We all know that Whats On Stage is the go to place for all your theatre needs, and their annual awards ceremony has a special place in the calendar of every theatre aficionado.
What makes the award ceremony so special is that the winners are picked by members of the public, not by judges.
So the What’s On Stage Awards are great indicator of how the public are receiving creative work.
It seems the public have been lapping up the designs of Paul Tazewell on the hit hip-hop historical musical Hamilton with award for best costume design going to the hit show.
The musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda plays at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London after massive broadway success. The show tells the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton with a hip-hop inspired score. The show swept the board picking up the most awards of the evening including best choreography, best costume design and best lighting design.
Paul Tazewell is no stranger to picking up a gong or two, having already won a Tony for his work on Hamilton and his design team grabbing an Emmy for their work on The Wiz Live!
We have to agree with the public on this one, Pauls incredible historical designs are a wonder to behold.
Other awards went to Heathers in the best new musical catagory. Best actress in a musical went to Carrie Hope.
The Inheritance and The Madness of George III won two awards each in the play category, including best new play and best play revival.
Best supporting actress went to Vanessa Redgrave for The Inheritance, and best supporting actor went to Adrian Scarborough for The Madness of George III.
Hamilton is currently running at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London’s West End and at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Broadway.