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Hamilton Leads Winners List at WhatsOnStage Awards

Jamael Westman and Carrie Hope Fletcher also took home honors for Best Actor and Actress in a Musical.

Jamael Westman and the original West End company of Hamilton.
(© Matthew Murphy)

Winners of the 2019 WhatsOnStage Awards were announced at a ceremony tonight at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The honors are the only major West End theater awards in which the audience decides who wins. Hamilton led the tally with five awards, including one for lead actor Jamael Westman. The full list of nominees follows, with winners in boldface.

Michael Grandage was honored with the Equity Award for Services to Theatre. You can watch a tribute to him below.

Best Actor in a Play
Aidan Turner, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Arinzé Kene, Misty
Colin Morgan, Translations
Kyle Soller, The Inheritance
Mark Gatiss, The Madness of George III

Best Actress in a Play
Carey Mulligan, Girls & Boys
Charlie Murphy, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Katherine Parkinson, Home, I'm Darling
Patsy Ferran, Summer and Smoke
Sophie Okonedo, Antony and Cleopatra

Best Actor in a Musical
Giles Terera, Hamilton
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Tina — The Tina Turner Musical
Jamael Westman, Hamilton
Jamie Muscato, Heathers the Musical
Rob Houchen, Eugenius!

Best Actress in a Musical
Adrienne Warren, Tina — The Tina Turner Musical
Carrie Hope Fletcher, Heathers the Musical
Laura Baldwin, Eugenius!
Rachelle Ann Go, Hamilton
Rosalie Craig, Company

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Adetomiwa Edun, Translations
Adrian Scarborough, The Madness of George III
Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance
Chris Walley, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Debra Gillett, The Madness of George III
Michelle Fairley, Julius Caesar
Michelle Fox, Translations
Sian Thomas, Home, I'm Darling
Vanessa Redgrave, The Inheritance

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Cleve September, Hamilton
Daniel Buckley, Eugenius!
Jason Pennycooke, Hamilton
Jonathan Bailey, Company
Richard Fleeshman, Company

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Christine Allado, Hamilton
Jodie Steele, Heathers the Musical
Patti LuPone, Company
Rachel John, Hamilton
Vicky Vox, Little Shop of Horrors

Best New Play
Dust
Girls & Boys
The Inheritance
The Jungle
Misty

Best New Musical
Eugenius!
Heathers the Musical
Hamilton
Tina — The Tina Turner Musical
Six the Musical

Best Play Revival
Summer and Smoke
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
The Madness of George III
Translations
The York Realist

Best Musical Revival
Chess
Company
The King & I
Little Shop of Horrors
Me and My Girl

Best Direction
Andy Fickman, Heathers the Musical
Marianne Elliott, Company
Michael Grandage, The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance
Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, Six the Musical
Drew McOnie, Strictly Ballroom
Liam Steel, Company
Lizzi Gee, Little Shop of Horrors

Best Costume Design
Catherine Martin, Strictly Ballroom
Catherine Zuber, The King & I
Gabriella Slade, Six the Musical
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton
Tom Scutt, Little Shop of Horrors

Best Set Design
Bunny Christie, Company
Es Devlin, Girls & Boys
Miriam Buether, The Jungle
Rae Smith, Translations
Tom Scutt, Little Shop of Horrors

Best Lighting Design
Ben Cracknell, Heathers the Musical
Howard Hudson, Little Shop of Horrors
Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Neil Austin, Company
Tim Deiling, Six the Musical

Best Video Design
Daniel Denton, Misty
Dick Straker, A Monster Calls
Luke Halls, The Lehman Trilogy
Nina Dunn, The Assassination of Katie Hopkins
Terry Scruby, Chess

Best Off-West End Production
Dust
Eugenius!
Misty
The Rink
Six the Musical

Best Regional Production
Death of a Salesman
The Madness of George III
Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual
Romeo and Juliet
Spring Awakening

Best Original Cast Recording
Bat Out of Hell
Come From Away
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
The Grinning Man
Six the Musical

Best Show Poster
The Inheritance
The Jungle
The Lieutenant of Inishmore
Little Shop of Horrors
Tina — The Tina Turner Musical

Best West End Show
Bat Out of Hell
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
Kinky Boots
Les Misérables
Wicked

The Equity Award for Services to Theatre
Michael Grandage

Watch the tribute to Michael Grandage below:

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