For her role in the Broadway musical "Godspell," Filipino-American actress and singer Anna Maria Perez de Tagle won Best Featured Actress in a Musical in the 10th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards. California-born De Tagle
, 21, won against 28 other actresses.
Known as “Wengky” to family and friends, De Tagle is the granddaughter of “Reyna ng Kundiman” Sylvia La Torre. De Tagle is the daughter of Archie Perez de Tagle, a former TV personality, and Evelyn Enriquez.
According to the entertainment website BroadwayWorld.com
, the voting opened on May 3 this year and ran through June 4, 2012.
"This year, we shattered all previous site records, by more than DOUBLE, as hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in on their favorites of th 2011-12 theatre season on Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond," the website said. "The BroadwayWorld.com Awards are by far the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results," it added. On her Facebook page, De Tagle said: "THANK YOU TO ALL MY FANS AND FRIENDS AND ALL WHO VOTED FOR ME! LOVE YOU ALL! Xoixo...Anna Maria" Godspell
“Godspell” is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak about a series of parables based on the Bible’s Gospel of Matthew, featuring the passion of Christ.
"Godspell" was cited as the Best Revival of a Musical in the 10th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards. The official website of the awards shows the complete list of winners:
Best Book of a Musical
Harvey Fierstein- "Newsies"
Christopher Gatelli- "Newsies"
Best Costume Design
Gregg Barnes- "Follies"
Best Direction of a Musical
Jeff Calhoun- "Newsies"
Best Direction of a Play
Roger Rees and Alex Timbers- "Peter and the Starcatcher"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Andrew Keenan-Bolger- "Newsies"
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Christian Borle- Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle- "Godspell"
Best Featured Actress in a Play
Celia Keenan-Bolger- "Peter and the Starcatcher "
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Jeremy Jordan- "Newsies"
Best Leading Actor in a Play
Alan Rickman- "Seminar"
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Audra McDonald- "Porgy and Bess"
Best Leading Actress in a Play
Tracie Bennett- "End of the Rainbow"
Best Lighting Design
Hugh Vanstone- "Ghost"
Best Long-Running Broadway Show
Best Off-Broadway Musical
Best Off-Broadway Play
"Sons of the Prophet"
Danny Troob- "Newsies"
Peter and the Starcatcher
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Revival of a Play
Death of a Salesman
Best Scenic Design
Tobin Ost- "Newsies"
Alan Menken and Jack Feldman- "Newsies"
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Ken Travis- "Newsies"
Best Sound Design of a Play
Darron L. West- "Peter and the Starcatcher"
Best Touring Production
"Wicked" Fans reactions on Facebook
On Facebook, De Tagle's fans posted congratulatory greetings for her latest achievement. Some of the messages on her page are:
Mae Mae Cas: congrats
Ali White: Oh my gosh, congratulaions, Anna Maria!! That's soooo awesome!!! :D
Jereme Williams: Awesome chicka keep it up
Audra Lutz: I voted for you!!!!!! congrats :)
Paul Atkinson: Anna Maria, will you guys at least be doing a number on the Tony's? Congrats on being named best actress. I still can't believe Godspell had no Tony nominations.
Diana Grosz: I am happy and Congratulation again!!!! :)
Cali Alejandro: Kahanga-hanga !!
Lea Cielo Valencia Maranan: Congrats! Galing mo talaga, Anna! :D
vk Corpuz: Congrats!! Well deserved!
Susie Radcliffe Mirasol: I am so happy for you. Congratulations!!
Albert Maguire Sevilla Congrats Wenks...you deserve it...say hi to your mom
Irving Alan Martinez Perez: Finally won previous awards was the Camp Rock 2 in PCA 2K11 for best family movie, and now was better acrtriz singer and musical Godspell in order to congratulate you much Anna Maria thank all the fans support us in the top votes will We love you. Bye.