Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!

By: Dec. 01, 2017
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Voting is open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Orlando 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 Orlando:

Best Choreography (Non-Professional)
Katherine Almaguer Rivera - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 24%
Courtney Cummings - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Theatre Winter Haven 13%
Spencer Morrow - Beauty and the Beast - St. Luke's UMC 13%

Best Choreography (Professional)
Spencer Morrow - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre 43%
Kim Ball - Man of La Mancha - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre 13%
Spencer Marrow - Into The Woods - The Garden Theatre 10%

Best Costume Design (Non-Professional)
Daniel Blumberg - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 21%
AJ Garcia - Beauty and the Beast - St. Luke's UMC 14%
Kelsey Carriere - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Theatre Winter Haven 10%

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Wes Jenkins - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre 32%
A. J. Garcia - Into the Woods - The Garden Theatre 23%
Bailee Booser - Big River - Mad Cow Theatre 6%

Best Direction of a Musical (Non-Professional)
Michael Rodgers - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 16%
Katrina Ploof - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Theatre Winter Haven 10%
Steve MacKinnon - Beauty and the Beast - St Lukes UMC 9%

Best Direction of a Musical (Professional)
Steve MacKinnon - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre 22%
Nick DeGruccio - Man of La Mancha - Orlando Shakes 11%
Steve MacKinnon - Into the Woods - The Garden Theatre 11%

Best Direction of a Play (Non-Professional)
Katrina Ploof - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Winter Haven 15%
Susan Reynolds - Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike - Lakeland Community Theatre 10%
Donald Rupe - Of Mice and Men - CFCArts 7%

Best Direction of a Play (Professional)
Beth Marshall - The Glass Menagerie - Beth Marshall Presents & The Garden Theatre 21%
Jeremy Seghers - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents 15%
Trevin Cooper - Proof - The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol 11%

Best Ensemble (Non-Professional)
Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 22%
Beauty and the Beast - St. Luke's UMC 9%
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Theatre Winter Haven 7%

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Non-Professional)
Ben Ptashinky - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 16%
Victor Souffrant - Beauty and the Beast - St. Luke's UMC 5%
Andrew Lejeune - Aida - Cocoa Village Playhouse 5%

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Professional)
J. Anthony Pyatt Jr - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre 21%
Davis Gaines - Man of La Mancha - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre 8%
Andrew Lejeune - Guys and Dolls - The Athens Theater 7%

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Non-Professional)
David Lowe - A Few Good Men - CFCArts 11%
Chris Cox - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Winter Haven 9%
Jason Fortin - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Winter Haven 9%

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Professional)
Wesley Slade - Picasso at the Lapin Agile - Mad Cow Theatre 17%
Frank Casado - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents 17%
Johnny Lee Davenport - Fences - Mad Cow Theatre 9%

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Non-Professional)
Hannah Berry Mathews - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 11%
Ardelia Butts - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 10%
Nadya Borno - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Theatre Winter Haven 7%

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Laura Hodos - Man of La Mancha - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre 15%
Meredith Pughe - Newsies - The Orlando Rep 14%
Andrea Stack - Into the Woods - The Garden Theatre 9%

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Non-Professional)
Alexandra Horton - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Winter Haven 12%
Danielle Irigoyen - Of Mice and Men - CFCArts 11%
Anita Kollinger - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Lakeland Community Theatre 10%

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Professional)
Jillian Gizzi - Nancy Drew and Her Biggest Case Ever - Orlando Repertory Theatre 15%
Lauren Culver - Private Lives - The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol 13%
Rachel Comeau - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents 13%

Best Lighting Design (Professional)
Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre 26%
Man of La Mancha - Orlando Shakespeare Theater 15%
Into the Woods - The Garden Theatre 14%

Best Music Direction (Non-Professional)
Clay Price - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 24%
Johnnie Maier III - Beauty and the Beast - St Lukes UMC 8%
Philip King - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Theatre Winter Haven 8%

Best Music Direction (Professional)
Michael Raabe - Man of La Mancha - Orlando Shakes 21%
Julian Bond - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Beth Marshall Presents & The Garden Theatre 14%
John De Haas - First Date - Generation Productions 11%

Best Musical (Non-Professional)
Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 24%
Beauty and the Beast - St. Luke's UMC 9%
The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Theatre Winter Haven 9%

Best Musical (Professional)
Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre 30%
Man Of La Mancha - Orlando Shakespeare Theater 15%
Into the Woods - The Garden Theatre 14%

Best Play (Non-Professional)
Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Winter Haven 16%
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Lakeland Community Theatre 9%
Vincent - Orlando Fringe 8%

Best Play (Professional)
Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents 15%
Destiny of Desire - The Garden Theatre 12%
Nancy Drew and Her Biggest Case Ever - Orlando Repertory Theatre 11%

Best Set Design (Non-Professional)
Cliff Price - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts 23%
Derek Wyatt - The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Theatre Winter Haven 8%
Alan S. Reynolds - Young Frankenstien - Lakeland Community Theatre 8%

Best Set Design (Professional)
Brian Dudkiewicz - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre 23%
Into the Woods - The Garden Theatre 12%
Jim Hunter - Man Of La Mancha - Orlando Shakes 12%

Best Sound Design (Professional)
Newsies - The Orlando Rep 26%
Man Of La Mancha - Orlando Shakes 16%
Into the Woods - Garden Theater 12%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Daniel Tracht - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre 12%
Victor Souffrant - Man of La Mancha - Orlando Shakes 7%
Johnnie Maier III - ThanksKilling the Musical - JMEG Theatricals 6%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Professional)
Tyler Beauregard - Private Lives - The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol 13%
Christian Kelty - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents 13%
Sean Kerrigan - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents 11%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Sharon Yost - Into the Woods - The Garden Theatre 16%
Deirdre Manning - Man Of La Mancha - Orlando Shakes 12%
Alyssa Yost - Songs for a New World - The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol 6%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Professional)
Whitney Morse - Proof - The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol 23%
Shami McCormick - Three Sisters - Mad Cow Theatre 14%
Sarah French - Picasso at the Lapin Agile - Mad Cow Theatre 14%

Best World Premiere Production
Bitch Perfect - Orlando Gay Chorus 28%
Golden Girls the Musical - Project Spotlight- UCF 17%
Vincent - Orlando Fringe Festival 9%

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