Broadway.com announced today that the 18th Annual Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards will be presented at a private reception on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Each year, the excitement of the Broadway season culminates at this consistently star-studded ceremony, as the theater world’s most democratic award is handed. In recent years, the ceremony has featured award winners Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Helen Mirren, John Gallagher, Jr., Megan Hilty and the entire Hamilton principal cast, including Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The Broadway.com Audience Choice Award is the only major theatrical prize awarded solely by votes cast online by audience members. Awards are presented in traditional categories as well as several unique to the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards, including “Favorite Diva Performance,” “Favorite Breakthrough Performance” and “Favorite Onstage Pair.” In addition, an award is presented for national tours to encourage the participation of Broadway fans not only in New York but across the country. All awards are decided solely by the voting of theater fans on Broadway.com.