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December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Des Moines Awards!

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Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! 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, 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 20%
Dave Wagner - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 15%
Jay Jacobson - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 10%

Best Actor (Play)
Noah Hackbart - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre 26%
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 9%

Best Actress (Musical)
Annie Foskett - MARY POPPINS - Newton Community Theater 21%
Mary Bricker - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 21%
Michelle Vaudrin - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 9%

Best Actress (Play)
Deb Hade - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 16%
Olivia Gorden - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre 14%
Grace Smithey - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater. 13%

Best Choregoraphy (Musical)
Megan Helmers - DISNEY'S NEWSIES - Des Moines Playhouse 29%
Emily Coffey - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 12%
Dee Bollinger - KISS ME KATE - Ankeny Community Theater 11%

Best Costume (Musical)
Alex and Stacy Lindsley - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 19%
Angela Lampe - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Des Moines Playhouse 15%
Nicholas Amundson - ROCKY HORROR - Kata Klysmic Productions 14%

Best Costume (Play)
Avery Lauer - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre 28%
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 19%
Alex Lindsley - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 16%
Max Schaeffer - ELF - Des Moines Playhouse 10%

Best Direction (Play)
David VanCleave - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre 21%
Michelle Larche - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 15%
Doug Moon - PASSING NOTES - Ankeny Community Theater 8%

Best Ensemble (Musical)
The Cast of 'Annie' - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 20%
The Cast of 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 17%
The Cast of 'Disney's Newsies' - DISNEY'S NEWSIES - Des Moines Playhouse 16%

Best Ensemble (Play)
The Cast of 'Dog Sees God' - DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 20%
The Cast of 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 17%
The Cast of 'Too Heave For Your Pocket' - TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET - Pyramid Theatre Company 10%

Best Lighting (Musical)
Shawn Jensen - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 33%
Mandy Heath - NEWSIES - Des Moines Playhouse 27%
Charissa Hamel - KISS ME KATE - Ankeny Community Theater 21%

Best Lighting (Play)
Shawn Jensen - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 23%
Dan Stratman - SILENT SKY - Des Moines Playhouse 18%
Cheryl Clark, Michael Hollister, Matt Tuttle - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 13%

Best Music Direction (Musical)
Adam Yankowy - 13 THE MUSICAL - Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre 24%
Brenton Brown - DISNEY'S NEWSIES - Des Moines Playhouse 21%
Andra Peeler - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 20%

Best Musical
ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 19%
THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 15%
13 THE MUSICAL - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 13%

Best Opera
LA BOHEME - Des Moines Metro Opera 44%
CANDIDE - Des Moines Metro Opera 28%
BON APPETIT - Des Moines Metro Opera 17%

Best Orchestra (Musical)
ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 46%
BILLY ELLIOT - Des Moines Playhouse 30%
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Des Moines Playhouse 24%

Best Play
DOG SEES GOD - Des Moines Young Artists’ Theatre 19%
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 16%
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 15%

Best Set (Musical)
Jim Lindsley - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 47%
Barb Wagner - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN - Ankeny Community Theater 29%
Ronnie Wells - ORDINARY DAYS - Tallgrass Theatre Company 24%

Best Set (Play)
Joel Hade - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 17%
Cheryl Clark - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 16%
Jay Jagrim - THE LION IN WINTER - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 14%

Best Sound (Musical)
Scott Gardiner - ANNIE - Urbandale Community Theatre 29%
Brandon Kair - 13 THE MUSICAL - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 20%
Josh Jepson - BILLY ELLIOT - Des Moines Playhouse 16%

Best Sound (Play)
Mark Toebben - SILENT SKY - Des Moines Playhouse 23%
Mark Toebben - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 21%
David Dubczak - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 17%

Best Supporting Actor (Musical)
Dave Wagner - CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - Des Moines Playhouse 43%
Greg DiMarco - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 25%
Josh Zirkle - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN - Ankeny Community Theater 22%

Best Supporting Actor (Play)
Bobby Nalean - SILENT SKY - Des Moines Playhouse 17%
Josh Visnapuu - CLOSER - Open Door Rep 16%
Tyler French - THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK - Ankeny Community Theater 14%

Best Supporting Actress (Musical)
Allyson Marstens - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN - Ankeny Community Theater 40%
Allison Buechler - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 39%
Molly Larche - THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 22%

Best Supporting Actress (Play)
Taylor Millar - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 16%
Jen Green - SILENT SKY - Des Moines Playhouse 14%
Emma Norman - ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 13%

Best Symphonic Performance
WEST SIDE STORY - Des Moines Symphony 43%
PORGY AND BESS - Des Moines Symphony 24%
RENNE ELISE GOLDSBERRY - Des Moines Symphony 17%

Best Touring Production
DEAR EVAN HANSEN - Des Moines Performing Arts 54%
ALADDIN - Des Moines Performing Arts 21%
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 14%

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December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Des Moines Awards!



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