Winners of the 2012 What’s On Stage Awards

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
James Corden – One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi (31.7%)
Benedict Cumberbatch – Frankenstein at the National, Olivier (27.2%)
Jude Law – Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse (7.0%)
Kevin Spacey – Richard III at the Old Vic (5.8%)
David Tennant – Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham’s (22.7%)
James Earl Jones – Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham’s (5.5%)

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Vanessa Redgrave – Driving Miss Daisy at Wyndham’s (28.3%)
Eve Best – Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe – (22.8%)
Kristin Scott Thomas – Betrayal at the Comedy – (18.0%)
Ruth Wilson – Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse (11.4%)
Samantha Spiro – Chicken Soup with Barley at the Royal Court Downstairs (7.1%)
Tamsin Greig – Jumpy at the Royal Court Downstairs (12.4%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Catherine Tate – Season’s Greetings at the National, Lyttelton (36.9%)
Bryony Hannah – The Children’s Hour at the Comedy (6.2%)
Doon Mackichan – Jumpy at the Royal Court Downstairs (4.0%)
Jemima Rooper – One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi (16.3%)
Niamh Cusack – The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic (9.7%)
Sheridan Smith – Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (27.0%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Oliver Chris – One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi (27.9%)
Arthur Darvill – Dr Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe (21.1%)
Charles Edwards – Twelfth Night at the National, Cottesloe (9.8%)
David Hayman – Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse (9.8%)
Harry Hadden-Paton – Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (8.8%)
Mark Gatiss – Season’s Greetings at the National, Lyttelton (22.6%)

THE BABY GRAND BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Amanda Holden – Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (27.9%)
Caissie Levy – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly (16.8%)
Clare Foster – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello (7.7%)
Emma Williams – Love Story at the Duchess (9.2%)
Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram Eleanor Worthington Cox & Sophia Kiely – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge (23.6%)
Sarah Lancashire – Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello (14.8%)

THE THEATRE TOKENS BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Richard Fleeshman – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly (25.2%)
Bertie Carvel – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge (22.3%)
Nigel Lindsay – Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (17.4%)
Oliver Tompsett – Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury (15.9%)
Reece Shearsmith – Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello (10.0%)
Sean Palmer – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello (9.1%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Hannah Waddingham – The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium (31.1%)
Ann Emery – Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello (8.4%)
Harriet Thorpe – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello (10.0%)
Lauren Ward – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge (21.8%)
Meow Meow – The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud (8.7%)
Sharon D Clarke – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly (19.9%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Nigel Harman – Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (31.4%
Andrew Langtree – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly (12.9%)
Ben Goddard – Million Dollar Quartet at the Noël Coward (8.4%)
David Burt – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Novello (8.8%)
Paul Kaye – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge (21.5%)
Simon Lipkin – Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury (17%)

THE LES MISÉRABLES BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
London Road – at the National, Cottesloe (22.5%)
Backbeat – at the Duke of York’s (15.8%)
Richard III & The Comedy of Errors – Propeller at Hampstead (17.4%)
Some Like It Hip Hop – Sadler’s Wells at the Peacock (13.3%)
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – at the Donmar Warehouse (15.0%)
Top Girls – at Trafalgar Studios 1 (16.1%)

THE JO HUTCHISON INTERNATIONAL BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE
Kerry Ellis – Anthems at the Royal Albert Hall (28.7%)
Daniel Kitson – It’s Always Right Now Until It’s Later at the National, Lyttelton (8.3%)
John Leguziamo – Ghetto Klown at Charing Cross (8.4%)
Ruby Wax – Losing It at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Duchess (20.3%)
Simon Callow – Being Shakespeare at Trafalgar Studios 1 (26.1%)
Stephanie Street – The Nightwatchman at the National, Paintframe (8.2%)

THE SEATLIVE BEST TAKEOVER IN A ROLE
Alfie Boe – Les Misérables at the Queen’s (23.7%)
Alex Gaumond – We Will Rock You at the Dominion (21.8%)
Kimberley Walsh – Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (17.3%)
Matt Lucas – Les Misérables at the Queen’s (18.7%)
Susan McFadden – Legally Blonde at the Savoy (12.2%)
Tara Fitzgerald – Broken Glass at the Vaudeville (6.2%)

THE NICK HERN BOOKS BEST NEW PLAY
Three Days in May – by Ben Brown – at Trafalgar Studios 1 (27.0%)
Belongings – by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm – at Hampstead & Trafalgar Studios 2 (10.6%)
Collaborators – by John Hodge – at the National, Cottesloe (14.7%)
Grief – by Mike Leigh – at the National, Cottesloe (22.8%)
Mogadishu – by Vivienne Franzmann – at the Lyric Hammersmith (12.0%)
The Heretic – by Richard Bean – at the Royal Court Downstairs (12.8%)

THE EMG BEST NEW COMEDY
One Man, Two Guvnors – by Richard Bean – at the National, Lyttelton & Adelphi (55.1%)
Get Santa! – by Anthony Neilson – at the Royal Court Downstairs (9.2%)
Jumpy – by April de Angelis – at the Royal Court Downstairs (7.8%)
No Naughty Bits – by Steve Thompson – at Hampstead (10.4%)
Potted Panto – by Daniel Clarkson, Jefferson Turner & Richard Hurst – at the Vaudeville (8.3%)
The Village Bike – by Penelope Skinner – at the Royal Court Upstairs (9.2%)

THE SEE TICKETS BEST NEW MUSICAL
Matilda the Musical – by Tim Minchin & Dennis Kelly – at the Cambridge (30.6%)
Betty Blue Eyes – by George Stiles, Antony Drewe, Ron Cowen & Daniel Lipman – at the Novello (8.8%)
Ghost the Musical – by Dave Stewart, Glen Ballard & Bruce Joel Rubin – at the Piccadilly (18.2%)
London Road – by Adam Cork & Alecky Blythe – at the National, Cottesloe (8.4%)
Rock of Ages – by Chris D’Arienzo – at the Shaftesbury (16.0%)
Shrek the Musical – by Jeanine Tesori & David Lindsay-Abaire – at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (18.1%)

THE SAMUEL FRENCH BEST PLAY REVIVAL
Driving Miss Daisy – at Wyndham’s (37.6%)
Anna Christie – at the Donmar Warehouse (14.1%)
Chicken Soup with Barley – at the Royal Court Downstairs (10.9%)
Ecstasy – at Hampstead & the Duchess (9.7%)
Flare Path – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (18.4%)
Saved – at the Lyric Hammersmith (9.3%)

THE RADISSON EDWARDIAN BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
The Wizard of Oz – at the London Palladium (44.8%)
Crazy for You – at the Open Air & Novello (18.7%)
Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be – at the Union (4.5%)
Parade – at the Southwark Playhouse (8.8%)
Ragtime – at the Landor (6.9%)
South Pacific – at the Barbican (16.2%)

BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION
Much Ado About Nothing – at Wyndham’s (26.8%)
Hamlet – at the Young Vic (18.4%)
King Lear – at Donmar Warehouse (9.4%)
Much Ado About Nothing – at Shakespeare’s Globe (22.6%)
Richard III – at the Old Vic (13.1%)
The Tempest – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (9.7%)

THE OAKLEY CAPITAL BEST DIRECTOR
Danny Boyle – Frankenstein at the National, Olivier (27.2%)
Josie Rourke – Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham’s (14.3%)
Matthew Warchus – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly & Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge (22.9%)
Michael Grandage – King Lear & Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse (6.2%)
Nicholas Hytner – One Man, Two Guvnors at the National, Lyttleton & Adelphi (19.8%)
Trevor Nunn – Flare Path & Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (9.7%)

BEST SET DESIGNER
Rob Howell – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly & Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge (30.2%)
Mark Tildesley – Frankenstein at the National, Olivier (22.9%)
Jon Bausor – Lord of the Flies at the Open Air (7.6%)
Miriam Buether – Decade at St Katharine’s Docks (4.8%)
Paul Wills – Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse (7.5%)
Robert Jones – The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium (27.0%)

THE WHITE LIGHT BEST LIGHTING DESIGNER
Hugh Vanstone – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly (35.8%)
Bruno Poet – Frankenstein at the National, Olivier (29.9%)
Mark Henderson – The Kitchen13 & Emperor & Galilean at the National, Lyttelton (9.2%)
Paule Constable – Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse (5.4%)
Neil Austin – Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello (13.4%)
Oliver Fenwick – My City at the Almeida (6.4%)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER
Peter Darling – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge (29.9%)
Aline David – The Kitchen at the National, Olivier (6.4%)
Ashley Wallen – Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly (17.0%)
Kate Prince – Some Like It Hip Hop at the Peacock (10.3%)
Kelly Devine – Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury (20.0%)
Stephen Mear – Crazy for You at the Open Air & Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello (16.4%)

THE DEWYNTERS LONDON NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Tim Minchin – Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge (34.6%)
Danielle Hope – The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium (22.0%)
Johnny Flynn – The Heretic at the Royal Court Downstairs (4.6%)
Kara Tointon – Pygmalion at the Garrick (13.9%)
Kyle Soller – The Glass Menagerie & Government Inspector at the Young Vic & The Faith Machine at the Royal Court Downstairs (6.0%)
Shayne Ward – Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury (18.9%)

THE TIME OUT BEST OFF-WEST END PRODUCTION
The Riots – at the Tricycle (24.0%)
Accolade – at the Finborough (7.5%)
Realism – at Soho (13.4%)
The Animals & Children Took to the Streets – at the Battersea Arts Centre (17.8%)
The Belle’s Stratagem – at Southwark Playhouse (15.5%)
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story – at the Tristan Bates & Charing Cross (21.8%)

THE LUCKINGS BEST REGIONAL PRODUCTION
Sweeney Todd – at Chichester Festival (49.3%)
20th Century Boy – at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (7.6%)
Love, Love, Love – at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth & on tour (8.6%)
Macbeth – at the Liverpool Everyman (15.1%)
Othello – at the Sheffield Crucible (11.3%)
The Go Between – at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Derby LIVE and Royal & Derngate Northampton (8.2%)

THE EQUITY BEST WEST END SHOW
War Horse (25.9%)
Wicked (24.6%)
Les Miserables (15.6%)
Jersey Boys (8.3%)
The Phantom of the Opera (9.7%)
We Will Rock You (15.9%)

THE AKA THEATRE EVENT OF THE YEAR
David Tennant & Catherine Tate reuniting on stage – in Much Ado About Nothing (30.2%)
Headlong’s commemoration of 9/11 with Decade, written by 18 authors & staged in a disused office block at St Katharine’s Dock (2.6%)
Michael Sheen & Bill Mitchell’s National Theatre of Wales staging of The Passion on the streets of Port Talbot (7.3%)
The Bush Theatre’s 24-hour cycle of 66 Books, in response to the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, to open its new Shepherd’s Bush Library home (3.3%)
The Phantom of the Opera’s 25th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall & screened to cinemas worldwide (24.3%)
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 50th anniversary season & reopening of the Royal Shakespeare & Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon (7.7%)
Danny Boyle’s return to the stage with Frankenstein and his alternate casting of Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in the leads (14.8%)
Duckie’s Lullaby, the Barbican’s first-ever sleepover show (1.0%)
The National’s opening of its Paintframe as a one-off performance space (1.2%)
Benefit concert to rescue Dress Circle (7.6%)

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