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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Leads Winners List at WhatsOnStage Awards

The winners were revealed on February 19.

The WhatsOnStage Award-winning West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
(© Manuel Harlan)

Winners of the 2017 WhatsOnStage Awards have been revealed. The honors are the only major West End theater awards in which the audience decides who wins. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child lead the tally with a grand total of 8 awards, including Best New Play. The full list of winners is as follows. Winners are boldface.

Best Actor in a Play
Ian Hallard for The Boys in the Band
Ian McKellen for No Man's Land
Jamie Parker for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Kenneth Branagh for The Entertainer
Ralph Fiennes for Richard III

Best Actress in a Play
Billie Piper for Yerma
Helen McCrory for The Deep Blue Sea
Lily James for Romeo and Juliet
Michelle Terry for Henry V
Pixie Lott for Breakfast at Tiffany's

Best Actor in a Musical
Andy Karl for Groundhog Day
Charlie Stemp for Half a Sixpence
Michael C Hall for Lazarus
Michael Xavier for Sunset Boulevard
Ramin Karimloo for Murder Ballad

Best Actress in a Musical
Amber Riley for Dreamgirls
Carrie Hope Fletcher for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Devon-Elise Johnson for Half a Sixpence
Glenn Close for Sunset Boulevard
Sheridan Smith for Funny Girl

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Anthony Boyle for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Derek Jacobi for Romeo and Juliet
Freddie Fox for Travesties
Jonjo O'Neill for Unreachable
Paul Thornley for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Jenna Russell for Doctor Faustus
Meera Syal for Romeo and Juliet
Noma Dumezweni for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Poppy Miller for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Vanessa Redgrave for Richard III

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Adam J Bernard for Dreamgirls
Ian Bartholomew for Half a Sixpence
Joel Montague for Funny Girl
Trevor Dion Nicholas for Aladdin
Tyrone Huntley for Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Amy Lennox for Lazarus
Emma Williams for Half a Sixpence
Rebecca Trehearn for Show Boat
Sophia Anne Caruso for Lazarus
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt for Murder Ballad

Best New Play
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Flick
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism with a Key to the Scriptures
The Mother

Best New Musical
Aladdin
Dreamgirls
Groundhog Day
Half a Sixpence
School of Rock

Best Play Revival
The Boys in the Band
The Deep Blue Sea
The Dresser
No Man's Land
Travesties

Best Musical Revival
Funny Girl
Jesus Christ Superstar
Ragtime
Show Boat
Sunset Boulevard

Best Direction
Casey Nicholaw for Aladdin
John Tiffany for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Matthew Warchus for Groundhog Day
Michael Mayer for Funny Girl
Rachel Kavanaugh for Half a Sixpence

Best Choreography
Andrew Wright for Half a Sixpence
Casey Nicholaw for Aladdin
Casey Nicholaw for Dreamgirls
Drew McOnie for Jesus Christ Superstar
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane for Groundhog Day

Best Costume Design
Gregg Barnes for Aladdin
Gregg Barnes for Dreamgirls
Katrina Lindsay for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Matthew Wright for Funny Girl
Paul Brown for Half a Sixpence

Best Set Design
Bob Crowley for Aladdin
Christine Jones for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Lez Brotherston for Show Boat
Miriam Buether for Wild
Rob Howell for Groundhog Day

Best Lighting Design
Charlie Morgan Jones for Little Shop of Horrors
Hugh Vanstone for Groundhog Day
Jack Weir for The Boys in the Band
Natasha Katz for Aladdin
Neil Austin for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Video Design
Andrzej Goulding for Groundhog Day
Finn Ross and Ash Woodward for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Finn Ross for The Tempest (RSC)
Laura Perrett for Murder Ballad
Tal Yarden for Lazarus''

Best Off-West End Production
The Boys in the Band (Park Theatre)
Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse)
The Last Five Years (St James Theatre)
Side Show (Southwark Playhouse)
Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre)

Best Regional Production
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Flowers for Mrs Harris
The Girls
The Grinning Man
Rent

Best West End Show (tie)
Kinky Boots
Les Misérables
Matilda the Musical
The Phantom of the Opera
Wicked

Equity Lifetime Achievement Award
Cameron Mackintosh

For full coverage of the WhatsOnStage Awards, click here.

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