You chose the nominees - now pick the winners!
Almost 1600 people voted in the first round! You can vote through July 16th, 2017. Winners will be announced on The Hawk Chicago's Facebook page on July 19th.
The Chicago Theatre Awards were established in 2017 to encourage our artistic community to nominate and reward each other for an amazing season of productions. Like the Peoples Choice Awards of Chicago, there is no small committee or pay-to-play organization deciding the quality of our art. The first round of voting consisted of write-in submissions, and the nominees were announced after almost 1600 votes were cast. The winners will be announced July 19th, and will once again be based on audience vote. The Hawk Chicago has no say in the nominees or winners of any category, though our freelance writers were encouraged to submit individual ballots.
The Hawk was a common name for the cold, winter wind in Chicago, possibly even predating "the Windy City." Additionally, a hawk can see up to eight times more clearly than the human eye.