Monday, 6 July 2015

Details announced for Understudy of the Year 2015

We are delighted to confirm details for Understudy of the Year 2015. 

Running as part of the 2015 West End Frame Awards, voting for Understudy of the Year will open later this week at 1pm on Thursday 9th July. Voting closes at 3pm on Wednesday 12th August and the result will be announced on Friday 14th August. 

The award is a celebration of standbys, alternates and understudies, without whom the West End wouldn't be able to function. Due to public demand, this year for the first time ever three understudies/alternates/standbys from UK touring productions have been nominated alongside 25 West End understudies/alternates/standbys. 

Unlike other theatre awards, West End Frame only opens voting for one category at a time and combines male and female actors from new and long-running productions into the same categories (where applicable). 

Last year’s Understudy of the Year Award was won by Carolyn Maitland for understudying Ellen in Miss Saigon. Previous winners also include: Ashley Day (understudy Elder Price/The Book of Mormon) and Katy Treharne (alternate Christine/The Phantom of the Opera). 

The 2015 West End Frame Awards began in March with Sunny Afternoon being named Most Inspiring West End Show and in May John Dagleish won Best Performance of a Song for his rendition of ‘Waterloo Sunset’ in Sunny Afternoon

Read our interviews with Carolyn and Ashley about winning Understudy of the Year

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