Vote for The Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award

Vote for The Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award

The Stage Debut Awards are the only theatre awards to recognise breakthrough actors and creatives from all backgrounds.

The Joe Allen Best West End Debut is the only category to have the winner decided by public vote. The public and industry professionals made nominations for all categories, with the shortlist decided by an expert panel. The winner will be announced at The Stage Debut Awards on September 15, 2019.

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The 2019 Nominees

Matthew Broderick for The Starry Messenger at the Wyndham’s Theatre

Photo: Marc Brenner

Andrew Burnap for The Inheritance at the Noël Coward Theatre

Photo: Tristram Kenton

Nathanael Campbell for Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre

Photo: Tristram Kenton

Saffron Coomber for Emilia at the Vaudeville Theatre

Photo: Helen Murray

Sarah Gordy for Jellyfish at the National Theatre

Photo: Tristram Kenton

Ryan Hutton for Only Fools and Horses The Musical at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

Photo: Johan Persson

Samuel H Levine for The Inheritance at the Noël Coward Theatre

Photo: Tristram Kenton

Pericles community cast for Pericles at the National Theatre

Photo: James Bellorini

Christie Prades for On Your Feet! at the London Coliseum

Photo: Johan Persson

Jac Yarrow for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium

Photo: Tristram Kenton


The Best West End Debut Sponsor

Joe Allen is the historic theatre-land restaurant which has been housed on Exeter St in Covent Garden for the past 40 years but which will soon move to a new home, 25 metres down the road, at 2 Burleigh Street.

A stalwart for the great and the good of the West End, Joe’s is the ultimate New York brasserie, offering classic American dishes, cocktails and a show tune or two at the piano. Open 7 days a week from brunch to pre-theatre and well into the evening after the curtains have been drawn on the London theatre circuit, it has often been dubbed the ‘West-End Canteen’ owing to the many actors, celebrities and even royalty who have been visiting Joe Allen since it opened its doors in January 1977. In 2012 Tim Healy and Lawrence Hartley took over the business, breathing a new lease of life into the institution which re-opened at its new address in late August 2017, bringing with them the whole Joe’s team and, almost everything but the kitchen sink.

Joe Allen has been celebrating all things screen and theatre for over 40 years. The Covent Garden restaurant has become one of the most popular spots for pre and post theatre goers with a menu boasting New York style food and cocktails. Joe Allen continues to be very proud to celebrate the fresh faces and rising talent of the London stage sponsoring the Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award at The Stage Debut Awards.