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Meet the Winner of the Ultimate Broadway Fan Showdown

After two weeks of intense voting, a winner has emerged! Meet Jacob Sanchez, the man who earned the title The Ultimate Broadway Fan.

In his winning entry, Jacob poses in front of his impressive collection of Broadway paraphernalia, which includes Broadway playbills, posters and books. He describes his “crazy interest and obsession with Broadway musicals” and says that one day he’d love to end up on one of those stages but for now he will continue to grow his “collection and fascination for theater.”

Jacob faced some stiff competition over the course of these two weeks (you can see the top 30 finalists below), but when voting closed at 5pm on Friday, May 16 he was the clear standout with 8,324 votes. As the winner of our competition, we will be flying Jacob and a friend to New York to see the Tony Awards in rehearsal. We’ll chauffeur them to and from the airport in style via ExecuCar and will put them up for two nights at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. We’ll also treat them to a dinner at NYY Steak.

Jacob standing in front of his Broadway memorabilia. Photo: Courtesy of @jacobsnchz14

Back in April when we asked Broadway’s biggest fans to prove their love of theater to us with a single image and a sentence, we never imagined that the response would be as large and creative as it was! You can see our top 30 finalists, worthy competitors all, below.

And last but not least, a huge thank you to all who participated! We hope you had fun! Tune in to the Tony Awards live on Sunday, June 8, 8/7c, only on CBS to see who will take home the biggest Broadway prize of all. Enter the 2015 contest now.

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