Broadway World Winners

For the third consecutive year Maine State Music Theatre has swept the Broadway World Maine Audience Choice Awards, 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!

And the 2018 MSMT winners are….


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