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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards; Rivertown's BILLY ELLIOT Leads Best Musical!

Voting is open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans 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.

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Here are the current standings for New Orleans:

Best Costume Design
Emily Billington - Tarzan - Jefferson Performing Arts Society 18%
Erin Routh - Billy Elliot The Musical - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 16%
Vincent Scassellati and Kenneth Burrell - The Little Mermaid - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 16%

Best direction of a musical (local)
Jenny Ballard - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre Baton Rouge 18%
Kelly Fouchi - Billy Elliot, the Musical - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 17%
Blake Coheley - Fun Home - Southern Rep Theatre 9%

Best direction of a play (local)
Jenny Ballard - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Baton Rouge 22%
A.J. Allegra - It's Only a Play - The NOLA Project 13%
Emilie Whelan - The Taming of the Shrew - Tulane Shakespeare Festival & Cripple Creek Theatre Company 7%

Best leading actor in a musical (local)
Alex Christian Lucas - Garden - Dumb Ox Ministries 26%
Marcel Cavaliere - Billy Elliot - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 18%
Austin Ventura - HAIR - Theatre Baton Rouge 12%

Best leading actor in a play (local)
Gary Rucker - The 39 Steps - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 11%
Christopher Robinson - Camino Real - The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans 8%
Ricky Graham - It's Only a Play - The NOLA Project 7%

Best leading actor in a play or musical (touring)
Ben Fankhauser - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - The Saenger Theatre 40%
Judson Mills - The Bodyguard - The Saenger Theatre 32%
Liam Tobin - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - The Saenger Theatre 29%

Best leading actress in a musical (local)
Lauren Smith - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre Baton Rouge 13%
Emily Borne - Guys and Dolls - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 8%
Elizabeth Argus - Billy Elliot, the Muiscal - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 7%

Best leading actress in a play (local)
Lauren Smith - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Baton Rouge 23%
Janet Shea - The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore - The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans 8%
Laurie Bonura - A Few Good Men - 30 by Ninety Theatre 7%

Best leading actress in a play or musical (touring)
Julia Knitel - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - The Saenger Theatre 37%
Deborah Cox - The Bodyguard - The Saenger Theatre 35%
Betsy Padamonsky - Mamma Mia! - The Saenger Theatre 28%

Best Lighting Design
Melissa Martinez - Billy Elliot, The Muiscal - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 21%
Kenneth Mayfield - HAIR - Theatre Baton Rouge 19%
Bill Camp - The Little Mermaid - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 13%

Best musical (local)
Billy Elliot, the Musical - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 19%
Beauty and the Beast - Theatre Baton Rouge 11%
Fun Home - Southern Rep Theatre 7%

Best play (local)
The Taming of the Shrew - Tulane Shakespeare Festival & Cripple Creek Theatre Company 14%
A Few Good Men - The NOLA Project 9%
It's Only a Play - The NOLA Project 9%

Best play or musical (touring)
The Lion King - The Saenger Theatre 39%
The Little Mermaid - Rivertown Theatres for the Arts 22%
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - The Saenger Theatre 18%

Best set design of a musical (local)
Eric Porter - Billy Elliot, The Musical - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 29%
Derek Blanco - The Little Mermaid - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts 17%
Eric Porter - Urinetown - The NOLA Project 13%

Best set design of a play (local)
Alex Smith - Fun Home - Southern Rep Theatre 17%
Steve Schepker - Flood City - The NOLA Project 16%
Eric Porter - Airline Highway - Southern Rep Theatre 14%

Best Sound Design
David Rigamer - Fun Home - Southern Rep Theatre 30%
Matt Jackson - Urinetown - The NOLA Project 22%
Nick Shackleford & Michael Gillette - Camino Real - The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans 17%

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