Crown star Claire Foy and Andrew Scott of Fleabag were among the big winners at the WhatsOnStage Awards on Sunday.
Foy won the best actress in a play for his performance in Lungs, while Scott won the best actor for Present Laughter.
A new musical – 039;Juliet – which features the songs of Britney Spears, Pink, Justin Timberlake and Katy Perry, won the most awards, winning six of the 13 awards for which it was nominated.
The winners are decided by members of the public rather than by critics.
The awards for 039;Juliet included the best actress in a musical for her main role, Miriam-Teak Lee, as well as technical categories such as sound, lighting, costumes and scenography.
The show features music by prolific songwriter Max Martin, including hits by Kesha, Jessie J and the Backstreet Boys, and imagines what would have happened if Romeo was dead but Juliette had lived.
There were victories in the main categories for Come From Away – the musical that tells the true story of the reaction of a small Canadian community to September 11.
When the terrorist attack took place on the twin towers of New York, 38 planes were diverted to an airport in Newfoundland, Canada, where residents offered food and shelter to incoming passengers.
The show won five awards in total, including best new musical and best supporting actress for Rachel Tucker, who played one of the pilots of the plane.
The best new play was won by Life of Pi – a new adaptation of Yann Martel’s winning novel by Booker – which has already been turned into a hit movie.
Dear Evan Hansen, who explores “grief tourism” after a teenage suicide, won two major awards – best actor for Sam Tutty and best supporting actor for Jack Loxton.
Scott’s victory for Present Laughter follows an extremely successful year for the actor, in which he starred in Fleabag, Black Mirror and the 1917 Oscar-winning film.
Her co-star Sophie Thompson was named Best Supporting Actress.
The best musical revival was won by Mary Poppins, who opened in the West End last year after a successful restart of a Hollywood film with Emily Blunt.
For the first time, the event was broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 hosted by Elaine Paige and Paddy O’Connell.
Complete list of winners
Best Actor in a Play – Andrew Scott, Present Laughter
Best Actress in a Play – Claire Foy, Lungs
Best Actor in a Musical – Sam Tutty, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Actress in a Musical – Miriam-Teak Lee and Juliet
Best Actor in a Theater Play – Hammed Animashaun, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Best Supporting Actress – Sophie Thompson, Present Laughter
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – Jack Loxton, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Rachel Tucker, Come From Away
Best New Game – Life of Pi
Best New Musical – Come From Away
Best Revival Game – Betrayal
Best Musical Revival – Mary Poppins
Best Director – Jamie Lloyd, Evita
Best Musical Direction – Ian Eisendrath, Alan Berry and his team, Come From Away
Audience Award – Six
Best Choreography – Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Best Costume Design – Paloma Young, 039;Juliet
Best Graphic Direction – Dewynters, 039;Juliet
Best decor – Soutra Gilmour and Juliet
Best Lighting Design – Howard Hudson and Juliet
Best Sound Design – Gareth Owen, Come From Away
Best Video Design – Andrzej Goulding, 039;Juliet
Best off-West End production – Falsettos
Best Regional Production – The Color Purple
Fairness award for theater services – ERA 50:50
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