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Paolo Montalban has been nominated for Best Actor in a Musical as 
part of the first annual National Broadway Theater Awards (a sort 
of “People’s Choice” award for touring productions), for his 
performance as the Prince in the touring production of Rodgers 
and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Cinderella received a total of 10 nominations, including Best 
Song, Score, Direction, Choreography, Visual Presentation (scenic 
and lighting design), and Costumes.  Other nominated cast members 
include Eartha Kitt, Deborah Gibson, and Everett Quinton.

The National Broadway Theatre Awards are the first fan-selected 
honors for touring Broadway plays and musicals. Theatre fans 
across America had the chance to play a role on Broadway by 
voting for their favorite shows and performers. 

Known informally as the "Star Awards," the National Broadway 
Theatre Awards were developed in the fall of 2000 by the League 
of American Theatres and Producers, the national trade 
association for the Broadway industry, to celebrate excellence in 
touring Broadway - and give the public a chance to "play 
favorites" by voting on the best of touring Broadway in 10 

Voting took place this spring by both e-mail and snail mail. 
Almost 15,000 theatre fans registered to vote. The winners will 
be announced at a gala event in New York's Theatre District on 
May 21 (ed note: Paolo's birthday).