Kim Cattrall - Kim Cattrall Up For Theatre Prize

Kim Cattrall has been nominated for a coveted theatre award.

The 'Sex and the City' star's turn as Amanda in 'Private Lives' sees her considered for the Best Actress in a Play prize at the 11th Whatsonstage.com Awards.

She will face competition from 'End of the Rainbow' star Tracie Bennett, Helen McCrory for her role in 'The Late Middle Classes', 'Ruined' star Jenny Jules, Nancy Carroll from 'After the Dance' and 'All My Sons' actress Zoe Wanamaker.

The Best Actor in a Play award will be contested by Benedict Cumberbatch from 'After the Dance', Kim's 'Private Lives' co-star Matthew Mcfadyen, 'Hamlet' and 'Measure For Measure' star Rory Kinnear, 'Deathtrap' and 'London Assurance' actor Simon Russell Beale, 'The Real Thing's Toby Stephens and 'All My Sons' star David Suchet.

'All My Sons' received more nominations than any other production, being considered for accolades in six different categories.

The most nominated production is hit musical 'Legally Blonde', which is up for seven awards, including Best New Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for its star Sheridan Smith.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Love Never Dies' and 'Sweet Charity' each received six nominations.

Meanwhile, Lee Mead will go head-to-head with wife Denise Van Outen for Best Takeover in a Role for 'Wicked' and 'Legally Blonde' respectively, while sisters Summer and Scarlett Strallen are both nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical.

Voting for the awards is now open at www.whatsonstage.com/awards.

and will close at the end of January 2011.

The winners will be revealed at a special concert for theatregoers on 20 February at London's Prince of Wales Theatre.

Whatsonstage.com Awards main nominations list:

Best Actress in a Play:

Helen McCrory - 'The Late Middle Classes' at the Donmar Warehouse

Jenny Jules - 'Ruined' at the Almeida

Kim Cattrall - 'Private Lives' at the Vaudeville

Nancy Carroll - 'After the Dance' at the National, Lyttelton

Tracie Bennett - 'End of the Rainbow' at Trafalgar Studios

Zoe Wanamaker - 'All My Sons' at the Apollo

Best Actor in a Play:

Benedict Cumberbatch - 'After the Dance' at the National, Lyttelton

David Suchet - 'All My Sons' at the Apollo

Matthew Macfadyen - 'Private Lives' at the Vaudeville

Rory Kinnear - 'Hamlet' at the National, Olivier & Measure for Measure at the Almeida

Simon Russell Beale - 'Deathtrap' at the Noel Coward & London Assurance at the National, Olivier

Toby Stephens - 'The Real Thing' at the Old Vic

Best Supporting Actress in a Play:

Clare Higgins - 'Hamlet' at the National, Olivier

Emma Cunniffe - 'The Crucible' at the Open Air Theatre

Fiona Shaw - 'London Assurance' at the National, Olivier

Harriet Walter - 'Women Beware Women' at the National, Olivier

Jemima Rooper - 'All My Sons' at the Apollo

Tamsin Greig - 'The Little Dog Laughed' at the Garrick

Best Supporting Actor in a Play:

Adam James - 'Blood & Gifts' at the National, Lyttelton

Adrian Scarborough - 'After the Dance' at the National, Lyttelton

Eddie Redmayne - 'Red' at the Donmar Warehouse

Lee Ross - 'Birdsong' at the Comedy

Nigel Lindsay - 'Broken Glass' at the Tricycle

Stephen Campbell Moore - 'All My Sons' at the Apollo

Best Actress in a Musical:

Anna-Jane Casey - 'Bells Are Ringing' at the Union

Elena Roger - 'Passion' at the Donmar Warehouse

Sheridan Smith - 'Legally Blonde' at the Savoy

Sierra Boggess - 'Love Never Dies' at the Adelphi

Tamzin Outhwaite - 'Sweet Charity' at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Haymarket

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt - 'Flashdance' at the Shaftesbury

Best Actor in a Musical:

Alex Gaumond - 'Legally Blonde' at the Savoy

John Owen-Jones - 'Les Miserables' 25th anniversary production at the Barbican

Mark Umbers - 'Sweet Charity' at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Haymarket

Michael Arden - 'Aspects of Love' at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Ramin Karimloo - 'Love Never Dies' at the Adelphi

Sahr Ngaujah - 'Fela!' at the National, Olivier

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical:

Hannah Waddingham - 'Into the Woods' at the Open Air

Jill Halfpenny - 'Legally Blonde' at the Savoy

Josefina Gabrielle - 'Sweet Charity' at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Haymarket

Rosalie Craig - 'Aspects of Love' at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Scarlett Strallen - 'Passion' at the Donmar Warehouse

Summer Strallen - 'Love Never Dies' at the Adelphi

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical:

Chris Ellis-Stanton - 'Legally Blonde' at the Savoy

Dave Willetts - 'Aspects of Love' at the Menier Chocolate Factory

Joseph Millson - 'Love Never Dies' at the Adelphi

Michael Xavier - 'Into the Woods' at the Open Air

Paul J Medford - 'Sweet Charity' at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Haymarket

Tim Newman - 'All the Fun of the Fair' at the Garrick

Best Ensemble Performance:

'Hair' - at the Gielgud

'Les Miserables' 25th anniversary concert - the company of companies - at The O2

'Men Should Weep' - at the National, Lyttelton

'Posh' - at the Royal Court Downstairs

'When We Are Married' - at the Garrick

'Women, Power & Politics' - at the Tricycle

Best Solo Performance:

Bob Golding - 'Morecambe' at the Duchess

Caroline O'Connor - 'The Showgirl Within' at the Garrick

Hugh Hughes - 'The Wonderful World of Hugh Hughes' at the Barbican Pit

Meera Syal - 'Shirley Valentine' at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Trafalgar Studios 1

Michael Gambon - 'Krapp's Last Tape' at the Duchess

Simon Callow - 'Shakespeare - The Man from Stratford, Dr Marigold & Mr Chops' at Riverside Studios

Best Takeover in a Role:

Ben Richards - 'Priscilla, Queen of the Desert' at the Palace

Denise Van Outen - 'Legally Blonde' at the Savoy

Griff Rhys-Jones - 'Oliver!' at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Kerry Ellis - 'Oliver!' at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Lee Mead - 'Wicked' at the Apollo Victoria

Rachel Tucker - 'Wicked' at the Apollo Victoria

Best New Play:

'Anne Boleyn' by Howard Brenton - at Shakespeare's Globe

'Blood & Gifts' by JT Rogers - at the National, Lyttelton

'Posh' by Laura Wade - at the Royal Court Downstairs

'Red' by John Logan - at the Donmar Warehouse

'Ruined 'by Lynn Nottage - at the Almeida

'Tribes' by Nina Raine - at the Royal Court Downstairs

Best New Comedy:

'Clybourne Park' by Bruce Norris - at the Royal Court Downstairs

'Midsummer' by David Greig - at Soho

'Morecambe' by Tim Whitnall - at the Duchess

'Really Old, Like Forty-Five' by Tamsin Oglesby - at the National, Cottesloe

'The Little Dog Laughed' by Douglas Carter Beane - at the Garrick

'Yes, Prime Minister' by Antony Jay & Jonathan Lynn - at the Gielgud

Best New Musical :

'All the Fun of the Fair' by David Essex & Jon Conway - at the Garrick

'Departure Lounge' by Dougal Irvine - at Waterloo East

'Fela!' by Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Bill T Jones & Jim Lewis - at the National, Olivier

'Flashdance' by Robbie Roth, Robert Cary & Tom Hadley - at the Shaftesbury

'Legally Blonde' by Nell Benjamin, Laurence O'Keefe & Heather Hach - at the Savoy

'Love Never Dies by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater & Ben Elton - at the Adelphi

Theatre Event of the Year:

Jellyfish, the UK's first recycled theatre, built on a playground in Southwark

Judi Dench returning to the role of Titania after 40 years for Sir Peter Hall in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at the Rose, Kingston

'Les Miserables' 25th anniversary concert at The 02 & screened to cinemas worldwide

The Donmar Warehouse's 'Sondheim at 80' concerts

The relaunch of the King's Head as London's first new opera house in 40 years

The transformation of the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo for 'The Railway Children'

Special mentions:

The launch of the Young Vic's 40th anniversary season

'You Me Bum Bum Train' at the Barbican


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