North-east actresses nominated for prestigious Broadway award

Amy Lennox was nominated for an Olivier Award this year.

Two North-east actresses are battling it out with the likes of Sheridan Smith for a top theatre award.

Both Jenna Innes and Amy Lennox, from Aberdeen, are nominated in the Best Actress in a New Production of a Musical category in the Broadway World Awards.

Jenna, 21, is up for the award after taking the leading role in an off-West End production Animus.

Jenna Innes in her role as Charlotte Donne in Animus.
Jenna Innes in her role as Charlotte Donne in Animus.

The former Oldmachar Academy pupil is currently studying at the prestigious Music Theatre Academy in London.

She said: “I wasn’t even aware that I had been nominated for this at all.

“It was only when my friend was on the Broadway World website voting for something that she spotted my name and told me about it, so it was by complete chance.

“When I found out it was amazing to hear and I was pretty shocked as this award is for professionals.

“I am the first student ever to be nominated in this award. I was in a production off the West End which made me eligible for the award.

“Here are all these amazing actresses like Sheridan Smith, who is up for this award, and then there is little old me from Bridge of Don.”

Former Aberdeen Grammar School pupil Amy Lennox has been nominated for her role in Kinky Boots.

The 30-year-old is no stranger to award nominations having been up for an Olivier Award earlier this year.

Amy said: “The Broadway World Awards are a really good opportunity and it is great that they have it so open to everyone from the likes of Sheridan Smith to people who are straight out of drama school.

“Some awards can make it quite difficult to get recognition but Broadway World is doing great stuff getting peoples names out there.”

The awards are run by Broadway World, one of the largest global theatre sites on the internet, with entries and votes submitted by its readers.

Other top names up for the award of Best Actress in a New Production of a Musical include singer and radio presenter Beverley Knight, former Sugababes member and Eurovision singer Jade Ewen and Les Miserables and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher.