Mel Brooks’s smash hit comedy won four Whatsonstage.com Awards in total, including Best Choreographer for Susan Stroman and Best Actor in a Musical for Nathan Lane, who has now been succeeded by Oscar. Lane also nabbed this year’s rather cheeky Planet Hollywood Theatre Event of the Year award for his dramatic last-minute replacement of Richard Dreyfuss days before performances began in November.
In other fields, The Producers scored thousands of votes for their nominations for Best Actress in a Musical (for Leigh Zimmerman, who narrowly missed out to The Woman in White’s Maria Friedman), Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (for Conleth Hill), Best Set Designer (for Robin Wagner). In the Best Actor in a Musical category, Lane also fought off competition from his own co-star Lee Evans.
- by Terri Paddock
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awards presentations over the coming days & weeks.
Left to right: Leigh Zimmerman, Nicolas Colicos, Conleth Hill, Brad Oscar, Lee Evans.