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Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards; First Stats Announced!

This year's regional awards include in-person and streaming categories.

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Check out the current standings below!

Voting is now open through December 31st! Winners will be announced in January.

Streaming productions are eligible this year in the categories designated as such. This year BroadwayWorld is also allowing audiences to vote on which theatres they are most excited to return to, and which productions they are most excited to see.

Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

The BroadwayWorld Regional Awards are the largest theatre audience awards, with over 100 cities worldwide participating.

 

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Who Will Win? Vote Before December 31st!

Here are the current standings for Des Moines:

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Megan Helmers - CABARET - Des Moines Community Playhouse 33%

Meghan McEleney - MAMMA MIA! - Oster Regent Theatre 25%
Megan Helmers - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - Tallgrass Theatre Company 18%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Traci Reetz and Pam Humphreys - YOUNG SHERLOCK - Story Theater Company 24%
Liane Nichols - MAMMA MIA! - Oster Regent Theatre 20%
Angela Lampe - CABARET - Des Moines Community Playhouse 19%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Megan Helmers - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - Tallgrass Theatre Company 33%
David A. VanCleave - CABARET - Des Moines Community Playhouse 24%
Bob Filippone - BRING IT ON - Oster Regent Theatre 20%

Best Direction Of A Play
Stephanie Schneider - SHE KILLS MONSTERS VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 55%
Katy Merriman - MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Des Moines Playhouse 45%

Best Direction Of A Stream
Stephanie Schneider - SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists Theatre 63%
Jennifer Nostrala - BRIGHT HALF LIFE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 13%
James Serpento - THE AGITATORS - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 12%

Best Editing Of A Stream
Tony Tandeski - SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists Theatre 48%
Megan Helmers - DUETS - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 43%
G. Thomas Furgerson - THE AGITATORS - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 9%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Alex Snodgrass - CABARET - Des Moines Community Playhouse 51%
Mike Ingraham - MAMMA MIA! - Oster Regent Theatre 34%
Jay Jagim - BRIGHT HALF LIFE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 9%

Best Musical
CABARET - Des Moines Community Playhouse 48%
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY: CONCERT VERSION - Tallgrass Theatre Company 42%
TITLE OF SHOW - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 6%

Best Performer In A Musical
Renee Davenport - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - Tallgrass Theatre Company 24%
Kristin Teig Torres - MAMMA MIA! - Oster Regent Theatre 23%
Deidra Mohr - CABARET - Des Moines Community Playhouse 12%

Best Performer In A Play
Maggie Schmitt - MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Des Moines Playhouse 51%
Liane Nichols - DRIVING MISS DAISY - Oster Regent Theatre 34%
Dan Chase - MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Des Moines Playhouse 15%

Best Performer In A Streaming Musical
Angela Billman - LOVE & OTHER DESTINATIONS - Mirrorbox Theatre 58%
Anthony Hendricks - LOVE & OTHER DESTINATIONS - Mirrorbox Theatre 42%

Best Performer In A Streaming Play
Levi Cooper - SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists Theatre 26%
Mar Feitelson - SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists Theatre 21%
Tatum Gloden - SHE KILLS MONSTERS VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 10%

Best Play
SHE KILLS MONSTERS VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 41%
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Des Moines Playhouse 28%
DRIVING MISS DAISY - Oster Regent Theatre 22%

Best Production Of The Year (In Person)
CABARET - Des Moines Community Playhouse 49%
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - Tallgrass Theatre Company 43%
TITLE OF SHOW - Carousel Theatre of Indianola 8%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Jay Jagim - CABARET - Des Moines Playhouse 39%
Timothy Walker - MAMMA MIA! - Oster Regent Theatre 32%
Nicholas Amundson - SHE KILLS MONSTERS VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 26%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Meredith Toebben - SHE KILLS MONSTERS VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 33%
Light This Productions - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - Tallgrass Theatre Company 29%
Thomas P. White - BRING IT ON - Oster Regent Theatre 25%

Best Streaming Play
SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists Theatre 75%
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 16%
BRIGHT HALF LIFE - Iowa Stage Theatre Company 9%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Marisa Spahn - GODSPELL - Des Moines Playhouse 22%
Bailey Dorr - THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - Tallgrass Theatre Company 15%
Gary Kroeger - MAMMA MIA! - Oster Regent Theatre 15%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
J'Kalein Madison - DRIVING MISS DAISY - Oster Regent Theatre 49%
Adam Beilgard - MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - Des Moines Playhouse 35%
Michael Fritz - TWELVE ANGRY JURORS - ACTORS 15%

Best Supporting Performer In A Streaming Play
Tatum Gloden - SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists Theatre 30%
Lars Oredson - SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists Theatre 24%
Evie Smith - SHE KILLS MONSTERS: VIRTUAL REALMS - Des Moines Young Artists Theatre 18%

Most Anticipated Upcoming Production Of A Musical
MAMMA MIA! - Oster Regent Theatre 36%
SINGIN IN THE RAIN - Des Moines Community Playhouse 35%
DISNEY'S DESCENDANTS - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 29%

Most Anticipated Upcoming Production Of A Play
ANONYMOUS - Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre 56%
DRIVING MISS DAISY - Oster Regent Theatre 44%



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