& Juliet and Come From Away win big at the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards

Ever since the nominees were announced, fans went into a frenzy of voting for their favourites, and everyone waited eagerly for the winners to be announced. New musical & Juliet was nominated for a whopping 13 awards and took home 6 of them including Best Actress Musical (congratulations Miriam-Teak Lee). Come From Away also did exceedingly well, winning 5 awards, including Best Musical (now that’s how you celebrate your 1st birthday in the West End!) Other winners include the likes of Andrew Scott and Claire Foy. Read below for the full list of winners…

& Juliet and Come From Away win big at the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
20th Annual Whats On Stage Award winners

The 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards winners

Best Actor

Andrew Scott for Present Laughter (Old Vic)

Best Actress

Claire Foy for Lungs (Old Vic)

Best Supporting Actor

Hammed Animashaun for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bridge Theatre)

Best Supporting Actress

Sophie Thompson for Present Laughter (Old Vic)

Best Actor in a musical

Sam Tutty for Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre)

Best Actress in a musical

Miriam-Teak Lee for & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre)

Best Supporting Actor in a musical

Jack Loxton for Dear Evan Hansen (Noel Coward Theatre)

Best Supporting Actress in a musical

Rachel Tucker for Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)

Best New Play

Life of Pi (Sheffield Theatres; transferring to London’s Wyndham’s Theatre)

Best Play Revival

Betrayal (Harold Pinter Theatre)

Best New Musical

Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)

Best Musical Revival

Mary Poppins (Prince Edward Theatre)

Best Off-West End Production

Falsettos (Other Palace)

Best Regional Production

The Color Purple (Leicester Curve)

Best Choreography

Kelly Devine for Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)

Best Costume Design

Paloma Young for & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre)

Best Direction

Jamie Lloyd for Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)

Best Graphic Direction

Dewynters for & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre)

Best Lighting Design

Howard Hudson for & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre)

Best Musical Direction

Ian Eisenbrath, Alan Berry and team for Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)

Best Set Design

Soutra Gilmour for & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre)

Best Sound Design

Gareth Owen for Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)

Best Video Design

Andrzej Goudling for & Juliet (Shaftesbury Theatre)

BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical

Six (Arts Theatre)


Jade Ali

A love for theatre stemmed from my love of literature and music, but the West End on my doorstep opened up a whole new appreciation and passion for all things stage-y


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