WhatsOnStage Awards 2020

Andrew Scott (Photo credit: Whatsonstage)

Another day another awards. We’ve got great news as the winners of the 20th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards are revealed!
Guess who won the Best Actor? You are absolutely correct! Andrew Scott picked up the award the Best Actor for “Present Laughter”, followed by Claire Foy winning the Best Actress for “Lungs”.

Claire Foy “Lungs” (Photo credit: Helen Maybank)

The brand new musical “& Juliet”, which features the songs of the legendary Max Martin, won six awards including one for Best Actress in a Musical for star Miriam-Teak Lee.

& Juliet (Photo credit: Johan Persson)

Then, the Broadway hit “Come from Away” won five awards from five nominations including the Best New Musical. Jamie Lloyd won best director for “Evita” at Regent’s Park Open Air theatre and Best play revival for “Betrayal”.

Full list of winners:

Best actor in a play
Andrew Scott for “Present Laughter” at the Old Vic, London

Andrew Scott and Enzo Cilenti in “Present Laughter” (Photo credit: Manuel Harlan)

Best actress in a play
Claire Foy for “Lungs” at the Old Vic, London

Best supporting actor in a play
Hammed Animashaun for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Bridge Theatre, London

Best supporting actress in a play
Sophie Thompson for “Present Laughter” at the Old Vic, London

Best actor in a musical
Sam Tutty for “Dear Evan Hansen” at the Noel Coward Theatre, London

Best actress in a musical
Miriam-Teak Lee for “& Juliet” at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Best supporting actor in a musical
Jack Loxton for “Dear Evan Hansen” at the Noel Coward Theatre, London

Best supporting actress in a musical
Rachel Tucker for “Come from Away” at the Phoenix Theatre, London

Best new play
“Life of Pi” at Sheffield Theatres

“Life of Pi” at Crucible Theatre ( Photo credit: Johan Persson)

Best play revival
“Betrayal” at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London

Best new musical
“Come from Away” at the Phoenix Theatre, London

Best musical revival
“Mary Poppins” at the Prince Edward Theatre, London

Best off-West End production
“Falsettos” at the Other Palace, London

Best regional production
“The Color Purple” at Leicester Curve

Best choreography
Kelly Devine for “Come from Away” at the Phoenix Theatre, London

Best costume design
Paloma Young for “& Juliet” at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London

“Evita” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ( Photo credit: Marc Brenner)

Best direction
Jamie Lloyd for “Evita” at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, London

Best graphic direction
Dewynters for “& Juliet” at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Best lighting design
Howard Hudson for “& Juliet” at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Best musical direction
Ian Eisendrath, Alan Berry and team for “Come from Away” at the Phoenix Theatre, London

Best set design
Soutra Gilmour for “& Juliet” the Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Best sound design
Gareth Owen for “Come from Away” at the Phoenix Theatre, London

Best video design
Andrzej Goulding for “& Juliet” the Shaftesbury Theatre, London

BBC radio 2 audience award for best musical
“Six” at Arts Theatre

The Equity award for services to theatre
“ERA 50:50”

Author: Anna McQueen

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