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2015 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Awards Update - Lazer Friedman, Theodore Michael Dolas Tied!

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Santa Barbara Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2014 and September 2015. 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.

Voting is now underway for Santa Barbara! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends.

Here are the current standings for Santa Barbara:

Best Costume Design
Marian Azdril - Crazy For You - San Marcos High School 30%
Jennifer Housch - Legally Blonde - Dos Pueblos High School 23%
Susie Couch - Footprints at Laetoli - On the Verge Theatre Festival 18%

Best Director
Kate Bergstrom - Caylee's First Big Show!!!!/Footprints at Laetoli - On the Verge Theater Festival 30%
Samantha Eve - Bare/The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 23%
Peter Frisch - 154 & Paradise/What Rhymes With America - The Producing Unit 21%

Best Lighting Design
Lazer Friedman - Caylee's first big show!!!!/Sweet Child - On the Verge Theatre Festival 30%
Theodore Michael Dolas - Tales of Woo & Woe - DramaDogs/Center Stage Theater Santa Barbara 30%
Conner Warren - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca School 24%

Best Musical Director
Carolyn Teraoka-Brady - Crazy For You - San Marcos High School 29%
Kacey Link - Bare/The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 23%
David Potter - The Music Man - SBCC Theatre Group 22%

Best Musical/Opera
Spamalot - San Marcos High School Alumni Group 32%
Caylee's First Big Show!!! - On The Verge Theatre Festival - The Narrative Lofts 21%
Bare - Out of the Box Theatre Co. - Center Stage Theater 17%

Best Play (non-musical)
What Rhymes with America - The Producing Unit - Center Stage Theater 28%
Sweet Child - On The Verge Theatre Festival - The Narrative Lofts 20%
Footprints At Laetoli - On The Verge Theatre Festival - Santa Barbara Historical Museum 18%

Best Scenic Design
Theodore Michael Dolas - Bare - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 27%
Patricia L. Frank - The Music Man - SBCC Theatre Group 25%
Zoë Levy - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca School 19%

Best Youth/High School Production
Crazy for You - San Marcos High School 38%
Legally Blonde - Dos Pueblos Theatre Company 35%
Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca 19%

Community/University Theatre Company of the Year
On the Verge Theatre Festival 31%
Out of the Box Theatre Company 27%
Santa Barbara City College Theater Group 27%

Most Unique Theatrical Experience
Caylee's First Big Show!!!/Footprints at Laetoli/Lady-Oke/This is Not a LoveSong/Sweet Child - On The Verge Theatre Festival - Various Locations 37%
The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. - Center Stage Theater 19%
154 & Paradise - The Producing Unit - Center Stage Theater 17%

Outstanding Performance by an Actor (youth/high school production)
Ryan Ostendorf - Crazy for You - San Marcos High School 51%
Matthew Goldsholl - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca 22%
Travis Smillie - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca 16%

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Musical
Sean Jackson - Spamalot - San Marcos High School Alumni Group 60%
Gabe Reali - Bare - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 25%
Justin Bryant Rapp - The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 11%

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Play
George Coe - Tales of Woo and Woe - Drama Dogs 30%
Bill Egan - 154 and Paradise - The Producing Unit 19%
Josiah Davis - Footprints at Laetoli - On the Verge Theatre Festival 17%

Outstanding Performance by an Actress (youth/high school production)
Lana Kanen - Crazy For You - San Marcos High School 42%
Luana Psaros - Legally Blonde - Dos Pueblos Theatre Company 37%
Valeria Romo - Young Frankenstein - Laguna Blanca School 9%

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Musical
Leslie Story - The Music Man - SBCC Theatre Group 39%
Luana Psaros - Bare - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 38%
Samantha Eve - The Wild Party - Out of the Box Theatre Co. 16%

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Play
Ivy Vahanian - What Rhymes with America - The Producing Unit 28%
Allison Lewis Towbes - Sweet Child - On the Verge Theatre Festival 22%
Riley Berris - Caylee's First Big Show!!! - On the Verge Theatre Festival 18%

Person to Watch
Sean Jackson - PVT. Wars 27%
Allison Lewis Towbes - Sweet Child, Footprints at Laotoli 22%
Kate Bergstrom - On the Verge Theatre Festival 22%

Youth/Student Theatre Program of the year
San Marcos High School - San Marcos High School 36%
Dos Pueblos High School - Dos Pueblos High School 30%
Laguna Blanca School - Laguna Blanca School 18%


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