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Be More Chill Leads Audience Choice Award Winners; Pretty Woman, Mockingbird Also Take Top Prizes

May 16th, 2019 | By Staff

Each year since 2000, has asked our readers to pick their favorites of the season in our annual Audience Choice Awards. The 2019 results are in! After receiving 12 nominations, Be More Chill has topped the Audience Choice Award wins with four. Just behind is Pretty Woman: The Musical with three wins, and To Kill a Mockingbird, American Son, Dear Evan Hansen and Waitress with two each. Stars with two wins apiece include Jeremy Jordan (American Son/Waitress), Orfeh (Pretty Woman: The Musical) and George Salazar (Be More Chill).

The 20th annual Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private cocktail reception on May 30. Below are this year's winners of Broadway's most fan-friendly prize!


Be More Chill

Favorite New Musical: Be More Chill: book by Joe Tracz, music & lyrics by Joe Iconis

Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical: George Salazar

Favorite Funny Performance: Stephanie Hsu

Favorite Onstage Pair: Will Roland and George Salazar


Pretty Woman: The Musical

Favorite Leading Actor in a Musical: Andy Karl

Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical: Orfeh

Favorite Diva Performance: Orfeh

To Kill a Mockingbird

Favorite New Play: To Kill a Mockingbird by Aaron Sorkin

Favorite Featured Actress in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger


Favorite Leading Actress in a Musical: Eva Noblezada

Favorite New Song: "Wait for Me," Hadestown

American Son

Favorite Leading Actress in a Play: Kerry Washington

Favorite Featured Actor in a Play: Jeremy Jordan

Dear Evan Hansen

Favorite Long-Running Show: Dear Evan Hansen

Favorite Tour: Dear Evan Hansen


Favorite Musical Revival: Oklahoma!

The Lifespan of a Fact

Favorite Leading Actor in a Play: Daniel Radcliffe

The Boys in the Band

Favorite Play Revival: The Boys in the Band

Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations

Favorite Breakthrough Performance (male): Ephraim Sykes

Kiss Me, Kate!

Favorite Breakthrough Performance (female): Stephanie Styles


Favorite Replacement (male): Jeremy Jordan


Favorite Replacement (female): Jessica Vosk

Award Count by Show

Be More Chill—4

Pretty Woman: The Musical—3

American Son—2

Dear Evan Hansen—2


To Kill a Mockingbird—2

Performers with Multiple Wins

Jeremy Jordan—2


George Salazar—2


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