Kerry Ellis
Kerry Ellis

The shortlists have been announced for the annual London Cabaret Awards with former Wicked star Kerry Ellis and multi Olivier Award-winning actress/director Maria Friedman both shortlisted for their appearances at The Pheasantry. The awards also see David Bedella & Friends nominated in the Best Ongoing Production category.

The award nominations are decided by judges including burlesque performer Jo King and theatre critic Paul Vale.

Alongside the regular awards are two categories voted for by the public; the Audience Award and the Unsung Hero Award. You can cast your votes for these categories here.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Café de Paris on Monday 9th March 2015.

Full list of nominees:

Best Vocal Performer

Alison Jiear
Amber Topaz
Barb Jungr

Best Musical Variety Act

EastEnd Cabaret
Roulston and Young
Miss Hope Springs

Best Drag Act

Holestar
Myra DuBois
La Voix

Best Host

Dusty Limits
Joe Morose
Desmond O'Connor

Best Burlesque Act

Briefs
The Folly Mixtures
Miss Polly Rae

Best Circus/Speciality Act

Mat Ricardo
Rosie Rowlands
Siro-A

Best Alternative Performer

Abigail Collins
David Hoyle
Twice Shy Theatre

Best Newcomer

Isabella Bliss
Miss Rosie Beaver
Lilly SnatchDragon

Best One-off Production

Kerry Ellis, The Pheasantry
Drag Queens of London
Maria Friedman, The Pheasantry

Best Ongoing Production

Black Cat Cabaret
David Bedella & Friends
The Soho Burlesque Club

Best Cabaret Venue

Leicester Square Theatre & Lounge
Cafe de Paris
Crazy Coqs