2015 AWARESIE AWARDS: Winners!


The AWARESIE AWARDS honor excellence on Broadway, Broadway Internet, and more specifically: Shit the Tonys Leave Out

The 1st AWARESIE AWARDS were held at an elaborate ceremony on YouTube and presented by Aaron Albano, Iain Armitage, Mo Brady, Frank DiLella, Brian Gallagher, Megan Hilty, Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Ashlee Latimer, Lesli Margherita, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Kyle Dean Massey, Julia Murney, Chelsea Nachman, Cesar Rocha, Krysta Rodriguez, Jordan Roth, Nic Rouleau, Tara Rubin, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and Alex Wyse.


Best Sound Design of a Play

WINNER: Ian Dickinson and Autograph, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Jill B.C. Du Boff, Hand to God

Nick Powell, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Fitz Patton, Airline Highway

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Scott Lehrer, The King and I

WINNER: Kai Harada, Fun Home

Peter Hylenski, Something Rotten!

Jon Weston, On the Twentieth Century

Best Casting of a Play

It’s Only A Play, Carparelliotis Casting

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Daniel Swee CSA and Cindy Tolan CSA

WINNER: Hand to God, Telsey + Company and William Cantler CSA

The Elephant Man, Calleri Casting

Best Casting of a Musical

It Shoulda Been You, Tara Rubin Casting

Fun Home, Jim Carnahan Casting

The Visit, Calleri Casting

WINNER: Something Rotten!, Casey Nicholaw’s Phone

Best Replacement in a Play or Musical 

Martin Short, It’s Only A Play

WINNER: Emma Stone, Cabaret

The Hedwigs, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Everyone, Finding Neverland

Best Production to Close Before the Tonys

WINNER: Side Show

The Last Ship

The Heidi Chronicles

Love Letters

Holler if Ya Hear Me

Play or Musical that Best Passes the BECHDEL Test

WINNER: Fun Home

It Shoulda Been You

Side Show

Airline Highway

Most Random Concert at 54 Below 


This Will Be Our Year

WINNER: Lost Boys Live!

Best at Keeping SMASH Relevant

WINNER: Jennifer Ashley Tepper

Annoying Actor Friend


Neil Meron and Craig Zadan

Karen or Ivy



WINNER: Ana Vargas

The Ana Vargas Award for Overall Badassery

Roma Torre

Helen Mirren

WINNER: Krysta Rodriguez

Best Fan of Annoying Actor Friend


Rachel Dratch

Angela Lansbury

Barack Obama

WINNER: Andy Mientus

Best Theatre Related YouTube Video I Watched at 2:30 in the Morning

Tituss Burgess sings “Meadowlark”

Patty & Emily Watch the 2014 Tony Awards

Opening Night of Fun Home with Broadway Style Guide hosted by Hayley Podschun 

Choosing the Right Font for Your Acting Resume


Best Performance by Kelli O’Hara

Chita Rivera, The Visit

Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century

Beth Malone, Fun Home

Lisa Howard, It Shoulda Been You

WINNER: Kelli O’Hara, The King & I

Best Performance on Twitter

WINNER: Laura Benanti, @LauraBenanti

Lesli Margherita, @QueenLesli

Jordan Roth, @Jordan_Roth

Chelsea Nachman, @chelseanachman

Alex Wyse, @alexwyse

Jeff Heimbrock, @jheimbrock

HONORABLE MENTION: Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) and Everyone She Retweets

Best Performance by a Hashtag

WINNER: #Dim4Joan




The Elaine Stritch Unemployment Avoidance Award

Aaron Albano

WINNER: Cameron Adams

Charlie Sutton

Laura Osnes

Best Performance By Something That Makes You Want to Kill Yourself

Actors Who Still Say Shit Like “When it Rains, it Pours” on Social Media Like It’s 2011

WINNER: The AEA 99-Seat Theatre Agreement Debate

Dream Casting

Broadway.com’s “Smack Down”

The Today Tix Hamilton Lottery

Best Broadway Internet Brand/Organization


The Book of Mormon

WINNER: Iain Loves Theatre

Patty & Emily: Comedy and Opinions from Two Broadway Fans

The Interval: Smart Girls’ Guide to Theatricality

Best Marketing/Advertising Department for a Play or Musical

Hand to God, AKA

WINNER: Something Rotten!, SPOTCo, Inc.

It’s Only a Play, AKA, DTE Agency

Fun Home, SPOTCo, Inc.

Hamilton, The Internet

Best Press Department for a Play or Musical

Fun Home, O&M Co.

Something Rotten! Boneau / Bryan-Brown

Hand to God, O&M Co.

On the Town, Matt Ross Public Relations

WINNER: Hamilton, The Internet

The ENSEMBLIST‘s Award for Best Ensemble in a Musical

An American in Paris

WINNER: On the Town

Side Show

Something Rotten!

AWARESIE of the Year

WINNER: Annoying Actor Friend

“Wow! I can’t believe I won! This is such a surprise! When I created the Awaresie Awards with the soul intention of awarding myself the top prize, I never imagined that dream would actually become a reality. I’m so incredibly humbled. I’d like to thank Twitter, Broadway, my fans, the Awaresie Academy, and most of all, Me, for without whom, none of this would have been possible. Goodnight, and see you all next year.”

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