%
A CHORUS LINE - Cincinnati Playhouse 1%
RING OF FIRE - Cincinnati Pl 1%
MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 0%

Best New Play Or Musical
THE LIVING DEAD - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 25%
THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 23%
ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 19%
CINDERELLA WORE COWBOY BOOTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 19%
MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 15%

Best Performer In A Musical
Courtney Lucien - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 11%
Rick Kramer - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 10%
Wayne Wright - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 9%
Kavan Vadivelu - RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 8%
Maria Zierolf - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 8%
Tomi Newman - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 7%
Corey Meyer - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 6%
Rosvic Siason - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
Evan Blust - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 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%
Logan Wagner - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 3%
Alex Devore - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 3%
Kali Marsh - KISS ME KATE - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
Montez O. Jenkins Copeland - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 2%
Hope Pauly - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
Delaney Benson - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 2%
Juno Brosas - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 2%
Doug Berlon - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
Nicco Morello - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 1%
Mollie Bryson - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%
Henry Benson - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 1%
Lisa Breithaupt - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 1%
Michael Pandolfo - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 0%

Best Performer In A Play
Sara Mackie - THE TAMING OF THE SHREW - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 57%
Brandi La’sherrill - LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL - The Carnegie 5%
Abby Sherr - OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 5%
Mary Stone - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 5%
Diana Rogers - AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 3%
Candice Handy - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
Chris Carter - NICOLA TESLA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
Andrew Leonard - PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 2%
Debbi Berlon - STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Mariemont Players 2%
Kelsey Schwarber - BOEING BOEING - The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 2%
Molly Franzen - GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES - Xavier University Theatre 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%
Keith Cassidy - MACBETH - CenterStage Players 1%
Tora Nogami Alexander - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Burgess Byrd - SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 1%
Kelly Mengelkoch - THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Kelly Mengelkoch - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
James Evans - THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%

Best Play
SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 52%
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY - Mariemont Players 10%
OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 9%
LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL - The Carnegie 6%
ESCANABA IN DA MOONLIGHT - Mason Community Players 4%
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 3%
BOEING BOEING - The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 3%
GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
THE REWARDS OF BEING FRANK - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE - Tri-County Players 2%
MORNING SUN - Ensemble Theatre Company 1%

Best Production of an Opera
MADAME BUTTERFLY - Cincinnati Opera 88%
LA CANTERINA - Northern Kentucky University 5%
FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 4%
THE KNOCK - Cincinnati Opera 3%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Brian Mehring - SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 64%
Chad Brinkman - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 6%
Tyler Gabbard - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - The Carnegie 5%
Nate Bertone - DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4%
Ben Gantose - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
Joe Leonard - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Joe Beumer - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 3%
Micheal Kiser - COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 2%
Charlie Calvert - SPRING AWAKENING - UC-CCM 2%
Mark Halpin - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 2%
Samantha Reno - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 2%
Shannon Robert - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Co. 1%
Samantha Reno - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Sam Reno - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 1%
Chad Brinkman - FABULATION, OR THE RE-EDUCATION OF UNDINE - Footlighters, Inc. 1%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Forrest Goodwin - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 19%
Don Moore - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 15%
Sam Sadler - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 12%
Anna Kahle - OUR TOWN - Xavier University Theatre 11%
Avery Reynolds - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 10%
Chris Lee - PUFFS - Loveland Stage Company 8%
Robert Carlton Stimmel - GASLIGHT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 8%
Robert Carlton Stimmel - TROUBLE IN MIND - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 7%
Robert Carlton Stimmel - LITTLE WOMEN - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 6%
Kaitlin Barnett - FELLOW TRAVELERS - Patricia Corbett Auditorium 5%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
K.P. Powell - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 53%
Monique Churchill - KINKY BOOTS - The Carnegie 5%
Dan Cohen - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 5%
Doug Berlon - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 4%
Amanda Marasch - COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 4%
Angelique Archer - AS YOU LIKE IT - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 3%
Bob Herzog - DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 3%
Anna Kahle - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Josh Galloway - FOOTLOOSE - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 2%
Aaron Marshall - GUYS AND DOLLS - The Carnegie 2%
Joe Mitchell - SOMETHING ROTTEN - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Eva Bower - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 2%
Kim Toft - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 2%
Delaney O'Toole - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 2%
Jenna Treinen - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 2%
Hope Pauly - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER - Footlighters, Inc. 1%
Josh Galloway - PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 1%
Arabella Bertucci - MEAN GIRLS - Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre 1%
Regan Utrup - LIZZIE - THE MUSICAL - Xavier University Theatre 1%
David Bower - ABOVE THE SAND - Mason Community Players 1%
Laurie Schneider Brinkman - COMPANY - Loveland Stage Company 1%
Jeremiah Plessinger - MAN OF LA MANCHA - The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 1%
Kennedy Florence - MUSICALS SHE WROTE - Cincinnati Music Theatre 0%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Allen Middleton - SWEAT - Ensemble Theatre Company 71%
Burgess Byrd - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 13%
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 5%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
DISNEY’S MOANA - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 78%
SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - Acting Up 6%
PRINCESS & FROG - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 6%
DISNEY’S DESCENDANTS - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 5%
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER - The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 5%

Favorite Local Theatre
Ensemble Theatre Company 55%
The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 8%
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company 6%
Xavier University Theatre 5%
The Carnegie 5%
Cincinnati Music Theatre 4%
Mason Community Players 4%
Covedale Center for the Performing Arts 3%
The Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre 3%
Footlighters, Inc. 3%
Mariemont Players 2%
Know Theatre of Cincinnati 1%
Performing Arts Center 0%



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