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2008 Audience Award Winners Announced: Young Frankenstein Tops List of Fan Faves

2008 Audience Award Winners Announced: Young Frankenstein Tops List of Fan Faves
Patti LuPone in Gypsy
Once again regular theatergoers have had their say, choosing the winners in the 9th Annual Broadway.com Audience Awards.

Young Frankenstein, the musical adaptation of the classic film comedy of the same name, won a total of five awards, including Favorite New Broadway Musical. In addition, stars Roger Bart, Christopher Fitzgerald, Sutton Foster and Megan Mullally were all honored in a variety of acting categories.

Tracy Letts' August: Osage County was named Favorite New Broadway Play, South Pacific was honored as Favorite Broadway Musical Revival and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof triumphed in two categories, Favorite Broadway Play Revival and a featured actress win for Phylicia Rashad. Next to Normal and The Receptionist were readers' favorite shows beyond Broadway, winning the top off-Broadway musical and category prizes.

Double winners this year included Gypsy star Patti LuPone, who won in the Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Musical and Favorite Diva Performance categories, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the author and star of In the Heights, who was named in the Favorite Breakthrough Performance and Favorite New Broadway Song categories.

In the categories honoring long-running shows, Spamalot came out on top, winning Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show as well as prizes for replacement stars Clay Aiken and Hannah Waddingham.

Winners of the 2008 Broadway.com Audience Awards will receive trophies and be toasted at a private reception on Tuesday, June 2.

A complete list of this year's Audience Award winners follows:


Favorite New Broadway Musical
Young Frankenstein


Favorite New Broadway Play
August: Osage County


Favorite Broadway Musical Revival
South Pacific


Favorite Broadway Play Revival
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


Favorite New Off-Broadway Musical
Next to Normal


Favorite New Off-Broadway Play
The Receptionist


Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Musical
Roger Bart, Young Frankenstein


Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Musical
Patti LuPone, Gypsy


Favorite Leading Actor in a Broadway Play
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth


Favorite Leading Actress in a Broadway Play
Jennifer Garner, Cyrano de Bergerac


Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Musical
Christopher Fitzgerald, Young Frankenstein


Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Musical
Megan Mullally, Young Frankenstein


Favorite Featured Actor in a Broadway Play
Raúl Esparza, The Homecoming


Favorite Featured Actress in a Broadway Play
Phylicia Rashad, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof


Favorite Diva Performance
Patti LuPone, Gypsy


Favorite Solo Performance
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood


Favorite Onstage Pair
Roger Bart & Sutton Foster, Young Frankenstein


Favorite Ensemble Cast
Grease


Favorite Breakthrough Performance Male
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights


Favorite Breakthrough Performance Female
Sierra Boggess, The Little Mermaid


Favorite Replacement Male
Clay Aiken, Spamalot


Favorite Replacement Female
Hannah Waddingham, Spamalot


Favorite New Broadway Song
"In the Heights," In the Heights


Favorite Long-Running Broadway Show
Spamalot


Favorite Long-Running Off-Broadway Show
Forbidden Broadway


Shows with Multiple Wins:
Young Frankenstein - 5
Spamalot - 3
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - 2
In the Heights - 2
Gypsy - 2

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