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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!

Voting is open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis 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 Minneapolis:

Best Actor in a Musical
Seth Tychon - Hunchback of Notre Dame - Eagan Community Theatre 11%
Jesse Nager - Jesus Christ Superstar - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 6%
Richard Woods - Warm Dark Dusk - The Urban Spectrum 5%

Best Actor in a Play
Ryan-James Hatanaka - Romeo and Juliet - Guthrie Theater 22%
Robert Dorfman - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 10%
Lewis Youngren - I Am My Own Wife - Commonweal Theatre Company 7%

Best Actress in a Musical
Shinah Brashears - Grease - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 9%
Jordan Nocton - Beauty and the Beast - Fridley Community Theatre 8%
Emma Foster - Legally Blonde the Musical - Woodbury Community Theatre 7%

Best Actress in a Play
Kate Eastman - Romeo and Juliet - Guthrie Theater 10%
Melinda Kordich - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 8%
Sally Wingert - Wit - Artistry 6%

Best Choreographer
James A Rocco and Alberto Justiniano - In the Heights - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 17%
James A. Rocco - Jesus Christ Superstar - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 12%
Diane Laurenson - West Side Story - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 12%

Best Community Theater Company
The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 13%
Eagan Community Theatre 12%
Ashland Productions 11%

Best Costume Design
Sue Blom - Beauty and the Beast - Off Broadway Musical Theatre 14%
Barb Portinga - The Gondoliers - The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Compan 12%
Toni Leslie-James - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie Theater 12%

Best Director of a Musical
Jeff Anderson - Beauty and the Beast - Off Broadway Musical theatre 13%
James A Rocco - Jesus Christ Superstar - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 10%
Lesley Hendrickson - The Gondoliers - The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 9%

Best Director of a Play
Joseph Haj - Romeo & Juliet - Guthrie Theater 15%
Kurt Schweickhardt - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 12%
Peter Rothstein - Six Degrees of Separation - Theater Latte Da 7%

Best Ensemble Performance in a Musical
In the Heights - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 10%
The Gondoliers - The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 10%
Jesus Christ Superstar - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 9%

Best Ensemble Performance in a Play
We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 18%
A Christmas Carol - Guthrie Theater 15%
The Crucible - Theatre Coup d'Etat 8%

Best Lighting Design
Alex Flinner - The Gondoliers - The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 13%
Paul Epton - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 13%
Jane Cox - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie Theater 12%

Best Musical
Beauty and the Beast - Off Broadway Musical Theatre 9%
In The Heights - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 9%
Jesus Christ Superstar - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 9%

Best Musical Direction
Andrew Bourgoin - Jesus Christ Superstar - Ordway 15%
Eugenio Vargas - In The Heights - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 14%
Mark Hartman - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie Theater 10%

Best Original/New Work
We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 15%
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches - Children's Theatre Company 13%
Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story - Brave New Workshop 7%

Best Play
We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 16%
The Bluest Eye - Guthrie Theater 12%
Six Degrees of Separation - Theater Latte Da 10%

Best Professional Theater Company
Guthrie Theater 19%
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 16%
Children's Theatre Company 9%

Best Set Design
Anna Louizas - In The Heights - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 13%
Jan Chambers - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie Theater 10%
Michael Hoover - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 9%

Best Sound Design
Andy Horka - West Side Story - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 20%
Elisheba Ittoop - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie Theater 15%
Sten Severson - Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches - Children's Theatre company 14%

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