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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; WICKED Leads Best Touring Musical Race!

Voting is open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2017. 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.

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 Columbus:

Actor in a Musical _ (Community)
Matthew DeCarlo-Boyd - Shrek the Musical - Wagnalls Community Theatre 7%
Jay Reid - Hairspray - Hilliard Arts Council 6%
Emma Lou Andrews - Spring Awakening - Columbus Children's Theatre 5%

Actor in a Musical _ (Professional)
Nick Lingnofski - Spamalot - Short North Stage 14%
Chris Rusen - Christmas In Columbus - Short North Stage 11%
Ryan Metzger - Avenue Q - Weathervane Playhouse 11%

Actor in a Play _ (Community)
Trenton Weaver - Pride and Prejudice - Actors' Theatre of Columbus 12%
Brent Small - The Nerd - Pickerington Community Theatre 7%
Sue Laney - The Cemetery Club - Star Players Theatre 6%

Actor in a Play _ (High School/College/Education)
Mitchell Kallner - The Addams Family - New Albany High School 9%
Josiah Holloway - Grease - Westerville South Theatre 8%
Emma Lou Andrews - 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Fort Hayes 8%

Actor in a Play _ (Professional)
Ryan Metzger - Peter and the Starcatcher - Weathervane Playhouse 18%
Danny Turek - Hand to God - Short North Stage 10%
James Harper - The Crucible - SRO 9%

Best Choreography (Local)
Jenny Small - Annie - Pickerington Community Theater 11%
Cindy Straub - Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 10%
Dionysia Williams - James and the Giant Peach - Columbus Children's Theatre 8%

Best Costume Design (Local)
Brooke Hamlin - Grease - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 13%
Jude Berger/ Sharon Kegg - Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 12%
Kelly Noffsinger - Shrek the Musical - Wagnalls Community Theatre 10%

Best Direction of a Musical (Local)
Allen Decarlo - Pippin - Pickerington North High School 14%
Matt Wolfe/ Luke Bovenizer - Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 9%
A. Victor Jones - Grease - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 7%

Best Direction of a Play (Local)
Allen Decarlo - Cheaper By The Dozen - Pickerington North High School 22%
Matt Wolfe - A Christmas Carol - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 12%
A. Victor Jones - Dead Man's Cell Phone - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 7%

Best High School Production of a Play or Musical
Pippin - Pickerington North High School 13%
In The Heights - Pickerington Central High School 12%
The Addams Family - Lancaster High School 10%

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Local)
Hunter Minor - Pippin - Pickerington North High School 13%
Oliver Runyon - Spring Awakening - Columbus Children's Theatre 7%
Jay Reid - Hairspray - Hilliard Arts Council 7%

Best Leading Actor in a Play (Local)
Dan Griscom - The Mousetrap - Pickerington Community Theater 9%
Luke Bovenizer - A Christmas Carol - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 9%
Todd Decker - A Steampunk Christmas Carol - Grandview Carriage Place Players 7%

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Local)
Kassi Popcevski - Pippin - Pickerington North High School 9%
Melissa Lawson - Guys and Dolls - Roundtown Players 5%
Emma Murphy - The Lion King Jr. - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 4%

Best Leading Actress in a Play (Local)
Sue Laney - Cemetery club - Star Performance Acadamy 9%
Bella Eberhardt - Treasure Island - Lancaster Civic Art Club 9%
LauraLee Jingo - A Christmas Carol - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 7%

Best Lighting Design (Local)
Bowen Moss - Rock Of Ages - DSHS Theatre 15%
T.J. Gerckens - Damn Yankees - Otterbein University 14%
Derryck Menard - Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 13%

Best Musical (Local)
Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 8%
Annie - Pickerington community theatre 7%
The Addams Family - Lancaster High School 7%

Best Musical Director
A. Victor Jones - Grease - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 10%
Sue Laney - Annie - Pickertington Community Theatre 10%
Jonathan Collura - Spring Awakening - Columbus Children's Theatre 8%

Best Original Play (Local)
Hand To God - Short North Stage 39%
A Steampunk Christmas Carol - Granview Carriage Place Players 22%
Wendy Darling - Curtain Players 16%

Best Play (Community)
A Christmas Carol: Radio Play - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 16%
The Nerd - Pickerington Community Theatre 15%
Rumors - Otterbein University 11%

Best Play (High School/College/Education)
In the Heights - Pickerington Central High School 15%
Pippin - Pickerington North High School 15%
Grease - Westerville South 11%

Best Play (Professional)
Hand to God - Short North Stage 27%
Peter and the Starcatcher - Weathervane Playhouse 23%
The Crucible - SRO 21%

Best Scenic Design (Local)
Derrick McPeak - Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 14%
A. Victor Jones - Grease - Ohio University Lancaster Theatre 13%
Andrew Weibel - Annie - Pickerington Community Theater 12%

Best Sound Design (Local)
Eric Womack - In the Heights - Pickerington Central High School 22%
Chris Zinkon - Pippin - Pickerington North High School 19%
Emily Hayman - Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 13%

Best Touring Musical
Wicked - Ohio Theater 90%
The Bodyguard - Ohio Theatre 10%

Best Young Actor Under Age 18
Peter DiMaggio - Legally Blonde The Musical - OMTI 11%
Eli Wilson - How i Became a Pirate - MTVarts 10%
Carson Kittaka - James and the Giant Peach - Columbus Children's Theatre 10%

Best Young Actress Under Age 18
Amirah Lomax - Dreamgirls - Short North Stage 18%
Bella Eberhardt - Legally Blonde The Musical - Victoria Players Children's Theater 8%
Mary Kate Gebhart - Annie - Pickerington Community Theater 6%

Theater of the Year
Columbus Children's Theatre 12%
Pickerington North High School 10%
Pickerington Central High School 10%

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