BWW Regional Awards

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards; COME FROM AWAY Leads Best Musical Race!

Voting is open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Toronto 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.

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 Toronto:

Best Cabaret Performance or Solo Concert (Male or Female)
Sharron Matthews - Girl Crush - The Musical Stage Company 55%
Tom Finn - Finn & Friends - Buddies in Bad Times 24%
Ryan G. Hinds - On Parade - Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 22%

Best Community Theatre
Scarborough Music Theatre 22%
KW Musical Productions 20%
Regent Theatre (Oshawa) 11%

Best Community Theatre Production
Seussical - KW Musical Productions 22%
Titanic - Wavestage Theatre 13%
Legally Blond - Curtain Call Players 9%

Best Direction of a Musical (Equity)
Christopher Ashley - Come from Away - Mirvish Productions 24%
Donna Feore - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 18%
Thom Currie - We Will Rock YOu - Magnus Theatre 9%

Best Direction of a Play (Equity)
Kevin Bigger - The 39 Steps - Drayton Entertainment 15%
Scott Wentworth - Romeo and Juliet - Stratford Festival 12%
Djanet Sears - For Colored Girls - Soulpepper 11%

Best Ensemble Cast (Equity)
Come from Away - Mirvish Productions 30%
Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 14%
Beauty and the Beast - Drayton Entertainment 10%

Best Independent Theatre Production
Thank You For Being A Friend (Joseph Patrick Presents) - Toronto Centre for the Arts 30%
The Seat Next To The King - Theatre Centre 12%
Bandits in the Valley - Tapestry Opera 12%

Best Leading Actor (Musical - Equity)
Gerrad Everard (Jerry Lee Lewis) - Million Dollar Quartet - Drayton Entertainment 17%
Dan Chameroy - Life After - The Musical Stage Company/Canadian Stage 9%
Brent Thiessen (Gaston) - Beauty And The Beast - Drayton Entertainment 9%

Best Leading Actor (Play - Equity)
Antoine Yared - Romeo and Juliet - Stratford Festival 18%
Eddie Glenn - One for the Pot - Drayton 9%
Patrick R. Brown (Richard Hannay) - The 39 Steps - Drayton Entertainment 9%

Best Leading Actress (Musical - Equity)
Chilina Kennedy - Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - Mirvish 21%
Blythe Wilson - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 12%
Danielle Wade (Belle) - Beauty And The Beast - Drayton Entertainment 11%

Best Leading Actress (Play - Equity)
Sara Farb - Romeo and Juliet - Stratford Festival 26%
d'bi.young anitafrika - For Colored Girls - Soulpepper 16%
Seana McKenna - The Madwoman of Chaillot - Tom Patterson, Stratford 10%

Best Musical (Equity)
Come from Away - Mirvish Productions 28%
Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 14%
Life After - The Musical Stage Company 10%

Best Musical (Professional/Non-Equity)
Dreamgirls - Lower Ossington Theatre 26%
The Wizard of Oz - Lower Ossington Theatre 22%
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH - Hart House Theatre 18%

Best Non-Equity/Professional Theatre
Lower Ossington Theatre 60%
Hart House Theatre 25%
lemontree creations 10%

Best Original Choreography (Equity)
Donna Feore - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 27%
Kelly Devine - Come From Away - Royal Alexandra 16%
Robin Calvert - Beauty and the Beast - Drayton Entertainment 8%

Best Original Costume Design (Equity)
Dana Osborne - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 22%
Rachel Berchtold - Beauty and the Beast - Drayton Entertainment 18%
Alex Amini - Onegin - Musical Stage Company 9%

Best Original Lighting Design (Equity)
Howell Binkley - Come From Away - Royal Alexandra 19%
Michael Walton - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 15%
Kevin Fraser - Beauty and the Beast - Drayton Entertainment 9%

Best Original Set Design (Equity)
Michael Gianfrancesco - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 22%
David Boechler - Singin' in the Rain - Drayton Entertainment 10%
Ivan Brozic - Thoroughly Modern Millie - Drayton Entertainment 9%

Best Original Sound Design (Equity)
Gareth Owen - Come From Away - Royal Alexandra 33%
Peter McBoyle - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 17%
Peter McBoyle - Life After - The Musical Stage Company/Canadian Stage 12%

Best Performance by a Female in a Featured Role (Musical - Equity)
Jenn Colella - Come from Away - Mirvish Productions 19%
Astrid Van Wieren - Come From Away - Royal Alexandra 13%
Kristen Peace (Mrs. Meers) - Thoroughly Modern Millie - Drayton Entertainment 11%

Best Performance by a Female in a Featured Role (Play - Equity)
Katelyn McCulloch - Treasure Island - Stratford Festival 20%
Seana McKenna - Romeo and Juliet - Stratford Festival 18%
Sara Farb - The Virgin Trial - Stratford Festival 14%

Best Performance by a Male in a Featured Role (Musical - Equity)
Lee MacDougall - Come From Away - Royal Alexandra 16%
Steve Ross - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 14%
Brent Thiessen (Trevor Graydon) - Thoroughly Modern Millie - Drayton Entertainment 9%

Best Performance by a Male in a Featured Role (Play - Equity)
Cliff Saunders (Clown) - The 39 Steps - Drayton Entertainment 18%
Evan Buliung - Romeo and Juliet - Stratford Festival 15%
Tom Rooney - Twelfth Night - Stratford Festival 15%

Best Play (Equity)
Thank You For Being A Friend (Joseph Patrick Presents) - Toronto Centre for the Arts 15%
The 39 Steps - Drayton Entertainment 11%
Romeo and Juliet - Stratford Festival 10%

Best Professional Theatre
Mirvish Productions 23%
Stratford Festival 21%
Drayton Entertainment 14%

Best Understudy (Equity)
Amanda Struthman - Beauty And The Beast - Theatre Aquarius 40%
Sayer Roberts - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 26%
Trevor Patt - Guys and Dolls - Stratford Festival 23%

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