Broadway World Audience Choice Awards

For the third consecutive year Maine State Music Theatre swept the Broadway World Maine Audience Choice Awards in 2017, winning ten of the eleven categories for which it was eligible and taking home a record number of citations for its production of Newsies – nine awards, the most a single show has earned here. Other local theaters saw their artists and work recognized, among them the Good Theater, Mad Horse Theatre, Portland Payers, Waterville Opera House, and Some Theatre. Competition was high and voting was often very close, and the runners up deserve special praise as well for being selected as finalists from over 9,000 original nominations. Congratulations to all the talented artists who contribute to Maine’s rich tapestry of theatre and to the BWW audience who supports live theatre!

2017

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Best (Local) Debut, Kevin MurrayNewsies – MSMT

Best Actor in a Musical, Matt FarcherNewsies – MSMT

Best Choreographer, Marc RobinNewsies/Always, Patsy Cline – MSMT

Best Costume Design (play or musical), Travis Grant – Grease – MSMT

Best Dance Performance in a Musical, Newsies Ensemble – Newsies – MSMT

Best Director of a Musical, Marc RobinNewsies – MSMT

Best Ensemble Performance (play or musical), Newsies MSMT

Best Musical, Newsies MSMT

Best Set Design (play or musical), Charles Kading – Newsies/Grease – MSMT

Best Vocal Performance in a Musical, Matt FarcherNewsies – MSMT


2016

Best (Local) Debut, Bill Nolte – Fiddler on the Roof

Best Actor in a Musical, Bill Nolte – Fiddler on the Roof

Best Actress in a Musical, Charis Leos – The Irish and How They Got That Way

Best Choreographer, Marc Robin – Evita, Ghost, The Irish and How They Got That Way

Best Costume Design (play or musical), Jeff Hendry – Mamma Mia!

Best Dance Performance in a Musical, Fiddler Ensemble/Bottle Dancers – Fiddler on the Roof

Best Director of a Musical, Marc Robin – Evita, Ghost, The Irih and How They Got That Way

Best Lighting &/or Sound Design (play or musical), Paul Black(lighting) – Ghost the Musical, Mamma Mia!

Best MusicalMamma Mia!

Best Set Design (play or musical), Michael Schweikardt – Fiddler on the Roof

Best Vocal Performance in a Musical, Curt Dale Clark – The Irish and How They Got That Way