The 2007 nominations for the eighth annual Theatregoer’s Choice Awards, announced at a star-studded event at Café de Paris in London’s West End, included 7 nominations for The Lord of the Rings, now playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.

The Theatregoer’s Choice Awards is the only major theatre prize-giving decided by the public, who vote online at This year, a record 5,000 people took part in the nominations phase of the judging process, with many thousands more expected to vote for the eventual winners, which will be announced in February 2008.

The full nominations for The Lord of the Rings are as follows:

  • The Superbreak Best New Musical
  • The See Tickets Best Actor in a Musical – James Loye
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Musical – Laura Michelle Kelly
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – Michael Therriault
  • Best Director – Matthew Warchus
  • Best Set Designer – Rob Howell
  • Best Choreographer – Peter Darling