2015 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards Update - SHREK, ROCKY HORROR in 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, 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 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 SHREK and THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW in the lead in the Best Family Friendly Production and Best Musical categories respectively, here are the current standings for all nomination categories in the BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards:

Best Choreography (Professional)
Janine Bennewith, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Montecasino 32%
Louisa Talbot, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre, Montecasino 31%
Louisa Talbot, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 24%

Best Costume Design (Professional)
Greg King, SHREK - Kickstart Theatre Company - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 40%
Birrie le Roux, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA - Eric Abraham, Daniel Galloway and Renaye Kramer for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 30%
Thando Lobese and Neil Coppen, ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - The Market Theatre 11%

Best Director of a Musical (Professional)
Steven Stead, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Montecasino 50%
David Kramer, ORPHEUS IN AFRICA - Eric Abraham, Daniel Galloway and Renaye Kramer for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 23%
Janice Honeyman, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 21%

Best Director of a Play (Professional)
Neil Coppen, ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 41%
Louis Viljoen, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 23%
Christiaan Olwagen, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 18%

Best Ensemble Performance (Professional)
ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 38%
BORN IN THE RSA - The Baxter Theatre - The Baxter Theatre 26%
PYTHONESQUE - Pieter Toerien Productions - Theatre on the Bay/Montecasino 24%

Best Family Friendly Production (Professional)
SHREK - Kickstart Theatre Company - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 73%
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY - Here Manje - National Arts Festival 10%
WHAT GOES UP - FTH:K - Cape Town Fringe 8%

Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Brendan van Rhyn, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre, Montecasino 38%
Jonathan Roxmouth, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 32%
Steven Stead, SNOOPY - Kickstart Theatre Company - Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre 15%

Best Leading Actor in a Play (Professional)
Marius Weyers, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 39%
Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, A MAN AND A DOG - KB Theatre Productions - National Arts Festival 23%
Wessel Pretorius, UNDONE - Artscape - Market Theatre 17%

Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Professional)
Candice van Litsenborgh, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Montecasino 38%
Lynelle Kenned, WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape Theatre 28%
Kate Normington, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 15%

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 26%
Sandra Prinsloo, WIE'S BANG VIR VIRGINIA WOOLF? - Saartjie Botha - The Fugard Theatre 26%

Best Musical (Professional)
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre, Montecasino 36%
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Montecasino 33%
WEST SIDE STORY - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for The Fugard Theatre - Artscape 24%

Best New Work (Professional)
THE PERVERT LAURA (Louis Viljoen) - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 35%
WE DIDN'T COME TO HELL FOR THE CROISSANTS (Various) - Jemma Kahn - POPArt Theatre/National Arts Festival 28%
A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE (Greg Homann) - The South African State Theatre/Atsa/National Arts Festival - The South African State Theatre/National Arts Festival 20%

Best Play (Professional)
ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 29%
THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard 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 63%
Jaco Bouwer, SAMSA-MASJIEN - Jaco Bouwer/Willem Anker/Baxter Theatre - Baxter Theatre 14%
Guy De Lancey, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abraham for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 10%

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Professional)
Zak Hendrikz, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Montecasino 37%
Andrew Laubscher, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Eric Abraham and Daniel Galloway for the Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre, Montecasino 31%
Michael Richard. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Pieter Toerien Productions/Kickstart - Theatre on the Bay/Montecasino 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 52%
Toni Jean Erasmus, SISTER ACT - Bernard Jay for the Joburg Theatre - Joburg Theatre 26%
Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE - Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE - Marlee van der Merwe, ASPOESTERTJIE 11%

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Professional)
Claire Mortimer, A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE - The South African State Theatre/Atsa/National Arts Festival - The South African State Theatre/National Arts Festival 33%
Terry Norton, THE PERVERT LAURA - Eric Abrahams for The Fugard Theatre - The Fugard Theatre 27%
Anthea Thompson, A DOLL'S HOUSE - National Arts Festival - Rhodes Theatre 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 48%
Tina le Roux and Tristan Horton, ANIMAL FARM - Nobulali Productions/Shakexperience - Market Theatre 25%
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 13%



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