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Footlights Performing Arts Awards

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1918 Mac Arthur Road

Waukesha, WI

53188

262-782-9751

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Footlights Performing Arts Awards

Mission
To celebrate and recognize excellence in the performing arts of Milwaukee and surrounding areas.

History of the Awards
In December 2016, Footlights decided to the launch the first-ever Footlights Performing Arts Awards--the first awards show of its kind for the city of Milwaukee.

Submitting nominations for the awards began in January and ended in March 2017, and online voting ran April 5-28, 2017. Qualifying shows for the 2017 awards had to take place between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017, and were nominated and voted on by artists, audiences, companies, industry professionals and the general public. 

For the official 2017 Footlights Performing Arts Awards rules and regulations, please CLICK HERE

The presenting sponsor for the 2017 awards was United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

In April 2017, due to an overwhelming and positive response to voting, it was announced that the top professional and non-professional performances and productions in each awards category would be awarded and recognized at the live ceremony in June.

The 2017 Footlights Performing Arts Awards culminated in a live awards ceremony June 22, 2017 at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Quadracci Powerhouse. The live awards ceremony was hosted by local actor and television personality John McGivern, and featured local artists and industry professionals as awards presenters. An after-party at Intercontinental Milwaukee followed.

Awards Categories
In 2017, 32 awards were given in 16 categories:
Best Play
Best Musical
Best Performance (Ballet, Concert, or Miscellaneous)
Best Leading Female Performance in a Musical
Best Leading Male Performer in a Musical
Best Leading Female Performance in a Play
Best Supporting Male Performance in a Play
Best Supporting Female Performance in a Musical
Best Supporting Male Performer in a Musical
Best Supporting Female Performance in a Play
Best Supporting Male Performance in a Play
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Technical Design (Lighting & Sound)
Best Director
Best Choreography

About Footlights
Footlights is the playbill-of-choice for countless performing arts organizations in the region, serving companies of all sizes, including The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, In Tandem Theatre, as well as countless music groups and local college and universities’ dance, music, and theatre programs. Footlights extends playbill services to Chicago, Madison, and many locations in between. 

Footlights playbills and Footlights.com are products of Marcus Promotions, Inc.

Learn more about the 2017 Footlights Performing Arts Awards for Greater Milwaukee by CLICKING HERE

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