THE 2009 JK'S THEATRESCENE AWARDS: THE PERFORMANCE AWARDS
Best Change of Heart: The return of almost all the English lyrics in West Side Story.
Best Last Minute Change: The new "I'm a Believer" curtain call at Shrek: The Musical.
Best New Song Written for a Broadway Musical: "Superboy and the Invisible Girl" from next to normal.
Best Broadway Catchphrase: "Huckadoo!" from Memphis. It works in any tone and any mood.
Best Graceful Exit from Broadway: The Neil Simon Plays. The producers' statement was the most sincere, heartfelt "I'm sorry we have to let you go" speech in employment history.
Best Understudy - Female: Jessica Phillips in next to normal. If you see a little white slip with her name on it, be thankful. You are in very good hands.
Best Replacement: Kyle Dean Massey in next to normal. (ABOVE)
Best Debut: Kate Baldwin in Finian's Rainbow
Most Under-appreciated Actor: Malcolm Gets
Most Under-appreciated Actress: Haydn Gwynne
The Grin and Bear It Award: The Cast of Shrek: The Musical
Best Kiss - Gay: Kieran Campion and Austin Lysy in The American Plan (steaming hot).
Best Kiss - Period: Billy's kiss goodbye to Michael. I get a lump in my throat just thinking about it.
Best "Hit" Show*: West Side Story.
Best "Flop: Show*: The Story of My Life.
Best Challenging Show: next to normal.
Best Non-musical Performance in a Musical: Jim Norton in Finian's Rainbow.
Best Broadway Performance Not on a Broadway Stage: The Cast of Glee.
Broadway Star of the Year: Angela Lansbury. Do I really need to explain why?
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