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Vote For The 2018 BWW Connecticut Awards; EVITA Leads Best Musical!

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Connecticut 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 Connecticut:

Best Actor in a Musical or Revue (Equity)
Peter Dinklage - CYRANO: A NEW MUSICAL - Goodspeed Norma Terris 8%
Nick Palazzo - IN THE HEIGHTS - Playhouse on Park 8%
Terrence Mann - SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET - Connecticut Repertory Theatre 8%

Best Actor in a Musical or Revue (Non-Equity)
Jimmy Johansmeyer - ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 4%
Zach Taylor - SEUSSICAL - Seven Angels Theatre 4%
Stephen Michelsson - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Artful Living 4%

Best Actor in a Play (Equity)
Nick Palazzo - PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Playhouse on Park 19%
Boyd Gaines - THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Hartford Stage 11%
Rex Smith - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Sharon Playhouse 10%

Best Actor in a Play (Non-Equity)
Joseph DeVellis - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - NewArts 7%
Zachary Lane - NOISES OFF - Sacred Heart University 6%
Chris Bailey - THE DIVINERS - Hartt School, University of Hartford 6%

Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Equity)
Sophia Introna - IN THE HEIGHTS - Playhouse on Park 10%
Julia Estrada - EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 8%
Sasha Renee Brown - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Connecticut Repertory Theatre 7%

Best Actress in a Musical or Revue (Non-Equity)
Lexi White - RAGTIME - Connecticut Theatre Company 12%
Jackie Guerrera - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - White Rabbit Theatre Company 10%
Shelley Marsh Poggio - HOW TO BE A GOOD WITCH - Pantochino Productions 3%

Best Actress in a Play (Equity)
Sierra Boggess - THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Hartford Stage 20%
Isabelle Barbier - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Playhouse on Park 13%
Rebekah Berger - THE CRUCIBLE - Connecticut Repertory Theatre 11%

Best Actress in a Play (Non-Equity)
Erica Blasko - IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - Landmark Community Theatre 6%
Angelica Mendoza - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Dionysus Theatre Company 4%
Jordan Norkus - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - Sacred Heart University 4%

Best Choreography (Equity)
Charlie Sutton - EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 16%
Darlene Zoller - IN THE HEIGHTS - Playhouse on Park 12%
Todd L. Underwood - A CHORUS LINE - Ivoryton Playhouse 9%

Best Choreography (Non-Equity)
Christopher Gattelli - NEWSIES - NewArts 9%
Simone Depaolo - IN THE HEIGHTS - Sacred Heart University 8%
Todd Santa Maria - THE WILD PARTY - Brookfield Theatre for the Arts 8%

Best Connecticut Playwright
Bert Bernardi - ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 20%
Joe Landry - FAKE NEWS! - Fairfield Ludlowe High School 12%
Edward Feeley - ARTIFICIAL HEART - Sacred Heart University 11%

Best Costume Design (Equity)
Brenda Phelps - EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 17%
Linda Cho - THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Hartford Stage 10%
Fabian Aguilar - MAN OF LA MANCHA - Westport Country Playhouse 8%

Best Costume Design (Non-Equity)
Jimmy Johansmeyer - ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 9%
Stephanie Stevie Rival - NEWSIES - NewArts 8%
Nicole Jablonski - IN THE HEIGHTS - Sacred Heart University 6%

Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Non-Equity)
Richard Mckenna - NEWSIES - Warner Theatre 8%
Bert Bernardi - ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 7%
Michael Unger - NEWSIES - NewArts 6%

Best Direction of a Musical or Revue (Equity)
Daniel Levine - EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 14%
Sean Harris - IN THE HEIGHTS - Playhouse on Park 11%
Terrence Mann - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Connecticut Repertory Theatre 11%

Best Direction of a Play (Non-Equity)
Kevin Connors - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - Sacred Heart University 10%
Lucia Dressel - TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Landmark Community Theatre 9%
Michael Unger - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - NewArts 7%

Best Direction of a Play (Equity)
Ezra Barnes - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Playhouse on Park 18%
Tracey Brigden - HAND TO GOD - TheaterWorks Hartford 10%
Clayton Phillips - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Sharon Playhouse 10%

Best Ensemble Performance in a Musical (Equity)
IN THE HEIGHTS - Playhouse on Park 12%
EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 11%
A CHORUS LINE - Ivoryton Playhouse 9%

Best Ensemble Performance in a Musical (Non-Equity)
NEWSIES - NewArts 6%
SCHOOL FOR ELVES - Pantochino Productions 6%
THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - White Rabbit Theatre Company 5%

Best Ensemble Performance in a Play (Equity)
STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Playhouse on Park 29%
THE AGE OF INNOCENCE - Hartford Stage 19%
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Hartford Stage 19%

Best Ensemble Performance in a Play (Non-Equity)
NOISES OFF - Sacred Heart University 9%
A RAISIN IN THE SUN - Downtown Cabaret Theatre 7%
NEWSIES - NewArts 7%

Best Lighting Design (Equity)
Jack Mehler - EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 19%
Aaron Hoccheiser - IN THE HEIGHTS - Playhouse on Park 11%
Ken Billington - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Hartford Stage 6%

Best Lighting Design (Non-Equity)
Yael Lubetzky - NEWSIES - NewArts 11%
Jeff Carr - ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 10%
Kevin McVeigh - BE MORE CHILL - Sacred Heart University 10%

Best Musical (Equity)
EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 13%
IN THE HEIGHTS - Playhouse on Park 11%
A CHORUS LINE - Ivoryton Playhouse 8%

Best Musical (Non-Equity)
ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 7%
NEWSIES - NewArts 7%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Artful Living 5%

Best Musical Direction (Equity)
Evan Roider - EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 19%
Melanie Guerin - IN THE HEIGHTS - Playhouse on Park 14%
Michael O'Flaherty - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Goodspeed Musicals 10%

Best Musical Direction (Non-Equity)
Michael Winslow - COMPANY - Castle Craig Players 9%
Justin Rugg - SCHOOL FOR ELVES - Pantochino Productions 9%
Jim Abbott - NEWSIES - NewArts 9%

Best Original/New Work/New Adaptation
ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 16%
CYRANO: A NEW MUSICAL - Goodspeed Norma Terris 12%
ARTIFICIAL HEART - Sacred Heart University 12%

Best Play (Equity)
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Playhouse on Park 12%
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Sharon Playhouse 10%
THE CRUCIBLE - Connecticut Repertory Theatre 9%

Best Play (Non-Equity)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Landmark Community Theatre 9%
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - NewArts 8%
CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - Sacred Heart University 6%

Best Scenic Design (Equity)
Jack Mehler - EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 16%
Wilson Chen - MAN OF LA MANCHA - Westport Country Playhouse 10%
David Lewis - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Playhouse on Park 9%

Best Scenic Design (Non-Equity)
Von Del Mar - ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 11%
James Dardennes - NEWSIES - NewArts 9%
Steven Houk - NEWSIES - Warner Theatre 9%

Best Sound Design (Equity)
Stephen Jensen - EVITA - ACT of Connecticut 24%
Joel Abbott - INTIMATE APPAREL - Playhouse on Park 10%
Mike Skinner - DISASTER! - Connecticut Repertory Theatre 9%

Best Sound Design (Non-Equity)
Sara Brown - ITALIAN WEDDING SOUP - Pantochino Productions 13%
Eileen Smitheimer - NEWSIES - NewArts 11%
Matt Kreckie - BE MORE CHILL - Sacred Heart University 9%

Best Special Theatrical Event
MAMA D'S OUTRAGEOUS ROMPS - Playhouse on Park 18%
THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT - Fairfield Center Stage 18%
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY - Vagabond Theatre Company 14%

Best Touring Production
SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Bushnell Theatre 13%
RENT - Palace Theater 12%
THE LION KING - Bushnell Theatre 11%

Theatre of the Year (Equity)
ACT of Connecticut 14%
Goodspeed Musicals 13%
Connecticut Repertory Theatre 11%

Theatre of the Year (Non-Equity)
Sacred Heart University 9%
Connecticut Theatre Company 7%
Pantochino Productions 7%

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