The wait is over. The winners of the first annual Golden Mullet Awards, presented by Rock of Ages and Broadway.com, were announced on October 26 from the stage of the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, immediately following the evening performance of everyone's favorite '80s hair-band musical.
Rock of Ages came out on top in two of of the five competitive categories (a sixth honorary prize was presented to Tony Awards scenery victim Bret Michaels of Poison). The show's onstage band, Arsenal, won in the category of Nothing But a Kick-Ass Band and romantic leads Constantine Maroulis and Kerry Butler triumphed in the category of Best "In the Heat of the Moment" Moment.
But you didn't have to be in the cast of Rock of Ages to take home a prize. Christopher Sieber, who plays evil Lord Farquaad eight times a week in Shrek the Musical was the winner in the Waiting for a Villain Like You category, Hair lead Will Swenson (who played in the off-Broadway production of Rock of Ages) took home the Can't Fight the Feeling to Touch Your Hair prize and the cast of In the Heights was named Cast Most Likely to Dance on a Car in a Whitesnake Video.
The complete list of winners follows:
Nothing But a Kick-Ass Band
Arsenal, Rock of Ages
Can't Fight This Feeling to Touch Your Hair
Will Swenson, Hair
Waiting for a Villain Like You
Christopher Sieber, Shrek the Musical
Cast Most Likely to Dance on the Car in a Whitesnake Video
In the Heights
Best "In the Heat of the Moment" Moment
Constantine Maroulis & Kerry Butler, Rock of Ages
The Bret Michaels WJH? (What Just Happened?) Lifetime Achievement Award
Bret Michaels, Tony Awards Mishap
Billed as "Broadway's fourth-most coveted award," the tongue-in-cheek Golden Mullet aims to recognize the categories of Broadway talent that audiences care most about. According to producers, a "select group of prestigious theater professionals determines the nominees based on merit and the likelihood that they'll show up to the awards." Voting was open to the public right here on Broadway.com
Congratulations to all the winners!