Sunday, 20 February 2011
Another Much Deserved Award For Rachel
I'm sure you all remember that over the past couple of month's we've been asking you to vote for Rachel in the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards, the “theatregoers’ choice”.
I'm delighted - but not surprised - to announce that at tonights awards show Rachel picked up the award for 'Best Takeover in a Role'.
I know how much this award will mean to Rachel so we'd like like to say a MASSIVE thankyou to everyone who voted.
Thanks also to Dan for emailing us these beautiful pictures from the WOS website of a stunning Rachel showing off her latest award.
Wickeds award for 'Best West End Show' completed the perfect night and Rosie sent me the below link which will take you to a nice little video of Rachel and Mark discussing the shows latest triumph.
RACHEL & MARK VIDEO
The below article is from the BBC News website:
The Belfast singer won a top accolade at a star-studded ceremony in London on Sunday night for her acclaimed performance as Elphaba in musical Wicked.
It means Rachel, who who came to prominence on the BBC's I'll Do Anything, now joins an illustrious list of actors who have picked up a Whatsonstage.com award.
"I was a bit star struck last night. It is a great event and a great award," she said.
"To be nominated was a big surprise and to be recognised for something you get a lot of pleasure doing every night, is a bonus."
Rachel was named Best Takeover In A Role at the ceremony, for her turn as the green witch in Wicked.
And the actress had further cause for celebration when the smash hit musical picked up the Best West End Show gong for the second year running.
"I am bruised with the pitching I am doing," she said.
"To play this part is a dream role of mine, since I heard the soundtrack. My dream was always to get to the West End and I never thought it would be a part like this.
"I started last March and they have extended my contract, which is very nice of them. We all want to stay. So far, I will be there until December."
Thanks to Daibhid for this excellent and highly appropriate HQ graphic.