Whatsonstage Awards 2018

Published: 25 February 2018
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Jez Butterworth, Sonia Friedman and Sam Mendes Credit: Dan Wooller
Nica Burns, Dan Gillespie Sells, John McCrea, Jonathan Butterall Credit: Dan Wooller
Olivia Coleman Credit: Dan Wooller

The biggest winner of this year's Whatsonstage Awards is 42nd Street with four of eight nominations: Best Musical Revival, Best Choreography, Best Set Design and Best Costume Design.

With three each is Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Best New Musical, Best Actor In A Musical and Best Supporting Actress In A Musical and The Ferryman, Best Play, Best Supporting Actor in a Play and Best Direction.

Olivia Colman and David Tennant Win Best Actress and Best Actor In A Play. The award for Best Actress in a Musical went to Carrie Hope Fletcher.

The Equity Award For Services To Theatre has been awarded to Sonia Friedman.

The delayed opening of Hamilton made the show ineligible for this year’s principal awards. It won neither of the two awards for which it was nominated: Best Original Cast Recording and Best Show Poster.

The full list of winners:

  • Best Actor In A Play - David Tennant, Don Juan in Soho
  • Best Actress In A Play - Olivia Colman, Mosquitoes
  • Best Actor In A Musical - John McCrea, Everybody's Talking About Jamie
  • Best Actress In A Musical - Carrie Hope Fletcher, The Addams Family
  • Best Supporting Actor In A Play - Fra Fee, The Ferryman
  • Best Supporting Actress In A Play - Juliet Stevenson, Hamlet
  • Best Supporting Actor In A Musical - Ross Noble, Young Frankenstein
  • Best Supporting Actress In A Musical - Lucie Shorthouse, Everybody's Talking About Jamie
  • Best New Play - The Ferryman
  • Best New Musical - Everybody's Talking About Jamie
  • Best Play Revival - Hamlet
  • Best Musical Revival - 42nd Street
  • Best Direction - Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
  • Best Choreography - Randy Skinner, 42nd Street
  • Best Costume Design - Roger Kirk, 42nd Street
  • Best Set Design - Douglas W Schmidt, 42nd Street
  • Best Lighting Design - Patrick Woodroffe, Bat Out of Hell
  • Best Video Design - 59 Productions, An American in Paris
  • Best Off-West End Production - Hair
  • Best Regional Production - Sunset Boulevard
  • Best Original Cast Recording - Les Misérables
  • Best Show Poster - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Best West End Show - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Equity Award For Services To Theatre - Sonia Friedman

    Related listings

  • Les Misérables - Alan Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer (Cameron Mackintosh)
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie - Tom MacRae
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany (Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions)

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