Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards; DREAMGIRLS Leads Best Musical!

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By: Nov. 20, 2023
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards; DREAMGIRLS Leads Best Musical!
The latest standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Wichita Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

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2023 BroadwayWorld Wichita Standings - 11/20/23

Best Choreography Of A Play Or Musical
Sheldon Mba - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 28%
Courtney Wages - RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy's Downtown 18%
Chaz Wolcott - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 16%
Brian J. Marcum - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 11%
Eric Sciotto - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 9%
Courtney Wages - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 9%
Michelle Potterf - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 5%
Courtney Wages - TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - Roxy's Downtown 4%

Best Costume Design Of A Play Or Musical
Gwyn Birk - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 35%
Joseph Sibley - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 31%
Abby Stroot - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 12%
Patty Reeder - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 12%
Gwyn Birk - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 10%

Best Dance Production
CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 55%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 21%
ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 10%
RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 9%
SHORT & SUITE NUTCRACKER - Wichita Center for Performing Arts 5%

Best Direction Of A Musical
Porter Jones - RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy's Downtown 25%
Sheldon Mba - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 23%
Deidre Goodwin - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 14%
Rick Bumgardner - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 13%
Brian J Marcum - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 12%
Chaz Wolcott - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 6%
Eric Sciotto - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 6%

Best Direction Of A Play
Rick Bumgardner - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Roxy's Downtown 50%
Julie Longhofer - LIGHT UP THE SKY - Wichita Community Theatre 12%
John Dalton White - STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Wichita Community Theatre 11%
Dan Schuster - TITUS ANDRONICUS - Wichita Community Theatre 8%
Mark Schuster - LEADING LADIES - Wichita Community Theatre 6%
Misty Maynard - FLAMING IDIOTS - Kechi Playhouse 6%
Jeremy Buoy - MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY - Wichita Community Theatre 5%
Joe Parrish - MERCHANT OF VENICE - Guild Hall Players 4%

Best Ensemble
DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 28%
CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 17%
RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy's Downtown 10%
THE GOLDEN GIRLS - Roxy's Downtown 8%
RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 7%
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Roxy’s Downtown 6%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 6%
LEADING LADIES - Wichita Community Theatre 4%
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - Roxy's Downtown 3%
LIGHT UP THE SKY - Wichita Community Theatre 3%
MISS BENNETT CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY - Wichita Community Theatre 3%
TITUS ANDRONICUS - Wichita Community Theatre 3%
ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 2%
FRESH PRINCE OF BELLE PLAINE - Mosley Street Melodrama 1%

Best Lighting Design Of A Play Or Musical
Preston Hunt - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 22%
Yael Lubetzky - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 21%
Arthur Reese - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 21%
Scott Olney - CARRIE - Roxy's Downtown 13%
Bentley Heydt - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 10%
Aaron Mooney - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 9%
Maranda Debusk - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 4%

Best Music Direction & Orchestra Performance
Dr. Rayvon Moore - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 21%
Thomas W. Douglas - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 18%
Paul graves - RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy's Downtown 16%
Simon Hill - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 11%
Dacia Brown - ROCKY HORROR SHOW - Crown Arts Collaborative 8%
Jesse Warkentin - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 8%
Melissa Yanchak - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 8%
Dacia Brown - NIGHTMARE ON MOSLEY STREET - Mosley Street Melodrama 5%
Thomas W. Douglas - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 4%
Paul Graves - PASSION - Guild Hall Players 3%

Best Musical
DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 30%
RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy's Downtown 20%
CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 12%
RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 11%
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 11%
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 7%
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - Roxy's Downtown 5%
ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 4%
DESCENDANTS THE MUSICAL - Laughing Feet 1%

Best Performer In A Musical
Jaslyn Alexander - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 15%
Wyman Wheeler - RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy's Downtown 12%
Ranease Brown - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 11%
Scott Noah - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - Roxy’s Downtown 7%
Claire Gerig - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 7%
Emma Ogea - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 7%
Marissa McGowan - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 6%
Brishjun Ray - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 6%
Shaun-Michael Morse - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 5%
Lorenz Looney - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 4%
Erin Elizabeth Clemons - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 4%
Jennifer Marcum - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 4%
Kalene Blanton - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 3%
Matthew Purdom - RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy’s Downtown 3%
Levon Mathis - TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - Roxy's Downtown 1%
Leo Roberts - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 1%
Nick Wetta - DESCENDANTS THE MUSICAL - Laughing Feet 1%
Deanne Zogleman - PASSION - Guild Hall Players 1%
Jackson Dorris - TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - Roxy's Downtown 1%

Best Performer In A Play
Scott Noah - THE GOLDEN GIRLS - Roxy's Downtown 22%
Nick Albrecht - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Roxy's Downtown 17%
Lyle Valentine - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Roxy’s Downtown 14%
Rick Bumgardner - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Roxy's Downtown 10%
Lydia Harbutz - STEEL MAGNOLIA - Wichita Community Theatre 10%
Chris Welborn - LEADING LADIES - Wichita Community Theatre 7%
Viviano Legorreta - LEADING LADIES - Wichita Community Theatre 5%
Braden Layman - FLAMING IDIOTS - Kechi Playhouse 4%
Mary Donaldson - STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Wichita Community Theatre 3%
Joe Parrish - TITUS ANDRONICUS - Wichita Community Theatre 3%
Kierra Abrienne - TITUS ANDRONICUS - Wichita Community Theatre 3%
Coleman Adams - MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY - Wichita Community Theatre 2%

Best Play
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Roxy's Downtown 56%
STEEL MAGNOLIAS - Wichita Community Theatre 17%
LEADING LADIES - Wichita Community Theatre 12%
TITUS ANDRONICUS - Wichita Community Theatre 9%
FLAMING IDIOTS - Kechi Playhouse 3%
MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY - Wichita Community Theatre 3%

Best Production of an Opera
ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 - Wichita Grand Opera 52%
THE MAGIC FLUTE - Opera Kansas 48%

Best Scenic Design Of A Play Or Musical
Jordan Slusher - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 44%
Michael Downs - THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Roxy's Downtown 17%
Tamara Gagne - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 17%
J Branson - RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy's Downtown 10%
J Branson - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 6%
Michael Downs - CARRIE - Roxy's Downtown 4%
Michael Downs - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 2%

Best Sound Design Of A Play Or Musical
Kirk Longhofer - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 28%
Porter Jones - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 26%
Ryan Morrow - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 24%
David Muehl - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 15%
David Muehl - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 7%

Best Supporting Performer In A Musical
Dex O’Neal - RIDE THE CYCLONE - Roxy's Downtown 24%
Courtney Price-Dukes - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 20%
Sophia Hillman - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 9%
Carson Hampton Palmer - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 8%
Levon Mathis - DREAMGIRLS - Crown Arts Collaborative 7%
Monte Riegel Wheeler - ROCK OF AGES - Music Theatre Wichita 6%
Angelica McRae Breathett - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 6%
Anna Gassett - CATS - Music Theatre Wichita 5%
Zeke Thompson - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 5%
Duncan Smith - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 5%
Anna Gassett - RAGTIME - Music Theatre Wichita 3%
Ted Woodward - KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN - Roxy's Downtown 2%
Kevin Hack - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Music Theatre Wichita 1%

Best Supporting Performer In A Play
Injoy Fountain - NIGHTMARE ON MOSLEY STREET - Mosley Street Melodrama 36%
Briley Meek - FRESH PRINCE OF BELLE PLAINE - Mosley Street Melodrama 15%
Julia Faust - LEADING LADIES - Wichita Community Theatre 15%
Terri Ingram - LEADING LADIES - Wichita Community Theatre 10%
Chelsea Daniel - MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY - Wichita Community Theatre 7%
Miranda winholtz - TITUS ANDRONICUS - Wichita Community Theatre 6%
Chris Welborn - FLAMING IDIOTS - Kechi Playhouse 4%
Viviano Legorreta - TITUS ANDRONICUS - Wichita Community Theatre 4%
Braden Layman - LEADING LADIES - Wichita Community Theatre 2%

Best Theatre For Young Audiences Production
DESCENDANTS THE MUSICAL - Laughing Feet 80%
SHORT & SUITE NUTCRACKER - Wichita Center for Performing Arts 20%

Favorite Local Theatre
Roxy's Downtown 32%
Music Theatre Wichita 27%
Crown Arts Collaborative 21%
Wichita Community Theatre 10%
Mosley Street Melodrama 4%
Kechi Playhouse 2%
The Forum Theater 2%
Guild Hall Players 1%
Laughing Feet 0



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