Exclusive: Audiences don’t alway see eye to eye with Tony voters, as we see again in this year’s Audience Choice Awards from Broadway.com. Presented exclusively to Deadline for today’s reveal, the fan-selected top winners are Be More Chill, Pretty Woman and American Son, none of which scored Tony noms for best musical or play.
And Aaron Sorkin
’s To Kill A Mockingbird
, snubbed by Tony as best play, was named just that by audiences.
This year – the awards’ 20th – Be More Chill tops the list with four awards, including Favorite New Musical, Favorite Featured Actor in a Musical (George Salazar
), and – in very non-Tony-like categories, Favorite Funny Performance (Stephanie Hsu
) and Favorite Onstage Pair (Will Roland and George Salazar).
Coming in with three awards was Pretty Woman
– The Musical: Favorite Leading Actor/Musical (Andy Karl
), Favorite Featured Actress/Musical (Orfeh), and, again in a non-Tony-ish achievement,