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Miss Saigon picks up 12 nominations for Whatsonstage Awards

Miss Saigon: revisited Miss Saigon at the Prince Edward Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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Miss Saigon has picked up 12 nominations for this year’s Whatsonstage Awards, including in the best musical revival category and best actor and actress sections.

Alistair Brammer is nominated for best actor in a musical for his role as Chris in the show, against his co-star Jon Jon Briones, Memphis lead Killian Donnelly, Evita’s Marti Pellow and Robert Lindsay, who is up for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

The actress in a musical section sees Eva Noblezada, who plays Kim in Miss Saigon, nominated against Gemma Arterton for Made in Dagenham, Jenna Russell for Urinetown, Madalena Alberto for Evita and Beverley Knight for Memphis.

In total, Memphis got 10 nominations, while Urinetown received seven.

In the best actor in a play section, David Tennant, Mark Strong, Richard Armitage, Tom Bateman and Tom Hiddleston are all nominated, while the best actress in a play category features Billie Piper, Gillian Anderson, Helen McCrory, Imelda Staunton and Lucy Briggs-Owen.

Best new play nominees are Great Britain, King Charles III, The Nether, Shakespeare in Love and Wolf Hall, while the best new musical nominees are Here Lies Love, Made in Dagenham, Memphis, Sunny Afternoon and Urinetown.

The musical revival section features Evita, Miss Saigon, The Pajama Game, Porgy and Bess and Sweeney Todd, while best play revival will see Blithe Spirit, Coriolanus, The Crucible, Richard II and A Streetcar Named Desire battle it out for the title.

The best Off-West End production nominees are Dogfight, Forbidden Broadway, In the Heights, Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions, and Sweeney Todd.

The awards will be presented on February 15 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

The full list of nominations is as follows:

Best Actor in a play

  • David Tennant, Richard II
  • Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge
  • Richard Armitage, The Crucible
  • Tom Bateman, Shakespeare in Love
  • Tom Hiddleston, Coriolanus

Best actress in a play:

  • Billie Piper, Great Britain
  • Gillian Anderson, A Streetcar Named Desire
  • Helen McCrory, Medea
  • Imelda Staunton, Good People
  • Lucy Briggs-Owen, Shakespeare in Love

Best actor in a musical:

  • Alistair Brammer, Miss Saigon
  • Jon Jon Briones, Miss Saigon
  • Killian Donnelly, Memphis the Musical
  • Marti Pellow, Evita
  • Robert Lindsay, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Best actress in a musical:

  • Beverley Knight, Memphis the Musical
  • Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
  • Gemma Arterton, Made in Dagenham
  • Jenna Russell, Urinetown the Musical
  • Madalena Alberto, Evita

Best supporting actor in a play:

  • Adrian Schiller, The Crucible
  • David Oakes, Shakespeare in Love
  • Hadley Fraser, Coriolanus
  • Mark Gatiss, Coriolanus
  • Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall & Bring Up the Bodies


Best Supporting Actress in a Play:

  • Anna Madeley, The Crucible
  • Deborah Findlay, Coriolanus
  • Nicola Walker, A View From the Bridge
  • Samantha Colley, The Crucible
  • Vanessa Kirby, A Streetcar Named Desire

Best supporting actor in a musical:

  • Ben Forster, Evita
  • George Maguire, Sunny Afternoon
  • Hugh Maynard, Miss Saigon
  • Kwang-Ho Hong, Miss Saigon
  • Rolan Bell, Memphis the Musical

Best supporting actress in a musical:

  • Claire Machin, Memphis the Musical
  • Karis Jack, Urinetown the Musical
  • Katherine Kingsley, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Rachelle Ann Go, Miss Saigon
  • Samantha Bond, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Best new play:

  • Great Britain
  • King Charles III
  • The Nether
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Wolf Hall

Best new musical:

  • Here Lies Love
  • Made in Dagenham
  • Memphis the Musical
  • Sunny Afternoon
  • Urinetown the Musical

Best play revival:

  • Blithe Spirit
  • Coriolanus
  • The Crucible
  • Richard II
  • A Streetcar Named Desire

Best musical revival:

  • Evita
  • Miss Saigon
  • The Pajama Game
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Sweeney Todd

Best direction:

  • Christopher Ashley, Memphis the Musical
  • Gregory Doran, Richard II
  • Jamie Lloyd, Urinetown the Musical
  • Laurence Connor, Miss Saigon
  • Yaël Farber, The Crucible

Best choreography:

  • Ann Yee, Urinetown the Musical
  • Bob Avian & Geoffrey Garratt, Miss Saigon
  • Drew McOnie, In the Heights
  • Jerry Mitchell, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  • Sergio Trujillo, Memphis the Musical

Best set design:

  • Bunny Christie, Made in Dagenham
  • David Gallo, Memphis the Musical
  • Nick Ormerod, Shakespeare in Love
  • Soutra Gilmour, Urinetown the Musical
  • Totie Driver & Matt Kinley, Miss Saigon

Best lighting design:

  • Adam Silverman, Urinetown the Musical
  • Bruno Poet, Miss Saigon
  • Howell Binkley, Memphis the Musical
  • Jon Clark, Made in Dagenham
  • Mark Henderson, Coriolanus

Best Off-West End production:

  • Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse
  • Forbidden Broadway, Menier Chocolate Factory
  • In the Heights, Southwark Playhouse
  • Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions, Tabard Theatre
  • Sweeney Todd, Twickenham Theatre

Best regional production:

  • Guys and Dolls, Chichester Festival Theatre
  • Gypsy, Chichester Festival Theatre
  • The Kite Runner, Nottingham Playhouse
  • Oliver!, Sheffield Crucible
  • Water Babies, Curve Leicester

Best takeover in a role:

  • Craige Els, Matilda the Musical
  • David Hunter, Once
  • Jennifer DiNoia, Wicked
  • Kerry Ellis, Wicked
  • Michael Watson, Jersey Boys

Best West End show:

  • Les Miserables
  • Matilda the Musical
  • Memphis the Musical
  • Miss Saigon
  • Wicked

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