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Most Popular Broadway Shows with Audiences

Last updated Jan. 4, 2024 by Staff
Daniel Yearwood as John Laurens, Miguel Cervantes as Alexander Hamilton, Kyle Scatliffe as Marquis de Lafayette and Ebrin R. Stanley as Hercules Mulligan in <i>Hamilton</i>.
The Broadway cast of "Hamilton"
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

Each year since launched in 2000, we have asked our readers to vote for their favorite shows and performances of the season to be honored with Audience Choice Awards. Find out which fan favorites you can catch on Broadway right now! 

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An Audience Choice Award mainstay, Hamilton took home the trophies for Fave Long-Running Show and Favorite Tour as recently as 2023. In its first eligible year, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical was honored with Favorite New Musical as well as awards for original cast members Miranda, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs, plus a win for “Satisfied” in the Favorite New Song category.

SIX: The Musical

Crowned Favorite New Musical in 2022, SIX: The Musical sees the six ex-wives of Henry VIII taking the mic and rewriting her-story! Written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, the musical’s “All I Wanna Do” also took home a Audience Choice Award for Favorite New Song.

the queens sing dramatically
The cast of SIX: The Musical
(Photo: Joan Marcus)


Now in its 20th year, long-time favorite Wicked has been bringing home Audience Choice Awards for almost as long as the awards have existed! The show was honored with Favorite New Musical in 2004, alongside original stars Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Most recently, Wicked was honored with Favorite Long-Running Show in 2022.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Based on Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film, Moulin Rouge! The Musical was honored with the Audience Choice Award for Favorite New Musical in 2021. Original cast members Aaron Tveit, Karen Olivo, Danny Burstein, Robyn Hurder and Ricky Rojas also took home awards!

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Casey Cott and Courtney Reed in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)


Debuting on Broadway in 2019, Hadestown’s “Wait For Me” was the winner of Favorite New Song at the 2019 Audience Choice Awards. Also honored was original star Eva Noblezada, who’s performance as Eurydice won her the Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical award.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The wizarding world makes its way to Broadway in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the 2018 Audience Choice Award winner for Favorite New Play! Find out how to have the Best Harry Potter Day in NYC

There’s also a ton of Audience Choice Award-winning performers back on Broadway in new productions! 10-time winner Sutton Foster returns to Broadway as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd, while multi-winners Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez lead Merrily We Roll Along together each night. Check out the full list of winners right here and be sure to keep an eye out for information on how you can vote in the 2024 awards!

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