2015 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards Update - Brendan van Rhyn, Marius Weyers Lead!

Brendan van Rhyn is currently leading the
Best Leading Actor in a Musical category for his performance
as Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Photo credit: Jesse Kramer

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld South Africa Regional Awards, honouring 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 South Africa! 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.

With Brendan van Rhyn and Marius Weyers in the lead in the Best Leading Actor in a Musical and Play categories respectively, here are the current standings for all nomination categories in the BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards:

Best Choreography (Professional)
Louisa Talbot, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - Montecasino 33%
Louisa Talbot, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 27%
Janine Bennewith, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 24%

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Birrie le Roux, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA - Eric Abraham, Daniel Galloway and Renaye Kramer for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 39%
Greg King, SHREK - Kickstart Theatre Company - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 24%
Melissa van Eck, ASPOESTERTJIE - Add-Life productions - Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace 13%

Best Director of a Musical (Professional)
Steven Stead, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 42%
David Kramer, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA - Eric Abraham, Daniel Galloway and Renaye Kramer for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 27%
Janice Honeyman, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 25%

Best Director of a Play (Professional)
Neil Coppen, ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 30%
Louis Viljoen, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 28%
Christiaan Olwagen, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 20%

Best Ensemble Performance (Professional)
ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 32%
BORN IN THE RSA - The Baxter Theatre - The Baxter Theatre 29%
PYTHONESQUE - Pieter Toerien Productions - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 25%

Best Family Friendly Production (Professional)
SHREK - Kickstart Theatre Company - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 63%
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY - Here Manje - National Arts Festival 15%
WHAT GOES UP - FTH:K - Cape Town Fringe 11%

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Brendan van Rhyn, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - Montecasino 43%
Jonathan Roxmouth, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 36%
Alan Committie, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 9%

Best Leading Actor in a Play (Professional)
Marius Weyers, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 40%
Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, A MAN AND A DOG - KB Theatre Productions - National Arts Festival 24%
Wessel Pretorius, UNDONE - Artscape - Market Theatre 16%

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Candice van Litsenborgh, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 33%
Lynelle Kenned, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape Theatre 29%
Kate Normington, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 17%

Best Leading Actress in a Play (Professional)
Anna-Mart van der Merwe, PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE - The Market Theatre/Windybrow Theatre - Market Theatre 32%
Emily Child, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 28%
Sandra Prinsloo, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 24%

Best Musical (Professional)
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - Montecasino 40%
WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 26%
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 26%

Best New Work (Professional)
THE PERVERT LAURA (Louis Viljoen) - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 39%
WE DIDN'T COME TO HELL FOR THE CROISSANTS (Various) - Jemma Kahn - POPArt Theatre/National Arts Festival 31%
A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE (Greg Homann) - The South African State Theatre/Atsa/National Arts Festival - The South African State Theatre/National Arts Festival 11%

Best Play (Professional)
THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 28%
ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 25%
WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 22%

Best Set Design (Professional)
Conor Murphy, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 66%
Jaco Bouwer, SAMSA-MASJIEN - Jaco Bouwer/Willem Anker/Baxter Theatre - Baxter Theatre 13%
Guy De Lancey, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 11%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Zak Hendrikz, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Main Theatre, Montecasino 36%
Andrew Laubscher, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - Montecasino 34%
Stephen Jubber, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 13%

Best Supporting Actor in a Play (Professional)
Wessel Pretorius, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 29%
Carel Nel, PEOPLE ARE LIVING THERE - Market Theatre/Windybrow Theatre - Market Theatre 20%
Guy De Lancey, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abrahams for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 19%

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Bianca Le Grange, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 51%
Toni Jean Erasmus, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 27%
Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE - Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE - Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE 11%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Professional)
Terry Norton, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abrahams for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 32%
Anthea Thompson, A DOLL'S HOUSE - National Arts Festival - Rhodes Theatre 26%
Claire Mortimer, A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE - The South African State Theatre/Atsa/National Arts Festival - The South African State Theatre/National Arts Festival 22%

Best Technical Design - Lighting & Sound (Professional)
Joshua Cutts and Mark Malherbe, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 52%
Tina le Roux and Tristan Horton, ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 18%
Daniel Galloway, Benjamin du Plessis and Mark Malherbe, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA - Eric Abraham, Daniel Galloway and Renaye Kramer for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 14%



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