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Chosen By You! 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Announced

Chosen By You! 2011 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations Announced
'Sister Act' topped the list of nominated shows with nine nods.

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After a week of fan voting, nominations have been announced for the 12th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, the only major theater prize chosen by Broadway theatergoers. 

Topping the list of this year's nominees is the musical Sister Act, which received a total of nine nominations including Favorite Musical. Leading lady Patina Miller received the most nominations for an individual performer with four, nominated in the categories of Favorite Actress in a Musical, Favorite Diva Performance, Favorite Breakthrough Performance and Favorite Onstage Pair (with co-star Victoria Clark).

Catch Me If You Can, the musical based on the true story of con man Frank Abagnale, Jr., received seven nods including Favorite Musical and two nominations each for stars Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit. Songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman found two of their Catch Me compositions honored in the Favorite Song race.

Two starry revivals will battle in the Favorite Musical Revival category: Anything Goes and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Anything Goes landed five nominations, including three for its leading lady, past Audience Choice Award winner Sutton Foster. How to Succeed is up for six awards with stars Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette being honored in multiple categories.

Two new categories were added to the awards this year. Theatergoers who enjoy Broadway around the country have determined Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Next to Normal and Wicked worthy in the category of Favorite Tour. Also new? Favorite Funny Performance, with nominees Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Laura Benanti (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Kathy Griffin (Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony), Larroquette and David Hyde Pierce (La Bete).

The Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a swanky affair at the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Sunday, May 15.

Broadway.com readers can now vote for the winners by clicking here. Polls close at 11:59PM on Thursday, May 12.

A complete list of nominees follows.

Favorite Musical
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles
Sister Act


Favorite Play
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Jerusalem
Lombardi
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
War Horse


Favorite Musical Revival
Anything Goes
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying


Favorite Play Revival
Born Yesterday
Driving Miss Daisy
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Merchant of Venice
The Normal Heart


Favorite Long-Running Show
Billy Elliot
Jersey Boys
The Lion King
The Phantom of the Opera
Wicked


Favorite Tour
Jersey Boys
Les Miserables
The Lion King
Next to Normal
Wicked


Favorite Actor in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz (Catch Me If You Can)
Joel Grey (Anything Goes)
John Larroquette (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
Daniel Radcliffe (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can)

Favorite Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler (Catch Me If You Can)
Victoria Clark (Sister Act)
Sutton Foster (Anything Goes)
Patti LuPone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Patina Miller (Sister Act)

Favorite Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale (The Motherf**ker with the Hat)
James Earl Jones (Driving Miss Daisy)
Robert Sean Leonard (Born Yesterday)
Al Pacino (The Merchant of Venice)
Robin Williams (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo)

Favorite Actress in a Play
Ellen Barkin (The Normal Heart)
Edie Falco (The House of Blue Leaves)
Judith Light (Lombardi)
Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy)
Kathleen Turner (High)

Favorite Diva Performance
Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
Sutton Foster (Anything Goes)
Patti LuPone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Patina Miller (Sister Act)
Patrick Stewart (A Life in the Theatre)

Favorite Funny Performance
Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
Laura Benanti (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)
Kathy Griffin (Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony)
John Larroquette (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
David Hyde Pierce (La Bete)

Favorite Onstage Pair
Norbert Leo Butz & Aaron Tveit (Catch Me If You Can)
Victoria Clark & Patina Miller (Sister Act)
Sutton Foster & Joel Grey (Anything Goes)
James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy)
John Larroquette & Daniel Radcliffe (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)

Favorite Breakthrough Performance
Nick Adams (Priscilla Queen of the Desert)
Sarah Bolt (Sister Act)
Rose Hemingway (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
Patina Miller (Sister Act)
Kiefer Sutherland (That Championship Season)

Favorite Replacement
Billie Joe Armstrong (American Idiot)
Christie Brinkley (Chicago)
Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles)
Brian d'Arcy James (Next to Normal)
Bernadette Peters (A Little Night Music)

Favorite Song
"Fly, Fly Away" (Catch Me If You Can)
"I Believe" (The Book of Mormon)
"Live in Living Color" (Catch Me If You Can)
"Raise Your Voice" (Sister Act)
"Take Me to Heaven" (Sister Act)

Shows with Multiple Nominations
Sister Act - 9
Catch Me If You Can – 7
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 6
Anything Goes – 5
Driving Miss Daisy - 4
Priscilla Queen of the Desert – 4
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - 3
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - 2
The Book of Mormon – 2
Born Yesterday - 2
Jersey Boys - 2
The Lion King – 2
Lombardi – 2
The Merchant of Venice - 2
The Motherf**ker with the Hat – 2
Next to Normal - 2
The Normal Heart – 2
Wicked - 2


Performers with Multiple Nominations
Patina Miller - 4
Nick Adams - 3
Sutton Foster - 3
John Larroquette - 3
Norbert Leo Butz - 2
Victoria Clark - 2
Joel Grey - 2
Patti LuPone - 2
James Earl Jones - 2
Daniel Radcliffe - 2
Vanessa Redgrave - 2
Aaron Tveit - 2

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