Audience Choice Awards Announced

 

 

 

Be More Chill Creative Team

 

 

New York, NY (May 16, 2019) – Broadway.com announced the winners today for the 20th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards in 22 competitive categories. The winners were selected by fans who voted for all eligible candidates in a comprehensive Broadway.com survey for the “People’s Choice Awards” of Broadway.

This year, Be More Chill tops the list, winning four award including Favorite New Musical, Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical (George Salazar), Favorite Funny Performance (Stephanie Hsu), and Favorite Onstage Pair (Will Roland and George Salazar). To Kill a Mockingbird nabbed the Favorite New Play win, while Oklahoma! Wins for Best Musical Revival.

John Gore, owner and CEO of the John Gore Organization, said, “Broadway.com has always provided a direct connection between Broadway and its fans.  We are proud to be celebrating 20 years of giving Broadway’s biggest fans a voice in recognizing the season’s best through the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards.”

In its 20th year, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards celebrates the fan favorites of the season by giving the vote to the people. The voting period opened on May 7 and concluded on Sunday, May 12 at 11:59pm. The Awards will be presented at a private reception on Thursday, May 30, 2019, at 48 Lounge (1221 Avenue of the Americas). Each year, at the end of the Broadway season, stars come together to this ceremony where the most democratic theater award is handed. In recent years, the ceremony has featured Award Winners Uma Thurman, Andrew Garfield, Tina Fey, Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more.

Broadway.com is the premiere Broadway theatre website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. It has been named as the top source for Broadway information (after Google) by the Broadway League. Broadway.com offers its subscribers and its visitors (over 27 million annually) complete editorial coverage, unique content and show information.

The John Gore Organization is the leading developer, producer, distributor and marketer of Broadway theatre worldwide. Under the leadership of 13-time Tony-winning theater producer and owner John Gore, its family of companies includes Broadway Across America, Broadway.com, The Broadway Channel, BroadwayBox.com, and Group Sales Box Office. The company presents shows in 45 cities across North America as well as on Broadway, Off-Broadway, London’s West End, Japan, and China. It has won Tony Awards in every producing category as well as numerous other Drama League, Drama Desk and Olivier Awards.

 

Be More Chill – Curtain Call Opening Night

 

 

FAVORITE NEW MUSICAL

***Be More Chill

Beetlejuice

The Cher Show

Hadestown

The Prom

FAVORITE NEW PLAY

Choir Boy

The Ferryman

Hillary and Clinton

Network

***To Kill a Mockingbird

FAVORITE MUSICAL REVIVAL

Kiss Me, Kate

***Oklahoma!

FAVORITE PLAY REVIVAL

All My Sons

***The Boys in the Band

Burn This

King Lear

Torch Song

FAVORITE LONG-RUNNING SHOW

Come From Away

***Dear Evan Hansen

Hamilton

Waitress

Wicked

FAVORITE TOUR

Anastasia

The Book of Mormon

***Dear Evan Hansen

Hamilton

Waitress

FAVORITE LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice

Reeve Carney, Hadestown

Santino Fontana, Tootsie

***Andy Karl, Pretty Woman

Will Roland, Be More Chill

FAVORITE LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Sophia Anne Caruso, Beetlejuice

Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom

Beth Leavel, The Prom

***Eva Noblezada, Hadestown

FAVORITE LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman

Bryan Cranston, Network

Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird

Jim Parsons, The Boys in the Band

***Daniel Radcliffe, The Lifespan of a Fact

FAVORITE LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Annette Bening, All My Sons

Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman

Glenda Jackson, King Lear

Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton

***Kerry Washington, American Son

FAVORITE FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Corbin Bleu, Kiss Me, Kate

Gerard Canonico, Be More Chill

André De Shields, Hadestown

***George Salazar, Be More Chill

Jason Tam, Be More Chill

FAVORITE FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Kerry Butler, Beetlejuice

Amber Gray, Hadestown

Stephanie Hsu, Be More Chill

Bonnie Milligan, Head Over Heels

***Orfeh, Pretty Woman

FAVORITE FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Gbenga Akinnagbe, To Kill a Mockingbird

Matt Bomer, The Boys in the Band

Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird

***Jeremy Jordan, American Son

Andrew Rannells, The Boys in the Band

FAVORITE FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Joan Allen, The Waverly Gallery

Jenni Barber, All My Sons

***Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

LaTanya Richardson Jackson, To Kill a Mockingbird

Tatiana Maslany, Network

FAVORITE FUNNY PERFORMANCE

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom

Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice

***Stephanie Hsu, Be More Chill

Leslie Kritzer, Beetlejuice

Beth Leavel, The Prom

FAVORITE DIVA PERFORMANCE

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom

Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Amber Gray, Hadestown

Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

***Orfeh, Pretty Woman

FAVORITE ONSTAGE PAIR

Samantha Barks and Andy Karl, Pretty Woman

Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada, Hadestown

Stephanie Hsu and Will Roland, Be More Chill

Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, The Prom

***Will Roland and George Salazar, Be More Chill

FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (MALE)

Gbenga Akinnagbe, To Kill a Mockingbird

Matt Bomer, The Boys in the Band

Charlie Carver, The Boys in the Band

Armie Hammer, Straight White Men

***Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud

FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)

Samantha Barks, Pretty Woman

Sophia Anne Caruso, Beetlejuice

Isabelle McCalla, The Prom

Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

***Stephanie Styles, Kiss Me, Kate!

FAVORITE REPLACEMENT (MALE)

Alex Boniello, Dear Evan Hansen

Gavin Creel, Waitress

Andrew Barth Feldman, Dear Evan Hansen

***Jeremy Jordan, Waitress

Sky Lakota-Lynch, Dear Evan Hansen

FAVORITE REPLACEMENT (FEMALE)

Krystina Alabado, Mean Girls

Shoshana Bean, Waitress

Mallory Bechtel, Dear Evan Hansen

Laura Benanti, My Fair Lady

***Jessica Vosk, Wicked

FAVORITE NEW SONG

“Dance With You” – The Prom

“I Love Play Rehearsal” – Be More Chill

“Loser Geek Whatever” – Be More Chill

“Michael in the Bathroom” – Be More Chill

***“Wait For Me” – Hadestown

SHOWS WITH MULTIPLE WINS

Be More Chill – 4

Pretty Woman: The Musical– 3

American Son – 2

Dear Evan Hansen – 2

Hadestown – 2

To Kill a Mockingbird – 2

 

STARS WITH MULTIPLE WINS

Jeremy Jordan (American Son / Waitress) – 2

Orfeh (Pretty Woman: The Musical) – 2

George Salazar (Be More Chill) – 2

 

 

 

 

Photos: JK Clarke

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