2017 Theater Fans’ Choice Awards Results! Dear Evan Hansen, Great Comet, Play That Goes Wrong & Miss Saigon Win Big!

Awards season in NYC is now in full swing and, with the Tony Award winners just announced, the industry, critics, and press have all all had their chances to nominate and vote — now the fans’ have had their turn. Voting has ended also for the 2017 Theater Fans’ Choice Awards, by FAR, the largest fan-based awards of their kind.

Open to anyone to vote, fans weighed in on a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. BroadwayHD has partnered with BroadwayWorld to present this year’s Theater Fans’ Choice Awards, further extending the reach of Broadway by giving fans the chance to cast their votes for their favorite performances, performers, and productions of the season.

And, the winners are…

(First, the musicals):

Best Musical (Broadway)
Dear Evan Hansen 

Best Score
Benj Pasek, Justin PaulDear Evan Hansen

Best Book of a Musical
Steven LevensonDear Evan Hansen

Best Direction of a Musical
Michael GreifDear Evan Hansen

Best Orchestrations
Alex LacamoireDear Evan Hansen

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Ben PlattDear Evan Hansen

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Bette MidlerHello, Dolly!

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Lucas SteeleNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Rachelle Ann GoMiss Saigon

Best Revival of a Musical
Miss Saigon

Best Choreography
Andy BlankenbuehlerBandstand

Best Costume Design
Paloma YoungNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Lighting Design
Bradley KingNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Scenic Design
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Nicholas PopeNatasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Long-Running Broadway Show

Best Touring Production

Broadway’s Backbone Best Musical Ensemble
Miss Saigon

Best Off-Broadway Musical
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Stage to Screen Production


WINNERS (Non-musicals)


Best Play
The Play That Goes Wrong

Best Direction of a Play
Mark BellThe Play That Goes Wrong

Best Revival of a Play
The Glass Menagerie

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Kevin KlinePresent Laughter

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Sally FieldThe Glass Menagerie

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Danny DeVitoThe Price

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Cynthia NixonThe Little Foxes

Best Sound Design of a Play
Andrew JohnsonThe Play That Goes Wrong

Best Off-Broadway Play
Dead Poets Society


Since launch in 2015, BroadwayHD aims to extend the reach of Broadway-caliber productions to theater fans all over the world. BroadwayHD is the only online streaming service of its kind, offering Broadway to all through an unprecedented theater experience. In addition to exclusive live streamed content, BroadwayHD offers subscribers unlimited on-demand access to a library of over 170 theater productions from the comfort and convenience of their own homes – or wherever streaming is possible. It’s the Broadway you know and love, curated from the stage to your screen.

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