The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards were revealed today ahead of the winners’ cocktail reception taking place on Thursday, May 25th in Manhattan. The winners were selected by fans who voted in a comprehensive Broadway.com survey that included 22 competitive categories.
This year, Dear Evan Hansen proved to be the most popular, winning eight awards including Favorite New Musical and Favorite New Song for “Waving Through a Window.” The Hollywood stars also made a mark on Broadway this year, with two wins for Bette Midler (Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical, Favorite Diva Performance) and 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). Last year’s Audience Choice Award favorite Hamilton managed to grab another award this year, taking the title of “Favorite Long Running Show” from Wicked, breaking an eight-year streak.
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 everyone through Broadway.com. Winners in each category will be invited to a private cocktail reception in celebration of the awards.
Winners for the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards
Presented by Broadway.com
Favorite New Musical: Dear Evan Hansen
Favorite New Play: The Play That Goes Wrong**
Favorite Musical Revival: Falsettos
Favorite Play Revival: The Glass Menagerie
Favorite Long-Running Show: Hamilton
Favorite Tour: Wicked
Favorite Leading Actor In A Musical: Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Favorite Leading Actress In A Musical: Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Favorite Leading Actor In A Play: Mark Ruffalo, The Price
Favorite Leading Actress In A Play: Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Favorite Featured Actor In A Musical: Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
Favorite Featured Actress In A Musical: Laura Dreyfuss, Dear Evan Hansen
Favorite Featured Actor In A Play: Danny DeVito, The Price
Favorite Featured Actress In A Play: Lindsay Mendez, Significant Other
Favorite Funny Performance: Will Roland, Dear Evan Hansen
Favorite Diva Performance: Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Favorite Onstage Pair: Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Laura Dreyfuss, Dear Evan Hansen
Favorite Replacement (Male): Todrick Hall, Kinky Boots
Favorite Replacement (Female): Sara Bareilles, Waitress
Favorite New Song: Waving Through a Window” – Dear Evan Hansen
Shows with Multiple Wins:
Dear Evan Hansen: 8
The Glass Menagerie: 2
Hello, Dolly!: 2
The Price: 2
Performers with Multiple Wins:
Laura Dreyfuss (Dear Evan Hansen): 3
Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!): 2
Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen): 2