WhatsOnStage Awards 2019: everything you need to know
The 19th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards are looming! Here's everything you need to know about the day itself
When and where?
Hopefully you already have this one in your diary... The 19th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards will take place on the 3 March at 7pm. It will run at the Prince of Wales Theatre, which is in the heart of London theatreland and usually home to The Book of Mormon. Tickets for the event are now sold out.
How can I follow on the day?
Never fear, if you haven't managed to bag a ticket, there are still many, many ways you can follow along. Our social feeds will offer you extra special action on the night whether you are there in person or not.
WhatsOnStage will have a Facebook Live feed from the red carpet at 6.15pm, hosted by our red carpet regulars Lucie Jones and Ben Hewis. The red carpet is a chance to catch live glimpses of the great and the good and the gorgeous. We'll have live interviews with nominees and stars from the West End and beyond. Here's last year's for a flavour of what to expect.
We'll be live tweeting throughout the day and evening from the red carpet and the ceremony itself. If you don't have a ticket, this will be the perfect place to find out the immediate news of the winners. Follow @WhatsOnStage for all the live updates and don't forget to use the hashtag #WOSAwards to join in with the conversation and to see some fun, behind the scenes glimpses.
Our Instagram feed will be filled to brimming with boomerangs, videos, photos and much much more. Follow our Instagram story on the day and check out all our posts using the #WOSAwards for glitz and glamour.
Who's presenting the awards?
As always, we have a delightful duo presenting the Awards Concert. This year it's the fabulous Vicky Vox – who you might have seen as a mean green eating machine in Little Shop of Horrors earlier this year – and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith – who is currently wowing audiences as Ike Turner in Tina – The Tina Turner Musical.
Both of our illustrious hosts are WhatsOnStage Awards nominees and have starred all over stage and screen. If you want to see a little bit of Vicky's vibe, catch our Little Shop opening night video, while Kobna you will have likely seen being brilliant in Mary Poppins Returns and The Split. You're in for absolute treats on the night with these two, that's for sure.
Who's performing at the concert?
There are a host of theatre stars performing on the night, from Carrie Hope Fletcher – who will be performing "I Say No" from Heathers – to the cast of Six the Musical and the cast of the Hope Mill Theatre's Spring Awakening.
Six the Musical has been nominated for six awards this year, while Fletcher is up for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Veronica in Heathers the Musical (which is also up for six awards). Spring Awakening will be battling it out for Best Regional Production at the awards. There should be lots more news to come, so keep your eyes peeled for further announcements!
Who's nominated this year?
All your favourite stars. You all voted in your droves for who you wanted to win (that's the name of the game for the WhatsOnStage Awards) and this year the likes of Aidan Turner, Arinzé Kene, Colin Morgan, Carey Mulligan, Sophie Okonedo, Giles Terera, Jamael Westman, Adrienne Warren, Rosalie Craig, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Fleeshman and many many more are nominated. Check out our nominations story to remind yourselves of the full list.
This year Hamilton leads the nominations with 12 nominations, while Company follows swiftly behind with nine and The Inheritance leads the plays with seven nominations.
How should I prepare?
Follow us on all our social channels! Get your glad rags on! However you are watching, prepare for a night of West End frolics with some of the best talents around. If you're at home, make sure you're logged in from 6.15pm to catch the red carpet fun and more. See you on the night!