Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards; BENT Leads Best Play!

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By: Nov. 27, 2023
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Awards; BENT Leads Best Play!
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2023 BroadwayWorld Hawaii Standings - 11/27/23

Best Cabaret/Concert/Solo Performance
Lisa Nilsen - ACT WITHOUT WORDS - Kennedy Theater University of Hawai’i at Manoa 23%
Sai Bhatawadekar - MAYA - Honolulu Museum of Art 19%
Eric Gilliom - WHITE HAWAIIAN - ProArts Playhouse 17%
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) 16%
Sami L.A. Akuna, Cy Higashi, Tina Chan, Kara Jhalak Miller, Lance Sabado, Terry Slaughter, Katelyn Wyatt - BODY (AVANT GARDEN) - Honolulu Museum of Art 12%
Don Barnhart - STICKS 'N STONES - Aloha Ha Comedy Club 8%
Don Barnhart - HYPNOMANIA - Aloha Ha Comedy Club 5%

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
David Spangenthal - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 54%
Sai Bhatawadekar, Kaʻohinani 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 17%
Camille Romero & Kathleen Schulz - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 8%
Christine Yasunaga - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 7%
Kalani Whitford - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - ProArts Playhouse 4%
Kalani Whitford - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 4%
John Rampage - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
Nadia Schlosser - THE LION KING JR - Palace Theatre 2%
Scott Skiba - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2%
LA TONYA WATTS - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Emily Lane - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 36%
Barbara Green - SEUSSICAL - Hawai’i Children’s Theatre 18%
Amber Baker - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 9%
Hannah Schauer Galli, Maile Speetjens, Devin Walter - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 7%
Karen Wolfe - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 6%
Marsi Smith - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 4%
Devin Walter - 20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 4%
Christine Lamborn & Emily Steward - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 4%
Madison Gholston - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 4%
Cabaret & Cocktails - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 3%
Vicki Nelson - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 2%
Devin Walter - MEMORIAL DAY - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1%
Kathe James - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 1%
Devin Walter - KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1%
Kimmerie Jones - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 1%
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 23%
SPRING FOOTHOLDS: MERGE - UHM Kennedy Theatre 23%
ACCUMULATION - Capitol Modern (formerly known as HiSAM) 19%
FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre 19%
MAYA - Honolulu Museum of Art 16%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Jennifer Takenaka - HEATHERS THE MUSICAL - Hawai’i Children’s Theatre 17%
Carol Culver - SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 16%
Ally Shore - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 15%
Stephanie Conchig - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 13%
Michael Ng - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 12%
Scott Skiba - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 5%
Kalani Whitford - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 5%
John Rampage - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 4%
Larry Reitzer - THE LION KING JR - Palace Theatre 4%
Lisa Teichner - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 4%
Rachel Klein - BE MORE CHILL - University of Hawai'i at Hilo 3%
ROXANNE PARDI - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 1%

Best Direction Of A Play
Aly Cardinelli - BENT - ProArts Playhousehouse 14%
Iāsona Kaper - KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 12%
Alvin Chan - 20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - UHM Kennedy Theatre 10%
Rob Duval - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Manoa valley theater 9%
Kat Rothman - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 8%
Kara Jhalak Miller - BODY (AVANT GARDEN) - Honolulu Museum of Art 8%
Justina Mattos - MENDOKUSAI - Kumu Kahua 6%
Alex Munro - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 6%
Carrigan O’Brian - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 4%
Kevin Keaveney - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 3%
Ricky Jones - MISERY - ProArts Playhouse and Maui OnStage 3%
Kara Jhalak Miller - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 3%
Stephie Garrett - THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE - Maui Onstage 3%
Ron Heller - MEMORIAL DAY - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 2%
Kelsey Baehrens - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 2%
Sami L.A. Akuna, Kara Jhalak Miller - ACCUMULATION - Capitol Modern (formerly known as HiSAM) 2%
Maggie Ivanova - DANCE DANCE DANCE - UHM Kennedy Theatre 1%
Kevin Keaveney - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 1%
Reiko Ho - CHINEE, JAPANEE, ALL MIX UP - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1%
La Tonya Watts - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 1%
Marguerite Saxton - ACT WITHOUT WORDS - Kennedy Theater University of Hawai’i at Manoa 0

Best Ensemble
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 38%
SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 22%
YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 5%
BODY (AVANT GARDEN) - Honolulu Museum of Art 5%
20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 5%
SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 5%
THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 4%
MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 2%
KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 2%
THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 1%
INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 1%
THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 1%
MISERY - Maui OnStage 1%
MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 1%
ONCE UPON ONE NODDAH TIME - Manoa valley theater 1%
ACCUMULATION - Capitol Modern (formerly known as HiSAM) 1%
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 0%
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 0%
THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE - Maui Onstage 0%
CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 0%
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - CLAYTON THEATRE COMPANY 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

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Dawn Oshima - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 53%
Chesley Cannon - 20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 10%
Ricky Jones - MISERY - ProArts Playhouse 7%
Kevin Keaveney - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 6%
Rachel Sorensen - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 6%
Rebecca Mahar - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre 6%
Carolyn Maggie Lloyd - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 4%
Benjamin Pilat - DANCE DANCE DANCE - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 3%
Steve Shack - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2%
Carolyn Maggie Lloyd - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 1%
DON STONE - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 0%
DON STONE - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Jenny shiroma - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 54%
Jenny Shiroma - TICK, TICK, BOOM! - Manoa Valley Theater 11%
Vania Jerome - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 11%
Jenny Shiroma - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 4%
Vania Jerome - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 4%
Robert E. Wills - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 3%
Kevin Vann & Phillip Foster - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 3%
Jenny shiroma - DROOD - Manoa valley theater 2%
Rachel Edwards - BE MORE CHILL - University of Hawai'i at Hilo 2%
Justin John Moniz - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2%
Lindsay Rabe - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
Phillip Foster - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 1%
Kevin Vann - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 1%
SANTIAGO MARTINEZ - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 1%

Best Musical
SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 20%
ANYTHING GOES - Diamond Head Theatre 17%
TICK TICK BOOM - Manoa valley theater 12%
HEATHERS THE MUSICAL - Hawai’i Children’s Theatre 12%
SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 8%
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 7%
MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 6%
THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 6%
INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 4%
SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui OnStage 4%
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 3%
THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 2%

Best New Play Or Musical
20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 26%
YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 16%
FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 14%
KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 14%
CHINEE, JAPANEE, ALL MIX UP - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 10%
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 9%
MENDOKUSAI - Kumu Kahua 8%
THE POET & HIS SONG - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 2%

Best Performer In A Musical
Alexandria Zinov - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 30%
Gaylen Worthen - SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 16%
Sabryn Rudinoff - HEATHERS THE MUSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 11%
Emily north - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 9%
Taj guiterrez - TICK TICK BOOM - Manoa valley theater 7%
Lina Krueger - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 5%
Kimo Kaona - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 4%
Eric Gilliom - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui Onstage 2%
Miguel Cadoy - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 2%
Christine Kluvo - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
Garret hols - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
Bailey Barnes - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
Kyle Malis - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 2%
Ali Aldcroft - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 2%
Lia Krieg - SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Maui Onstage 2%
Salley Swansen - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 1%
Caroline Colvin - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 1%
GINA YETNER - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0%

Best Performer In A Play
Jeff Andrews - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Manoa valley theater 14%
Denise-Aiko Chinen - MENDOKUSAI - Kumu Kahua 10%
Lina Krueger - MISERY - ProArts Playhouse and Maui OnStage 10%
Mike Poblete - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 10%
Dann Seki - ALOHA LAS VEGAS - Kumu Kahua 8%
Ally Shore - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 7%
Frank Kane - ALBATROSS - ProArts Playhouse 7%
Alex Munro - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 7%
Danny O'Brien - THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY - TAG - The Actors' Group 6%
Haley Sakamoto - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 6%
DEBORAH HUACO - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 5%
Joe Moore - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 4%
Hulita Drake - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 4%
James Bradley Jr. - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 1%

Best Play
BENT - ProArts Playhouse 19%
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Manoa valley theater 17%
KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa 15%
ALOHA LAS VEGAS - Kumu Kahua 11%
MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 7%
KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 6%
THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 6%
ALBATROSS - ProArts Playhouse 6%
MISERY - Maui OnStage and ProArts Playhouse 5%
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 5%
SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 2%
THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 1%
THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 1%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Dawn Oshima - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 40%
Mira Fey - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 10%
Aly Cardinalli and Ally Shore - BENT - ProArts Playhouse 9%
Larry Asakawa, Keith Cross, Michelle Bisbee, Rick Greaver, Sung Ho Lee, Jonathan Clarke Sypert - FORM WITHIN A FORM: ECHOES AND REVERBERATIONS - Kennedy Theatre 7%
Michelle Bisbee - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Manoa valley theater 6%
Deanne Kennedy - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 6%
Justin Fragiao - 20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 6%
Ally Shore - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 3%
Ian Olsen - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 3%
Ally Shore - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 3%
Justin Fragiao - MEMORIAL DAY - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 2%
Andrew Doan - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 2%
Ally Shore - ALBATROSS - ProArts Playhouse 1%
Justin Fragiao - KAISARA - Kennedy Theatre at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1%
Kevin Keaveney - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 1%
Kevin Keaveney - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 1%
Michelle A. Bisbee - CHINEE, JAPANEE, ALL MIX UP - Kennedy Theater at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa 1%
Christian Kurch - THE POET & HIS SONG - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell 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 58%
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 13%
Lock Lynch - TICK, TICK, BOOM! - Manoa valley theater 10%
Sara Jelley - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - ProArts Playhouse 9%
Dawn Kealoha Harper - THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Maui OnStage 5%
Kevin Vann - PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - KOA Theatre 4%
Kevin Keaveney - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 1%
DON STONE - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
David Sheftell - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 40%
Kyla Valentino - SEUSSICAL - Hawai’i Children’s Theatre 20%
Marsi Smith - THE BROADS OF BROADWAY - ProArts Playhouse 8%
Kimo Kaona - TICK, TICK… BOOM! - Manoa Valley Theater 7%
Lele Kahalepuna - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 6%
Jeff Andrews - MAMMA MIA! - Diamond Head Theatre 4%
Anna Young - CINDERELLA - Diamond Head Theatre 3%
Alexandria Zinov - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 3%
Rocco Bechirian - SWEENEY TODD - Manoa valley theater 3%
Yumeko Stern - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 2%
Rache Sapla - THE BODYGUARD - Diamond Head Theatre 1%
Daniel Belcher - INTO THE WOODS - Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 1%
Linda Sciacqua - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0%
KEVIN COREN - FORBIDDEN BROADWAY - Clayton Theatre Company 0%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Elisha Cullins - BENT - ProArts Playhousehouse 16%
Christine Lamborn - MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY - KOA Theatre 13%
Matthew Kelty - SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS - KOA Theatre 11%
Christine Lamborn - YOU'RE NOT SICK - KOA Theatre 10%
j.scott McLelland - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhousehouse 10%
Lance Gray - BENT - ProArts Playhousehouse 8%
Bryce Moore - THE SUNSHINE BOYS - Hawaii Theatre 7%
Garrett Hill - THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY - TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 7%
Micah oberg - KIMBERLY AKIMBO - ProArts Playhouse 6%
NATHALIE ARCHANGEL - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 6%
CHIP RENNER - THE MOUSETRAP - Clayton Theatre Company 5%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Diamond Head Theatre 55%
SEUSSICAL - Hawaii Children's Theatre 26%
20,000 LEAGUES DEEP #HAWAII_ASCENDING - UHM Kennedy Theatre 14%
THE LION KING JR - Palace Theatre 5%

Favorite Local Theatre
Hawaii Children's Theatre 23%
ProArts Playhouse 10%
Kennedy Theater University of Hawai’i at Manoa 8%
Kumu Kahua 7%
Hawaii Shakespeare Festival 7%
Hawaii Theatre 7%
KOA Theatre 7%
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival 6%
Mamiya Theatre 5%
Honolulu Museum of Art 4%
Aloha Ha Comedy Club 4%
Kennedy Theatre 4%
Clayton Theatre Company 3%
TAG - The Actors' Group at The Brad Powell Theatre 2%
Maui OnStage 2%

 


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