BWW Regional Awards

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards; MSMT Newsies Wins BIG!

For the third consecutive year Maine State Music Theatre has swept the Broadway World Maine Audience Choice Awards, winning ten of the eleven categories for which it was eligible and took home a record number of citations for its production of NEWSIES - nine awards, the most a single show has earned here. Other local theaters saw their artists and work recognized, among them the Good Theater, Mad Horse Theatre, Portland Payers, Waterville Opera House, and Some Theatre. Competition was high and voting was often very close, and the runners up deserve special praise as well for being selected as finalists from over 9000 original nominations. Congratulations to all the talented artists who contribute to Maine's rich tapestry of theatre and to the BWW audience who supports live theatre!

Winners have been announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Maine Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2017.

This year the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards took place in a record number of markets, with a record number of votes - including 56 cities across the United States; with our awards taking place globally in a record-breaking 11 countries, including multiple Canadian cities!

Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

The votes have been counted... Check out the full list of winners below!

Best (Local) Debut
Kevin Murray - Newsies - MSMT

Best Actor in a Musical
Matt Farcher - Newsies - MSMT

Best Actor in a Play
Shayne Bither - Boys Next Door - Some Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical
Shannon Thurston - Little Mermaid - Waterville Opera House

Best Actress in a Play
Maiya Koloski - The Nether - MadHorse Theatre

Best Choreographer
Marc Robin - Newsies/Always, Patsy Cline - MSMT

Best Costume Design (play or musical)
Travis Grant - Grease - MSMT

Best Dance Performance in a Musical
Newsies Ensemble - Newsies - MSMT

Best Director of a Musical
Marc Robin - Newsies - MSMT

Best Director of a Play
Paul J Bell - Prime of Miss Jean Bordie - Portland Players

Best Ensemble Performance (play or musical)
Newsies MSMT

Best Musical
Newsies MSMT

Best Play ( not musical)
Trip to Bountiful Good Theater

Best Set Design (play or musical)
Charles Kading - Newsies/Grease - MSMT

Best Vocal Performance in a Musical
Matt Farcher - Newsies - MSMT

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