Paper Mill Playhouse is pleased to announce its nominations for Favorite Large Theater to See a Musical and Favorite Choral Group in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards. Now in its 11th year, the annual awards program run by Discover Jersey Arts pays tribute to the work of New Jersey’s vital, vibrant and diverse arts organizations. With the ballots now open, it’s time for arts lovers across the state to vote for their favorite local arts organizations.

Paper Mill Playhouse and the other contenders in the 2019 People’s Choice Awards were nominated by their peers through the Jersey Arts Marketers network, which is made up of hundreds of arts groups across the state. Now, 11 arts districts and 104 organizations will compete in 19 categories, including favorite music festival, art gallery, small theater, ballet company, and more.

Allison Tratner, Executive Director of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, stated,

“The arts scene in New Jersey is reliably exciting and diverse. The thousands of passionate and loyal arts lovers who cast their votes each year is further proof that there is truly something special for everyone.”

Public voting began Jan 9 and runs through Feb 20, 2019 at Last year, more than 18,000 ballots were cast, and even more are expected this year.


“We are incredibly lucky to have such an innovative and inspiring cultural community in New Jersey,”

said Adam Perle, President & CEO of ArtPride New Jersey, which cosponsors the Discover Jersey Arts program with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

“The People’s Choice Awards showcases extraordinary artistic endeavors across the state and allows art enthusiasts to select their favorites. In the end, we are all winners when we embrace the robust opportunities presented by New Jersey’s arts organizations.”

For a full list of nominees and categories, click here. is the official website of Discover Jersey Arts, a cosponsored project of the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation and New Jersey State Council on the Arts dedicated to increasing the awareness of and participation in the arts in New Jersey. The site features a comprehensive cultural events calendar and arts directory; feature stories on Culture Vultures Arts Weekly and the Jersey Arts Podcast; details on Jersey Arts Membership, including discounts and exclusive member events; an online gallery of New Jersey artists; and other content about the state’s cultural community.