BWW Regional Awards

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards; Newsies Wins Best Musical!

Winners have been announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Orlando 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 Choreography (Non-Professional)
Katherine Almaguer Rivera - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Choreography (Professional)
Spencer Morrow - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Costume Design (Non-Professional)
Daniel Blumberg - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Wes Jenkins - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Direction of a Musical (Non-Professional)
Michael Rodgers - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Direction of a Musical (Professional)
Steve MacKinnon - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Direction of a Play (Non-Professional)
Katrina Ploof - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Winter Haven

Best Direction of a Play (Professional)
Jeremy Seghers - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents

Best Ensemble (Non-Professional)
Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Non-Professional)
Ben Ptashinky - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Lead Actor in a Musical (Professional)
J. Anthony Pyatt Jr - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Non-Professional)
David Lowe - A Few Good Men - CFCArts

Best Lead Actor in a Play (Professional)
Frank Casado - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Non-Professional)
Ardelia Butts - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Lead Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Meredith Pughe - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Non-Professional)
Alexandra Horton - Peter and the Starcatcher - Theatre Winter Haven

Best Lead Actress in a Play (Professional)
Rachel Comeau - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents

Best Lighting Design (Professional)
Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Music Direction (Non-Professional)
Clay Price - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Music Direction (Professional)
Michael Raabe - Man of La Mancha - Orlando Shakespeare Theatre

Best Musical (Non-Professional)
Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Musical (Professional)
Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Play (Non-Professional)
A Few Good Men - CFCArts

Best Play (Professional)
Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents

Best Set Design (Non-Professional)
Cliff Price - Hairspray - Encore! Cast Performing Arts

Best Set Design (Professional)
Brian Dudkiewicz - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Sound Design (Professional)
Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Daniel Tracht - Newsies - Orlando Repertory Theatre

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Professional)
Christian Kelty - Dracula - Jeremy Seghers Presents

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Sharon Yost - Into the Woods - The Garden Theatre

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Professional)
Whitney Morse - Proof - The Studio Theatre at Tierra Del Sol

Best World Premiere Production
Bitch Perfect - Orlando Gay Chorus

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