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Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Awards; Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Voting ends December 31, 2022.

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

The 2022 Regional Awards honor regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. 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, 2022.

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2022 BroadwayWorld Fort Wayne Standings - 12/5/22

Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance
Ta’Korei Moore - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY - First Presbyterian Theater 24%
Cassie Rentfrow - THE BOOK OF EVIL - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 19%
Grant Blauvet - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY - First Presbyterian Theater 16%
Michael Bartkiewicz - THE BOOK OF EVIL - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 8%
Darby LeClear - THE BOOK OF EVIL - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 5%
Tony Didier - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY - First Presbyterian Theater 5%
Renee Gonzales - AT THE MOVIES: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Embassy Theatre 4%
Caleb Curtis - THE BOOK OF EVIL - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 4%
Lydia Suzan - AT THE MOVIES: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Embassy Theatre 3%
Cast - SAM COOK CABARET - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 3%
Kat Hickey - SONDHEIM: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE - Three Rivers Music Theatre 3%
David Eisenhauer - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY - First Presbyterian Theater 2%
James Velez - AT THE MOVIES: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Embassy Theatre 2%
Kayley Alissa - AT THE MOVIES: SONGS OF THE SILVER SCREEN - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Embassy Theatre 2%

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Leslie Beauchamp - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 26%
Britney Lombardi - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 24%
Mandie Kolkman / Ashley Benninghoff - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 11%
Heather Closson - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 10%
Britney Lombardi - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 9%
Capri Parrish Williams - THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 7%
Doug King - SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 5%
Desiree Jackson - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 4%
Leslie Beauchamp - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 3%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Kelly Gomes - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 42%
Angela Sahli - SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 13%
Kelly Gomes - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 12%
Alyssa Wellington & Jill Bixler - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 11%
Jan Klee - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 7%
Jan Klee - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - First Presbyterian Theater 7%
Jan Klee - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 5%
Michelle Cook - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 2%

Best Dance Production
COLLECTIVE EXPRESSIONS - Fort Wayne Dance Collective 70%
VODOU UNVEILED - Fort Wayne Dance Collective 30%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Andrew Sherman - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 35%
Christopher J Murphy - ELF JR. - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 13%
Andrew Sherman - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 11%
Todd Frymier - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 8%
Mandie Kolkman & Andy Planck - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 7%
Craig Humphrey - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM - PFW 7%
Gavin Thomas Drew - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Summit City Music Theatre 6%
Reuben Albaugh - ADDAMS FAMILY - Summit City Music Theatre 4%
Doug King - SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 3%
Leslie Beauchamp - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 3%
Ben Wedler - LUCKY STIFF - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%
Phillip Colglazier - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 1%

Best Direction Of A Play
Alex Leavell - SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 26%
Christopher J. Murphy - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - First Presbyterian Theater 19%
Christopher J. Murphy - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 11%
Reuben Albaugh - STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Civic Theatre 11%
Christopher J Murphy - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 8%
Jeff Casazza - DRACULA - Purdue Fort Wayne 6%
John O’Connell - NOISES OFF - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 6%
Gloria Minnich - SILENT SKY - Arena Dinner Theatre 5%
Sue Kahn - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 4%
Todd Espeland - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 4%

Best Ensemble Performance
HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Thestre 38%
AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 15%
THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 10%
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - First Presbyterian Theater 9%
BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 6%
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 5%
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Summit City Music Theatre 4%
THE DINNER DETECTIVE MURDER MYSTERY SHOW - Courtyard Marriott downtown Fort Wayne 3%
SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 3%
STEEL MAGNOLIAD - Civic Theayre 3%
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 2%
YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Jacob Zeigler - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 32%
Jacob Zeigler - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 21%
Rae Surface - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 16%
Corey Lee - SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 15%
Luke Holliger - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 9%
Corey Lee - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS - Fort Wayne Civic 4%
Jacob Zeigler - SLAUGHTER HOUSE 5 - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 3%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Gary Amstutz - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN: A CELEBRATION OF HUMANITY - First Presbyterian Theater 26%
Brandon Porter - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 17%
Mindy Cox - ADDAMS FAMILY - Summit City Music Theatre 15%
Ben Wedler - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 14%
Holly Knott - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM - Purdue Fort Wayne 14%
Ben Wedler - SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 11%
Ben Wedler - LUCKY STIFF - Arena Dinner Theatre 3%

Best Musical
HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 39%
AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 16%
ELF JR. - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 13%
BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 8%
SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 6%
ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL - Summit City Music Theatre 5%
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Summit City Music Theatre 4%
SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM - PFW 4%
SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 3%
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 2%
LUCKY STIFF - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%

Best Performer In A Musical
Rachel Lopez - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 14%
Owen Saalfrank - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 12%
Josiah Beights - ELF JR. - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 12%
Adam Cesarz - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 8%
Cassie Rentfrow - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 7%
Lincoln Everetts - THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 7%
Darby LeClear - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 5%
Chris Rasor - LUCKY STIFF - Arena Dinner Theatre 4%
AJ Lorenzini - SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 4%
Leslie Beauchamp - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM - Purdue Fort Wayne 3%
Sarrazine Prough - ADDAMS FAMILY - Summit City Music Theatre 2%
Renee Gonzales - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 2%
Lydia Suzan - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 2%
Eric Smead - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%
Jordan Gameon - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%
Emersen Conner - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Summit City Music Theatre 2%
Jimmy Mitchell - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 2%
Gavin Thomas Drew - ADDAMS FAMILY - Summit City Music Theatre 2%
Cassandra Smith - ELF JR. - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 2%
Caleb Cox - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Summit City Music Theatre 2%
Michael Bartkiewicz - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Summit City Music Theatre 1%
Dave Ealy - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 1%
Ella Nagel - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Summit City Music Theatre 1%
Kelly Bartlett - ADDAMS FAMILY - SUMMIT CITY MUSIC THEATRE 0%

Best Performer In A Play
Cassandra Smith - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - First Presbyterian Theater 19%
Brad Beauchamp - SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 16%
Todd Frymier - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 12%
Brian Schilb - SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 8%
Brooke O'Mara - NOISES OFF - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 7%
Jen Poiry Prough - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 7%
Maggie Kole Hunter - NOISES OFF - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 7%
Maggie Kole Hunter - STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Civic Theatre 6%
Nancy Kartholl - STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Civic Theatre 5%
Carolyn Stouder - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 4%
Tracy Collins - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 3%
Brad Davis - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 3%
Rachel Dirig - SILENT SKY - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%

Best Play
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - First Presbyterian Theater 28%
NOISES OFF - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 21%
SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 20%
CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 17%
THE DINNER DETECTIVE MURDER MYSTERY SHOW - Courtyard Marriott Downtown Fort Wayne 6%
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 6%
SILENT SKY - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Jacob Zeigler - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 33%
Jacob Zeigler - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 21%
Rae Surface - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - First Presbyterian Theater 17%
Jordan Plohr - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 11%
Christopher J Murphy - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 8%
Adam Fletcher - SEUSSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 7%
Ben Roney - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 2%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Jacob Zeigler - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 58%
Jacob Zeigler - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 28%
Tera Woolley - SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - Three Rivers Music Theatre & Fort Wayne Dance Collective 14%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Takorei Moore - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 27%
Addi Antribus - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 12%
Jayden Cano - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 10%
Aaron Hawley - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 8%
Caleb Cox - HAIRSPRAY - Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 8%
Caleb Curtis - AMERICAN IDIOT - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 5%
Jen Poiry Prough - ADDAMS FAMILY - SUMMIT CITY MUSIC THEATRE 4%
Emerson Connor - ADDAMS FAMILY - Summit City Music Theatre 4%
Brad Beauchamp - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 3%
Daniel Meredith - THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 3%
Dustin Hornbeak - SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 3%
Heather Closson - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 3%
Jimmy Mitchell - BRIGHT STAR - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%
AJ Lorenzini - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 2%
Bekah Guntle - LUCKY STIFF - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%
Jessica Butler - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS - Fort Wayne Civic 2%
Prentis Moore - ADDAMS FAMILY - Summit City Music Theatre 1%
Stephanie Longbrake - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 1%
Mindy Cox - THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE - Summit City Music Theatre 1%
Dave Ealy - ADDAMS FAMILY - Summit City Music Theatre 0%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Jordyn Leininger - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 21%
Skyler Neuhaus - SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 17%
Chrissy Weadick - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 13%
Joel Grillo - NOISES OFF - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 11%
Dustin Hornbeak - SLAUGHTER HOUSE FIVE - Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 11%
Olivia Rang - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 9%
Emersen Conner - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 7%
Travis Gerardot - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 5%
Gary Lanier - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 4%
Nol Beckley - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU - Arena Dinner Theatre 2%
Jim Nelson - CLUE - Arena Dinner Theatre 1%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 58%
LITTLE MERMAID - Oak Farm Montessori 18%
MAKING 'LITTLE WOMEN' - Fort Wayne Youtheatre 13%
LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE - Oak Farm Montessori 12%

Favorite Local Theatre
Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation 28%
Fort Wayne Youtheatre 15%
Fort Wayne Civic Theatre 13%
First Presbyterian Theater 13%
Fort Wayne Summer Music Theatre 12%
Arena Dinner Theatre 9%
Three Rivers Music Theatre 6%
Summit City Music Theatre 4%



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