WhatsOnStage Awards – Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone to host

C4PRU77UYAEn-4MStage and screen favourites Simon Lipkin and Vikki Stone will present the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at the sold-out concert event at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 19 February.

Lipkin and Stone will take charge of the popular awards concert which will feature performances from cast members of some of the West End’s biggest shows.

The confirmed line-up of performers features: Gary Trainor and company singing ‘Teacher’s Pet’ from School of Rock (currently running at the New London Theatre); Tyrone Huntley performing ‘Heaven On Their Minds’ from Jesus Christ Superstar (returning to the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre this summer); Joanna Riding performing ‘Scarborough’ from The Girls accompanied by Gary Barlow (currently in preview at the Phoenix Theatre); Amber Riley and Liisi LaFontaine performing ‘Listen’ from Dreamgirls (currently running at the Savoy Theatre); Trevor Dion Nicholas and Dean John-Wilson performing ‘Somebody’s Got Your Back’ from Aladdin (running at the Prince Edward Theatre); Ria Jones singing ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’ from Sunset Boulevard (ahead of a new national tour) ; and the company of Half a Sixpence performing ‘Flash, Bang, Wallop’ (currently running at the Noël Coward Theatre).

Groundhog Day and Half a Sixpence lead the way in the musical theatre categories with seven nominations, while Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the first play to top the list of nominees with 11 nominations.

Angela Thomas


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