Voting is OPEN for BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards


Voting is NOW OPEN for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards!


The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized (especially your Barn favorites)!

You’ll find regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019. Broadway World Detroit local editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites!

Voting is now open and will run through December 31. Winners will be announced in January!

Here’s a list of the Barnies who were included in this year’s nominees. No go out there and vote for them! Thank you.

Best Musical

Sweeney Todd

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Best Actor in a Musical

Jamey Grisham, Big the Musical

Robert Newman, Sweeney Todd


Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

Bruce Hammond, Mamma Mia

Hans Fredricks, Mamma Mia

John Jay Espino, Sweeney Todd

Patrick Hunter, 25th Annual Spelling Bee


Best Actress in a Musical

Penelope Alex, Sweeney Todd

Melissa Cotton Hunter, Big the Musical


Best Supporting Actress in Musical

Brooke Evans, Mamma Mia

Melissa Cotton Hunter, Sweeney Todd

Molly Hill, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Samantha Rickard,The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee


Best Music Direction

Brent Decker, Sweeney Todd


Best Choreography

Melissa Cotton Hunter, Big the Musical


Best Play

Steel Magnolias,


Best Actor in a Play

Charlie King, Love, Lies & the Doctor’s Dilemma


Best Actress in a Play – all from Steel Magnolias

Kim Zimmer

Lori Moore

Melissa Cotton Hunter

Penelope Alex

Jennifer Furney


Best Director of a Play

Hans Friedrichs, Steel Magnolias


Best Youth Performance –  all from Big the Musical

Aiden Wall

Daniel Shubkegel

Georgia Hutton


Best Lighting Design

Lauren Gallup for Mamma Mia and Sweeney Todd


Best Set Design

Steven Lee Burright, Sweeney Todd


Best Costume Design

Michael Morgan Wilson, Sweeney Todd


Theatre of the Year – vote for the Barn Theatre


Best Ensemble of a Play – Steel Magnolias


Best Ensemble of a musical – Sweeney Todd


Best Director of a Musical

Hans Fredricks, Sweeney Todd

Patrick Hunter, Disaster