Scherzinger Triumphs at WhatsOnStage Awards with Sunset Boulevard

Published February 11, 2024

The recent WhatsOnStage Awards ceremony was dominated by a sleek, black-and-white production of Sunset Boulevard. Leading the pack at the theatre celebration was Nicole Scherzinger, who won best actress in a musical for her spellbinding performance. The acclaimed show also garnered Jamie Lloyd a best direction accolade.

A Celebrated Evening for Sunset Boulevard

In addition to Scherzinger's win, Sunset Boulevard stole the spotlight with several technical awards in sound, video, and lighting design. The high praise for this production follows its notable success in capturing audiences' applause and critical acclaim. Eagerly anticipated, the production is set to illuminate Broadway later this year with Scherzinger once again at the helm.

A Little Life Scores Big

On the play front, A Little Life made a profound impact, with James Norton and Luke Thompson winning acting awards for their intense portrayals in the adaptation of Hanya Yanagihara's novel. Despite the play's challenging themes which evoked mixed reactions, it has been a box office hit, resulting in an extended run.

Diverse Winners Across Theatre Categories

The awards night also celebrated various talents across the theatre spectrum. Guys & Dolls outshined as the best musical revival. Stranger Things: The First Shadow secured the best new play slot, and Vanya, featuring Andrew Scott, was hailed as the best play revival. Aimee Lou Wood made an impression in Cabaret, taking home the best takeover performance award.

The WhatsOnStage Awards: A Public Affair

The WhatsOnStage Awards, believed to gauge public sentiment as the results are audience-voted, embraced gender-neutral categories starting from the previous year. The awards, established since 2008, spotlight theatrical excellence across a range of categories, including best direction, performance, and technical achievements in theatre production. The celebration of stage artistry concluded with an elegant ceremony hosted at the London Palladium.

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