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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Theatre By The Sea's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical!

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
Philip Bryan - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 23%
Christopher Swan - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 18%
Diego Guevera - Spring Awakening - Wilbury Theatre Group 16%

Best Actor (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
RJ Lima - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 49%
Joe Catanzaro - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 27%
Ian Hudgins - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 24%

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Josh Walker - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 20%
Bill Whitehead, Jr. - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 15%
Liam Johnson - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 8%

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Jacob King - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 33%
Thomas Sabetta - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 24%
Peter Bowden - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 24%

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Professional
Tom Gleadow - Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 19%
Greg London - Doubt - Ocean State Theatre Company 14%
Jude Sandy - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 12%

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
John Morris - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 14%
Alan Hawkridge - Marat/Sade - OUT LOUD Theatre 10%
Rick Bagley - Last of the Red Hot Lovers - Newport Playhouse 9%

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Professional
Kevin Broccoli - Art - 2nd Story Theatre 32%
Fred Sullivan, Jr. - Appropriate - Trinity Repertory Company 22%
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 16%
Jim Killavey - Lunch with Mrs. Baskin - Newport Playhouse 9%
Timothy Ferron - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 9%

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Professional
Lauren Weinberg - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 35%
Eden Casteel - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 30%
Tess Jonas - Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 18%

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
Ally Carlsten - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 42%
Katrina Rossi - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 35%
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 19%
Sabrina Harper - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 17%
Amanda Lea LaVergne - Beehive: The 60s Musical - Theatre By The Sea 14%

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Amy McGuirk - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 29%
Rachel Erwin - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 20%
Abigail Phenix - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 16%

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Professional
Lara Hayhurst - Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 20%
Rebecca Gibel - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 14%
Nora Eschenheimer - The Importance of Being Earnest - The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre 12%

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
Marilyn Busch - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 22%
Mackenzie Maron - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 12%
Justine Durvin - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble 11%

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Professional
Rebecca Gibel - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 29%
Karen Gail Kessler - Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 26%
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 19%
Lisa Reimer - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 18%
Melissa Thomas - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 13%

Best Choreography - Professional
Diane Laurenson - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 26%
Brad Musgrove - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 15%
Sebastian Goldberg - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 15%

Best Choreography - Semi Professional
Justina Mabray - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 55%
RIta Maron - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 27%
The Yellow Wallpaper - OUT LOUD Theatre 18%

Best Costumes - Professional
William Ivey Long - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 25%
Emily Taradash - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 18%
Emily Taradash - Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 17%

Best Costumes - Semi-Professional
Johnny Cagno - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 29%
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 30%
Amiee Turner - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 17%
Brad Musgrove - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 14%

Best Director (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Chelsea Morgan - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 37%
Rita Maron - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 24%
Rebecca Maxfield - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 24%

Best Director (Play) - Professional
Kira Hawkridge - The Best of Everything - 2nd Story Theatre 19%
Amiee Turner - Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 18%
Amiee Turner - Doubt - Ocean State Theatre Company 16%

Best Director (Play) - Semi-Professional
Michael Gregory - Self Help - Newport Playhouse 19%
Rita Maron - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 16%
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 31%
Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 17%
The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 16%

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 48%
The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 23%
If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 19%

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Professional
Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 21%
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 17%
Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 12%

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Semi-Professional
Self Help - Newport Playhouse 22%
Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 16%
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 65%
Emily Christoffersen and Olivera Gajic - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 26%
Children's Hour - The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre 9%

Best Hair and Makeup - Semi-Professional
Johnny Cagno - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 42%
Johnny Cagno - The Lion King, Jr. - Academy Players of Rhode Island 32%
Tiffany Fenton - Whodunit? An Improvised Murder Mystery - Contemporary Theater Company 12%

Best Lighting Design - Professional
Jose Santiago - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 35%
Jose Santiago - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 15%
David A. Sexton - Doubt - Ocean State Theatre Company 13%

Best Lighting Design - Semi-Professional
Rebecca Maxfield - The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 26%
Maggie Cady - Macbeth - Contemporary Theater Company 25%
Branigan Duguay - Lonely Planet - Counter-Productions Theatre Company 19%

Best Musical - Professional
Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 30%
Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 17%
The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 15%

Best Musical - Semi-Professional
Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 42%
If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 20%
The Cradle Will Rock - Head Trick Theatre 19%

Best Musical Direction - Professional
Jesse Warkentin - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea 34%
Esther Zabinski - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 20%
Andrew Smithson - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 19%

Best Musical Direction - Semi Professional
Kristen Bond - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island 29%
Kristen Bond - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 18%
Will Conard - Marat/Sade - OUT LOUD Theatre 14%

Best Play - Professional
Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company 22%
Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company 14%
Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company 13%

Best Play - Semi-Professional
Self Help - Newport Playhouse 22%
Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island 18%
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 29%
Peter Hurowitz - A Midsummer Night's Dream - Trinity Repertory Company 23%

Best Sound Design - Semi-Professional
Terry Shea - Macbeth - Contemporary Theatre Company 38%
Ted Clement - Lonely Planet - Counter-Productions Theatre Company 17%
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 33%
Erik D. Diaz - Victor/ Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company 17%
Kyle Dixon - The Producers - Theatre By The Sea 16%

Best Stage Design - Semi-Professional
Rita Maron and Johnny Cagno - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island 35%
Christopher J. Simpson and Rebecca Magnotta - Macbeth - Contemporary Theater Company 12%
Marc Tiberiis II - Marat/Sade - OUT LOUD Theatre 10%

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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Theatre By The Sea's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical!


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