BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards December 5th Standings; THE WIZARD OF OZ Leads Best Musical!

Voting is open through December 31st.

By: Dec. 05, 2023
BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards December 5th Standings; THE WIZARD OF OZ Leads Best Musical!
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It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

The 2023 Regional Awards honor regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2023.

Winners will be announced in January!

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2023 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Standings

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Rion Towery - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 24%
Brook Smolder - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Children's Theatre of Charleston 19%
Nina Denton Pasinetti - KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 18%
Rachel Maynard - FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 12%
Nina Denton Pasinetti - GREASE - Charleston Light Opera Guild 10%
Heather Carr - RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - Old Opera House 5%
Kiersten Gasemy - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 5%
Nina Denton Pasinetti - 'THE MUSIC MAN' - Charleston Light Opera Guild 5%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Kit Reed and Mandy Shirley - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Children's Theatre of Charleston 28%
Nina Denton Pasinetti - KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 22%
Ryann Willard - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 19%
Christine Brewer - RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - Old Opera House 10%
Nina Denton Pasinetti - THE MUSIC MAN - Charleston Light Opera Guild 9%
Caroline Matheny - PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 7%
Meaghan Whitney - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 5%

Best Dance Production
THE NUTCRACKER - Old Opera House 54%
DRACULA: THE SEDUCTION - Charleston Ballet 46%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Nina Denton Pasinetti - KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 20%
Kelly Strom - RENT - Alban Arts Center 16%
Kim Willard - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 16%
Nina Denton Pasinetti - LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 12%
rachel maynard - FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 12%
Susan Thornton - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 10%
Rick Payne - 'NEXT TO NORMAL' - Paramount Players 6%
Sarah Celec - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Apollo Civic Theatre 3%
Kim Willard - PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 2%
Gary John LaRosa - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - 2023 1%

Best Direction Of A Play
Leah Turely - SHE KILLS MONSTERS - Marshall University 29%
Kim Willard - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 18%
Joyce Robertson - COAL - Aracoma Story, Inc. 12%
Kim Willard - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 9%
Mandy Petry - 'A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM' - Mountain Roots Theatre 8%
Glenn Frail - LEADING LADIES - Old Opera House 7%
David Porterfield - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Old Opera House 6%
Kate Morris - LITTLE WOMEN - Alchemy Theatre 5%
Stephen Vance - THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR - Alchemy Theatre 3%
Stephen Vance - WAIT UNTIL DARK - Alchemy Theatre 2%

Best Ensemble
KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 16%
THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Children's Theatre of Charleston 15%
BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 9%
SHREK THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 9%
SHE KILLS MONSTERS - Marshall University 8%
CURTAINS - Old Opera House 7%
WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 6%
COAL - Aracoma Story, Inc. 6%
RENT - Alban Arts Center 6%
THE MUSIC MAN - Charleston Light Opera Guild 6%
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 5%
FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 4%
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME - Actors Guild of Parkersburg 3%
NEXT TO NORMAL - Paramount Players 2%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Darryl Willard - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 23%
Sheri Lacy - THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Children's Theatre of Charleston 23%
Tom Pasinetti - 'KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 19%
Caroline Brewer - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 11%
Leah Clay-Stone - FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 11%
Charlie Curry - COAL - Aracoma Story, Inc. 8%
Tom Pasinetti - THE MUSIC MAN - Charleston Light Opera Guild 7%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
David Patrick - KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 25%
Joe Cevallos & Matt Jackfert - THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Children's Theatre of Charleston 20%
John Tengowski - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 14%
John Tengowski - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 13%
rachel maynard - FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 12%
Ed Conn - THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Old Opera House 7%
Alison Shafer - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 5%
DeLyn Celec - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Apollo Civic Theatre 3%

Best Musical
THE WIZARD OF OZ - Children's Theatre of Charleston 21%
BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 17%
KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 15%
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 10%
THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Old Opera House 9%
RENT - Alban Arts Center 8%
FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 6%
NEXT TO NORMAL - Paramount Players 4%
THE MUSIC MAN - Charleston Light Opera Guild 4%
THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES - Aracoma Story, Inc. 3%
CURTAINS - Old Opera House 3%
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - Virginia Stage 1%

Best Performer In A Musical
Cedric Farmer - 'KINKY BOOTS' - Charleston Light Opera Guild 12%
Payton Trout - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 9%
Liz McCormick - THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Old Opera House 9%
Jacob Fleck - RENT - Alban Arts Center 7%
Emilie Hoosier - THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Children's Theatre of Charleston 7%
Isaiah Canterbury - GREASE - Charleston Light Opera Guild 7%
Jakob Sommers - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 6%
Braylie Smolder - WIZARD OF OZ - Children's Theatre of Charleston 6%
Ryan Hardiman - NEXT TO NORMAL - Paramount Players 5%
Isaiah Canterbury - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Children’s Theatre of Charleston 4%
DJ Conley - FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 4%
cadee green - THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES - Aracoma Story, Inc. 4%
Cameron Vance - THE MUSIC MAN - Charleston Light Opera Guild 4%
Chelsie Burks - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 3%
Rory Dunn - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 3%
Trip Jones - YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN - Apollo Civic Theatre 2%
Jacob Fleck - KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 2%
Grace Vetter - PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 2%
Tanya Dallas Lewis - RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA - Old Opera House 2%
Dominic Massimino - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 2%
Landon Bryant - FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 1%
Rachel Maynard - FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 1%

Best Performer In A Play
Melissa Rosenberger - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 14%
Kevin Pauley - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Mountain Roots Theatre 9%
Dominic Massimino - LEADING LADIES - Old Opera House 8%
Daniel O’Brien - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 7%
Sybil Vance - COAL - The Aracoma Story, Inc. 7%
Emma Johnson - COAL - Aracoma Story, Inc. 7%
Brooke Phillips - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Appalachian Community Theatre 6%
Erin O’Neill - THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME - Actors Guild of Parkersburg 6%
DJ Conley - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Appalachian Community Theatre 5%
Evan Engle - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 5%
Danny Davis - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 4%
Brett Reel - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 4%
Erin O’Neill - BLITHE SPIRIT - Mid-Ohio Valley Players 3%
Sarah Imboden - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 3%
Jill Martin Hitchcock - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Apollo Civic Theatre 3%
Pat Markland - THE ODD COUPLE - Old Opera House 3%
Jeff Wine - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Apollo Civic Theatre 2%
Will Heyser-Paone - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Old Opera House 2%
Nate Hutchings - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 1%
Cheyenne Kuhrt - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 1%

Best Play
TREASURE ISLAND - The Children's Theatre of Charleston 22%
SHE KILLS MONSTERS - Marshall University 17%
'BUSTOWN' - Alban Arts Center 13%
BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Appalachian Community Theatre 9%
WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 9%
LITTLE WOMEN - Alchemy Theatre 6%
LEADING LADIES - Old Opera House 4%
THE ODD COUPLE - Old Opera House 4%
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Mountain Roots Theatre 3%
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME - Actors Guild of Parkersburg 3%
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Apollo Civic Theatre 3%
BLITHE SPIRIT - Mid-Ohio Valley Players 2%
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Old Opera House 2%
WAIT UNTIL DARK - Alchemy Theatre 2%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Robert Haddy - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Children’s Theatre of Charleston 22%
Darryl Willard - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 15%
Mike Murphy - SHE KILLS MONSTERS - Marshall University 13%
Tom Pasinetti - KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 12%
Lee Hebb - THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Old Opera House 10%
Darryl Willard - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 9%
Tom Pasinetti - THE MUSIC MAN - Charleston Light Opera Guild 7%
Tom Pasinetti - GREASE - Charleston Light Opera Guild 5%
Tom Pasinetti - FOOTLOOSE - Charleston Light Opera Guild 4%
Lee Hebb - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 3%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Darryl Willard & John Tengowski - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 42%
Gavin Spiewak - SHE KILLS MONSTERS - Marshall University 35%
Rico Massimino - LEADING LADIES - Old Opera House 15%
Lindsay Jones - SPIRITUS - Contemporary American Theatre Festival 5%
Lindsay Jones - FEVER DREAMS - Contemporary American Theatre Festival 3%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Kayla Jackson - KINKY BOOTS - Charleston Light Opera Guild 19%
Olivia Hayes - THE WIZARD OF OZ - Children's Theatre of Charleston 16%
Kaity Dingess - FOOTLOOSE - Southern Coalition for the Arts 9%
Tim Mace - THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Children's Theatre of Charleston 7%
Maya Isabella - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 7%
Braylie Smolder - MARY POPPINS - Alban Arts Center 7%
Lucas Blair - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 5%
Daisy Mason - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 5%
Austin Thomas - 'THE MUSIC MAN' - Charleston Light Opera Guild 4%
Karen Frail - THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Old Opera House 4%
Metri Lyons - SHREK THE MUSICAL - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 4%
Josh Hudson - BONNIE & CLYDE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 4%
Chris Sizemore - NEXT TO NORMAL - Paramount Players 3%
Kayla Watson - 'GREASE' - Charleston Light Opera Guild 3%
Jeanine Evans - CURTAINS - Old Opera House 1%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Kim Willard - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 12%
Terry Harless - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Appalachian community Theatre 9%
Danny Bayer - THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME - Actors Guild of Parkersburg 8%
Michael George - THE ODD COUPLE - Old Opera House 7%
Brittany Feury-White - BAREFOOT IN THE PARK - Appalachian Community Theatre 7%
Ruben Del Valle, Jr - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 6%
Kaity Dingess - COAL - Aracoma Story, Inc. 6%
Christine Brewer - THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT - Old Opera House 6%
Ceslie Parker-Waller - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 6%
Meme Hussey - WHEN I’M GONE - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 6%
Sawyer Jenkins - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 5%
Mitch Vance - COAL - Aracoma Story, Inc. 4%
David Imboden - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 4%
Malek Musser - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 3%
Jason McCoy - COAL - Aracoma Story, Inc. 3%
Taber Robinette - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 2%
Kylie Eckard - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 2%
Andrew Watkins - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 2%
Mark Ashby - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 1%
Haley Geiger - WHERE - West Virginia Theater East 1%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
THE WIZARD OF OZ - The Children's Theatre of Charleston 40%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 20%
STUART LITTLE - MU Theatre ETC 11%
RUDOLPH JR THE MUSICAL - Children’s theatre of Charleston 8%
CLUE - Mid-Ohio Valley Players 7%
MADAGASCAR JR - Mountain Movers Theatre Company 7%
TREASURE ISLAND - The Children's Theatre of Charleston 7%

Favorite Local Theatre
Children’s Theatre of Charleston 31%
Mountain Movers Theatre Company 21%
Alban Arts Center 14%
Old Opera House 12%
Southern Coalition for the Arts 8%
West Virginia Theater East 7%
Alchemy Theatre 3%
Mid-Ohio Valley Players 2%
Actors Guild of Parkersburg 2%



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