The Also Recognised Awards are the first UK theatre awards to give a prize for Musical Direction. As you’re the judge, we think it’s important you know as much as possible about what you’re judging. This series of articles, with contributions from our partners Mike DixonAndrew Keates and others, aims to demystify things for you.

NEWS: Bad Girl Debra Stephenson joins Diana Vickers in Son of a Preacher Man

17th June 2017
Son of a Preacher Man today announces that Bad Girls and Coronation Street star Debra Stephenson will create the role of Alison in this heart-warming new musical, joining Diana Vickers in the 2017 tour.Read more...
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NEWS: Dear Evan Hansen wins big at the 2017 Tony Awards

12th June 2017
The 71st annual Tony Awards were hosted by Kevin Spacey on 11 June 2017 at Radio City Music Hall. But who were the big winners of the evening? Dear Evan Hansen, that's who!Read more...
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NEWS: Mates announce 2017 #AlsoRecognised Awards shortlists

23rd February 2017
We’re delighted to announced the shortlists for the third annual Also Recognised Awards run by MyTheatreMates. These audience-voted industry accolades celebrate talent in fields often overlooked by other award bodies. Voting is now open for all categories and closes on Sunday 26th March 2017. Cast your.Read more...
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NEWS: Winners announced in the 2016 #AlsoRecognised Awards

7th April 2016
Today’s the day! We’re delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Also Recognised Awards. And, despite the fact that most of our categories are unique, it’s interesting to see that there are a few overlaps with another little awards, whose ceremony was held.Read more...
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#AlsoRecognised Awards: Thanks from all the Mates … now what about next year?

7th April 2016
As the second-annual Also Recognised Awards conclude, here are a few words, and many thanks, from the awards organisers - and an invitation to you to help us decide what else should be recognised in 2017.Read more...
from Terri Paddock

Special AYULTP Podcast: Mark Shenton & Terri Paddock discuss #AlsoRecognised Awards nominations

29th February 2016
In addition to their regular discussion with bloggers on recent productions, this week the (still) As Yet Unnamed London Theatre Podcast (AYULTP) asked My Theatre Mates co-founders Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to discuss the nominations for this year’s Also Recognised Awards. Speaking to.Read more...
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All the 2015 #AlsoRecognised Winners Announced!

27th April 2015
The full list of winners are announced today in the inaugural Also Recognised Awards, the new audience-voted, industry accolade set up by us My Theatre Mates co-founders Mark Shenton and Terri Paddock to celebrate lesser-known but equally worthy talent in fields overlooked by other awards bodies..Read more...
from Terri Paddock

The all-star Assassins cast included Catherine Tate, Aaron Tveit, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman and Simon Lipkin - but it was MD Alan Williams who ensured Sondheim sounded so good

First-ever Award for Best Musical Direction goes to…

24th April 2015
Readers of Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye may have spotted that the Mates gave the brilliant Baz a sneak peek at one of our winners in our inaugural Also Recognised Awards. We’re so proud of introducing the UK’s first-ever Award for Best Musical Direction – along with our partners and passionate campaigners,.Read more...
from Terri Paddock

Mark Shenton interviews Mike Dixon about the job of a musical director and why it should be Also Recognised. © West End Video

VIDEO: Mike Dixon on Musical Direction and Creative Team Parity

19th April 2015
Continuing our feature series educating audiences on the importance of musical directors, My Theatre Mates co-founder Mark Shenton interviews musical director and Also Recognised Awards partner Mike Dixon.Read more...
from Mike Dixon

In the pit with the Cats orchestra: Paul Slater, Tom Clare and Ben Kennedy, at the London Palladium

Don’t fall into the pit: Backstage with MD Anthony Gabriele and the Cats orchestra

8th April 2015
Continuing our feature series educating audiences on the importance of musical directors, critic and blogger Jonathan Baz spends an evening with Cats‘ MD Anthony Gabriele in the orchestra pit at the London Palladium.Read more...
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