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Dear Evan Hansen Wins Eight Audience Choice Awards

Dear Evan Hansen Wins Eight Audience Choice Awards

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

Falsettos: 2

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

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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