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, musical director Mike Dixon and Andrew Keates – that we couldn’t keep it a secret any longer.
So, without further ado, the first of the first Best Musical Direction Award goes to …. Alan Williams for his work on Jamie Lloyd’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s 1990 Broadway musical Assassins, which ran at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory from 21 November 2014 to 7 March 2015.
There’s a sneak peek of voting for this category below. But, as if you need reminding, there are still nine more categories to be #AlsoRecognised;
- Best Original Music
- Best Ensemble Performance
- Best Solo Performance
- Best Shakespearean Production
- London Newcomer of the Year
- Theatre Event of the Year
- Best Show Poster
- Best Show Trailer
- Best Twitter Engagement
Check back on Monday for the full list of winners, along with all voting results, photos and acceptance remarks. And follow us on Twitter – @MyTheatreMates – for other updates… In the meantime, congratulations, Alan!
To find out more about the Also Recognised Awards, click here.
Thanks for the plug, Baz
Voting Results for… Best Musical Direction
Tom Deering, Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre
% Simon Lambert, The Return of the Soldier, Jermyn Street Theatre
% Tim Sutton, Memphis, Shaftesbury Theatre
% Freddie Tapner, Girlfriends, Union Theatre
% Alan Williams, Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory
% Elliott Ware, Sunny Afternoon, Hampstead & Harold Pinter Theatres
Alan Williams, Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory with 28.7% of the vote