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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Columbus Awards; Westerville's ANNIE Leads Best Musical!

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 13%
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 6%
Luke Bovenizer - A Christmas Carol - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic 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 10%

Best Choreography (Local)
Cindy Straub - Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 11%
Jenny Small - Annie - Pickerington Community Theater 11%
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 6%

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
In The Heights - Pickerington Central High School 13%
Pippin - Pickerington North 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 8%
Jay Reid - Hairspray - Hilliard Arts Council 8%

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%
Gregory Archer - Peter and the Starcatcher - Weathervane Playhouse 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)
Bella Eberhardt - Treasure Island - Lancaster Civic Art Club 9%
Sue Laney - Cemetery club - Star Performance Acadamy 9%
LauraLee Jingo - A Christmas Carol - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 7%

Best Lighting Design (Local)
Bowen Moss - Rock Of Ages - DSHS Theatre 16%
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 40%
A Steampunk Christmas Carol - Granview Carriage Place Players 21%
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 14%
Rumors - Otterbein University 11%

Best Play (High School/College/Education)
In the Heights - Pickerington Central High School 16%
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 22%
The Crucible - SRO 21%

Best Scenic Design (Local)
Derrick McPeak - Annie - Westerville Parks and Rec Civic Theatre 13%
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 18%
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%
Carson Kittaka - James and the Giant Peach - Columbus Children's Theatre 10%
Eli Wilson - How i Became a Pirate - MTVarts 9%

Best Young Actress Under Age 18
Amirah Lomax - Dreamgirls - Short North Stage 19%
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 Central High School 11%
Pickerington North High School 10%

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