AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS (est. 2013)

Award of Merit
(not given annually)
Katie Dupont (2023)
Maddison Gilcrease (2021)
Daniel Salazar (2018)
Tamara Sexton (2017)
John Peyton Pou (2015)

Director’s Award
Eugen Crook, Jade Crook Dishman (2023)
Arden Miller (2022)
Zhailon Levingston (2021)
Cade Ostermeyer (2020)
Logan Sledge (2019)
Terri Ostermeyer (2018)
Candy Huggins (2017)
Maddison Gilcrease (2016)
Daniel Salazar (2015)
Bryan Grisham (2014)

Stage Manager’s Award
Josh Talley (2023)
Heidi Cooper & Jennifer Reeme (2022)
Julia Raring (2021)
Luke Lee (2020)
Aiden Poling (2019)
Kat Payne (2018)
Jade Crook Dishman (2017)
Lela Robichaux (2016)
Jason Anderson (2015)
Sarah Wise (2014)

SCOOPS Award
Kim McInnis (2023)
Jamie Kiihnl (2022)
Sarah Shoup (2021)
Tracy Jones (2020)
Jason Shidiskis (2019)
Glenda Johnson (2018)

Favorite Production
The Addams Family (2023)
Kinky Boots (2022)
Ronald Dahl’s Matilda (2021)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2020)
Disney’s Newsies (2019)
DIsney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2018)
Green Day’s American Idiot (2017)
Next to Normal (2016)
Bonnie & Clyde (2015)
Ragtime (2014)
Evita (2013)

Favorite Direction
The Addams Family (2023)
TIE: Disney’s Descendants & Kinky Boots (2022)
Ronald Dahl’s Matilda (2021)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2020)
DIsney’s Newsies (2019)
Godspell (2018)
Peter and the Starcatcher (2017)
Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2016)
Cabaret (2015)
Ragtime (2014)
9 to 5 the musical (2013)

Favorite Musical Direction
The Addams Family (2023)
Disney’s Descendants (2022)
Roald Dahl’s Matilda (2021)
Carrie (2020)
Disney’s Newsies (2019)
Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2018)
Green Day’s American Idiot (2017)
Next to Normal (2016)
Cabaret (2015)
Ragtime (2014)
9 to 5 the musical (2013)

Favorite Lighting Design
The Addams Family (2023)
Disney’s Descendants (2022)
Roald Dahl’s Matilda (2021)
Carrie (2020)
Disney’s Newsies (2019)
Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2018)
Green Day’s American Idiot (2017)
Next to Normal (2016)
Jesus Christ Superstar (2015)
Ragtime (2014)
9 to 5 the musical (2013)

President’s Award
Centenary College of Louisiana Theatre Program (2023)
Grace Community (2022)
Patriot Mortgage (2021)
Virginia Dupree Joyner (2020)
Melissa Goslin (2019)
Phillip Mullins (2018)
Terri Fisher (2017)
Trey & Tina Tomasek (2016)
Kayla Cason (2015)
Emilane Watson (2014)

Education Award
Emerson Jones (2023)
Darion Elie (2022)
Sara Burney (2021)
Tamara Sexton (2020)
Charlies Chapman (2019)
Monica Haynes (2018)
Mary Kate McLaurine (2017)
Kasie Mainiero (2016)
Elizabeth Beagley (2015)
Cameron Cason (2014)

Brooklynn Dunn Memorial Scholarship
TBD (2022)
Mia Kiihnl (2021)
Selena Simmons (*new*in 2020)

 

Favorite SOPA Production
Anastasia (2023)
Disney’s Descendants (co-Production, 2022)
Disney’s Moana (2021)
Bring It On (co-Production, 2020)
Disney’s Frozen (2019)
Disney’s Aladdin (2018)
Shrek the musical (2017)
Disney’s The Little Mermaid (co-Production, 2016)
Disney’s The Lion King (*new* in 2015)

 

Favorite Choreography
The Addams Family (2023)
Disney’s Descendants (2022)
Roald Dahl’s Matilda (2021)
Bring It On (2020)
Disney’s Newsies (2019)
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas(2018)
Green Day’s American Idiot (2017)
Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2016)
Jesus Christ Superstar (2015)
A Chorus Line (2014)
Evita (2013)

Favorite Scenic Design
The Addams Family (2023)
Disney’s Descendants (2022)
Roald Dahl’s Matilda (2021)
Carrie (2020)
Disney’s Newsies (2019)
Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2018)
Peter and the Starcatcher (2017)
Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2016)
Bonnie & Clyde (2015)
Ragtime (2014)
Evita (2013)

Favorite Costume Design
A Christmas Story (2023)
Kinky Boots (2022)
Roald Dahl’s Matilda (2021)
Amelie (2020)
Disney’s Newsies (2019)
DIsney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2018)
Joseph…Dreamcoat (2017)
Disney’s The Little Mermaid (2016)
Bonnie & Clyde (2015)
Ragtime (2014)
9 to 5 the musical (2013)

Leading Performance
2023 – Anna Maria Sparke (The Addams Family)
2022 – Cordara Newson (Kinky Boots)
2021 – Selena Simmons (Spring Awakening)/John Bogan (Matilda)
2020 – Mary Grace Humphries (Amelie)/Lucas Mainiero (Curious Incident)
2019 – Maddison Gilcrease (Newsies)/Aiden Poling (Newsies)
2018 – Mary Kate McLaurine (Fun Home)/Seth Taylor (Hunchback)
2017 – Cara Derrick (Curtains)/John Peyton Pou (American Idiot)
2016 – Heather Bryson (Next to Normal)/Ryan Williams (Next to Normal)
2015 – Hollis Scarborough (Bonnie & Cyde)/Daniel Salazar (Cabaret)
2014 – Missy Wise (Ragtime)/Seth Taylor (Ragtime)
2013 – Missy Wise (Evita)/John Bogan (9 to 5)

Supporting Performance
2023 – Trey Jackson (The Addams Family)
2022 – Selena Simmons (Kinky Boots)
2021 – Daniel Salazar (Matilda)/Mary Grace Humphries (Matilda)
2020 – Cade Ostermeyer (Carrie)/Hannah Wallace (Bring It On)
2019 – Lucas Mainiero (Newsies)/Kezia Pigford (Newsies)
2018 – Marshall Merrit (Godspell)/Mary King (Whorehouse)
2017 – Chase Miller (American Idiot)/Anna Maria Sparke (Curtains)
2016 – Cameron Cason (The Little Mermaid)/Aubrey Buckner (Next to Normal)
2015 – Jason Shidiskis (Cabaret)/Earleen Bergeron (Cabaret)
2014 – Bryan Grisham (Ragtime)/Nia Savoy (Ragtime)
2013 – Corey Shadd (9 to 5)/Cara Derrick (9 to 5)

Featured Performance
2023 – Amelia Osborn (The Addams Family)
2022 – Lacee Smith (Kinky Boots)
2021 – Amelia Raring (Matilda)/Cade Ostermeyer (Matilda)
2020 – Mary Grace Humphries (Bring It On)/Christian Perkins (Bring It On)
2019 – Sarah Lord (Newsies)/Nate Bokenfohr (Newsies)
2018 – Marguerite Papa (Godspell)/Finnegan Collins/Jayden Norwood (Fun Home)
2017 – Liesl Cruz (Curtains)/Daniel Salazar (Peter & the Starcatcher)
2016 – Cassidy Giddens (Into the Woods)/Jason Shidiskis (Into the Woods)
2015 – Emily Mwakitawa (JCSuperstar)/Cordara Newson (Bonnie & Clyde)
2014 – Lindsey Filieccia (Ragtime)/Cordara Newson (Ragtime)
2013 – Delia Caldwell (9 to 5)/John Peyton Pou (9 to 5)

Ensemble Performance
2023 – Kaitlyn Brown, Espyn Doughty, Millie Oakes
2022 – Tianna Andrews, Kaitlyn Brown, Fordham Hammond
2021 – Dane Bogosian, Darion Elie, Fordham Hammond/Carolanne Adams, Emma Burney, Rachel Evans
2020 – Julian Faust, Fordham Hammond, Cade Ostermeyer/Mary Beth Gaines, Bella Mainiero, Selena Simmons
2019 – Fordham Hammond, Aiden Poling, Jason Shidiskis/Mary Grace Humphries, Bella Mainiero, Selena Simmons
2018 – Carter Calahan, Marshall Merritt, Aiden Poling/Meredith Fisher, Sophia Gappo, Mary Kate McLaurine
2017 –
2016 – Cody Griffin, Isaiah Aaron Jones, Jason Shidiskis/Emily Buckner, Kaitlyn Bundrick, Kezia Pigford
2015 – Cameron Cason, Isaiah Aaron Jones, John Peyton Pou/Aubrey Buckner, Emily Buckner, Courtnei Gabriel
2014 – John Peyton Pou, Daniel Salazar, Jason Shidiskis/Katy Allred, Mary King, Sarah Wise
2013 – Zhailon Levingston, Luke Sexton, Gentry Williams/Barbara Holmes, Tamara Mayer, Misty Shadd

Breakout Performance
2023 – Mia Kiihnl (The Addams Family)
2022 – Jaya McSharma (Disney’s Descendants)
2021 – Abigail Weyermuller (Matilda)
2020 – Christian Perkins (Bring It On)
2019 – Levi Volcheck (Newsies)
2018 – Trevo Brown (Hunchback)
2017 – Aiden Poling (American Idiot)
2016 – Aubrey Buckner (Next to Normal)
2015 – Cassidy Giddens (JCSuperstar)
2014 – Zac Rowe (Tarzan)
2013 – Misty Shadd (9 to 5)

“Diva” Performance
2023 – Ryan Williams (A Christmas Story)
2022 – Anna Maria Sparke (Disney’s Descendants)
2021 – Lachle Boniol (Matilda)
2020 – Selena Simmons (Bring It On)
2019 – Emily Mwakitawa (Avenue Q)
2018 – Mary King (Whorehouse)
2017 – Blayne Weaver (Peter & the Starcatcher)
2016 – Jasey Gilbert (The Little Mermaid)
2015 – Megan Lowe (JCSuperster)
2014 – Barbara Holmes (Ragtime)
2013 – Mary King (The Civil War)

Favorite Dramatic Duo/Group
Heather Peak Hooper, Blayne Weaver (Misery-2023)
Cordara Newson, Cade Ostermeyer (Kinky Boots-2023)
Mary Grace Humphries, Abigail Weyermuller (Matilda-2021)
Lucas Mainiero, Youree McBride, Jr. (Curious Incident-2020)
Logan Sledge, Blayne Weaver (A Steady Rain-2019)
John Bogan, Seth Taylor (Hunchback-2018)
Aiden Poling, John Peyton Pou, Daniel Salazar (American Idiot-2017)
Jim Cowles, Daniel Salazar (Red-2016)
Rachel Magill, Jason Shidiskis (Cabaret-2015)
Seth Taylor, Missy Wise (Ragtime-2014)
Jared Watson, Missy Wise (Evita-2013)

Favorite Comdic Duo/Group
Carson Alvarez, Charlie Roppolo, Madelyn Stewart, Tessa VandurKuy (A Christmas Story-2023)
Samuel Copeland, Cara Derrick, Katie Dupont, Anna Maria Sparke (Descendants-2022)
Lachle Boniol, Cade Ostermeyer (Matilda-2021)
Cassidy Giddens, Fordham Hammond (Bring It On-2020)
The Newsies (Newsies-2019)
Carter Calahan, Aiden Poling, Jason Shidiskis (Whorehouse-2018)
Jesse Kortus, Daniel Salazar, Nolan Tomasek (Peter & the Starcatcher-2017)
Cameron Cason, Kaelon Gerard, Cade Ostermeyer (The Little Mermaid-2016)
Tommy Thurston, Missy Wise (Bonnie & Clyde-2015)
Nolan Budgewater, Zac Rowe (Tarzan-2014)
Corey Shadd, Seth Taylor (Avenue Q-2013)

Favorite Romantic Duo
Nate Bokenfohr, Mia Kiihnl (The Addams Family-2023)
Bella Mainiero, Christian Perkins (Descendants-2022)
Cade Ostermeyer, Selena Simmons (Spring Awakening-2021)
Mary Grace Humphries, Cade Ostermeyer (Amelie-2020)
Maddison Gilcrease, Aiden Poling (Newsies-2019)
Aubrey Buckner, Camille Schmoutz (Fun Home-2018)
Mary Kate McLaurine, Daniel Salazar (Curtains-2017)
Maddison Gilcrease, Tommy Thurston (The Little Mermaid-2016)
Jesse Kortus, Joe Ochterbeck (Mothers & Sons-2015)
Thomas Eugene Keys, Nia Savoy (Ragtime-*new* in 2014)