We're delighted to announce that Memphis the Musical star Beverley Knight will perform at the WhatsOnStage Awards Concert, which takes place at the Prince of Wales Theatre next Sunday (15 February 2015).
Knight is nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Felicia in Memphis, which is playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The show is nominated for a total of ten awards.
Michael Watson, nominated for Best Takeover in a Role for Jersey Boys, will join Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham), Laura Tebbutt (Forbidden Broadway) and Sophie Ragavelas (Cats) to perform a medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein hits.
And there will be performances from three nominees for Best Off-West End production - Dogfight, In the Heights and Sweeney Todd - as well as a specially commissioned number to mark the 15th anniversary of the awards.
The WhatsOnStage Awards Concert 2015 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. It's produced by Stuart Piper and Jason Haigh-Ellery.
Official charity of the WhatsOnStage Awards
This year WhatsOnStage continues its support of The Big Issue Foundation as the returnee official charity of the WhatsOnStage Awards. The Big Issue Foundation is a charitable organisation which helps the The Big Issue magazine's vendors take their next steps off the street.
During the partnership The Big Issue Foundation is hosting Stage Swap, and many West End performers (including Alison Steadman, pictured) have already taken the chance to swap the stage for the street and joined our vendors to sell the magazine. There is also a chance for people to bid in a theatre themed auction event during the Awards vote.
If you would like to support The Big Issue Foundation by making a donation, please visit their website to make a donation.
For more on the WhatsOnStage Awards visit awards.whatsonstage.com
Thank you to all our sponsors
- WhatsOnStage Awards
- Beverley Knight
- Shaftesbury Theatre
- Prince of Wales Theatre
- Sweeney Todd
- Mel Giedroyc
- Stage Swap
- Big Issue Foundation
- Alison Steadman
- In the Heights
- Delfont Mackintosh
- Steve Furst
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