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Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards; The Fireside Theater Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

Voting ends December 31, 2022.

The first live standings have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Madison 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.

Winners will be announced in January!

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2022 BroadwayWorld Madison Standings - 12/5/22

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Katelin Zelon - GREASE - The Fireside Dinner Theatre 35%
Heidi Hakseth - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell 26%
Sabra Michelle - NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 15%
Brian Cowing - SHE LOVES ME - Madison Opera 9%
Stephen Nachamie - THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 8%
Brian Cowing - HEATHERS - University of Wisconsin - Madison 4%
Brian Cowing - STELLALUNA - Children's Theater of Madison 2%
Brian Cowing - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST - American Players Theater 2%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Marie Schulte - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell Theatre 34%
Alexandra Schaller - CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT - Fireside Theatre 33%
Shannon Heibler - HEATHERS - University of Wisconsin - Madison 11%
Rafael Colón Castanera - STELLALUNA - Children's Theatre of Madison 9%
Shelley Cornia - FREAKY FRIDAY - Children's Theater of Madison 9%
Holly Payne - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST - American Players Theater 5%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Ed Flesch - THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Fireside Theatre 39%
Brandon Hartman / Steve Noll - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Out!Cast Theater 23%
Shannon Payette Seip / Mattie Isaac - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Verona Area Community Theater 18%
Stephen Nachamie - THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 12%
Jake Penner - HEATHERS - University of Wisconsin - Madison 8%
Kelly Schoonaert - CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL - Wausau Community Theater 0%

Best Direction Of A Play
Brenda DeVita - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST - American Players Theater 40%
Francisco C. Torres - I HATE HAMLET - Sun Prairie Civic Theatre 38%
Gavin Lawrence - BROTHER'S SIZE - American Players Theater 22%

Best Ensemble Performance
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Fireside Theatre 29%
SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell 25%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Verona Area Community Theater 12%
NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 11%
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS - The Fireside Dinner Theatre 8%
STELLALUNA - Children's Theater of Madison 5%
THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 5%
I HATE HAMLET - Sun Prairie Civic Theatre 4%
ART - Madison Theatre Guild 1%
CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL - Wausau Community Theater 1%
A VALENTINE'S AFFAIR 2022 - Madison Shakespeare Company 0

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Jason Fassl - THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Fireside Dinner Theatre 45%
Zak Stowe - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Out!Cast 27%
Aimee Hanyzewski - NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 14%
Marly Wooster - STELLALUNA - Children's Theater of Madison 11%
Conor Koenig - KOENIG - Madison Theatre Guild 5%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Mary Ehlinger - THE SOUND OF MUSIC - The Fireside 39%
Lizzie Ann Haller - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell Theatre 28%
Amanda Reichhold - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Verona Area Community Theater 16%
Evan Lange - NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 11%
Evan Lange - THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 6%

Best Musical
SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell 26%
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - The Fireside Dinner Theatre 21%
WIZARD OF OZ - The Fireside Theater 17%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Verona Area Community Theater 13%
NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 10%
HEATHERS - University of Wisconsin - Madison 7%
THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 5%
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Wausau Community Theater 1%

Best Performer In A Musical
Emma Elsberry Tenebruso - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell Theater 26%
Bridgette Karl as Maria - THE SOUND OF MUSIC - The Fireside Dinner Theatre 19%
Kalie Kaimann - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Fireside Theater 17%
Jenna Martinez - THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Cambridge Deerfield Players Theater 10%
Cody Gerszewski - NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 7%
Caroline Hansen - HEATHERS - University of Wisconsin - Madison 6%
Kaylee Verble - CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES, A MIGHTY FORTRESS IS OUR BASEMENT - Fireside Theatre 5%
Anthony Leonard - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Out!Cast 4%
Christine de Frece - THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 2%
Erin Burniston - THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 2%
Taylor Hilt Mitchell - THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 1%
Tyler Symone - THE WORLD GOES ROUND - Capital City Theatre 1%
Paula H. Hall - COMPANY - Out of the Woods Theater 1%

Best Performer In A Play
Nate Burger - HAMLET - American Players Theater 48%
Dakota Viken - I HATE HAMLET - Sun Prairie Civic Theatre 34%
Jake Lange - ART - Madison Theatre Guild 18%

Best Play
RAISIN IN THE SUN - American Players Theater 69%
LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST - American Players Theater 31%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Rick A Rasmussen - THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Fireside Dinner Theatre 45%
Margie Hartwig - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell 27%
Christopher Dunham - NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 21%
April Krause - I HATE HAMLET - Sun Prairie Civic Theatre 6%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Brandon Hartman - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell Theatre 74%
Kierstyn Torres - ART - Madison Theatre Guild 16%
Francisco C. Torres - THE FLORIDIANS - TNW Ensemble Theatre 10%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Timmy Hays as Rizzo - GREASE - The Fireside Dinner Theatre 40%
Bobby Goderich - SHE LOVES ME - Madison Opera 13%
Emily Glick - SHE LOVES ME - Madison Opera 13%
Dennis Yadon - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell 10%
Abby Kelling - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell Theatre 8%
Elissa Hoffman - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Out!Cast 5%
Gail Becker - NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 5%
Erin McConnell - NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Capital City Theatre 3%
Katy O’Leary - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Our!Cast 2%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Deanna Martinez - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Madison Shakespeare Company 74%
Ned O'Reilly - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - Madison Shakespeare Company 26%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Fireside Dinner Theatre 46%
SHREK THE MUSICAL - Bartell Theatre 35%
STELLALUNA - Children's Theater of Madison 19%

Favorite Local Theatre
The Fireside Theater 45%
The Bartell Theater 25%
Capital City Theatre 18%
Children's Theater of Madison 11%
TNW Ensemble Theater 1%



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