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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; LITTLE WOMEN at Ocean State Leads Best Play!

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 21%
Philip Bryan - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 21%
Diego Guevera - Spring Awakening - Wilbury Theatre Group 15%

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 27%
Ian Hudgins - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 25%

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Bill Whitehead, Jr. - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 19%
Josh Walker - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 18%
Liam Johnson - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 7%

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Jacob King - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 31%
Thomas Sabetta - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 25%
Peter Bowden - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 24%

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Professional
Tom Gleadow - Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 21%
Greg London - Doubt - Ocean State Theatre Company 16%
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 11%
Alan Hawkridge - Marat/Sade - OUT LOUD Theatre 9%

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Professional
Kevin Broccoli - Art - 2nd Story Theatre 32%
Fred Sullivan, Jr. - Appropriate - Trinity Repertory Company 23%
William Oakes - Prelude to a Kiss - 2nd Story Theatre 17%

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Conor O'Rourke - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 14%
Jim Killavey - Lunch with Mrs. Baskin - Newport Playhouse 13%
Timothy Ferron - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 9%

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Professional
Eden Casteel - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 32%
Lauren Weinberg - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 32%
Tess Jonas - Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 18%

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
Ally Carlsten - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 40%
Katrina Rossi - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 37%
Elizabeth Dennis - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 23%

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Melissa Jones - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 17%
Kristin Wetherington - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 16%
Sabrina Harper - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 15%

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Amy McGuirk - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 28%
Rachel Erwin - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 19%
Abigail Phenix - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 18%

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Professional
Lara Hayhurst - Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 22%
Rebecca Gibel - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 13%
Nora Eschenheimer - The Importance of Being Earnest - The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre 11%

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
Marilyn Busch - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 21%
Mackenzie Maron - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 11%
Justine Durvin - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 10%

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Professional
Karen Gail Kessler - Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 29%
Rebecca Gibel - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 28%
Wendy Overly - King Elizabeth - The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre 17%

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Mary Case - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 18%
Lisa Reimer - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 16%
Melissa Thomas - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 12%

Best Choreography - Professional
Diane Laurenson - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 24%
Sebastian Goldberg - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 20%
Brad Musgrove - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 14%

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 17%

Best Costumes - Professional
Emily Taradash - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 23%
William Ivey Long - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 23%
Emily Taradash - Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 17%

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 12%
Trey Hendley - The Final Voyage of X Minus One - Counter-Productions Theatre Company 11%

Best Director (Musical) - Professional
Bob Richard - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 27%
Amiee Turner - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 18%
Brad Musgrove - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 13%

Best Director (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Chelsea Morgan - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 34%
Rita Maron - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 23%
Rebecca Maxfield - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 22%

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

Best Director (Play) - Semi-Professional
Michael Gregory - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 19%
Rita Maron - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 14%
Elizabeth Labrecque - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 8%

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Professional
Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 27%
Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 22%
The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 15%

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 37%
Count of Monte Cristo - Chorus of Westerly 30%
The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 19%

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Professional
Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 22%
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 16%
Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 13%

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Semi-Professional
Self Help - Newport Playhouse 22%
Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 14%
Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 12%

Best Hair and Makeup - Professional
Christine Cormier/Dena Olivieri - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 64%
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 39%
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 15%
Jose Santiago - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 15%

Best Lighting Design - Semi-Professional
Maggie Cady - Macbeth - Contemporary Theater Company 31%
Rebecca Maxfield - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 23%
Branigan Duguay - Lonely Planet - Counter-Productions Theatre Company 17%

Best Musical - Professional
Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 26%
Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 21%
The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 13%

Best Musical - Semi-Professional
Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 33%
Count of Monte Cristo - Corus of Westerly 28%
The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 15%

Best Musical Direction - Professional
Jesse Warkentin - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 31%
Esther Zabinski - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 21%
Andrew Smithson - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 18%

Best Musical Direction - Semi Professional
Andrew Howell - Count of Monte Cristo - Chorus of Westerly 30%
Kristen Bond - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 22%
Kristen Bond - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 14%

Best Play - Professional
Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 22%
Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 16%
Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 14%

Best Play - Semi-Professional
Self Help - Newport Playhouse 23%
Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 16%
'And Then What?' The Children of Velvel and Sheina-Gitel Averbukh - First Hand Theatrical 8%

Best Sound Design - Professional
Danny Erdberg - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 37%
Michael Hyde - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 28%
Peter Hurowitz - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 24%

Best Sound Design - Semi-Professional
Terry Shea - Macbeth - Contemporary Theatre Company 36%
Michael Goldberg - 'And Then What?' The Children of Velvel and Sheina-Gitel Averbukh - First Hand Theatrical 18%
Rebecca Maxfield - She Would If She Could - Head Trick Theatre 16%

Best Stage Design - Professional
Kyle Dixon - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 30%
Erik D. Diaz - Victor/ Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 22%
Kyle Dixon - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 14%

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 13%
Sara Ossana - The Yellow Wallpaper - OUT LOUD Theatre 11%

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