Broadway audiences have had their say! Winners were announced today in the 11th Annual Broadway.com Audience Awards, the only major theatrical prize voted on by regular theatergoers.
Tying to be the most-honored new show with four awards each are two Broadway blockbusters: The Addams Family and the revival of the 1960s musical Promises, Promises. Among the wins for The Addams Family is the ever-important Favorite New Broadway Musical prize as well as the unique Favorite Onstage Pair award, which will be presented to above-the-title stars Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. The leads of favorite musical revival Promises, Promises also proved to be popular with voters—leading lady Kristin Chenoweth earned two trophies and leading guy Sean Hayes walked away with Favorite Breakthrough Performance.
The Broadway.com Audience Awards feature several unique categories, including Favorite New Broadway Song ("Memphis Lives in Me" from Memphis), Favorite Ensemble Performance (American Idiot) and favorite replacement categories (Mandy Gonzalez of Wicked and Kyle Dean Massey of Next to Normal).
For a complete list of this year's nominees, click here.
The Addams Family
Favorite New Broadway Musical
Favorite Onstage Pair: Nathan Lane & Bebe Neuwirth
Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Musical: Kevin Chamberlin
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female): Krysta Rodriguez
Favorite New Broadway Play
Favorite Broadway Musical Revival
Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Musical: Kristin Chenoweth
Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male): Sean Hayes
Favorite Diva Performance: Kristin Chenoweth
Lend Me a Tenor
Favorite Broadway Play Revival
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Favorite New Off-Broadway Musical
Love, Loss and What I Wore
Favorite New Off-Broadway Play
Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Musical: John Gallagher Jr.
Favorite Ensemble Performance
Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play: Jude Law
In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play
Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Play: Laura Benanti
A Little Night Music
Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Musical: Angela Lansbury
Time Stands Still
Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Play: Brian d'Arcy James
A View from the Bridge
Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Play: Scarlett Johansson
Favorite Solo Performance: Carrie Fisher
Favorite New Broadway Song: "Memphis Lives in Me"
Next to Normal
Favorite Replacement (Male): Kyle Dean Massey
Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show
Favorite Replacement (Female): Mandy Gonzalez
Blue Man Group
Favorite Long-Running Off-Broadway Show