BWW Regional Awards

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Victor/Victoria Wins Best Musical!

Winners have been announced for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island 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 Actor (Musical), Lead - Professional
Christopher Swan - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actor (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
RJ Lima - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Bill Whitehead, Jr. - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actor (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Jacob King - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Professional
Tom Gleadow - Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actor (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
John Morris - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Professional
Kevin Broccoli - Art - 2nd Story Theatre

Best Actor (Play), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Jim Killavey - Lunch with Mrs. Baskin - Newport Playhouse

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Professional
Eden Casteel - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actress (Musical), Lead - Semi-Professional
Ally Carlsten - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Professional
Kristin Wetherington - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actress (Musical), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Madaline King - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Professional
Lara Hayhurst - Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actress (Play), Lead - Semi-Professional
Marilyn Busch - Self Help - Newport Playhouse

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Professional
Karen Gail Kessler - Inherit the Wind - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Actress (Play), Supporting - Semi-Professional
Mary Case - Lend Me a Tenor - RISE - Rhode Island Stage Ensemble

Best Choreography - Professional
Sebastian Goldberg - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Choreography - Semi Professional
Justina Mabray - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Costumes - Professional
Emily Taradash - Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Costumes - Semi-Professional
Johnny Cagno - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Director (Musical) - Professional
Bob Richard - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea

Best Director (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Chelsea Morgan - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Director (Play) - Professional
Amiee Turner - Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Director (Play) - Semi-Professional
Rita Maron - Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Professional
Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea

Best Ensemble Cast (Musical) - Semi-Professional
Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Professional
Little Women - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Ensemble Cast (Play) - Semi-Professional
Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Hair and Makeup - Professional
Christine Cormier/Dena Olivieri - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea

Best Hair and Makeup - Semi-Professional
Johnny Cagno - Legally Blonde - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Lighting Design - Professional
Jose Santiago - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea

Best Lighting Design - Semi-Professional
Maggie Cady - Macbeth - Contemporary Theater Company

Best Musical - Professional
Victor/Victoria - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Musical - Semi-Professional
Count of Monte Cristo - Chorus of Westerly

Best Musical Direction - Professional
Jesse Warkentin - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea

Best Musical Direction - Semi Professional
Andrew Howell - Count of Monte Cristo - Chorus of Westerly

Best Play - Professional
Born Yesterday - Ocean State Theatre Company

Best Play - Semi-Professional
Sylvia - Academy Players of Rhode Island

Best Sound Design - Professional
Danny Erdberg - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea

Best Sound Design - Semi-Professional
Terry Shea - Macbeth - Contemporary Theatre Company

Best Stage Design - Professional
Kyle Dixon - Beauty and the Beast - Theatre By The Sea

Best Stage Design - Semi-Professional
Rita Maron and Johnny Cagno - If/Then - Academy Players of Rhode Island

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