West End Wilma Awards 2022

West End Wilma Awards in association with Free@Last TV Ltd

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Sunday 31 July 2022

Leicester Square Theatre



The West End Wilma Awards returns in 2022 for the seventh year, celebrating the best of UK Theatre.

The Wilma Awards prides itself on recognising those who sometimes go unmentioned in other award ceremonies like understudies, ensemble performers and rising stars.

The Wilma Awards has grown in popularity since its beginning and the last year received over 100,000 votes from the theatre loving public.

The star studded ceremony is always a celebration of theatre and a great chance for performers and theatre fans to get together and have fun.


And the 2022 nominees are:

Best Touring Production

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Bat Out Of Hell
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Les Miserables
The Cher Show


Best Cabaret/Solo Performance

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Lucie Jones Live at the Adelphi
Rob Madge – My Son’s A Queer But What Can You Do at Turbine Theatre
Mike Christie Live at Zedel
An Evening Without Kate Bush at Soho Theatre
Judy – Reimagined at Clapham Grand

Rising Star

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B Terry
Jak Malone
Morgan Gregory
Hannah Lowther
Gabrielle Brooks

Best Takeover in A Role

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Amy Lennox – Cabaret
Lucie Jones – Wicked
Alice Fearn – Come From Away
Keala Settle – & Juliet
Fra Fee – Cabaret

Best Understudy

Emily Benjamin – Cabaret
Hannah Lowther – Heathers
Lauren Byrne – Cinderella
Danielle Fiamanya as Elsa
Joel Harper Jackson – Cock

Best West End Ensemble Performer

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B Terry – Cabaret
Hannah Lowther – Heathers
Nic Myers – Back To The Future
Alex Charles – Pretty Woman

Best Performer in A West End Show

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Anna Jane Casey – Cabaret
Cassidy Janson – & Juliet
Jordan Luke Gage – Bonnie & Clyde
Victoria Hamilton Barritt – Cinderella
Katy Brayben – Girl From The North Country

Best Performer In An Off-West End Show 

Ailsa Davidson – Heathers
Alex Young – Anyone Can Whistle
Jak Malone – Operation Mincemeat
Carly Mercedes Dyer – Anything Goes
Danielle Steers – The Cher Show
Joel Montague – Chicago

Best Off-West End Show 

Anyone Can Whistle – Southwark Playhouse
Broken Wings – Charing Cross Theatre
Heathers – The Other Palace
Operation Mincemeat at Southwark Playhouse

Best West End Show

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Back To The Future – Adelphi Theatre
Get Up, Stand Up The Bob Marley Musical – Lyric Theatre
& Juliet – Shaftesbury Theatre
Cabaret – Playhouse Theatre
Amelie – Criterion Theatre

The Wilma Awards were first held at Freedom Bar in Soho for the first year before moving to the Hippodrome Casino for 2015 and 2016 and then the Prince of Wales Theatre (Delfont Room) in 2017. For 2018 we moved to the Arts Theatre in Covent Garden, more than doubling the capacity of the venue. The 2019 awards were the biggest yet, at Café de Paris in London’s West End.

10% of ticket sales will be donated to Mousetrap Theatre Projects to help create more accessible theatre.

For more information about the West End Wilma Awards visit https://www.westendwilma.com/awards/

For sponsorship/media enquiries please contact Ed Baker wilma@westendwilma.com