NEWS: 42nd Street Wins Four Awards at the 2018 WhatsOnStage Awards

The revival of the musical was the big winner on the night, with The Ferryman and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie also picking up awards. 


The annual stage awards saw 42nd Street leading the way for awards, picking up four awards for Best Costume, Best Set Design, Best Choreography and Best Musical Revival.

But London’s newest favourite musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie wasn’t far behind, picking up three awards for Best Actor in a Musical for John McCrea, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Lucie Shorthouse as well as Best New Musical.

Elsewhere, David Tennant picked up the award for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Don Juan in Soho, beating Andrew Garfield (Angels in America) and Andrew Scott (Hamlet). His Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman won the award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in Mosquitoes at the National Theatre.

The Best Supporting Actor award went to Fra Fee for his performance in Jez Butterworth’s acclaimed The Ferryman, which also won Best New Play and Best Direction for Sam Mendes.

Meanwhile Robert Icke’s production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott saw Juliet Stevenson winning Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Gertrude as well as Best Play Revival.

The award for Best Actress in a musical was awarded to Carrie Hope Fletcher for her role as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family, while Ross Noble won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Igor in Young Frankenstein.

Sunday’s ceremony also saw Sonia Friedman awarded the Equity Award for Services to Theatre, presented to her by Sam Mendes.

Elsewhere, the Best Lighting Design was presented to Patrick Woodroffe for his work on new musical Bat Out of Hell, while 59 Productions was awarded for its video design work on American in Paris.

Best Off-West End Production was won by Hair, which having originally performed at the Hope Mill Theatre, transferred to The Vaults in London for a successful run last year, while Best Regional Production went to Sunset Boulevard.

The ceremony also saw the inclusion of two new awards for the first time. Best Original Cast Recording went to Les Misérables, while Best Show Poster went to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which also won Best West End show.

The evening was presented by Aladdin’s Genie Trevor Dion Nicholas and Vikki Stone.

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