Voting opened on Thursday 9th July at 1pm and will close at 3pm on Wednesday 12th 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 3 understudies/alternates/standbys from UK touring productions have been nominated alongside 25 West End understudies/alternates/standbys.
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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.
Vote below! Please note our system only allows one vote per IP address. Multiple votes from the same IP address will not be counted. We would like to stress that, as thousands of votes have been counted, even nominees with lower percentages have received hundreds of votes. Understudy of the Year is about celebrating all understudies/alternates/standbys in the industry - they do an incredible job. Thank you for your support!
VOTING IS NOW CLOSED
The result will be announced on Friday 14th August 2015
Please email any questions about this award to firstname.lastname@example.org. Voting must close at 3pm on Wednesday 12th August 2015. Please note our system only allows one vote per IP address. Multiple votes from the same IP address will not be counted.