Harry Potter Leads WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Harry Potter Leads WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations

The nominations for the 17th annual WhatsOnStage Awards were recently announced at a ceremony at Cafe de Paris in central London. The WhatsOnStage Awards recognize productions and performers in British theatre, particular in London's West End. Theatregoers decide who wins by popular vote. The public can vote for the winners until January 31, 2017. The winners will be announced at a public ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre on February 19, 2017.

Among the nominees is Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, which received 11 nods across nine categories. Below are the nominations for the design categories. Visit WhatsOnStage for the full list of nominees.

Best Lighting Design, sponsored by White Light
Charlie Morgan Jones for Little Shop Of Horrors
Hugh Vanstone for Groundhog Day
Jack Weir for The Boys In The Band
Natasha Katz for Aladdin
Neil Austin for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Best Set Design 
Bob Crowley for Aladdin
Christine Jones for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Lez Brotherston for Show Boat
Miriam Buether for Wild
Rob Howell for Groundhog Day

Best Video Design, sponsored by PRG XL Video
Andrzej Goulding for Groundhog Day
Finn Ross and Ash Woodward for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Finn Ross for The Tempest (RSC) 
Laura Perrett for Murder Ballad
Tal Yarden for Lazarus

Best Costume Design
Gregg Barnes for Aladdin
Gregg Barnes for Dreamgirls
Katrina Lindsay for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Matthew Wright for Funny Girl
Paul Brown for Half A Sixpence 

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