17th Annual Whats On Stage Awards Nominations Announced

This afternoon, we popped down to Cafe De Paris for the Whats On Stage Awards nominations. In a room filled with press, West End stars and plenty of wine, the shortlist for the 17th annual awards were revealed. We were also lucky enough to be treated to a performance of “Seasons of Love” from the 20th anniversary touring cast of Rent (check out our twitter for a sneak peak).

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Here are the nominations:

Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Sponsored by Tonic Theatre)
Jenna Russell – Doctor Faustus
Meera Syal – Romeo and Juliet
Noma Dumezweni – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Poppy Miller – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Vanessa Redgrave – Richard III

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Antony Boyle – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Derek Jacobi – Romeo and Juliet
Freddie Fox – Travesties
Jonjo O’Neill – Unreachable
Paul Thornley – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Sponsored by Newman Displays)
Amy Lennox – Lazarus
Emma Williams – Half a Sixpence
Rebecca Trehearn – Showboat
Sophia Anne Caruso – Lazarus
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt – Murder Ballad

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Sponsored By Encore Radio)
Adam J Bernard – Dreamgirls
Ian Bartholomew – Half a Sixpence
Joel Montague – Funny Girl
Trevor Dion Nicholas – Aladdin
Tyrone Huntley – Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Choreography (Sponsored By Encore Radio)
Andrew Wright – Half a Sixpence
Casey Nicholaw – Aladdin
Casey Nicholaw – Aladdin
Drew McOnie – Jesus Christ Superstar
Peter Darling – Groundhog Day

Best Costume Design 
Gregg Barnes – Aladdin
Gregg Barnes – Dreamgirls
Katrina Lindsay – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Matthew Wright – Funny Girl
Paul Brown – Half a Sixpence

Best Set Design
Bob Crowley – Aladdin
Christine Jones – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Lez Brotherston – Show Boat
Miriam Buether – Wild
Rob Howell – Groundhog Day

Best Lighting Design (Sponsored by White Light)
Charlie Morgan Jones – Little Shop of Horrors
Hugh Vanstone – Groundhog Day
Jack Weir – The Boys in the Band
Natasha Katz – Aladdin
Neil Austin – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Best Video Design (Sponsored by PRG XL Video)
Andrezej Goulding – Groundhog Day
Finn Ross and Ash Woodward – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Finn Ross – The Tempest, RSC
Laura Perrett – Murder Ballad
Tai Yarden – Lazarus

Best Direction
Casey Nicholaw – Aladdin
John Tiffany – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Matthew Warchus – Groundhog Day
Michael Mayer – Funny Girl
Rachel Kavanaugh – Half a Sixpence

Best Play Revival
The Boys in the Band
The Deep Blue Seas
The Dresser
No Man’s Land
Travesties

Best Musical Revival (Sponsored by R&H Theatricals Europe)
Funny Girl
Jesus Christ Superstar
Ragtime
Show Boat
Sunset Boulevard

Best New Play (JHI Marketing)
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Flick
Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
IHO
The Mother

Best New Musical (Sponsored by Shine Creative Solutions)
Aladdin
Dreamgirls
Groundhog Day
Half a Sixpence
School of Rock

Best Off-West End Production (Sponsored By Les Misérables)
The Boys in the Band
Grey Gardens
The Last Five Years
Ragtime
Side Show

Best Regional Production (Sponsored by MTI  Europe)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Flowers for Mrs Harris
The Girls
The Grinning Man
Rent

Best Actress in a Musical (Sponsored by The Hippodrome Casino)
Amber Riley – Dreamgirls
Carrie Hope Fletcher – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Devon-Elise Johnson – Half a Sixpence
Glenn Close – Sunset Boulevard
Sheridan Smith – Funny Girl

Best Actor in a Musical (Sponsored by The Umbrella Rooms)
Andy Karl – Groundhog Day
Charlie Stemp – Half a Sixpence
Michael C Hall – Lazarus
Michael Xavier – Sunset Boulevard
Ramin Karmiloo – Murder Ballad

Best Actress in a Play (Sponsored by Live at Zédel)
Billie Piper – Yerma
Helen McCrory – The Deep Blue Sea
Lily James – Romeo and Juliet
Michelle Terry – Henry V
Pixie Lott – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Best Actor in Play (Sponsored by Radisson Blu Edwardian)
Ian Hallard – The Boys in the Band
Ian McKellen – No Man’s Land
Jamie Parker – Harry Potter and The Cursed Child
Kenneth Branagh – The Entertainer
Ralph Fiennes – Richard III

Best West End Show (Sponsored by Capezio)
Kinky Boots
Les Misérables
Matilda
The Phantom of the Opera
Wicked

Voting closes at the end of January. To ensure your favourite wins, vote now: http://awards.whatsonstage.com/17th-voting/

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