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Karimloo, Boggess, Ellis, Smith All Nominated In First BWW:UK AWARDS!


Some of the West End's biggest stars have been nominated in BroadwayWorld UK's first-ever awards.

Readers were asked to make nominations in each category to make a shortlist for voting, which opens today and closes in mid-November, with the winners being announced shortly afterwards.

Wicked, Love Never Dies, Jersey Boys, Phantom of the Opera, Legally Blonde and Avenue Q are all in the running for awards.

Ramin Karimloo (Love Never Dies), Gavin Creel (Hair) and Mark Umbers (Sweet Charity) are all nominated for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, while Sierra Boggess and Tamzin Outhwaite are nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Musical alongside Sheridan Smith (Legally Blonde) and Rachel Tucker (Wicked).

Straight play nominations include Simon Russell Beale and Mark Rylance as Best Actor, and Meera Syal and Zoe Wanamaker as Best Actress.

BroadwayWorld in the US have run their own awards for the past eight years.

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Best Choreography

Jerry Mitchell Legally Blonde

Andrew Wright Once Upon A Time At The Adelphi

Ross Coleman Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Dein Perry Tap Dogs

Mykal Rand Smokey Joe's Café

Lizzi Gee Pirates of Penzance

Stephen Mear Sweet Charity

Karole Armitage Hair

Best Costume Design

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Love Never Dies

We Will Rock You


Sweet Charity

Best Direction of a Musical

Jerry Mitchell Legally Blonde

Simon Phillips Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Diane Paulus Hair

Jack O'Brien Love Never Dies

Sasha Regan Pirates of Penzance

Matthew White Sweet Charity

Best Direction of a Play

Matthew Warchus La Bete

David Berthold Holding The Man

Ian Rickson Jerusalem

Rupert Goold Enron

Nicholas Hytner London Assurance

Thea Sharrock After The Dance

Howard Davies All My Sons

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Duncan James Legally Blonde

Joseph Millson Love Never Dies

Steven Hartley Oliver!

Chris Ellis-Stanton Legally Blonde

Stephen Ashfield Jersey Boys

Craig Gallivan Billy Elliot

Nick Holder Assassins

Clive Carter Wicked

Oliver Thornton Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Timothy Speyer The 39 Steps

Adrian Scarborough After The Dance

Harry Lloyd The Little Dog Laughed

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Jill Halfpenny Legally Blonde

Josefina Gabrielle Sweet Charity

Rebecca Lock Phantom of the Opera

Summer Strallen Love Never Dies

Aoife Mulholland Legally Blonde

Katie Rowley Jones Sister Act

Caissie Levy Hair

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Jemima Rooper All My Sons

Tamsin Greig The Little Dog Laughed

Joanna Lumley La Bete

Bettrys Jones The Crucible

Louisa Clein The Railway Children

Anna-Jane Casey The Comedy of Errors

Best Fringe or Regional Musical

Evita UK tour

Porn The Musical Theatre503

Smokey Joe's Café Landor

Spamalot UK tour

Oklahoma UK tour

Assassins Union

Over The Threshold

Once Upon A Time At The Adelphi Union

Only The Brave

Love Story


Best Fringe or Regional Play

Lord Arthur Saville's Crime UK tour

Othello Blue Elephant

Out Vertigo

Top of the World Spike Theatre

Spring Storm Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Mark Umbers Sweet Charity

Gavin Creel Hair

David Shannon Phantom of the Opera

Russ Abbot Oliver!

Ricardo Afonso We Will Rock You

Ramin Karimloo Love Never Dies

Griff Rhys Jones Oliver!

John Owen Jones Les Miserables

Alex Gaumond Legally Blonde

Lee Mead Wicked

Jon Boydon Jersey Boys

Best Leading Actor in a Play

David Hyde-Pierce La Bete

Lee Mead Lord Arthur Saville's Crime

David Suchet All My Sons

David Bark-Jones The 39 Steps

Mark Rylance Jerusalem/La Bete

Simon Russell Beale London Assurance

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Sheridan Smith Legally Blonde

Kerry Ellis Oliver!

Sierra Boggess Love Never Dies

Patina Miller Sister Act

Rachel Tucker Wicked

Gina Beck Phantom of the Opera

Tamzin Outhwaite Sweet Charity

Louise Dearman Wicked

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Meera Syal Shirley Valentine

Zoe Wanamaker All My Sons

Nancy Carroll After The Dance

Phylicia Rashad Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Dianne Pilkington The 39 Steps

Laura Dos Santos Educating Rita

Jodhi May Polar Bears

Best Lighting Design


Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Love Never Dies

Best Long-Running West End Show

Avenue Q

Blood Brothers

We Will Rock You


Billy Elliot

Mamma Mia!


Jersey Boys

Les Miserables

The Phantom of the Opera

Best Musical (since 2009)

Legally Blonde

Love Never Dies


Sister Act

Best Orchestrations

Love Never Dies


Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Les Miserables tour

Best Play

Anne Boleyn

La Bete

Holding The Man

Welcome to Thebes

Spring Storm


39 Steps

War Horse


After The Dance

Best Revival of a Musical

Sweet Charity

Les Miserables tour


Into The Woods

Best Revival of a Play

London Assurance

La Bete

After The Dance

All My Sons

The Railway Children

The Crucible

Lord Arthur Saville's Crime

Best Scenic Design

Love Never Dies


Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Sister Act

Best Sound Design

Love Never Dies

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Jersey Boys


Theatrical Event of the Year

Over The Rainbow

Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act

West End Live

Legally Blonde London live cast recording

Opening of Love Never Dies

Shoshana Bean live in the West End

Theatrical Venue of the Year

Regent's Park Open Air

Landor Theatre

Chocolate Factory

Union Theatre

West Yorkshire Playhouse

London Palladium

Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue

Delfont Room

Theatre Royal Drury Lane


Adelphi Theatre

Cardiff Millennium Centre

Palace Theatre


















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