Key Dates

1 Nov – Nominations open
30 Nov – Nominations close
5 Dec – Voting opens
31 Jan – Voting closes
3 Mar – Awards Concert


Voting has now closed

Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre on Sunday 3 March 2019.

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Past winners

Juliet Stevenson<br><span class="acred">Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2018</span>

“It means everything to me… the audience are the other side of the conversation we’re having every night.”

- Juliet Stevenson
Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2018
Nicole Kidman<br><span class="acred">Best Actress in a Play, 2016</span>

“Thank you to WhatsOnStage and everybody that voted for me, this is so appreciated. Mwah!”

- Nicole Kidman
Best Actress in a Play, 2016
Dame Judi Dench<br><span class="acred">Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2016</span>

“I’m very, very pleased to get this very beautiful award from WhatsOnStage, thank you to you and to everybody who voted.”

- Dame Judi Dench
Best Supporting Actress in a Play, 2016
Benedict Cumberbatch<br><span class="acred">Best Actor in a Play, 2016</span>

“I’m so thrilled to get a WhatsOnStage Award, it means so much for many, many reasons… I can’t express to you how much this means to me.”

- Benedict Cumberbatch
Best Actor in a Play, 2016
David Tennant<br><span class="acred">Best Actor in a Play, 2018</span>

“The WhatsOnStage Awards are a wonderful evening celebrating everything that’s good about London Theatre and I’m so chuffed to be winning this.

- David Tennant
Best Actor in a Play, 2018
Tom Hiddleston<br><span class="acred">Best Play Revival, 2015</span>

“The fact that this was voted for by the audiences means a great deal to me.”

- Tom Hiddleston
Best Play Revival, 2015
Sir Cameron Mackintosh<br><span class="acred">Best West End Show, 2015</span>

“These awards have become the most fun of the theatrical calendar.”

- Sir Cameron Mackintosh
Best West End Show, 2015
Sonia Friedman<br><span class="acred">Best New Play, 2015</span>

“It’s the most important award there is because if the people support you, you know you’re getting something right.”

- Sonia Friedman
Best New Play, 2015
James Corden<br><span class="acred">Best Actor in a Play, 2012</span>

“The audience really are the heartbeat of British theatre. Without them there is nothing, so it’s vitally important that the WhatsOnStage Awards exist.”

- James Corden
Best Actor in a Play, 2012

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