Awards of Excellence return for 2023!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived – the Awards of Excellence show reviews will resume for the 2023 program year starting January 1, 2023! Please submit shows for review at least thirty (30) days prior to opening night. Shows submitted for review fewer than thirty days prior to performance may not receive reviewers. You will be contacted by a member of the Awards Committee in order to confirm your request and line up your reviewers.

Each member-theater will get to ask for reviews for three (3) shows per calendar year at no charge. Any reviews requested above 3 shows will be $15 per show.


The categories for review have been revised for 2023! Here are the award categories:

Musical Awards

  • Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role (2 winners)
  • Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role (2 winners)
  • Outstanding Choreography
  • Outstanding Direction
  • Outstanding Musical Direction
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble
  • Outstanding Lighting Design
  • Outstanding Sound Design
  • Outstanding Costume Design
  • Outstanding Scenic Design

Non-Musical Award

  • Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role (2 winners)
  • Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role (2 winners)
  • Outstanding Direction
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble
  • Outstanding Lighting Design
  • Outstanding Sound Design
  • Outstanding Costume Design
  • Outstanding Scenic Design