The full list of nominations for our 2005 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards were announced today, 30 November 2004, at a star-studded celebratory event held at Planet Hollywood.
In this, our fifth annual public-voted awards, a record 2,000 theatregoers took part in determining the shortlisted contenders across 20+ awards categories including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best New Musical, Best New Play as well as less conventional categories like Best Ensemble Performance, Best Overall Fringe Production, Best Regional Production and the Planet Hollywood Theatre Event of the Year.
Amongst some of this year's headline nominations:
Legendary American composer Stephen Sondheim also figures heavily in musical categories with revivals of Sweeney Todd (three nominations) in the West End and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the National (five), while the Young Vic’s production of Simply Heavenly (four), now transferred to the West End, makes it into awards contention for a second year.
Amongst some of the stage stars who attended today's launch event were Andrew Lloyd Webber, Anthony Clark, Adrian Scarborough, Alan Cox, Alexandra Gilbreath, Amanda Harris, Anna Carteret, Annette McLaughlin, Benjamin Lake, Caroline Sheen, Charlotte Randle, Christian Coulson, Christopher Godwin, Claire Price, Conleth Hill, Daniel Evans, Daniel Flynn, Danny Sapani, Daniel Weyman, David Eldridge, Deborah Findlay, Derek Griffiths, Deven May, Dominic Cooper, Edward Hogg, Edward Petherbridge, Emma Williams, Geoffrey Streatfield, Gilz Terera, Hattie Morahan, Jake Broder, Jane Asher, Janie Dee, Joanna Riding, John Barr, Jonathan Rigby, Justine Mitchell, Karen Mann, Kate Brown, Leigh Zimmerman, Lisa Palfrey, Mario Kombou, Marcia Warren, Marcy Kahan, Mark Setlock, Michael Jibson, Michael Praed, Michael Simkins, Monica Dolan, Paul Hegarty, Philip Hedley, Rebecca Jenkins, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Richard Griffiths, Robert Delamere, Robin Sebastian, Rory Kinnear, Ruby Turner, Rupert Wickham, Sean Campion, Stephen Moore, Stephen Tompkinson, Steven Berkoff, Stuart Piper, Susannah Wise, Thea Sharrock, Trevor Jary, Una Stubbs and Vince Leigh.
Voting for the final winners of the 2005 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards commences from tomorrow, Wednesday 1 December 2004 and continues through December and January with winners announced in February 2005. Each week over the next two months, a different awards field will be highlighted on the site.
NOTE: Photos from today’s event will be available online from tomorrow. Thanks to all those who attended.
THE FULL LIST OF 2004 NOMINATIONS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:
BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE:
BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE:
BEST TAKEOVER IN A ROLE:
BEST NEW PLAY:
BEST NEW COMEDY:
BEST NEW MUSICAL:
BEST PLAY REVIVAL:
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL:
BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION:
THE LONDON CALLING BEST DIRECTOR:
BEST SET DESIGNER:
BEST OVERALL FRINGE PRODUCTION:
BEST REGIONAL OR TOURING PRODUCTION:
THE Ms LONDON NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:
THE PLANET HOLLYWOOD THEATRE EVENT OF THE YEAR: