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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Memphis Awards; HAMLET Leads Best Play!

Voting is open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2017. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31.

We have a record number of votes in already, but 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
Cade Forbes - Hairspray Jr. -Corny Collins - Stage Door Productions 29%
Oakley Weddle - Shrek Jr. - Shrek - Stage Door Productions 14%
Oakley Weddle - Hairspray Jr. - Edna Turnblas - Stage Door Productions 12%

Best Actor in a Play
Jared Graham - Hamlet - New Moon 45%
Ryan Kathman - One Ham Manlet - Theatre Memphis 28%
Jim Palmer - 12 Angry Jurors - Theatre Memphis 27%

Best Actress in a Musical
Sydnei Sutton - Hairspray Jr.- Motormouth Mabel - Stage Door Productions 21%
Abi Crigler - Shrek Jr. -Fiona - Stage Door Productions 18%
Tammye Jaye - Annie The Musical - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 15%

Best Actress in a Play
Christina Wellford Scott - The Glass Menagerie - Germantown Community Theatre 35%
JoLynne Palmer - 12 Angry Jurors - Theatre Memphis 28%
Jai Johnson - Rasheeda Speaking - Theatre Memphis 21%

Best Choreographer
Kendall McLane - Hairspray Jr. - Stage Door Productions 58%
Travis Bradley and Jordan Nichols - Shrek the Musical - Theatre Memphis 18%
Travis Bradley - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre Memphis 10%

Best Community Theater Company
Stage Door Productions 46%
Memphis Black Arts Alliance 26%
Theatre Memphis 25%

Best Costume Design
Lindsay Kelly - Aladdin Jr. - Stage Door Productions 28%
J. K. Vickers - Annie - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 21%
Amie Eoff - Shrek the Musical - Theatre Memphis 18%

Best Director of a musical
Raejah Bratcher - Hairspray Jr. - Stage Door Productions 49%
Cecelia Wingate - Shrek the Musical - Theatre Memphis 16%
Lar'Juanette Williams - Annie - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 15%

Best Director of a play
Ryan Kathman - Hamlet - New Moon 49%
John Rone - 12 Angry Jurors - Theatre Memphis 19%
Jerry Chipman - Rasheeda Speaking - Theatre Memphis 19%

Best Ensemble Performance in a musical
Hairspray Jr. - Stage Door Productions 45%
Dreamgirls AllStars In Concert - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 22%
Shreck the Musical - Theatre Memphis 11%

Best Ensemble Performance in a play
Annie - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 69%
Sense and Sensibility - Theatre Memphis 23%
Disgraced - Playhouse on the Square 8%

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Steele Bowers - Hairspray Jr. - Mr. Pinky - Stage Door Productions 49%
Cortez Gilliams - Annie the Musical - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 11%
Benjamin Cheng - Music Man - Desoto Family Theatre 8%

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Billy Pullen - Hamlet - New Moon 56%
Gabe Beutel Gunn - The 39 Steps - Theatre Memphis 44%

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Evelyn Young - Annie the Musical - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 30%
Annie Freres - Shrek the Musical - Theatre Memphis 24%
Topaza Watkins Edmond - Dreamgirls AllStars In Concert - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 15%

Best Lighting Design
Brandon Kelly - Aladdin Jr. - Stage Door Productions 24%
Brandon Kelly - Shrek Jr. - Stage Door Productions 15%
Willis Eleby - Annie - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 14%

Best Musical
Hairspray Jr - Stage Door Productions 42%
Annie - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 14%
Dreamgirls AllStars In Concert - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 13%

Best Musical Direction
Shelby Pittman/Ashley K. Davis - Dreamgirls AllStars In Concert - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 46%
Jeff Brewer - Shrek the Musical - Theatre Memphis 38%
Jeff Brewer - Side Show - Theatre Memphis 16%

Best Original/New Work
One Ham Manlet - Theatre Memphis 48%
We Shall Overcome - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 44%
ETC 2nd Annual Pkaywrights Festival: That's So Gay 7%

Best Play
Hamlet - New Moon 48%
Sense and Sensibility - Theatre Memphis 26%
Hand to God - Playhouse 26%

Best Set Design
Jack Yates - Shrek the Musical - Theatre Memphis 49%
Jack Yates - Beauty and the Beast - Desoto Family Theatre 27%
Jack Yates - Rasheeda Speaking - Theatre Memphis 17%

Best Sound Design
Joshua Crawford - Side Show - Theatre Memphis 40%
Chris Cotten - Saint - Germantown Community Theatre 34%
Jo Sanburg - The 39 Steps - Theatre Memphis 26%

Best Younger Actor (under age 25)
Benjamin Cheng - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre Memphis 53%
Kevelin Jones III - The Bodyguard - Orpheum 30%
Benjamin Cheng - Music Man - Desoto Family Theatre 17%

Best Younger Actress (under age 25)
Kaja Kelson - Annie - Memphis Black Arts Alliance 72%
Megan Cheng - South Pacific - Theatre Memphis 28%

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