Voting now closed for the West End Wilma Awards 2018
September 23, 2018  //  By:   //  News, Wilma Awards  //  Comments are off

Sunday 4 November 2018 (4-5.30pm) marks exactly five years since the first West End Wilma Awards were held at Freedom Bar, in Soho. The following years were hosted at the Hippodrome Casino and The Delfont Room. This year, a special fifth anniversary gala ceremony will be held at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End with 350 specially invited guests and this year the public can come too!

Tickets are on sale priced £20/£25. 10% of every ticket sold will be donated to the National Autistic Society, helping to create Relaxed Performances of theatre shows, helping to make theatre accessible to all. Book tickets now

This year will see eleven acts recognised in categories such as Best Understudy, Rising Star and Best Cabaret/Solo Performance. Three brand new award categories are also being introduced for 2018 – Best Solo Recording, Best Supporting Cast Member in a West End Show and Best West End Ensemble Performer.

Public voting has now closed. After more than 50,000 votes in two weeks, the winners have now been decided. And this year has been as close as it can get with just five votes separating the winner from the loser one category, showing that every vote really does count!

A limited number of tickets are still on sale for anyone who wants to be in the room where it happens and see the winners announced live on Sunday 4 November 2018 at London’s Arts Theatre. Book your tickets now.

The special 5thyear anniversary gala will feature incredible performances from previous Wilma Award winners from the past five years, David Hunter, Evelyn Hoskins and Alice Fearn and a drinks reception sponsored by crime fiction writer Martina Cole.

Tim McArthur will host the ceremony for the 5th year in a row. Also returning for the 5th year will be performer Kieran Brown, Musical Director Alexander Bermange and photography by Ollie Boito.

Here is a reminder of this years shortlisted nominees…

Best Solo Recording
Sponsored by Theatrical Rights Worldwide

Natasha Barnes (Real)
David Hunter (Silver Linings)
Carrie Hope Fletcher (When The Curtain Falls)
James Meunier (From The Heart)
Louise Dearman (For You For Me)

Best Supporting Cast Member in a West End Show
Sponsored by The London Cabaret Club

Danielle Steers (Bat Out Of Hell at the Dominion Theatre)
Rachel John (Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre)
Jason Pennycooke (Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre)
Summer Strallen (Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre)
Lucie Shorthouse (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre)

Best West End Show
Sponsored by SeatPlan

The Jungle (Playhouse Theatre)
Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion Theatre)
Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre)
Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre)

Best Understudy

Rhianne-Louise Mccaulsky (Bat Out Of Hell at the Dominion Theatre)
Amy Manford (The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre)
Jordan Fox (Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre)
Steph Parry (42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Best Off-West End Show
Sponsored by From The Box Office

The Woman In White (Charing Cross Theatre)
Heathers (The Other Palace)
Into The Woods (Cockpit Theatre)
Six (ARTS Theatre)

Best West End Ensemble Performer 
Sponsored by The MTA

Joseph Fletcher (Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre)
Nathan Elwick (Young Frankenstein at the Garrick Theatre)
Jack Butterworth (Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre)

Best Performer In A West End Show
Sponsored by Becky Barrett Management (BBM)

Emma Hatton (Evita at the Dominion Theatre)
Sharon Sexton (Bat Out Of Hell at the Dominion Theatre
Sarah Soetaert (Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre)

Best Performer In An Off-West End Show
Sponsored by Martina Cole

Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers)
Eleanor Kane (Fun Home)
Caroline O’Connor (The Rink)

Rising Star
Sponsored by R&H Theatricals Europe

Florence Odumosu
Luke Bayer
Sophie Isaccs

Best Cabaret/Solo Performance
Sponsored by Royal Vauxhall Tavern

I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (Live at Zedel)
Anna-Jane Casey (Pizza Express Live)
London Never Dies (London Cabaret Club)

Best Touring Production

Sunset Boulevard
The Band
Jersey Boys

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