PRESS RELEASE — BroadwayWorld.com, is pleased to present the results of its 5th annual “Theater Fans’ Choice Awards,” a revelatory look at what the...

PRESS RELEASE — BroadwayWorld.com, is pleased to present the results of its 5th annual “Theater Fans’ Choice Awards,” a revelatory look at what the Broadway theatergoer thinks of this year’s season, and a preview of the 61st Annual Tony Awards, given out this Sunday. More than 260,000 votes were cast in 24 categories.

The 5th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Theater Fans’ Choice Awards is the biggest and most popular online, open (viewable as the votes are tallying), Broadway polling event of its kind. We want to give Broadway audiences, theater professionals, fans and enthusiasts the opportunity to weigh-in on what they (you!) think is the best of the 2006-2007 theater season.

Best Musical -Spring Awakening

Best Off-Broadway Musical – In the Heights

Best Off-Broadway Play – My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy

Best Orchestrations – Duncan Sheik – Spring Awakening

Best Original Score – Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater – Spring Awakening . . .

Best Play – The Coast of Utopia

Best Revival of a Musical – Company

Best Revival of a Play – Journey’s End

Best Book of a Musical – Steven Sater – Spring Awakening

Best Choreography – Bill T. Jones – Spring Awakening

Best Costume Design – Martin Pakledinaz – The Pirate Queen and Bob Crowley – Mary Poppins

Best Direction of a Musical – Michael Mayer – Spring Awakening

Best Direction of a Play – Jack O’Brien – The Coast of Utopia

Best Featured Actor in a Musical – John Gallagher Jr. – Spring Awakening

Best Featured Actor in a Play – Billy Crudup – The Coast of Utopia

Best Featured Actress in a Musical – Mary Louise Wilson – Grey Gardens

Best Featured Actress in a Play – Martha Plimpton – The Coast of Utopia

Best Leading Actor in a Musical – Raul Esparza – Company

Best Leading Actor in a Play – Frank Langella – Frost/Nixon

Best Leading Actress in a Musical – Christine Ebersole – Grey Gardens

Best Leading Actress in a Play – Angela Lansbury – Deuce

Best Lighting Design – Kevin Adams – Spring Awakening

Best Scenic Design – Bob Crowley – Mary Poppins

Special Theatrical Experience – Kiki & Herb – Alive on Broadway

For the full list of results, visit www.broadwayworld.com