On Sunday evening, March 1st, the Prince of Wales Theatre hosted the 20th annual WhatsOnStage Awards.
Andrew Scott and Claire Foy won the Best Actor and Actress awards, for PRESENT LAUGHTER and LUNGS, respectively, both staged at the Old Vic.
The biggest winners in terms of musicals were COME FROM AWAY with five wins (including Best New Musical), and &JULIET with six wins (including Best Actress in amUsical for Miriam Teak-Lee).
Producer Kenny Wax’s SIX- THE MUSICAL won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical, which has just opened on Broadway and is booking a long season at London’s intimate Arts Theatre.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN won Best Actor in a Musical (for Sam Tutty) and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (for Jack Loxton) .
Jamie Lloyd won Best Direction for EVITA and Best Play Revival for his production of BETRAYAL.
The stage adaptation of THE LIFE OF PI won Best New Play, ahich comes to Wyndham’s Theatre soon for London audiences to enjoy.
Personally, I was very disappointed that Katy Lipson’s fabulous version of MAME did not win any awards, especially best Regional Production and Best Actress in a Musical for the amazing Tracie Bennett. If only it had come to London…..
All in all, a very well-earned congratulations to Editor Alex Wood and his team for a great evening, and many congratulations to all nominees and winners.