First Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards; Hawaii Children's Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

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By: Nov. 13, 2023
First Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards; Hawaii Children's Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The first standings have been announced as of Monday, November 13th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

 

The 2023 Regional Awards honor regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. 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, 2023.

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2023 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Standings - 11/14/23

 

Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance
Eric Gilliom - WHITE HAWAIIAN - ProArts Playhouse 33%
Sami L.A. Akuna, A. Apostol, Sai Bhatawadekar, Kara Jhalak Miller, Jessica Orfe, Shane Turbo, Tatiana Kalani Young - ACCUMULATION - Capitol Modern (formerly known as HiSAM) 25%
Sami L.A. Akuna, Cy Higashi, Tina Chan, Kara Jhalak Miller, Lance Sabado, Terry Slaughter, Katelyn Wyatt - BODY (AVANT GARDEN) - Honolulu Museum of Art 19%
Sai Bhatawadekar - MAYA - Honolulu Museum of Art 14%
Lisa Nilsen - ACT WITHOUT WORDS - University of Hawai’i at Manoa 6%
Don Barnhart - STICKS 'N STONES - Aloha Ha Comedy Club 3%
Don Barnhart - HYPNOMANIA - Aloha Ha Comedy Club 0

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Sai Bhatawadekar, Ka?ohinani Yojo Daniels, Betsy Fisher, Jae Hyuk Jung, Samjin Kim, Kara Jhalak Miller, Amy Schiffner, Jonathan Clarke Sypert - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 28%
Christine Yasunaga - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 16%
David Spangenthal - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 16%
Camille Romero & Kathleen Schulz - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 9%
John Rampage - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 9%
Kalani Whitford - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 9%
Kalani Whitford - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - ProArts Playhouse 6%
Scott Skiba - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 6%
LA TONYA WATTS - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0
Nadia Schlosser - THE LION KING JR - Palace Theatre 0

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Barbara Green - SEUSSICAL - Hawai’i Children’s Theatre 43%
Amber Baker - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 14%
Hannah Schauer Galli, Maile Speetjens, Devin Walter - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 11%
Karen Wolfe - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 8%
Cabaret & Cocktails - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 5%
Emily Lane - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 4%
Madison Gholston - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 4%
Christine Lamborn & Emily Steward - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 3%
Marsi Smith - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 3%
Devin Walter - 20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1%
Kathe James - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 1%
Kimmerie Jones - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 1%
Vicki Nelson - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 1%
Devin Walter - KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0
Devin Walter - MEMORIAL DAY - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0
MARISA CASTALDINI - FOBIDDEN BROADWAY - CLAYTON THEATRE COMPANY 0
MARISA CASTALDINI - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Dance Production
BODY (AVANT GARDEN) - Honolulu Museum of Art 56%
ACCUMULATION - Capitol Modern (formerly known as HiSAM) 11%
FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre 11%
FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - UHM Kennedy Theatre 11%
MAYA - Honolulu Museum of Art 7%
SPRING FOOTHOLDS: MERGE - UHM Kennedy Theatre 4%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Carol Culver - SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 37%
Jennifer Takenaka - HEATHERS THE MUSICAL - Hawai’i Children’s Theatre 18%
Michael Ng - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 12%
Stephanie Conchig - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 11%
Ally Shore - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 7%
Scott Skiba - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 4%
Lisa Teichner - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 3%
John Rampage - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
Kalani Whitford - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 2%
Rachel Klein - BE MORE CHILL - University of Hawai'i at Hilo 2%
Larry Reitzer - THE LION KING JR - Palace Theatre 1%
ROXANNE PARDI - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Direction Of A Play
Aly Cardinelli - BENT - ProArts Playhousehouse 31%
Rob Duval - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Manoa valley theater 14%
Kara Jhalak Miller - BODY (AVANT GARDEN) - Honolulu Museum of Art 10%
Stephie Garrett - THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE - Maui Onstage 7%
Alex Munro - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 7%
Kara Jhalak Miller - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 6%
Kevin Keaveney - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 5%
Ricky Jones - MISERY - ProArts Playhouse and Maui OnStage 5%
Carrigan O’Brian - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 2%
Sami L.A. Akuna, Kara Jhalak Miller - ACCUMULATION - Capitol Modern (formerly known as HiSAM) 2%
Alvin Chan - 20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - UHM Kennedy Theatre 2%
Kat Rothman - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 1%
Kelsey Baehrens - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 1%
Justina Mattos - MENDOKUSAI - Kumu Kahua 1%
Kevin Keaveney - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 1%
Maggie Ivanova - DANCE DANCE DANCE - UHM Kennedy Theatre 1%
Ron Heller - MEMORIAL DAY - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1%
La Tonya Watts - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 0
Marguerite Saxton - ACT WITHOUT WORDS - University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0
Reiko Ho - CHINEE, JAPANEE, ALL MIX UP - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0
I?sona Kaper - KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0

Best Ensemble
SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 49%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 11%
SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 8%
BODY (AVANT GARDEN) - Honolulu Museum of Art 6%
THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 5%
INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 4%
FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 3%
MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 3%
MISERY - Maui OnStage 3%
ACCUMULATION - Capitol Modern (formerly known as HiSAM) 2%
MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 1%
THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 1%
20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1%
ONCE UPON ONE NODDAH TIME - Manoa valley theater 1%
KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 1%
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 1%
THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 1%
THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE - Maui Onstage 1%
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 0
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - CLAYTON THEATRE COMPANY 0
CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 0
THE POET & HIS SONG - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 0
CHINEE, JAPANEE, ALL MIX UP - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0
YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 0

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Dawn Oshima - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 30%
Kevin Keaveney - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 19%
Ricky Jones - MISERY - ProArts Playhouse 17%
Chesley Cannon - 20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 11%
Steve Shack - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 9%
Carolyn Maggie Lloyd - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 7%
Benjamin Pilat - DANCE DANCE DANCE - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 4%
Carolyn Maggie Lloyd - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 2%
DON STONE - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 2%
DON STONE - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0
Rachel Sorensen - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 0

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Jenny Shiroma - TICK, TICK, BOOM! - Manoa Valley Theater 27%
Vania Jerome - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 17%
Jenny shiroma - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 10%
Vania Jerome - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 8%
Jenny Shiroma - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 7%
Justin John Moniz - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 7%
Robert E. Wills - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 7%
Kevin Vann & Phillip Foster - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 5%
Jenny shiroma - DROOD - Manoa valley theater 3%
Lindsay Rabe - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 3%
Phillip Foster - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 2%
Rachel Edwards - BE MORE CHILL - University of Hawai'i at Hilo 2%
Rebecca Mahar - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre 2%
Kevin Vann - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 0
SANTIAGO MARTINEZ - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Musical
SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 37%
HEATHERS THE MUSICAL - Hawai’i Children’s Theatre 15%
ANYTHING GOES - Diamond Head Theatre 11%
SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 10%
TICK TICK BOOM - Manoa valley theater 8%
THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 7%
INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 4%
MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 2%
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 1%
SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 1%

Best New Play Or Musical
FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 37%
KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 16%
20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 13%
MENDOKUSAI - Kumu Kahua 13%
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 8%
YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 8%
CHINEE, JAPANEE, ALL MIX UP - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 3%
THE POET & HIS SONG - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 3%

Best Performer In A Musical
Gaylen Worthen - SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 32%
Sabryn Rudinoff - HEATHERS THE MUSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 21%
Kimo Kaona - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 8%
Taj guiterrez - TICK TICK BOOM - Manoa valley theater 8%
Lina Krueger - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 6%
Miguel Cadoy - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 5%
Christine Kluvo - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 4%
Caroline Colvin - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 3%
Emily north - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 3%
Alexandria Zinov - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 3%
Eric Gilliom - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui Onstage 3%
Lia Krieg - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui Onstage 1%
Bailey Barnes - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 1%
Garret hols - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 1%
Kyle Malis - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 1%
GINA YETNER - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0
Salley Swansen - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 0
Ali Aldcroft - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 0

Best Performer In A Play
Denise-Aiko Chinen - MENDOKUSAI - Kumu Kahua 21%
Jeff Andrews - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Manoa valley theater 20%
Lina Krueger - MISERY - ProArts Playhouse and Maui OnStage 18%
Joe Moore - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 10%
Alex Munro - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 7%
Ally Shore - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 6%
Frank Kane - ALBATROSS - ProArts Playhouse 6%
Dann Seki - ALOHA LAS VEGAS - Kumu Kahua 4%
Haley Sakamoto - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 4%
Mike Poblete - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 3%
DEBORAH HUACO - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 1%
Danny O'Brien - THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY - TAG - The Actors' Group 0
Hulita Drake - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 0
James Bradley Jr. - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Play
BENT - ProArts Playhouse 35%
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Manoa valley theater 18%
MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 13%
KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa 10%
THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 9%
ALOHA LAS VEGAS - Kumu Kahua 5%
MISERY - Maui OnStage and ProArts Playhouse 4%
KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 3%
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 2%
ALBATROSS - ProArts Playhouse 1%
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 0
THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 0
THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Mira Fey - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 27%
Aly Cardinalli and Ally Shore - BENT - ProArts Playhouse 25%
Larry Asakawa, Keith Cross, Michelle Bisbee, Rick Greaver, Sung Ho Lee, Jonathan Clarke Sypert - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre 12%
Deanne Kennedy - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 7%
Michelle Bisbee - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Manoa valley theater 6%
Dawn Oshima - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 6%
Justin Fragiao - MEMORIAL DAY - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 4%
Ally Shore - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 4%
Andrew Doan - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 2%
Michelle A. Bisbee - CHINEE, JAPANEE, ALL MIX UP - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 2%
Ally Shore - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 2%
Kevin Keaveney - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 1%
Kevin Keaveney - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 1%
Christian Kurch - THE POET & HIS SONG - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 0
Justin Fragiao - 20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0
Justin Fragiao - KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0
Ally Shore - ALBATROSS - ProArts Playhouse 0
Kat Rothman - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 0
MICHAEL WILSON - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0
MICHAEL WILSON - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Kerri Yoneda - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 31%
Lock Lynch - TICK, TICK, BOOM! - Manoa valley theater 23%
Keith Cross, Rick Greaver, Takuma Itoh, John Signor, Scott Ohtoro, Rafael Borges Amaral, Sam Willis - FORM WITHIN. A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 19%
Sara Jelley - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - ProArts Playhouse 13%
Dawn Kealoha Harper - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 8%
Kevin Vann - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 3%
DON STONE - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 2%
Kevin Keaveney - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 2%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Kyla Valentino - SEUSSICAL - Hawai’i Children’s Theatre 45%
Marsi Smith - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 12%
Kimo kaonoa - TICK TICK BOOM - Manoa valley theater 10%
David Sheftell - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 7%
Rocco Bechirian - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 7%
Anna Young - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 5%
Lele Kahalepuna - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 4%
Yumeko Stern - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 4%
Jeff Andrews - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 3%
Daniel Belcher - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2%
Alexandria Zinov - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 1%
KEVIN COREN - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0
Linda Sciacqua - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0
Rache Sapla - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 0

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Elisha Cullins - BENT - ProArts Playhousehouse 21%
Matthew Kelty - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 21%
Lance Gray - BENT - ProArts Playhousehouse 18%
Christine Lamborn - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 15%
Bryce Moore - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 8%
j.scott McLelland - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhousehouse 6%
Christine Lamborn - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 3%
Garrett Hill - THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 3%
NATHALIE ARCHANGEL - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 3%
Micah oberg - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 2%
CHIP RENNER - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 63%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 20%
20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - UHM Kennedy Theatre 17%
THE LION KING JR - Palace Theatre 0

Favorite Local Theatre
Hawaii Children's Theatre 49%
ProArts Playhouse 15%
KOA Theatre 5%
Mamiya Theatre 5%
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 4%
Kennedy Theater University of Hawai’i at Manoa 4%
Kumu Kahua 4%
Kennedy Theatre 3%
Maui OnStage 3%
Hawaii Theatre 3%
Hawaii Shakespeare Festival 2%
Honolulu Museum of Art 2%
TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 1%
Aloha Ha Comedy Club 0
Clayton Theatre Company 0

 

 

 

 


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