Audience Choices | HAMILTON + DEAR EVAN HANSEN-By Randy Gener NEW YORK CITY | What distinguishes the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards is that enthusiastic fans select their favorites — instead of grumpy critics or snooty industry insiders or know-nothing commercial producers. Which means the method used takes the form of survey as opposed to mere ballot votes. Ahead of a winners’ cocktail reception, which will take place Thursday May 25, the winners were selected by fans who voted in a comprehensive Broadway.com survey that included 22 competitive categories. In other words, this is a popularity contest. This year, the winners came from this current season and the previous one. DEAR EVAN HANSEN seems to be the most popular, winning eight awards including favorite new musical and favorite new song for “Waving Through a Window.” Last year’s Audience Choice Award favorite HAMILTON snuck in to grab another award this year, stealing the title of “favorite long-running show” from WICKED and thus breaking the latter’s eight-year streak. No surprise: Hollywood stars made out over the popular stage names. Two wins for Bette Midler (favorite leading actress in a musical and favorite diva performance), as well as awards for Sally Field (favorite leading actress in a play), Mark Ruffalo (favorite leading actor in a play), and Danny DeVito (favorite featured actor in a play). In other words, tough luck if you’ve never shot a Hollywood film or major TV broadcast. And tough luck if you are not Laura Dreyfuss, who had the most number of wins for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. In its 17th year, the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards celebrate the fan favorites of the season by giving the vote to the people. A full list of winners (bolded) is included below. The voting period opened Monday, May 8th at 5pm and concluded on Wednesday, May 17th at 11:59pm. Voting was open to …
Privacy & Cookies Policy
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.