Aida Tops List of Dutch Nominees

News   Aida Tops List of Dutch Nominees Broadway has the Antoinette Perry Awards. London has the Laurence Olivier Awards. And, the Netherlands has the John Kraaijkamp Musical Awards. The Dutch equivalent of the Tonys and the Oliviers are awarded yearly to artists who exhibit "exceptional creative and artistic achievement."

Broadway has the Antoinette Perry Awards. London has the Laurence Olivier Awards. And, the Netherlands has the John Kraaijkamp Musical Awards. The Dutch equivalent of the Tonys and the Oliviers are awarded yearly to artists who exhibit "exceptional creative and artistic achievement."

Leading this year's pack with five nominations is the Elton John-Tim Rice musical Aida, which received nominations for Best Musical, Best Translation, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress and Most Promising New Talent. The Dutch production of Aida is produced by Joop van den Ende, who co-produced the current, Tony-winning revival of Broadway's 42nd Street.

Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music and the Tony-winning Maury Yeston-Peter Stone musical Titanic both tied with four nominations. The Best Musical category comprises Aida, Nijntje, Saturday Night Fever and Titanic.

All nominations are decided upon by a jury, except for the Best Musical nominees, which are selected by readers of Holland's largest magazine "Kampioen." The awards will be presented during the RAI Congrescentre in Amsterdam on April 22.

Thirteen musicals that are currently playing in the Netherlands received nominations. The complete list of nominees follows: ANWB Kampioen Audience Award for Best Musical:
Aida
Nijntje
Saturday Night Fever
Titanic, the musical

Award for Best Dutch Actor working in a foreign production:
Pia Douwes Elisabeth (Essen, Germany)
Gino Emnes Der König der Löwen (Hamburg, Germany)
Maya Hakvoort Jekyll & Hyde (Vienna, Austria)
Daan Wijnands Chicago (London, England)

Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress:
Jasperina de Jong Marlene Dietrich
Chris Lomme A Little Night Music
Vera Mann Peter Pan
Antje Monteiro Aida

Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor:
Jos Brink Sonneveld
Joost de Jong Saturday Night Fever
Danny de Munk Titanic
Bastiaan Ragas Aida

Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress:
Kirsten Cools A Little Night Music
Alexandra van Marken Grace
Smadar Monsinos De Griezelbus
Frédérique Sluyterman van Loo A Little Night Music

Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor:
Dick Cohen Titanic
Rolf Koster Rocky over the Rainbow
Frans Mulder Sonneveld
Jeroen Phaff De Griezelbus

Award for Most Promising Female Talent:
Hilke Bierman Sonneveld
Carice van Houten Foxtrot
Chantal Janzen Saturday Night Fever

Award for Most Promising Male Talent:
Hein Gerrits A Chorus Line
Marlon David Henry Aida
Award for Best Translation:
Allard Blom A Little Night Music
Martine Bijl Aida
Daniël Cohen Titanic
Coot van Doesburg A Chorus Line