The nominees in the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards will be announced today (6 December) during a star-studded Launch Party at Café de Paris, in the heart of the West End.
Onstage at the Launch Party to help us announce the shortlists are: former WhatsOnStage Award winners Nigel Harman and Natalie Casey, Equity president Malcolm Sinclair, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound and, speaking on behalf of Official Charity, The Big Issue Foundation, Big Issue founder John Bird. There will also be performances by Broadway star Eden Espinosa, Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple, I Can't Sing), and Richard Fleeshman and the cast of the forthcoming UK premiere of Urinetown.
Among the many theatrical stars due to attend today are: Julie Atherton, Hayley Atwell, Cheryl Baker, Claudie Blakley, Alecky Blythe, Amy Booth-Steel, Bette Bourne, Sam Buttery, Jackie Clune, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jackie Clune, Gavin Creel, Zrinka Cvitisec, Sally Dexter, James Dreyfus, Jamie Lloyd, Ben Forster, Naomi Frederick, Jared Gertner, John Gordon-Sinclair, Henry Goodman, Haydn Gwynne, Harry Hadden-Paton, John Heffernan, Jack Huston, Celia Imrie, Adam James, Cush Jumbo, Alexia Khadime, Katherine Kingsley, Helen Lederer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Robert Lonsdale, Richard McCabe, Cecilia Noble, Lloyd Owen, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Nigel Planer, Miranda Raison, Geronimo Rauch, Ryan Sampson, Annabel Scholey, Reece Shearsmith, Alison Steadman, Charlotte Wakefield, Michael Xavier and Leigh Zimmerman.
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