12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Denver Awards; Thin Air Theatre Company Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Check out the latest standings as of December 19th. Voting continues now through December 31st, 2022.

By: Dec. 19, 2022
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2022 BroadwayWorld Denver Standings - 12/19/22

Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance
Zachary Chiero - BUYER & CELLAR - Merely Players 25%
Emily Van Fleet - MESS IS MORE - Creede Repertory Theater 20%
Jennifer Burnett - STEPPING OUT - Vintage Theatre 14%
Visionbox Ensemble - SONDHEIM AT THE SOILED DOVE - Visionbox Studio 12%
Nancy Begley / Jeff Parker - AN UNEXPECTED SONG - Vintage Theatre 11%
Lars Preece - BACK TO BROADWAY - Vintage Theatre 7%
Carolyn Lohr - CHANGING LANES - Vintage Theatre 5%
Rodney Brazil - MEANINGLESS - Denver Fringe Festival 4%
Matt Storrs - PORTLY LUTHERAN KNOW IT ALL - Denver Fringe Festival 1%
Blaise Wopperer - CLOG KID - Denver Fringe Festival 1%

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Riley O'Rourke - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 40%
Dallas Padoven - MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Merely Players 25%
Jennifer Lupp and Jeff Duke - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 10%
Stephanie Hansen - BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 8%
Ashley Chasteen - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 7%
Zachary Chiero - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 5%
Judith Allen - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - 2022 3%
Noah Racey - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Jess Clapper - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 31%
Meghan Anderson Doyle - THE CHINESE LADY - Denver Center Theatre Company 10%
Jesus Perez - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 10%
JoAnn Nevils - MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Merely Players 7%
Nicole M Harrison - DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 7%
Jesus Perez - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 6%
JoAnn Nevils - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 5%
Jeff Duke & Stephanie Hansen - BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 4%
Rachel Herring Finely - DRY LAND - Benchmark Theatre 4%
Angela Calin - IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 3%
Meghan Anderson Doyle - THE OTHER JOSH COHEN - Denver Center Cabaret 3%
Elise Kulovany - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Rebecca Spafford - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Rebecca Spafford - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Chantelle Frazier - OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 1%
Jack Krause - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 0%
Bryn Frisina - CRY IT OUT - OpenStage Theatre & Company 0%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Chris Armbrister - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 25%
Mona Wood-Patterson - MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Merely Players 12%
Betty Hart - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - Town Hall Theater 9%
Carrie Klofach - A NEW BRAIN - University of northern Colorado 9%
Dustin Hebert - SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - Thingamajig Theatre, Pagosa Springs 7%
Kelly Van Oosbree - 1776 - Performance Now Theatre Company 7%
Michael Querio - DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 7%
Jeff Duke - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 6%
Bernie Cardell - GYPSY - Vintage Theatre 6%
Joel Ferrel - THE OTHER JOSH COHEN - Denver Center Cabaret 6%
Mary Nye Bennett - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 3%
Jeffery Duke - BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory 2%

Best Direction Of A Play
Betty Hart - BLACADEMICS - Vintage 18%
Mona Wood-Patterson - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 16%
Seema Sueko - THE CHINESE LADY - Denver Center Theatre Company 12%
Dwayne Carrington - THE PIANO TEACHER - Vintage 9%
Melissa Rain Anderson - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Denver Center Theatre Company 9%
Bruce Freestone - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 6%
Wendy Ludgewait - COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED - Durango Arts Repertory Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 6%
Gregg Daniel - IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 6%
Andy Anderson - CROSS WORDS - Vintage Theatre 4%
Mandy Gardner - TRUE WEST - Durango Arts Repertory Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 3%
Judith Allen - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Jack Krause - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Neil Truglio - OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 2%
Noah Racey - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Bryn Frisina - CRY IT OUT - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%
Shane Grant - EPIC PROPORTIONS - Coal Creek Theater of Louisville 1%

Best Ensemble Performance
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 30%
A NEW BRAIN - The university of northern Colorado 8%
AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 8%
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 6%
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Vintage Theatre 5%
JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 5%
INTO THE WOODS - Arvada Center 5%
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - Littleton Town Hall 4%
BLACKADEMICS - Vintage 4%
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - DCPA 3%
BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 3%
DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 3%
CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 3%
GYPSY - Vintage Theatre 3%
IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 2%
TRUE WEST - Durango Arts Repertory Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 2%
COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED - Durango Arts Repertory Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 2%
CROSS WORDS - Vintage Theatre 1%
THE PIANO TEACHER - Vintage 1%
SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Longmont Theatre Company 1%
THE BLUEST EYES - Theatreworks 1%
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 0%
OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 0%
CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 0%
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 0%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Charles Ford - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 15%
Lonnie Alcalrez - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - DCPA 10%
Emily Maddox - BLACKADEMICS - Vintage 10%
Ethan Newman - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 9%
Charles MacLeod - THE CHINESE LADY - Denver Center Theatre Company 9%
Ethan Newman - DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 7%
Charles MacCloud - IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 5%
Ethan Newman - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 5%
Ethan Newman - BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 5%
Charles MacLeod - THE OTHER JOSH COHEN - Denver Center Cabaret 5%
Brian Miller - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 4%
Emily Maddox - THE PIANO TEACHER - Vintage 4%
Grant Putney - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Phillip Baugh - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Brett Maughan - OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 3%
Grant Putney - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
David Grinnell - CRY IT OUT - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Mark Ceppetelli - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 38%
Trent Hines - INTO THE WOODS - Arvada Center 31%
Michael Querio - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 15%
Michael Jordan - DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory 6%
Michael Querio - BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 5%
Judith Allen - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Aaron Gandy - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%

Best Musical
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 26%
FOOTLOOSE - Give5Productions 10%
INTO THE WOODS - Arvada Center 10%
JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 7%
MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Merely Players 7%
BRIGHT STAR - Thingamajig Theatre, Pagosa Springs 6%
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Vintage Theatre 5%
PATSY CLINE - Creede Repertory Theater 4%
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND - Towne Hall 4%
GYPSY - Vintage Theatre 3%
DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 3%
FIRST DATE - Equinox Theatre Company 3%
1776 - Performance Now Theater CompanyCompany 3%
HAIR - Miner's Alley 3%
CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 2%
BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 2%
SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Longmont Theatre Company 1%
LIZZIE - Forgelight Theatre 1%

Best New Play Or Musical
IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 75%
OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 25%

Best Performer In A Musical
Matt Paris - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 20%
Emery Hines - FOOTLOOSE - Give5Productions 8%
Daniel Barrett - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 7%
Emily Van Fleet - PATSY CLINE - Creede Repertory Theater 7%
Elena Doyno - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 6%
Miracle Myles - FOOTLOOSE - Give5Productions 6%
Geoff Johnson - MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Merely Players 5%
Abby McInerney - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Town hall arts center 5%
Madeline Canfield - DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 5%
Mitchell Lewis - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 4%
Mary Louise Lee - GYPSY - Vintage Theatre 4%
Nancy Evans Begley - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Vintage Theatre 3%
Bussy Gower - FIRST DATE - Equinox Theatre Company 3%
Allie Tamburello - BRIGHT STAR - Thingamajig Theatre, Pagosa Springs 3%
Jason Lythgoe - JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - Theatreworks Durango (Fort Lewis College) 2%
Ethan Hardy Benson - BRIGHT STAR - Thingamajig Theatre, Pagosa Springs 2%
Jake Bell - FIRST DATE - Equinox Theatre Company 2%
Maya Rowe - BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 2%
Josh Kellman - DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 2%
Cassandra Brooks - BRIGHT STAR - Thingamajig Theatre, Pagosa Springs 1%
Jeremy Rill - FOOTLOOSE - Give5Productions 1%
Noah Barnes - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 1%
Tyler Price - BRIGHT STAR - Thingamajig Theatre, Pagosa Springs 1%
Tyler Simone - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory 1%
Tymisha Harris - JOSEPHINE - Denver Fringe Festival 1%

Best Performer In A Play
Brian Vaughn - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - DCPA 12%
Chelsea Frye - BLACADEMICS - Vintage 12%
Jennifer MaCabe Rincon - THE PIANO TEACHER - Vintage 10%
Chavez Ravine - IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 8%
Jason Lythgoe - COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED - Durango Arts Repertory Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 8%
Erika Vetter - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 6%
Adam Fontana - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 6%
Kathleen Davis - HUMAN BEINGS AND OTHER ACTS OF COMEDY - Evergreen Players 5%
Tiana Song - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 4%
Bobby Bennett - THE PIANO TEACHER - Vintage 4%
Molly Turner - CROSS WORDS - Vintage Theatre 4%
Jeannie Wheeldon - THE CHILDREN - Merely Players 3%
Luke Rahmsdorff-Terry - CROSS WORDS - Vintage Theatre 3%
David Austin-Groen - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Kamil Qahar - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Brian Hill - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Elinor Dashwood - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%
Brikaih Flore - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%
Steven P. Sickles - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%
Ambrose Ferber - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%
Brianna Sprecher-Kinneer - CRY IT OUT - OpenStage Theatre & Company 0

Best Play
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 14%
CHOIR BOY - Denver Theatre Center 13%
AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 12%
A CHRISTMAS CAROL - DCPA 11%
BLACADEMICS - Vintage 10%
THE PIANO TEACHER - Vintage 7%
THE CHINESE LADY - Denver Center Theatre Company 7%
TRUE WEST - Durango Arts Repertory Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 5%
IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 4%
COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED - Durango Arts Repertory Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 4%
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
THE BLUEST EYES - Theatreworks 2%
CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%
1 NIGHT 6 PLAYS - 5280 CoOp 1%
OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 1%
CRY IT OUT - OpenStage Theatre & Company 0%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Charles Ford - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 16%
Cody Tellis Rutledge - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 12%
Efren Degadillo - IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 10%
Cody Tellis Rutledge - DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 10%
Lisa Orzolek - THE OTHER JOSH COHEN - Denver Center Cabaret 10%
Cody Tellis Rutledge - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 8%
Tina Anderson - AN OCTOROON - Benchmark Theatre 7%
Michael Duran - THE PIANO TEACHER - Vintage 7%
Cody Tellis Rutledge - BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 6%
James Brookman - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 5%
Jeff Jesmer - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Dennis Madigan - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Michael Gorgan - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Michael Gorgon - CRY IT OUT - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Victoria Villalobos - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 30%
Sarah Speck - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 15%
Jeff Gardner - IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 12%
CeCe Smith - THE PIANO TEACHER - Vintage 12%
Sarah D Speck - BEEHIVE - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 7%
Sarah D Speck - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 7%
Sarah D Speck - DESPERATE MEASURES - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 6%
Neil Truglio - OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 4%
Phillip Baugh - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Mason Dill - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Grant Putney - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Victoria Villalobos - CRY IT OUT - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Noah Peacock - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 16%
Anders Arneson - A NEW BRAIN - University of Northern Colorado 11%
Alec Connolly - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 10%
Caitie Moss - YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN - Thin Air Theatre Company 8%
Conor Sheehan - MATILDA THE MUSICAL - Merely Players 8%
Jack Cordray Griffin - FIRST DATE - Equinox Theatre Company 6%
Matt La Fontaine - THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - Vintage Theatre 6%
Andrew Greiche - JERSEY BOYS - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 6%
Katie Reid - FOOTLOOSE - Give5Productions 5%
Tyler Symone - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 5%
Carter Edward Smith - FOOTLOOSE - Give5Productions 5%
Nancy Evans Begley - FOOTLOOSE - Give5Productions 4%
Camryn Torres - GYPSY - Vintage Theatre 3%
Luiza Vitucci - CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 3%
Michael O'Shea - GYPSY - Vintage Theatre 2%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Zachary Chiero - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 20%
Sara Kowalski - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 12%
Matthew Hancock - IN THE UPPER ROOM - Denver Center For The Performing Arts 10%
Alexander Watson - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 10%
Jason Lythgoe - TRUE WEST - Durango Arts Repertory Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 8%
Elton Tanega - CROSS WORDS - Vintage Theatre 5%
Lisa Young - THE BLUEST EYES - Theatreworks 5%
Nicole Gardner - CYRANO DE BERGERAC - OpenStage Theatre & Company 4%
Tabitha Tyree - CRY IT OUT - OpenStage Theatre & Company 4%
Dwayne Carrington - DONTRELL WHO KISSED THE SEA - Aurora Fox Theater 3%
Shannon Altner - OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 3%
Paul Laakso - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 3%
Ryan Stack - OUR AMERICAN COUSIN: A NATION DIVIDED - Benchmark Theatre 3%
Sydney Parks Smith - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY - OpenStage Theatre & Company 3%
Jan Cleveland - CROSS WORDS - Vintage Theatre 2%
Stephen Bowers - AS YOU LIKE IT - Merely Players 2%
Judith Allen - MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 2%
Jennifer R. Bray - THE CHRISTIANS - OpenStage Theatre & Company 1%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
HONK, JR. - Durango Youth Theatre (Durango Arts Center) 51%
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 49%

Favorite Local Theatre
Thin Air Theatre Company 32%
Denver Center For The Performing Arts 26%
Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre 18%
Merely Players 12%
Aurora Fox Theater 10%
5280 CoOp 1%



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