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West End Wilma, the mother and son theatre blogging duo, are delighted to announce the winners of the 5th annual Wilma Awards In association with Free@LastTVLtd which took place on Sunday 4 November 2018 at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End.

This year saw eleven acts recognised in categories such as Best Understudy (Jordan Fox ‘Kinky Boots’), Rising Star (Sophie Isaacs) and Best Cabaret/Solo Performance (I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical). Three brand new award categories have also been introduced for 2018 – Best Solo Recording (Carrie Hope Fletcher ‘When The Curtain Falls’), Best Supporting Cast Member in a West End Show (Danielle Steers ‘Bat Out Of Hell’) and Best West End Ensemble Performer (Jack Butterworth ‘Hamilton’).

10% of every ticket sold was donated to the National Autistic Society, helping to create Relaxed Performances of theatre shows, helping to make theatre accessible to all.

Rising Star – sponsored by R&H Theatricals Europe
Florence Odumosu
Luke Bayer
Sophie Isaacs

Best Touring Production
Sunset Boulevard
The Band
Jersey Boys

Best Cabaret/Solo Performance – sponsored by Royal Vauxhall Tavern
I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical (Live at Zedel)
Anna-Jane Casey (Pizza Express Live)
London Never Dies (London Cabaret Club)

Best Understudy
Rhianne-Louise Mccaulsky (Bat Out Of Hell – Dominion Theatre)
Amy Manford (The Phantom of the Opera – Her Majesty’s Theatre)
Jordan Fox (Kinky Boots – Adelphi Theatre)
Steph Parry (42nd Street – Theatre Royal Drury Lane)

Best Solo Recording –sponsored by Theatrical Rights Worldwide
Natasha Barnes (Real)
David Hunter (Silver Linings)
Carrie Hope Fletcher (When The Curtain Falls)
James Meunier (From The Heart)
Louise Dearman (For You For Me)

Best Supporting Cast Member in a West End Show – sponsored by The London Cabaret Club
Danielle Steers (Bat Out Of Hell – Dominion Theatre)
Rachel John (Hamilton – Victoria Palace Theatre)
Jason Pennycooke (Hamilton – Victoria Palace Theatre)
Summer Strallen (Young Frankenstein – Garrick Theatre)
Lucie Shorthouse (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Apollo Theatre)

Best West End Ensemble Performer – sponsored by The MTA
Joseph Fletcher (Wicked – Apollo Victoria Theatre)
Nathan Elwick (Young Frankenstein – Garrick Theatre)
Jack Butterworth (Hamilton – Victoria Palace Theatre)

Best Performer In An Off-West End Show – sponsored by Martina Cole
Carrie Hope Fletcher (Heathers)
Eleanor Kane (Fun Home)
Caroline O’Connor (The Rink)

Best Performer In A West End Show – sponsored by Becky Barrett Management (BBM)
Emma Hatton (Evita – Dominion Theatre)
Sharon Sexton (Bat Out Of Hell – Dominion Theatre)
Sarah Soetaert (Chicago – Phoenix Theatre)

Best Off-West End Show – sponsored by From The Box Office
The Woman In White (Charing Cross Theatre)
Heathers (The Other Palace)
Into The Woods (Cockpit Theatre)
Six (ARTS Theatre)

Best West End Show – sponsored by SeatPlan
The Jungle (Playhouse Theatre)
Bat Out Of Hell (Dominion Theatre)
Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre)
Young Frankenstein (Garrick Theatre)

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