What's On Stage awards winners

David Chadderton

Theatre web site What's On Stage announced the winners of its annual awards, chosen by an audience vote, at a star-studded ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London last night, hosted by Alan Davies, Sheridan Smith and Jenny Eclair.

The winners were:

  • 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
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Catherine Tate, Season’s Greetings at the National, Lyttelton
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Play: Oliver Chris, One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
  • Best Actress in a Musical: Amanda Holden, Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • 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
  • Best Ensemble Performance: London Road at the National, Cottesloe
  • Best Solo Performance: Kerry Ellis, Anthems at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Best Takeover in a Role: Alfie Boe, Les Misèrables at the Queen’s
  • Best New Play: Three Days in May by Ben Brown at Trafalgar Studios 1
  • Best New Comedy: One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi
  • Best New Musical: Matilda the Musical by Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly at the Cambridge
  • Best Play Revival: Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham’s
  • Best Musical Revival: The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium
  • Best Shakespearean Production: Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham’s
  • 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
  • Best Lighting Designer: Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
  • Best Choreographer: Peter Darling, Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
  • London Newcomer of the Year: Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
  • Best Off-West End Production: The Riots at the Tricycle
  • Best Regional Production: Sweeney Todd at Chichester Festival
  • Best West End Show: War Horse at the New London
  • Theatre Event of the Year: David Tennant & Catherine Tate reuniting on stage in Much Ado About Nothing