BWW Regional Awards

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards; Rivertown's BILLY ELLIOT Wins Best Musical!

Winners have been announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2017.

This year the BroadwayWorld Regional Awards took place in a record number of markets, with a record number of votes - including 56 cities across the United States; with our awards taking place globally in a record-breaking 11 countries, including multiple Canadian cities!

Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

The votes have been counted... Check out the full list of winners below!

Best Costume Design
Erin Routh - Billy Elliot The Musical - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

Best direction of a musical (local)
Kelly Fouchi - Billy Elliot, the Musical - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

Best direction of a play (local)
Jenny Ballard - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Baton Rouge

Best leading actor in a musical (local)
Alex Christian Lucas - Garden - Dumb Ox Ministries

Best leading actor in a play (local)
Gary Rucker - The 39 Steps - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

Best leading actor in a play or musical (touring)
Ben Fankhauser - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - The Saenger Theatre

Best leading actress in a musical (local)
Lauren Smith - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre Baton Rouge

Best leading actress in a play (local)
Lauren Smith - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Baton Rouge

Best leading actress in a play or musical (touring)
Julia Knitel - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - The Saenger Theatre

Best Lighting Design
Melissa Martinez - Billy Elliot, The Muiscal - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

Best musical (local)
Billy Elliot, the Musical - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

Best play (local)
The Taming of the Shrew - Tulane Shakespeare Festival & Cripple Creek Theatre Company

Best play or musical (touring)
The Lion King - The Saenger Theatre

Best set design of a musical (local)
Eric Porter - Billy Elliot, The Musical - Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts

Best set design of a play (local)
Eric Porter - Airline Highway - Southern Rep Theatre

Best Sound Design
David Rigamer - Fun Home - Southern Rep Theatre

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