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Vote For The 2018 BWW Memphis Awards; DREAMGIRLS Leads Best Musical!

Voting continues for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. 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, 2018.

If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Here are the current standings for Memphis:

Best Actor in a Musical
Dylan Stevenson - THE LION KING JR. - Stage Door Productions 25%
Napoleon Douglas - DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 12%
Bradley Karel - NEWSIES - Theatre Memphis 10%

Best Actor in a Play
Ryan Duda - CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME - Playhouse on the Square 29%
Chad Hoy - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre Theatre 16%
Kevar Maffit - AN ACT OF GOD - Theatre Memphis 9%

Best Actress in a Musical
Breyannah Tillman - DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 30%
Shykira Allen - MAMA EURALIE-ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - Stage Door Productions 29%
Whitney Branan - NEWSIES - Theatre Memphis 7%

Best Actress in a Play
Mary Buchignani - WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf - Germantown Community Theatre 12%
Eileen Peterson - THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME - Playhouse on the Square 11%
Kim Sanders - PERFECT ARRANGEGMENT - Playhouse on the Square 10%

Best Choreographer
Jerquintez Gibson, Kendall McLane, Oakley Weddle - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - Stage Door Productions 22%
Brandon Kelly, Kendall McLane, Sydney Prather, Oakley Weddle - THE LION KING JR. - Stage Door Productions 18%
Travis Bradley/Jordan Nichols - NEWSIES - Theatre Memphis 16%

Best Community Theater Company
Playhouse on the Square 30%
Stage Door Productions 28%
Theatre Memphis 19%

Best Costume Design
Lindsay Kelly - LION KING JR - Stage Door Productions 20%
Kathleen Kovarik - DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 15%
Lindsay Kelly - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - Stage Door Productions 15%

Best Director of a musical
Brandon Kelly - THE LION KING JR - Stage Door Productions 30%
Jordan Nichols - DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 14%
Jordon Nichols - NEWSIES - Theatre Memphis 12%

Best Director of a play
Jordan Nichols and Travis Bradley - CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME - Playhouse on the Square 27%
Cecelia Wingate - AN ACT OF GOD - Theatre Memphis 19%
Jordan Nichols - THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME - Playhouse on the Square 17%

Best Ensemble Performance in a musical
LION KING JR - Stage Door Productions 21%
DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the sqaure 17%
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - Stage Door Productions 14%

Best Ensemble Performance in a play
CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME - Playhouse on the Square 26%
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME - Playhouse on the Square 17%
THE NETHER - Quark Theatre 15%

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Napoleon Douglass - DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 18%
John Schuessler - INTO THE WOODS JR. - Stage Door Productions 15%
Cordell Turner - DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 10%

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Michael Gravois - THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME - Playhouse on the Square 52%
Benjamin Greene - FENCES - Theatre Memphis 36%
Jeff Kirwan - BURIED CHILD - New Moon 12%

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Abi Crigler - INTO THE WOODS JR. - Stage Door Productions 17%
Kalisa Lee as Little Ti Moune - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - Stage Door Productions 16%
Heather Zurowsky - HEATHERS - Playhouse on the Square 13%

Best Lighting Design
Brandon Kelly - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR - Stage Door Productions 34%
Justin Gibson - DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 17%
Justin Gibson - CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME - Playhouse on the Square 13%

Best Musical
DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 23%
NEWSIES - Theatre Memphis 14%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Harrell Theater 7%

Best Musical Direction
Brandon Kelly - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR - Stage Door Productions 31%
Nathan McHenry - DREAMGIRLS - Playhouse on the Square 17%
Nathan McHenry - A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Playhouse on the Square 8%

Best Original/New Work
ALL SAINTS IN THE OLD COLONY - Playhouse on the Square 42%
CRIB - Playhouse on the Square 34%
MOTHER GOOSE IS ON THE LOOSE - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 24%

Best Play
THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHTTIME - Playhouse on the Square 45%
THE NETHER - Quark Theatre 18%
PERFECT ARRANGEMENT - Playhouse on the Square 14%

Best Professional Theater Company
Playhouse on the Square 50%
Playhouse in the Square 43%
Circuit Playhouse 7%

Best Set Design
Evan Park - THE LION KING JR. - Stage Door Productions 24%
Jack Yates - NEWSIES - Theatre Memphis 15%
Evan Park - INTO THE WOODS JR - Stage Door Productions 14%

Best Sound Design
Brandon Kelly - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR - Stage Door Productions 41%
Joshua Crawford - NEWSIES - Theatre Memphis 24%
Carter McHann - CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT TIME - Playhouse on the Square 16%

Best Younger Actor (under age 25)
Oakley Weddle - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR - Stage Door Productions 22%
Matthew Brooks - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR - Stage Door Productions 18%
Danny Crowe - GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER - Playhouse on the Square 14%

Best Younger Actress (under age 25)
Xea Goolsby - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - Stage Door Productions 14%
Shy'Kira Allen - ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - Stage Door Productions 13%
Jasmine James - LION KING JR - Stage Door Productions 13%

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