Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards winners: Full list led by ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ Bette Midler

Winners of the 2017 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards were announced Friday. Tony Awards frontrunner “Dear Evan Hansen” won a leading eight awards, including Favorite Musical. And “Hello, Dolly!” leading lady Bette Midler picked up a pair of prizes: Favorite Actress (Musical) and Favorite Diva. However, her show lost Favorite Revival to “Falsettos,” which ended a limited run back in January.

The other wins for “Dear Evan Hansen” included lead Ben Platt and featured player Laura Dreyfuss, who also won Favorite Pair. Dreyfuss also prevailed for her breakthrough as did co-star Mike Faist while Will Roland won Favorite Funny Performance. Platt and Faist are in contention at the Tony Awards.

Three of the other top winners won’t be repeating at the Tony Awards as they were snubbed by those top theater honors. The popular choice for Best Play was the British farce “The Play That Goes Wrong” while the people loved the revival of the Tennessee Williams‘s classic “The Glass Menagerie.” Likewise, their choice for Best Actor (Play) was Mark Ruffalo for “The Price.”

Winners were chosen online and will be feted at a cocktail reception on May 25. The full list of winners is as follows:

Favorite New Musical
“Amelie”
“Anastasia”
“Bandstand”
“Come From Away”
X – “Dear Evan Hansen”
“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”

Favorite New Play
“A Doll’s House, Part 2”
“Indecent”
“Oh, Hello on Broadway”
“Oslo”
X = “The Play That Goes Wrong”
“Significant Other”

Favorite Musical Revival
“Cats”
X – “Falsettos”
“Hello, Dolly!”
“Miss Saigon”
“Sunday in the Park with George”
“Sunset Boulevard”

Favorite Play Revival
“An Act of God”
“The Front Page”
X – “The Glass Menagerie”
“The Little Foxes”
“Present Laughter”
“Six Degrees of Separation”

Favorite Long-Running Show
“The Book of Mormon”
X – “Hamilton”
“Kinky Boots”
“The Lion King”
“Waitress”
“Wicked”

Favorite Tour
“The Book of Mormon”
“Finding Neverland”
“Fun Home”
“Rent”
“Something Rotten!”
X – “Wicked”

Favorite Leading Actor In A Musical
Christian Borle, “Falsettos”
Corey Cott, “Bandstand”
Josh Groban, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Sunday in the Park with George”
Andy Karl, “Groundhog Day”
X – Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Favorite Leading Actress In A Musical
Christy Altomare, “Anastasia”
Annaleigh Ashford, “Sunday in the Park with George”
Denée Benton, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
X – Bette Midler, “Hello, Dolly!”
Laura Osnes, “Bandstand”
Phillipa Soo, “Amelie”

Favorite Leading Actor In A Play
Gideon Glick, “Significant Other”
Sean Hayes, “An Act of God”
Kevin Kline, “Present Laughter”
Nick Kroll, “Oh, Hello on Broadway”
Joe Mantello, “The Glass Menagerie”
X – Mark Ruffalo, “The Price”

Favorite Leading Actress In A Play
Cate Blanchett, “The Present”
X – Sally Field, “The Glass Menagerie”
Allison Janney, “Six Degrees of Separation”
Diane Lane, “The Cherry Orchard”
Laura Linney, “The Little Foxes”
Laurie Metcalf, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Favorite Featured Actor In A Musical
Gavin Creel, “Hello, Dolly!”
Mike Faist, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Ramin Karimloo, “Anastasia”
Derek Klena, “Anastasia”
X – Andrew Rannells, “Falsettos”
Will Roland, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Favorite Featured Actress In A Musical
Brittain Ashford, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
Stephanie J. Block, “Falsettos”
Jenn Colella, “Come From Away”
X – Laura Dreyfuss, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Rachel Bay Jones, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Jennifer Laura Thompson, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Favorite Featured Actor In A Play
Michael Aranov, “Oslo”
Anthony Azizi, “Oslo”
John Behlmann, “Significant Other”
X – Danny DeVito, “The Price”
Nathan Lane, “The Front Page”
Finn Wittrock, “The Glass Menagerie”

Favorite Featured Actress In A Play
Rebecca Naomi Jones, “Significant Other”
Celia Keenan-Bolger, “The Cherry Orchard”
X – Lindsay Mendez, “Significant Other”
Cynthia Nixon, “The Little Foxes”
Sherie Rene Scott, “The Front Page”
Cobie Smulders, “Present Laughter”

Favorite Funny Performance
Stephanie J. Block, “Falsettos”
John Bolton, “Anastasia”
Christian Borle, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Andy Karl, “Groundhog Day”
Bette Midler, “Hello, Dolly!”
X – Will Roland, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Favorite Diva Performance
Stephanie J. Block, “Falsettos”
Kristin Chenoweth, “My Love Letter to Broadway”
Glenn Close, “Sunset Boulevard”
Patti LuPone, “War Paint”
X – Bette Midler, “Hello, Dolly!”
Laura Osnes, “Bandstand”

Favorite Onstage Pair
Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, “Anastasia”
Annaleigh Ashford and Jake Gyllenhaal, “Sunday in the Park with George”
Denée Benton and Lucas Steele, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
X – Laura Dreyfuss and Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Christian Borle and Andrew Rannells, “Falsettos”
Corey Cott and Laura Osnes, “Bandstand”

Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Male)
Jon Jon Briones, “Miss Saigon”
X – Mike Faist, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Jake Ryan Flynn/Ryan Foust/Ryan Sell, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”
Will Roland, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Anthony Rosenthal, “Falsettos”
Lucas Steele, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”

Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female)
Brittain Ashford, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
Denée Benton, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
Savvy Crawford, “Amelie”
X – Laura Dreyfuss, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Kristolyn Lloyd, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Eva Noblezada, “Miss Saigon”

Favorite Replacement (Male)
Will Chase, “Something Rotten!”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Hamilton”
Jordan Fisher, “Hamilton”
X – Todrick Hall, “Kinky Boots”
Brian d’Arcy James, “Hamilton”
Javier Munoz, “Hamilton”

Favorite Replacement (Female)
X – Sara Bareilles, “Waitress”
Alysha Desiorieaux, “Hamilton”
Mandy Gonzalez, “Hamilton”
Heather Headley, “The Color Purple”
Lexi Lawson, “Hamilton”
Jenna Ushkowitz, Waitress”

Favorite New Song
“Charming” – “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
“For Forever” – “Dear Evan Hansen”
“Only Us” – “Dear Evan Hansen”
“Requiem” – “Dear Evan Hansen”
X – “Waving Through a Window” – “Dear Evan Hansen”
“You Will Be Found” – “Dear Evan Hansen”

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