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December 19th Update: ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Des Moines Awards Voting

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We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites!

If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Here are the current standings for Des Moines:

Best Actor (Musical)
Michael Howland - MARY POPPINS - Newton Community Theater 22%
Dave Wagner - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 19%
Jay Jacobson - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 11%

Best Actor (Play)
Noah Hackbart - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 24%
Chris Williams - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 18%
Aaron Smith - HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED - Pyramid Theatre Company 8%

Best Actress (Musical)
Mary Bricker - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 23%
Annie Foskett - MARY POPPINS - Newton Community Theater 20%
Michelle Vaudrin - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 10%

Best Actress (Play)
Deb Hade - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 21%
Olivia Gorden - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 13%
Grace Smithey - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater. 12%

Best Choregoraphy (Musical)
Megan Helmers - DISNEY'S NEWSIES - Des Moines Playhouse 26%
Emily Coffey - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 17%
Erin Horst - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Des Moines Playhouse 10%

Best Costume (Musical)
Alex and Stacy Lindsley - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 22%
Angela Lampe - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Des Moines Playhouse 14%
Nicholas Amundson - ROCKY HORROR - Kata Klysmic Productions 14%

Best Costume (Play)
Avery Lauer - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 27%
Cheryl Clark - FRANKENSTEIN - Ankeny Community Theater 21%
Susanna Douthit - THE LION IN WINTER - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 20%

Best Direction (Musical)
Kelsey Moran - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 21%
Alex Lindsley - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 18%
Megan Helmers - ORDINARY DAYS - Tallgrass Theatre Company 10%

Best Direction (Play)
Michelle Larche - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 20%
David VanCleave - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 19%
Doug Moon - PASSING NOTES - Ankeny Community Theater 8%

Best Ensemble (Musical)
The Cast of 'Annie' - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 22%
The Cast of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 19%
The Cast of 'Disney's Newsies' - DISNEY'S NEWSIES - Des Moines Playhouse 14%

Best Ensemble (Play)
The Cast of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 22%
The Cast of 'Dog Sees God' - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 19%
The Cast of 'Too Heave For Your Pocket' - TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET - Pyramid Theatre Company 9%

Best Lighting (Musical)
Shawn Jensen - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 37%
Mandy Heath - NEWSIES - Des Moines Playhouse 25%
Charissa Hamel - KISS ME KATE - Ankeny Community Theater 20%

Best Lighting (Play)
Shawn Jensen - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 29%
Dan Stratman - SILENT SKY - Des Moines Playhouse 17%
Cheryl Clark, Michael Hollister, Matt Tuttle - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 13%

Best Music Direction (Musical)
Andra Peeler - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 23%
Adam Yankowy - 13 THE MUSICAL - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 23%
Brenton Brown - DISNEY'S NEWSIES - Des Moines Playhouse 20%

Best Musical
ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 21%
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 17%
13 THE MUSICAL - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 12%

Best Opera
LA BOHEME - Des Moines Metro Opera 44%
CANDIDE - Des Moines Metro Opera 28%
BON APPETIT - Des Moines Metro Opera 18%

Best Orchestra (Musical)
ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 48%
BILLY ELLIOT - Des Moines Playhouse 29%
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Des Moines Playhouse 23%

Best Play
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 19%
DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 18%
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 16%

Best Set (Musical)
Jim Lindsley - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 50%
Barb Wagner - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN - Ankeny Community Theater 26%
Ronnie Wells - ORDINARY DAYS - Tallgrass Theatre Company 24%

Best Set (Play)
Joel Hade - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 22%
Cheryl Clark - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 16%
Jay Jagrim - THE LION IN WINTER - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 12%

Best Sound (Musical)
Scott Gardiner - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 32%
Brandon Kair - 13 THE MUSICAL - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 19%
Josh Jepson - BILLY ELLIOT - Des Moines Playhouse 15%

Best Sound (Play)
David Dubczak - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 26%
Mark Toebben - SILENT SKY - Des Moines Playhouse 20%
Mark Toebben - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 19%

Best Supporting Actor (Musical)
Dave Wagner - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Des Moines Playhouse 42%
Greg DiMarco - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 27%
Josh Zirkle - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN - Ankeny Community Theater 21%

Best Supporting Actor (Play)
Bobby Nalean - SILENT SKY - Des Moines Playhouse 16%
Josh Visnapuu - CLOSER - Open Door Rep 15%
Tyler French - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 14%

Best Supporting Actress (Musical)
Allison Buechler - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 38%
Allyson Marstens - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN - Ankeny Community Theater 38%
Molly Larche - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 23%

Best Supporting Actress (Play)
Taylor Millar - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 18%
Emma Norman - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 16%
Jen Green - SILENT SKY - Des Moines Playhouse 13%

Best Symphonic Performance
WEST SIDE STORY - Des Moines Symphony 44%
PORGY AND BESS - Des Moines Symphony 24%
RENNE ELISE GOLDSBERRY - Des Moines Symphony 16%

Best Touring Production
DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Des Moines Performing Arts 53%
ALADDIN - Des Moines Performing Arts 22%
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Des Moines Performing Arts 15%

Best Youth Production
13 THE MUSICAL - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 40%
DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 23%
YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 15%

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December 19th Update: ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Des Moines Awards Voting



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