The chance to cast your vote in the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards is now here!
Guests at the annual event, which saw the announcement of this year’s shortlist, included Half a Sixpence stars Charlie Stemp, Emma Williams and Devon Elise Johnson, who are all nominated this year. Nathan Amzi was on hand to celebrate Aladdin’s seven nominations, including Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Trevor Dion Nicholas who plays the Genie.
Show Boat cast members Emmanuel Kojo and Sandra Marvin celebrated multiple nominations for the Sheffield Crucible production and the cast of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery were present to see their show nominated in the Best New Play category. Amy Lennox represented the cast of Lazarus which received four nominations including Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Lennox.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child leads the way with 11 nominations, the most a play has ever received in the Awards’ history, Paul Thornley and Sam Clemmett (Ron Weasley and Albus Potter) left their wands at the theatre to attend the event.
Nominations of note include
- Best Actress in a Musical nomination for Amber Riley as Effie White in Dreamgirls
- Best Supporting Actress in a play nomination for Noma Dumezweni as Hermoine Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Best Supporting Actor in a Musical nominations for Tyrone Huntley as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar
Deadline for voting is January 31st. Cast your votes here