2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards and Editors' Choice Winners Announced!

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Orlando winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners!

Check back in October when the public nomination period will once again open.

And the winners are....

Best Choreography (Non-Professional)
Spencer Morrow - The Music Man - St. Luke's United Methodist Church

Best Choreography (Professional)
Blue Star - Heathers: The Musical - Dr. Phillips Center

Best Costume Design (Non-Professional)
A.J. Garcia - The Music Man - St. Luke's United Methodist Church

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Kyla Swanberg - Heathers: The Musical - Gen Y Productions | The Dr. Phillips Center

Best Direction of a Musical (Non-Professional)
Paul Castaneda - In The Heights - Greater Orlando Actors Theatre

Best Direction of a Musical (Professional)
Kenny Howard - Heathers: The Musical - Gen Y Productions | The Dr. Phillips Center

Best Direction of a Play (Non-Professional)
Adam McCabe - Anne Frankenstein - Effrayant Productions| Orlando Fringe

Best Direction of a Play (Professional)
Kenny Howard - The Flick - Gen Y Productions | The Dr. Phillips Center

Best Ensemble (Non-Professional)
In The Heights - Greater Orlando Actors Theatre

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Non-Professional)
Freddy Ruiz - In the Heights - Greater Orlando Actors Theatre

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Brady Foley and Griffin Bunch - Peter Pan - Garden Theatre

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Non-Professional)
Rob Mobley - Anne Frankenstein - Effrayant Productions| Orlando Fringe

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Professional)
Daniel Cooksley - The Flick - Gen Y Productions | The Dr. Phillips Center

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Non-Professional)
Ana Bateman - In the Heights - Greater Orlando Actors Theatre

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Nicole Visco - Heathers: The Musical - Gen Y Productions | The Dr. Phillips Center

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Non-Professional)
Amanda Tavarez - The Importance of Being Earnest - Theatre UCF

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Professional)
Sofia Deler - The Borrowers - Orlando Rep

Best Music Direction (Non-Professional)
Juan Cantu - In The Heights - Greater Orlando Actors Theatre

Best Music Direction (Professional)
Steve MacKinnon - Spamalot - Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Best Musical (Non-Professional)
In The Heights - Greater Orlando Actors Theatre

Best Musical (Professional)
Heathers: The Musical - Gen Y Productions | The Dr. Phillips Center

Best Play (Non-Professional)
Anne Frankenstein - Effrayant Productions| Orlando Fringe

Best Play (Professional)
Boeing Boeing - Garden Theatre

Best Set Design (Non-Professional)
Alan Reynolds - Shrek the Musical - Theatre Winter Haven

Best Set Design (Professional)
Amber Larkin - Peter Pan - Garden Theatre

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Chris Crawford - Spamalot - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Professional)
Josh Lefkowitz - To Kill a Mockingbird - Orlando Shakes

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Giorgia Connelly - La Cage aux Folles - Garden Theatre

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Professional)
Stacy Fulford - Boeing Boeing - Garden Theatre

Best World Premiere Production
Once I Laughed - Central Florida Comminuty Arts


For the first time Orlando's group of local editors selected their favorite shows and performances from the past year as well. Our editors would like to honor...

BWW Orlando Editors' Choice Outstanding Performances
Matthew Arter (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Garden Theatre)
Abigail Cline (ARCADIA, Theatre UCF)
Rachel Comeau (MACHINAL, Annie Russell Theatre | Rollins College)
Daniel Cooksley (THE FLICK, Gen Y Productions)
Anne Hering (LES MISERABLES, Orlando Shakespeare)
Jessica Hope (THE FLICK, Gen Y Productions)
John Keller (HENRY V, Orlando Shakespeare)
Warren Kelley (TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD, Orlando Shakespeare)
Thomas Sanders (HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, Gen Y Productions)
Nicole Visco (HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, Gen Y Productions)

BWW Orlando Editors' Choice Outstanding Musical
A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE (Winter Park Playhouse)
HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL (Gen Y Productions)
IN THE HEIGHTS (Baggy Pants and Greater Orlando Actors Theatre)
REEFER MADNESS (Annie Russell Theatre | Rollins College)

BWW Orlando Editors' Choice Outstanding Play
ARCADIA (Theatre UCF)
MACHINAL (Annie Russell Theatre | Rollins College)
THE FLICK (Gen Y Productions)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (Orlando Shakespeare)

BWW Orlando Editors' Choice Outstanding Touring Show
NEWSIES
PIPPIN
THE BOOK OF MORMON
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA



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