22nd January 2015
Eva and Rachelle to perform at WhatsOnStage awards!
WhatsOnStage today announce that Miss Saigon’s Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go will perform The Movie In My Mind at the 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 15 February 2015.
Miss Saigon leads the field at this year’s awards with 12 nominations across 10 categories – including Eva Noblezada for Best Actress in a Musical sponsored by STAR, and Rachelle Ann Go for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical. They have also received nominations for Alistair Brammer and Jon Jon Briones for Best Actor in a Musical, Kwang-Ho Hong and Hugh Maynard for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Laurence Connor for Best Direction, Bob Avian & Geoffrey Garratt for Best Choreography, Totie Driver & Matt Kinley for Best Set Design, Bruno Poet for Best Lighting Design as well as nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best West End Show.
Also announced today, Michael Watson, nominated for Best Takeover in a Role for Jersey Boys, will join Lauren Samuels (soon to be seen in Bend it Like Beckham), Laura Tebbutt (Forbidden Broadway) and Sophia Ragavelas (Cats) will perform a tribute to Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Alongside this, three nominees for Best Off-West End production – Dogfight, In the Heights and Sweeney Todd – will also perform. In addition, there will be a specially commissioned song to mark the 15th anniversary of the awards, which are the only major theatre prizes to be voted for entirely by the audience.
Further performances will be announced shortly.
Presented by Mel Giedroyc and Steve Furst, the 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Concert is directed and devised by Russell Labey, with choreography by Nick Winston, musical supervision by Alex Parker, lighting design by Derek Anderson and sound design by Simon Fox. The producers are Stuart Piper and Jason Haigh-Ellery.
The final voting stage is currently open for this year’s WhatsOnStage Awards, closing on 31 January 2015. Winners across the 20 categories will be announced at the annual Awards Concert.
This year’s awards are dominated by the big musicals, with Miss Saigon leading the shortlists. They are closely followed by Memphis the Musical with 10 nominations across 10 categories including nominations for both Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly, and Urinetown the Musical with 7 nods.
In the play categories, the Donmar Warehouse’s Coriolanus leads the pack with 6 nominations including Tom Hiddleston for Best Actor in a Play, fresh from his recent win at the Evening Standard Awards. He faces stiff competition from David Tennant, also receiving a nomination for Shakespeare with his performance as Richard II at the Barbican and Tom Bateman for playing William Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love. Richard Armitage and Mark Strong complete the category for their critically acclaimed performances in The Crucible and A View From the Bridge respectively. Armitage takes ones of 6 nominations for The Old Vic’s The Crucible, going head to head with Coriolanus.
To view the nominees and to vote, please click here: http://vote.whatsonstage.com/
To buy tickets for the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert 2015, please go to: www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk /