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23rd Annual WhatsOnStage Award Nominations

Posted 13th December 2022

9 nominations across shows at LW Theatres

The nominations for the 23rd Annual WhatsOnStage Nominations were announced last week.

There were 9 nominations for shows performed at LW Theatres including Best West End Show for The Phantom of the Opera and Back to the Future The Musical, Best Takeover Performance for Lauren Byrne (The RSC’s Matilda The Musical) and Ben Joyce (Back to the Future The Musical), and Best Concert Event for Chess, Treason and Jeremy Jordan, all performed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Plus the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Crazy For You, which arrives at the Gillian Lynne Theatre in 2023, received 4 nominations.

The great news is… it’s down to you who wins! Don’t miss the chance to vote for your favourites. Voting closes on Tuesday 10 January ahead of the ceremony on Sunday 12 February 2023.

Read the full list of nominations and vote below.


The Phantom of the Opera

The iconic musical featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerising score has been nominated for Best West End show.


Back To The Future: The Musical

Take an electrifying ride back in time with the groundbreaking new musical adventure! Nominated for 3 awards including Best West End Show, Best Takeover Performance and Best Professional Debut Performance.


The RSC’s Matilda The Musical

The award-winning musical is now in its 12th year and has recently been brought to life on the big screen. Lauren Byrne has been nominated for Best Takeover Performance for her role as Miss Honey.


Frozen The Musical

Prepare to fall in love with Disney’s FROZEN all over again at the magical theatrical experience at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Djavan van de Fliert has been nominated for Best Professional Debut Performance


Musicals in Concert at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Nominated for Best Concert Event are Chess, Treason and Jeremy Jordan all performed at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Coming to the Gillian Lynne next year

Crazy For You

The spectacular production from Chichester Festival Theatre transfers to the Gillian Lynne Theatre in June 2023. The show has been nominated for 4 awards including Best Regional Performance.