2015 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards Update - Esau Pritchett in Lead!

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2014 and September 2015. 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.

Voting is now underway for Cleveland! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Here are the current standings for Cleveland:

Best actor in a comedy or drama - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Esau Pritchett - The Crucible - Cleveland Play House 19%
Brian Zoldessy - Einstein - Actors' Summit Theater 12%
Aled Davies - King Lear - Great Lakes Theater 9%

Best actor in a comedy or drama - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Corey Knick - The Glass Menagerie - TrueNorth Theatre 20%
Evan Graham - The 39 Steps - Geauga Lyric Theater 19%
Bill Wallace - The Diary of Anne Frank - Olmsted Performing Arts 12%

Best Actor in a musical - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Dan Hoy - My Mothers' Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding - Actors' Summit Theater 23%
Pat Miller - Bat Boy the Musical - Blank Canvas 22%
Dan Folino - American Idiot - Beck Center for the Arts 11%

Best Actor in a musical - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Benjamin Frankart - Footloose - Huron Playhouse 11%
Rob Albrecht - Barnum - Chagrin Valley Little Theatre 10%
Evan LaChance - Footloose - Huron Playhouse 8%

Best actress in a comedy or drama - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Rachel Lee Kolis - A Streetcar Named Desire - Mamai Theatre Company 11%
Amy Fritsche - Superior Donuts - Dobama Theatre 11%
Mahira Kakkar - The Crucible - Cleveland Play House 10%

Best actress in a comedy or drama - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Janna Klein - The Diary of Anne Frank - Geauga Lyric Theater 15%
Ashley Foster - Cheaper by the Dozen - Garrettsville Curtains Up Theater 12%
Amiee Collier (Patricia) - Extremities - Blank Canvas Theatre 10%

Best Actress in a musical - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Amy Fritsche - Violet - Porthouse Theatre 15%
Neely Gevaart - The Spitfire Grill - Beck Center for the Arts 14%
Jennifer Browning - Always Patsy Cline - Actors' Summit Theater 12%

Best Actress in a musical - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Lex Subbotin - Legally Blonde - Aurora High School 13%
Maggie Goldberg - Carrie: The Musical - Sandstone Summer Theatre 13%
Rachel Hoy - Rent:School Edition - Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 11%

Best choreographer - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Martin Cespedes - American Idiot - Beck Center 69%
MaryJo Alexander - Quilters - Actors' Summit Theater 31%

Best choreographer - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Pam Shirtz - Footloose - Huron Playhouse 16%
Caitlin Elizabeth Reilly - Chicago - Beck Center for the Arts 11%
Zack Hudak - The Addams Family - Broadview Heights Spotlights 10%

Best Costume Design of a drama or comedy - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Lex Liang - The Crucible - Cleveland Play House 50%
MaryJo Alexander - Always Patsy Cline - Actors' Summit Theater 16%
Esther Haberlan - Becky Shaw - Dobama Theatre 12%

Best Costume Design of a drama or comedy - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Jen Ryan - Snow Queen - Near West Theater 47%
Judy MacKeigan - The Woman In Black - Workshop Players 28%
Miguel Osborne - Julius Caesar Set in Africa - Karamu Theatre 25%

Best Costume Design of a musical - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Susan Williams - Violet - Porthouse Theatre 31%
Susie Campbell - A Little Night Music - Porthouse Theatre 19%
MaryJo Alexander - My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding - Actors' Summit Theater 19%

Best Costume Design of a musical - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Jenniver Sparano - Chicago - Beck Center for the Arts 21%
Stephanie Giammarco - The Addams Family - Broadview Heights Spotlights 19%
Jackie Guerra - Rent: School Edition - Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 18%

Best director of a comedy or drama - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Scott Spence - Lend Me a Tenor - Beck Center 25%
Laura Kepley - The Crucible - Cleveland Play House 22%
Mitchell Fields - A Streetcar Named Desire - Mamai Theatre Company 12%

Best director of a comedy or drama - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Angela Miloro-Hansen - The Diary of Anne Frank - Geauga Lyric Theater 19%
Fred Sternfeld - The Glass Menagerie - TrueNorth Theatre 17%
Shane O'Neill - The Diary of Anne Frank - Olmsted Performing Arts 15%

Best director of a musical - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Scott Spence - American Idiot - Beck Center 30%
Victoria Bussert - The Secret Garden - Great Lakes Theater 19%
Steven Anderson - Violet - Porthouse Theatre 16%

Best director of a musical - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Nick Hrutkay - Footloose - Huron Playhouse 17%
Fred Sternfeld - Rent: School Edition - Hathaway Brown Theater Institute 14%
Tim Anderson - The Addams Family - Broadview Heights Spotlights 11%

Best musical director of a musical - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Brian Byrd - American Idiot - Beck Center 34%
Joel Mercier - The Secret Garden - Great Lakes Theater 18%
Jennifer Korecki - Violet - Porthouse Theatre 13%

Best musical director of a musical - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Michael Jordan - Footloose - Huron Playhouse 19%
Ryan Bergeron - The Addams Family - Broadview Heights Spotlights 14%
Mario Clopton - Rent: School Edition - Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 13%

Best production of a drama or comedy - Theatres With Equity Contracts
The Crucible - Cleveland Play House 27%
Lend Me a Tenor - Beck Center 16%
A Streetcar Named Desire - Mamai Theatre Company 11%

Best production of a drama or comedy - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
The Diary of Anne Frank - Olmsted Performing Arts 23%
The Glass Menagerie - TrueNorth Theatre 21%
Little Women - Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 19%

Best production of a musical - Theatres With Equity Contracts e
American Idiot - Beck Center 30%
The Secret Garden - Great Lakes Theater 20%
Violet - Porthouse Theatre 16%

Best production of a musical - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Footloose - Huron Playhouse 16%
Rent: School Edition - Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 12%
Carrie: The Musical - Sandstone Summer Theatre 10%

Best Professional Musical, Drama or Comedy touring production
Kinky Boots - Playhouse Square 100%

Best Scenic Design of a drama or comedy - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Cameron Michalak - Becky Shaw - Dobama Theatre 48%
Neil Thackaberry - Making God Laugh - Actors' Summit Theater 17%
Neil Thackaberry - Enstein - Actors' Summit Theater 14%

Best Scenic Design of a drama or comedy - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Randall Hansen - The Diary of Anne Frank - Geauga Lyric Theater 71%
Ron Newell - Trying - Clague Playhouse 29%

Best Scenic Design of a musical - Theatres With Equity Contracts
Douglas Puskas and Adam Zeek - American Idiot - Beck Center for the Arts 41%
Ben Needham - A Little Night Music - Porthouse Theatre 18%
Terry Martin - Violet - Porthouse Theatre 16%

Best Scenic Design of a musical - Theatres Without Equity Contracts
Dominic DeRiso - Footloose - Huron Playhouse 25%
Ron Newell - Rent: School Edition - Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 20%
Joseph Carmola - Chicago - Beck Center for the Arts 14%

Best sound design of a drama of comedy-Theatres without Equity Contract
The Diary of Anne Frank - Olmsted Performing Arts 70%
Ghost Train - Clague Playhouse 30%

Best sound design of a drama or comedy-Theatres with Equity Contract
Becky Shaw - Dobama Theatre 34%
Making God Laugh - Actors' Summit Theater 20%
Hound of the Baskervilles - Actors' Summit Theater 18%

Best sound design of a musical-Theatres with Equity Contracts
Always Patsy Cline - Actors' Summit Theater 42%
My Mother's lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding - Actors' Summit Theater 37%
Quilters - Actors' Summit Theater 21%

Best sound design of a musical-Theatres without Equity Contracts
Footloose - Huron Playhouse 28%
Rent: School Edition - Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 21%
Chicago - Beck Center for the Arts 16%

Best theatre production for young audiences
Shrek: the Musical - Akron Civic Theatre 14%
Oliver! - Beck Center for the Arts 14%
Rent: School Edition - Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute 13%



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