BWW Regional Awards

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Columbus Awards!

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! 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, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

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

Best Choreography (Community)
Cindy Straub - TARZAN - WPRCT 16%
Tonya Kraner - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Weathervane Playhouse - WYART 14%
Victoria Valko - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 9%

Best Choreography (Professional)
Christine O'Grady - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 32%
Tracy Wilson - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 21%
Edward Carignan - DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 17%

Best Costume Design (Community)
Jude Berger - TARZAN - WPRCT 20%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Pleasure guild 14%
Alyssa Thompson - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 10%

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Madison Booth - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 38%
Que Jones - PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Evolution Theatre Company 27%
Ivy Swinski - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 25%

Best Director of a Musical (Community)
Luke Bovenzier and Matt Wolfe - TARZAN - WESTERVILLE PARKS AND REC 15%
Chloe Hanenkrat - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 8%
David Bahgat - DISNEYS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children's Hospital 8%

Best Director of a Musical (Professional)
Valerie Accetta - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 26%
Edward Carignan III - DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 22%
Christine O'Grady - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 17%

Best Director of a Play (Community)
Matt Wolfe - IT'S A WONDERFUL, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 19%
A. Victor Jones - MOON OVER BUFFALO - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 14%
Brooke Marston - DOG SEES GOD - Off The Lake Productions 12%

Best Director of a Play (Professional)
Kevin Connell - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 53%
Jordan Davis - EQUUS - Red Herring Productions 14%
Kristofer Green - THE CRUCIBLE - SRO Theatre 12%

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Community)
Zach Ryan - TARZAN - WPRCT 15%
Caleb Jingo - ALADDIN - Westerville Community Theatre 9%
Dominic Fleshman - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 9%

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Educational)
Jacob Miller - INTO THE WOODS - Westerville Central High School 10%
James Hewlett - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Weathervane Playhouse - WYART 10%
Jace Nguyen - IN THE HEIGHTS - Gahanna Lincoln High School 10%

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Kenneth Remaklus - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 20%
Cody Westbrook - CHRISTMAS IN COLUMBUS: RETURN OF THE ELF - Short North Stage 16%
Brian Lundy - MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Weathervane Playhouse 11%

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Community)
Tony Ludovico - EXIT THE KING - Curtain Players 15%
Evan Shaw - DOG SEES GOD - Off The Lake Productions 15%
Todd Adam Decker - PETER PAN - Grandview Carriage Place Players 14%

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Educational)
Caleb Jingo - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South High School 35%
Cole Frasher - NOISES OFF - Gahanna Lincoln High School 19%
Ian Wesley - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South 12%

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Professional)
Jack Baylis - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 38%
Layne Roate - BLOOD BROTHERS - Weathervane Playhouse 16%
Justin King - TRUE WEST - Warehouse Theatre 12%

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Community)
Cherish Myers - TARZAN - WPRCT 15%
Grace Morgan - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 9%
jamie Chmielewski - THE MUSIC MAN - Grandview Carriage Place Players 7%

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Educational)
Cherish Myers - PAJAMA GAME - Westerville South 12%
Georgia Curtis - LEGALLY BLONDE JR. - New Albany Middle School 10%
Emily Stowers - MARY POPPINS - Westerville North 7%

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Kristen Basore - ANNIE - Columbus Children's Theatre 20%
Kaitlin Descutner - BLOOD BROTHERS - Weathervane Playhouse 19%
Amber Knicole - DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 13%

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Community)
Linda Dorff - ON GOLDEN POND - Hilliard Arts Council 12%
Julie Russell - IT'S A WONDERFUL, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 11%
Noelle Klein - STEAMPUNK WONDERLAND - Grandview Carriage Place Players 10%

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Educational)
Cherish Myers - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South 26%
Sabrina Brush - NOISES OFF - Gahanna Lincoln High School 15%
Abby Messina - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South High School 15%

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Professional)
Courtney Silber - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 41%
Eli Brickey - AGNES OF GOD - Warehouse Theatre 13%
Amanda Phillips - THE CRUCIBLE - SRO Theatre 11%

Best Lighting Design (Community)
Derryck Menard - TARZAN - WPRCT 25%
Scott Monnin - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 14%
Stephen A. Mathias - DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID - Lancaster High School 11%

Best Lighting Design (Professional)
Dylan Bollinger - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 40%
Dylan Bollinger - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 25%
BEATY AND THE BEAST - Pleasure guild 21%

Best Music Director (Community)
Amy Rucker - TARZAN - Westerville 18%
Harrison Walsh & Mitch Kahn - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 11%
Ryan Jones - THE COLOR PURPLE - State of The Arts Productions 8%

Best Music Director (Professional)
Kevin Wines - A CHORUS LINE - Weathervane Playhouse 24%
Zac DelMonte - HAIR - Short North Stage 23%
Marcus Davis - DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 20%

Best Musical (Community)
TARZAN - Westerville parks and rec 16%
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 10%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Pleasure guild 8%

Best Musical (Professional)
42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 23%
BOOK OF MORMON - Ohio Theatre 13%
DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 13%

Best Play (Community)
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 16%
DOG SEES GOD - Off The Lake Productions 16%
MOON OVER BUFFALO - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 16%

Best Play (Professional)
I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 44%
THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Columbus Children's Theater 24%
THE KING AND I - Ohio Theatre 14%

Best Scenic Design (Community)
Derrick McPeak - TARZAN - WPRCT 31%
Sarah Shaw - DOG SEES GOD - Off The Lake Productions 12%
A Victor Jones - HELLO, DOLLY! - OHIO University Lancaster Community Theatre 6%

Best Scenic Design (Professional)
Matthew Hamel - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 38%
Matthew Hamel - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 29%
Benjamin Turner - EQUUS - Red Herring Productions 17%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Community)
Cody Schmid - TARZAN - WPRCT 9%
Leo Andrade - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 7%
Sileyemon Ndongo - THE COLOR PURPLE - State of The Arts Productions 6%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Educational)
Charles Ziegert - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Weathervane Playhouse - WYART 14%
Siri Nilsen - IN THE HEIGHTS - Gahanna Lincoln High School 13%
Caleb Jingo - HEATHERS HIGH SCHOOL EDITION - Westerville South High School 12%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Samuel Gerber 'I Can Do That' - A CHORUS LINE - Weathervane Playhouse 21%
Tyrell Reggins - HAIR - Short North Stage 11%
Brian Lundy - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 10%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Community)
Thor Collard - DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - MTVarts 12%
Austin Ream - MOON OVER BUFFALO - Ohio University Lancaster 8%
Eric Lavery - PETER PAN - Grandview-Carriage Place Players 8%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Educational)
Caleb Jingo - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South 44%
Cole Frasher - NOISES OFF - Gahanna Lincoln High School 16%
Michael Springer - MURDERED TO DEATH - Lancaster High School 11%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Professional)
Brian Lundy - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 43%
Douglas Gustafson - THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Columbus Children's Theater 19%
Ken Erney - HOW I GOT PLUTO - Original Productions Theatre 12%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Communityl)
Jennifer Myers - OLIVER! - Gallery Players 10%
Lauren Rabe - THE LITTLE MERMAID - Pickerington Community Theatre 10%
Casey Murray - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 9%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Kelsey McCollaum - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 24%
Zoie Lanning - ASPECTS OF LOVE - Catco 15%
Kait Marie Descutner - MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Weathervane Playhouse 15%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Supporting)
Deryn Kraner - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Weathervane Playhouse - WYART 20%
Emma Murphy - HEATHER'S THE MUSICAL - Westerville South 16%
Macyn Swincicki - LEGALLY BLONDE JR. - New Albany Middle School 13%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Communityl)
LauraLee Jingo - IT'S A WONDERFUL, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 19%
Elise Vargo - EXIT THE KING - Curtain Players 12%
Emily Turner - THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL - Curtain Players 9%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Education)
Caroline Warrick - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South 24%
Sara Tuohy - NOISES OFF - Gahanna Lincoln High School 21%
Savanna McCrady - MOON OVER BUFFALO - OHIO University Lancaster Theatre 12%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Professional)
Linda Kinnison Roth - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 58%
Catherine Cryan Erney - HOW I GOT PLUTO - Original Productions Theatre 18%
Shenise Brown - THE REALISTIC JONESES - CATCO 15%

Theatre of the Year (Community)
Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 18%
Off The Lake Productions 11%
Gallery Players 10%

Theatre of the Year (Professional)
Weathervane Playhouse 33%
Short North Stage 18%
Ohio Theatre 14%

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