BWW Regional Awards

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Columbus Award; Weathervane Playhouse Leads Theatre of the Year!

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 17%
Tonya Kraner - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Weathervane Playhouse - WYART 10%
Victoria Valko - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 9%

Best Choreography (Professional)
Christine O'Grady - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 30%
Edward Carignan - DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 19%
Tracy Wilson - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 18%

Best Costume Design (Community)
Jude Berger - TARZAN - WPRCT 22%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Pleasure guild 10%
Alyssa Thompson - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 10%

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Madison Booth - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 33%
Que Jones - PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Evolution Theatre Company 31%
Ivy Swinski - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 25%

Best Director of a Musical (Community)
Luke Bovenzier and Matt Wolfe - TARZAN - WESTERVILLE PARKS AND REC 17%
Chloe Hanenkrat - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 8%
Melissa Gould - LEGALLY BLONDE, JR. - New Albany Middle School 7%

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

Best Director of a Play (Community)
Matt Wolfe - IT'S A WONDERFUL, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 21%
Brooke Marston - DOG SEES GOD - Off The Lake Productions 12%
A. Victor Jones - MOON OVER BUFFALO - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 11%

Best Director of a Play (Professional)
Kevin Connell - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 47%
Kristofer Green - THE CRUCIBLE - SRO Theatre 14%
Jordan Davis - EQUUS - Red Herring Productions 14%

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Community)
Zach Ryan - TARZAN - WPRCT 15%
Caleb Jingo - ALADDIN - Westerville Community Theatre 10%
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 11%
Caleb Jingo - PAJAMA GAME - Westerville South 10%
Jace Nguyen - IN THE HEIGHTS - Gahanna Lincoln High School 10%

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Cody Westbrook - CHRISTMAS IN COLUMBUS: RETURN OF THE ELF - Short North Stage 18%
Kenneth Remaklus - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 16%
Brian Lundy - MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Weathervane Playhouse 11%

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Community)
Evan Shaw - DOG SEES GOD - Off The Lake Productions 15%
Todd Adam Decker - PETER PAN - Grandview Carriage Place Players 15%
Bill Yarbrough - IT'S A WONDERFUL, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 14%

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Educational)
Caleb Jingo - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South High School 33%
Cole Frasher - NOISES OFF - Gahanna Lincoln High School 21%
Ian Wesley - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South 12%

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Professional)
Jack Baylis - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 34%
Layne Roate - BLOOD BROTHERS - Weathervane Playhouse 17%
Justin King - TRUE WEST - Warehouse Theatre 13%

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Community)
Cherish Myers - TARZAN - WPRCT 13%
Grace Morgan - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 9%
jamie Chmielewski - THE MUSIC MAN - Grandview Carriage Place Players 8%

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Educational)
Georgia Curtis - LEGALLY BLONDE JR. - New Albany Middle School 10%
Cherish Myers - PAJAMA GAME - Westerville South 10%
Emily Stowers - MARY POPPINS - Westerville North 8%

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Kristen Basore - ANNIE - Columbus Children's Theatre 16%
Amber Knicole - DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 16%
Amanda Cawthorne Short - VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM - Short North Stage 10%

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Community)
Julie Russell - IT'S A WONDERFUL, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 12%
Noelle Klein - STEAMPUNK WONDERLAND - Grandview Carriage Place Players 10%
Brooke Arnold - MOON OVER BUFFALO - Ohio University Lancaster 10%

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Educational)
Cherish Myers - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South 24%
Sabrina Brush - NOISES OFF - Gahanna Lincoln High School 16%
Abby Messina - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South High School 15%

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Professional)
Courtney Silber - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 36%
Eli Brickey - AGNES OF GOD - Warehouse Theatre 14%
Kelsey Venter - NEXT TO NORMAL - Tantrum Theater 13%

Best Lighting Design (Community)
Derryck Menard - TARZAN - WPRCT 22%
Scott Monnin - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 13%
Stephen A. Mathias - DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID - Lancaster High School 12%

Best Lighting Design (Professional)
Dylan Bollinger - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 37%
BEATY AND THE BEAST - Pleasure guild 25%
Dylan Bollinger - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 24%

Best Music Director (Community)
Amy Rucker - TARZAN - Westerville 20%
Harrison Walsh & Mitch Kahn - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 10%
Stephen A. Mathias - DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID - Lancaster High Schooli 8%

Best Music Director (Professional)
Zac DelMonte - HAIR - Short North Stage 25%
Marcus Davis - DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 23%
Kevin Wines - A CHORUS LINE - Weathervane Playhouse 18%

Best Musical (Community)
TARZAN - Westerville parks and rec 18%
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 10%
THE MUSIC MAN - Grandview Carriage Place Players 7%

Best Musical (Professional)
42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 20%
BOOK OF MORMON - Ohio Theatre 16%
DREAMGIRLS - Short North Stage 14%

Best Play (Community)
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 18%
DOG SEES GOD - Off The Lake Productions 17%
MOON OVER BUFFALO - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 13%

Best Play (Professional)
I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 35%
THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Columbus Children's Theater 24%
THE KING AND I - Ohio Theatre 16%

Best Scenic Design (Community)
Derrick McPeak - TARZAN - WPRCT 29%
Sarah Shaw - DOG SEES GOD - Off The Lake Productions 13%
A Victor Jones - HELLO, DOLLY! - OHIO University Lancaster Community Theatre 7%

Best Scenic Design (Professional)
Matthew Hamel - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 35%
Matthew Hamel - PIPPIN - Weathervane Playhouse 29%
Benjamin Turner - EQUUS - Red Herring Productions 17%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Community)
Cody Schmid - TARZAN - WPRCT 10%
Leo Andrade - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 7%
Campbell Smith - THE MUSIC MAN - Grandview-Carriage Place Players 5%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Educational)
Caleb Jingo - HEATHERS HIGH SCHOOL EDITION - Westerville South High School 13%
Siri Nilsen - IN THE HEIGHTS - Gahanna Lincoln High School 12%
Bayden Jung - HEATHER'S, THE MUSICAL - Westerville South 10%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Samuel Gerber 'I Can Do That' - A CHORUS LINE - Weathervane Playhouse 19%
Tyrell Reggins - HAIR - Short North Stage 13%
Doug Joseph - ANNIE - CCT 10%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Community)
Austin Ream - MOON OVER BUFFALO - Ohio University Lancaster 10%
Sam Clements - PSYCH - Little Theatre Off Broadway 9%
Thor Collard - DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - MTVarts 8%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Educational)
Caleb Jingo - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South 42%
Cole Frasher - NOISES OFF - Gahanna Lincoln High School 17%
Michael Springer - MURDERED TO DEATH - Lancaster High School 12%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Professional)
Brian Lundy - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 37%
Douglas Gustafson - THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Columbus Children's Theater 22%
Ralph Scott - THE REALISTIC JONESES - CATCO 13%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Communityl)
Lauren Rabe - THE LITTLE MERMAID - Pickerington Community Theatre 10%
Casey Murray - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Off The Lake Productions 9%
Bella Galser - A CHORUS LINE - OMTI 8%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Kelsey McCollaum - 42ND STREET - Weathervane Playhouse 22%
Zoie Lanning - ASPECTS OF LOVE - Catco 18%
Kait Marie Descutner - MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG - Weathervane Playhouse 14%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Supporting)
Emma Murphy - HEATHER'S THE MUSICAL - Westerville South 17%
Deryn Kraner - HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL - Weathervane Playhouse - WYART 15%
Macyn Swincicki - LEGALLY BLONDE JR. - New Albany Middle School 14%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Communityl)
LauraLee Jingo - IT'S A WONDERFUL, RADIO PLAY - WPRCT 22%
Elise Vargo - EXIT THE KING - Curtain Players 11%
Sara Wildermuth - STEAMPUNK WONDERLAND - Grandview Carriage Place Players 6%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Education)
Caroline Warrick - TWELFTH NIGHT - Westerville South 27%
Sara Tuohy - NOISES OFF - Gahanna Lincoln High School 23%
Mackenzie Joseph - JULIUS CAESAR - New Albany High School 8%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Professional)
Linda Kinnison Roth - I HATE HAMLET - Weathervane Playhouse 52%
Catherine Cryan Erney - HOW I GOT PLUTO - Original Productions Theatre 19%
Shenise Brown - THE REALISTIC JONESES - CATCO 18%

Theatre of the Year (Community)
Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 19%
Off The Lake Productions 11%
Gahanna Lincoln High School 8%

Theatre of the Year (Professional)
Weathervane Playhouse 28%
Short North Stage 20%
Ohio Theatre 16%

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