BWW Regional Awards

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Voting is open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island:

Best Actor (Musical), Lead - Professional
Christopher Swan - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 25%
Philip Bryan - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 22%
Diego Guevera - Spring Awakening - Wilbury Theatre Group 14%

Best Actor (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
RJ Lima - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 48%
Joe Catanzaro - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 28%
Ian Hudgins - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 24%

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Bill Whitehead, Jr. - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 23%
Josh Walker - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 17%
Thom Warren - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 7%

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Jacob King - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 32%
Thomas Sabetta - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 25%
Peter Bowden - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 23%

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Professional
Tom Gleadow - Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 23%
Greg London - Doubt - Ocean State Theatre Company 15%
Jude Sandy - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 11%

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
John Morris - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 13%
Rick Bagley - Last of the Red Hot Lovers - Newport Playhouse 12%
Alan Hawkridge - Marat/Sade - OUT LOUD Theatre 9%

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Professional
Kevin Broccoli - Art - 2nd Story Theatre 33%
Fred Sullivan, Jr. - Appropriate - Trinity Repertory Company 22%
William Oakes - Prelude to a Kiss - 2nd Story Theatre 17%

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Jim Killavey - Lunch with Mrs. Baskin - Newport Playhouse 18%
Conor O'Rourke - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 13%
Timothy Ferron - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 8%

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Professional
Eden Casteel - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 34%
Lauren Weinberg - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 30%
Tess Jonas - Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 19%

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
Ally Carlsten - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 41%
Katrina Rossi - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 38%
Elizabeth Dennis - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 21%

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Kristin Wetherington - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 19%
Melissa Jones - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 16%
Amanda Lea LaVergne - Beehive: The 60s Musical - Theatre By The Sea 15%

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Amy McGuirk - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 29%
Abigail Phenix - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 19%
Rachel Erwin - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 18%

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Professional
Lara Hayhurst - Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 25%
Rebecca Gibel - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 13%
Nora Eschenheimer - The Importance of Being Earnest - The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre 10%

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
Marilyn Busch - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 22%
Mackenzie Maron - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 11%
Justine Durvin - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 9%

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Professional
Karen Gail Kessler - Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 31%
Rebecca Gibel - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 27%
Wendy Overly - King Elizabeth - The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre 16%

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Mary Case - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 18%
Lisa Reimer - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 17%
Melissa Thomas - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 11%

Best Choreography - Professional
Sebastian Goldberg - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 26%
Diane Laurenson - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 22%
Brad Musgrove - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 12%

Best Choreography - Semi Professional
Justina Mabray - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 54%
RIta Maron - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 28%
The Yellow Wallpaper - OUT LOUD Theatre 18%

Best Costumes - Professional
Emily Taradash - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 28%
William Ivey Long - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 21%
Emily Taradash - Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 16%

Best Costumes - Semi-Professional
Johnny Cagno - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 27%
Johnny Cagno - The Lion King, Jr. - Academy Players of Rhode Island 14%
Kira Hawkridge - Marat/Sade - OUT LOUD Theatre 10%

Best Director (Musical) - Professional
Bob Richard - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 27%
Amiee Turner - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 20%
Brad Musgrove - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 13%

Best Director (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Chelsea Morgan - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 33%
Rebecca Maxfield - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 22%
Rita Maron - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 22%

Best Director (Play) - Professional
Amiee Turner - Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 18%
Amiee Turner - Doubt - Ocean State Theatre Company 17%
Kira Hawkridge - The Best of Everything - 2nd Story Theatre 17%

Best Director (Play) - Semi-Professional
Michael Gregory - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 18%
Rita Maron - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 14%
Elizabeth Labrecque - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 9%

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Professional
Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 26%
Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 26%
The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 14%

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Count of Monte Cristo - Chorus of Westerly 38%
Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 33%
The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 17%

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Professional
Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 21%
Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 16%
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 15%

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Semi-Professional
Self Help - Newport Playhouse 23%
Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 15%
Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 11%

Best Hair and Makeup - Professional
Christine Cormier/Dena Olivieri - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 63%
Emily Christoffersen and Olivera Gajic - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 27%
Children's Hour - The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre 10%

Best Hair and Makeup - Semi-Professional
Johnny Cagno - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 38%
Johnny Cagno - The Lion King, Jr. - Academy Players of Rhode Island 29%
Tiffany Fenton - Whodunit? An Improvised Murder Mystery - Contemporary Theater Company 14%

Best Lighting Design - Professional
Jose Santiago - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 33%
David A. Sexton - Doubt - Ocean State Theatre Company 16%
Jose Santiago - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 14%

Best Lighting Design - Semi-Professional
Maggie Cady - Macbeth - Contemporary Theater Company 30%
Rebecca Maxfield - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 23%
Branigan Duguay - Lonely Planet - Counter-Productions Theatre Company 16%

Best Musical - Professional
Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 25%
Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 24%
Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 13%

Best Musical - Semi-Professional
Count of Monte Cristo - Chorus of Westerly 36%
Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 29%
The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 14%

Best Musical Direction - Professional
Jesse Warkentin - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 31%
Esther Zabinski - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 20%
Andrew Smithson - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 17%

Best Musical Direction - Semi Professional
Andrew Howell - Count of Monte Cristo - Chorus of Westerly 36%
Kristen Bond - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 19%
Will Conard - Marat/Sade - OUT LOUD Theatre 13%

Best Play - Professional
Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 27%
Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 16%
Doubt - Ocean State Theatre Company 13%

Best Play - Semi-Professional
Self Help - Newport Playhouse 24%
Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 17%
Marat/Sade - OUT LOUD Theatre 8%

Best Sound Design - Professional
Danny Erdberg - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 38%
Michael Hyde - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 27%
Peter Hurowitz - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 24%

Best Sound Design - Semi-Professional
Terry Shea - Macbeth - Contemporary Theatre Company 35%
Michael Goldberg - 'And Then What?' The Children of Velvel and Sheina-Gitel Averbukh - First Hand Theatrical 17%
Ted Clement - Lonely Planet - Counter-Productions Theatre Company 17%

Best Stage Design - Professional
Kyle Dixon - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 29%
Erik D. Diaz - Victor/ Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 27%
Kyle Dixon - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 12%

Best Stage Design - Semi-Professional
Rita Maron and Johnny Cagno - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 31%
David Jepson - Arsenic and Old Lace - The Granite Theatre 14%
Sara Ossana - The Yellow Wallpaper - OUT LOUD Theatre 12%

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