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Bat Out of Hell and 42nd Street lead WhatsOnStage Awards nominations

The cast of 42nd Street at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London. Photo: Brinkhoff Moegenburg
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Musicals Bat Out of Hell and 42nd Street lead the nominations for this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards, with both productions picking up eight nominations.

The shortlist also includes individual nominations for Eve Best, Imelda Staunton, Natalie Dormer, Olivia Colman and Tamsin Greig, who are all in the running for the best actress in a play award.

Competing for the best actor in a play award are nominees Andrew Garfield, Andrew Scott, Bryan Cranston, David Tennant and Martin Freeman.

Andrew Polec, who won best West End debut at The Stage Debut Awards, has been nominated in the best actor in a musical category for his starring role in Bat Out of Hell, while his co-star Christina Bennington is nominated for the best actress in a musical award.

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Danny Mac, Hadley Fraser, John McCrea and Tom Lister complete the best actor in a musical category, while the shortlist for the best actress in a musical category also includes Carrie Hope Fletcher, Janie Dee, Josie Walker and Ria Jones.

42nd Street is nominated in the best musical revival category, alongside with Fiddler on the Roof, Five Guys Named Moe, Follies and Hair.

James Graham received two nominations in the best new play category for Labour of Love and Ink, alongside Gloria, Oslo and The Ferryman.

Hamilton, Les Miserables, Dreamgirls, Girl from the North Country and Dear Evan Hansen have all been nominated for the new category of best original cast recording. The shortlist for the second new category to be announced, best show poster, includes Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Hamilton.

WhatsOnStage’s chief operating officer, Sita McIntosh, said today: “How wonderful to see such a range of shows in this year’s nominations, shows which have inspired and continue to inspire audiences up and down the country.

“It’s truly fantastic that in this robust year for superb musical revivals and exciting new British musicals, productions such as Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Bat Out of Hell, 42nd Street and Follies all have such strong standing on the nominations list.”

 

The nominations in full

Best actor in a play

• Andrew Garfield for Angels in America
• Andrew Scott for Hamlet
• Bryan Cranston for Network
• David Tennant for Don Juan in Soho
• Martin Freeman for Labour of Love

Best actress in a play

• Eve Best for Love in Idleness
• Imelda Staunton for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
• Olivia Colman for Mosquitoes
• Natalie Dormer for Venus in Fur
• Tamsin Greig for Labour of Love

Best actor in a musical

• Andrew Polec for Bat Out of Hell
• Danny Mac for Sunset Boulevard
• Hadley Fraser for Young Frankenstein
• John McCrea for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
• Tom Lister for 42nd Street

Best actress in a musical

• Carrie Hope Fletcher for The Addams Family
• Christina Bennington for Bat Out of Hell
• Janie Dee for Follies
• Josie Walker for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
• Ria Jones for Sunset Boulevard

Best supporting actor in a play

• Adrian Scarborough for Don Juan in Soho
• Fra Fee for The Ferryman
• Nathan Lane for Angels in America
• Nathan Stewart-Jarrett for Angels in America
• Peter Polycarpou for Oslo

Best supporting actress in a play

• Denise Gough for Angels in America
• Imogen Poots for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
• Jessica Brown Findlay for Hamlet
• Juliet Stevenson for Hamlet
• Sheila Atim for Girl from the North Country

Best supporting actor in a musical

• Chris Howell for 42nd Street
• Dex Lee for Five Guys Named Moe
• George Sampson for Our House
• Rob Fowler for Bat Out of Hell
• Ross Noble for Young Frankenstein

Best supporting actress in a musical

• Clare Halse for 42nd Street
• Danielle Steers for Bat Out of Hell
• Lucie Shorthouse for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
• Tracie Bennett for Follies
• Zoe Rainey for An American in Paris

Best new play

• Gloria
• Ink
• Labour of Love
• Oslo
• The Ferryman

Best new musical

• Bat Out of Hell
• Cilla the Musical
• Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
• The Band
• Young Frankenstein

Best play revival

• Angels in America
• Don Juan in Soho
• Hamlet
• Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
• Witness for the Prosecution

Best musical revival

• 42nd Street
• Fiddler on the Roof
• Five Guys Named Moe
• Follies
• Hair

Best direction

• Dominic Cooke for Follies
• Jay Scheib for Bat Out of Hell
• Marianne Elliott for Angels in America
• Robert Icke for Hamlet
• Sam Mendes for The Ferryman

Best choreography

• Andrew Wright for Five Guys Named Moe
• Christopher Wheeldon for An American in Paris
• Drew McOnie for On the Town
• Fabian Aloise for Our House
• Randy Skinner for 42nd Street

Best costume design

• Bob Crowley for An American in Paris
• Gary McCann for La Cage Aux Folles
• Peter McKintosh for On the Town
• Roger Kirk for 42nd Street
• Vicki Mortimer for Follies

Best set design

• Bob Crowley for An American in Paris
• Bunny Christie for Ink
• Douglas W. Schmidt for 42nd Street
• Jon Bausor for Bat Out of Hell
• Vicki Mortimer for Follies

Best lighting design

• Natasha Katz for An American in Paris
• Patrick Woodroffe for Bat Out of Hell
• Paule Constable for Angels in America
• Paule Constable for Follies
• Peter Mumford for 42nd Street

Best video design

• 59 Productions for An American in Paris
• Duncan McLean for Big Fish
• Duncan McLean for Labour of Love
• Tal Yarden for Hamlet
• Tal Yarden for Network

Best off-West End production

• Hair
• La Ronde
• The Wild Party
• Working the Musical
• Yank the Musical

Best regional production

• Our House
• Sunset Boulevard
• The Addams Family
• The Band
• The Hypocrite

Best original cast recording

• Dear Evan Hansen
• Dreamgirls
• Girl from the North Country
• Hamilton
• Les Miserables

Best show poster

• Cats
• Hamilton
• Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
• The Phantom of the Opera
• Wicked

Best West End show

• Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
• Kinky Boots
• Les Miserables
• The Phantom of the Opera
• Wicked

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