News > We Will Rock You sweeps Whatsonstage awards

Added on 04-Feb-2003

The musical gets the recognition it deserves. 'The Queen-Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You has defied critics once again, by dominating the musical categories in the popularity poll. Boasting some 50% of the musical votes, the show won each of the five categories in which it was nominated: Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Tony Vincent), Best Actress in a Musical (Hannah Jane Fox) and Best Supporting Performance in a Musical (Sharon D Clarke) as well as Best Director for Christopher Renshaw (nominated jointly for Boy George musical Taboo).

Commenting on the show's multiple wins, Queen's Roger Taylor said: "At last - real awards voted for by real people! This represents an overwhelming vindication of our wonderful cast in a new kind of 'musical', and puts a fascinating spotlight on the seemingly total irrelevance of the traditional theatrical awards, decided upon by a dubious inner circle of increasingly detached 'luvvies'. We are thrilled!"

Queen's Brian May agreed, adding: "We have seen our team go from strength to strength in the Dominion. The show has regularly been No.1 box office for months now - but seldom has due credit been given to our wonderful cast and team in the media." '

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