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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards; Off Broadway MT's Beauty and the Beast Leads as 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 14%
Richard Woods - Warm Dark Dusk - The Urban Spectrum 7%
Alex Johnson - Pippin - Ashland Productions 5%

Best Actor in a Play
Lewis Youngren - I Am My Own Wife - Commonweal Theatre Company 11%
Robert Dorfman - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 8%
Richard Woods - Cocaine - Cold Lake Productions 6%

Best Actress in a Musical
Jordan Nocton - Beauty and the Beast - Fridley Community Theatre 10%
Shinah Brashears - Grease - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 9%
Emma Foster - Legally Blonde the Musical - Woodbury Community Theatre 8%

Best Actress in a Play
Melinda Kordich - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 7%
Sally Wingert - Wit - Artistry 7%
Kari Elizabeth Godfrey - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf - Theatre Uncorked with the Chameleon Theatre Circle 5%

Best Choreographer
tamara Kangas Erickson - Grease - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 14%
James A Rocco and Alberto Justiniano - In the Heights - Ordway Center for Performing Arts 13%
Diane Laurenson - West Side Story - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 13%

Best Community Theater Company
Eagan Community Theatre 15%
The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 10%
Lyric Arts 10%

Best Costume Design
Sue Blom - Beauty and the Beast - Off Broadway Musical Theatre 17%
Alex Jaeger - Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches - Children's Theatre Company 12%
Toni Leslie-James - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie Theater 11%

Best Director of a Musical
Jeff Anderson - Beauty and the Beast - Off Broadway Musical theatre 18%
Lesley Hendrickson - The Gondoliers - The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 8%
Christopher Teipner - Pippin - Ashland Productions 7%

Best Director of a Play
Kurt Schweickhardt - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 11%
Joseph Haj - Romeo & Juliet - Guthrie 10%
Peter Rothstein - SIx Degrees of Separation - Theater Latte Da 7%

Best Ensemble Performance in a Musical
The Gondoliers - The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 8%
Pippin - Ashland Productions 8%
Grease - Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 8%

Best Ensemble Performance in a Play
A Christmas Carol - Guthrie Theater 15%
We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 15%
The Crucible - Theatre Coup d'Etat 9%

Best Lighting Design
Jane Cox - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie Theater 12%
Paul Epton - We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 11%
Alex Flinner - The Gondoliers - The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 10%

Best Musical
Beauty and the Beast - Off Broadway Musical Theatre 12%
Ghost: The Musical - Old Log Theatre 7%
Gondoliers - The Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company 6%

Best Musical Direction
Mark Hartman - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie Theater 12%
Eugenio Vargas - In The Heights - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 11%
Raymond Berg - West Side Story - Ordway 10%

Best Original/New Work
Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches - Children's Theatre Company 13%
We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 13%
Booty and the Beast: A Tinderella Story - Brave New Workshop 8%

Best Play
We Are The Levinsons - MN Jewish Theatre Company 13%
The Bluset Eye - Guthrie Theater 12%
Wit - Artistry 10%

Best Professional Theater Company
Guthrie 17%
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 9%
Children's Theatre Company 9%

Best Set Design
Jan Chambers - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie 11%
Anna Louizas - In The Heights - Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 10%
William Boles - Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches - Children's Theatre Company 9%

Best Sound Design
Sten Severson - Dr. Seuss's The Sneetches - Children's Theatre company 15%
Collin Sherradin - West Side Story - Ordway 15%
Elisheba Ittoop - Sunday in the Park with George - Guthrie 13%

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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Awards; Off Broadway MT's Beauty and the Beast Leads as Best Musical!


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