BroadwayWorld reveals list of nominees for first ever BWW Philippines Awards has finally revealed the official list of nominees from over 500 entries sent in from October 6-31, 2011 for the first-ever Broadwayworld Philippines Awards. 

This aims to recognize the ever-vibrant theater industry in the country and give recognition to theater practitioners. Musicals and straight plays that opened in the Philippines from September 2010 to October 2011 were qualified. Voting officially starts on November 3rd and culminates on December 31, 2011. 

Here are some of the nominees:

Best Musical
In the Heights (Atlantis Productions Inc.)
Sweet Charity (9 Works Theatrical)
Sound of Music (Resorts World Manila)
Peter Pan (Repertory Philippines/Stages Production Specialists Inc.)
Noli Me Tangere (Tanghalang Pilipino)
Care Divas (Philippine Educational Theater Association)
Cory ng Edsa (Philippine Stagers Foundation)

Best Direction of a Musical
Bobby Garcia (Next to Normal)
Jaime del Mundo/Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Peter Pan)
Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Little Women)
Robbie Guevara (Sweet Charity)
Chari Arespacochaga (Aida)
Christopher De Venecia (Little Shop of Horrors)
Dexter Santos (Orosman at Zafira)
Vince Tanada (Cory ng Edsa)

Best Leading Actor (Musical)
Jett Pangan (Next to Normal)
Felix Rivera (Next to Normal)
Sam Concepcion (Peter Pan)
Gian Magdangal (The Wedding Singer)
Kris Lawrence (Sweet Charity)
Mark Bautista (Noli Me Tangere)
Melvin Lee (Care Divas)
Ricci Chan (Care Divas)
Jerald Napoles (Care Divas)
Vince Tanada (Cory ng Edsa)

Best Leading Actress (Musical)
Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Next to Normal)
Ciara Sotto (Rent)
Mian Dimacali (Rent)
Caissa Borromeo (Little Women)
Nikki Gil (Sweet Charity)
Tippy dos Santos (Peter Pan)
Cris Villonco (Noli Me Tangere)

Click here to see the rest of the nominees and VOTE. Featured photos by Dale Bacar.


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