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Whatsonstage.com Theatre Awards: The results are in!
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rakspatel wrote in mycroft_brolly


The Whatsonstage.com Awards were presented tonight at the West End's Prince of Wales Theatre. The Awards from the UK's leading theatre website are the only UK event for the theatre industry voted for purely by the ticket-buying public.

Congratulations One Man, Two Guvnors!

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY - James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY - Oliver Chris - One Man, Two Guvnors
THE EMG BEST NEW COMEDY - One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean


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And the full list of the winners are:

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Vanessa Redgrave - Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham's

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
Very well deserved although commiserations to Benedict!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Catherine Tate - Season's Greetings at the National, Lyttelton
YES - I backed her!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Oliver Chris - One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
YES - I backed him!

THE BABY GRAND BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Amanda Holden- Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

THE THEATRE TOKENS BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Richard Fleeshman- Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Hannah Waddingham - The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Nigel Harman - Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

THE LES MISÉRABLES BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
London Road - at the National, Cottesloe
YES - I backed them!

THE JO HUTCHISON INTERNATIONAL BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE
Kerry Ellis - Anthems at the Royal Albert Hall

THE SEATLIVE BEST TAKEOVER IN A ROLE
Alfie Boe - Les Misérables at the Queen's

THE NICK HERN BOOKS BEST NEW PLAY
Three Days in May - by Ben Brown - at Trafalgar Studios 1

THE EMG BEST NEW COMEDY
One Man, Two Guvnors - by Richard Bean - at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
YES - I backed this!

THE SEE TICKETS BEST NEW MUSICAL
Matilda the Musical - by Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly - at the Cambridge

THE SAMUEL FRENCH BEST PLAY REVIVAL
Driving Miss Daisy - at Wyndham's

THE RADISSON EDWARDIAN BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
The Wizard of Oz - at the London Palladium

BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION
Much Ado About Nothing - at Wyndham's

THE OAKLEY CAPITAL BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle - Frankenstein at the National, Olivier

BEST SET DESIGNER
Rob Howell - Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly & Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge

THE WHITE LIGHT BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER
Hugh Vanstone - Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Peter Darling - Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge

THE DEWYNTERS LONDON NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Tim Minchin - Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge

THE TIME OUT BEST OFF-WEST END PRODUCTION
The Riots - at the Tricycle
YES - I backed this!

THE LUCKINGS BEST REGIONAL PRODUCTION
Sweeney Todd - at Chichester Festival

THE EQUITY BEST WEST END SHOW
War Horse
YES - I backed this!

THE AKA THEATRE EVENT OF THE YEAR
David Tennant & Catherine Tate reuniting on stage - in Much Ado About Nothing

Congratulations to all the Winners! I am much happier with the outcome of this Awards Ceremony than I have been with any other for a long time!

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The National Theatre did very well overall. I think that Benedict has moved on so far since Frankenstein that he won't mind missing out on this award. :-)

Oh, I think he will! He went to Harrow; competitiveness will be in his bloodstream!

Oh, I understand all about competitiveness... it's in my bloodstream too from being at a selective girl's school. But he's already won for this role both individually and jointly. I'm sure he's generous enough to let this one go elsewhere. Frankenstein is history now, whereas One Man, Two Guvnors goes on in the West End. And isn't James Cordon taking it to Broadway? It's certainly the more successful production by far. I'm actually surprised that Frankenstein got best director award, but glad I suppose that it garnered something. :-)

Snap re selective girls's school!

The original London cast are taking One Man, Two Guvnors to Broadway this Spring yes. And a new London cast are taking the play to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. So it will be playing in London and New York at the same time, just like War Horse!

One Man, Two Guvnors IS the better show; great ensemble cast; outstanding acting throughout; sharp, witty dialogue; brilliant live band playing original songs; so funny!; just simple THE best night out you can have at the theatre!

Nick Hytner was the only one who missed out here. Nick Hytner always misses out and it is NOT FAIR :(

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