West End Wilma Award winners revealed

Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis and Mazz Murray at the West End Wilma Awards. Picture: Ollie Boito Photography

Rachel Tucker, Kerry Ellis and Mazz Murray at the West End Wilma Awards. Pictures: Ollie Boito Photography

Kinky Boots and Titanic were double award winners at the West End Wilma Awards ceremony in London on Friday.

The already multi award-winning Kinky Boots was named Best West End Musical with its star Matt Henry taking home the prize for Best Actor in a West End Show at the event at the Hippodrome Casino.

Titanic claimed the title of Best Off-West End Production, while one of the show’s leading ladies, Claire Machin, took home the title of Best Actor/Actress in an Off-West End Show.

Other winners revealed in front of a sell-out audience at the ceremony included Natasha J Barnes who was named Best Understudy for stepping into the leading role in Funny Girl.

Guests at the third annual West End Wilma Awards included Tracie Bennett, Kerry Ellis, Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Sam Bailey, Lesley Joseph, Mazz Murray, Martina Cole, Joseph Ayre, Cassidy Jansen and Andy West. The ceremony was hosted by Tim McArthur.


Award winner for Titanic, Claire Machin

The full list of winners:

Best West End Musical
Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre)

Best West End Play
People, Places and Things (Wyndham’s Theatre)

Best Comedy
Nina Conti

Most Underrated West End Show
Mrs Henderson Presents (Noel Coward)

Best Off-West End Production
Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre)

Best Touring Production
The Rocky Horror Show

Rising Star Award
Sam Wearing

Best Cabaret/Solo Performance
Kerry Ellis (Hippodrome Casino)

Best Actor in a West End Show
Matt Henry (Kinky Boots)

Best Actress in a West End Show
Mazz Murray (Mamma Mia!)

Best Actor/Actress in an Off-West End Show
Claire Machin (Titanic)

Best Understudy
Natasha J Barnes (Funny Girl)

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