Rent Goes Dutch and Tops Netherlands' Musical Awards

News   Rent Goes Dutch and Tops Netherlands' Musical Awards The Netherlands' equivalent of the Tony Awards, the John Kraaijkamp Musical Theatre Awards were handed out during a televised ceremony April 20. Viewers were treated to excerpts from the upcoming Dutch productions of Saturday Night Fever and Titanic, as well as a performance by Heather Headley and Adam Pascal of Aida, which will open in The Netherlands in October.

The Netherlands' equivalent of the Tony Awards, the John Kraaijkamp Musical Theatre Awards were handed out during a televised ceremony April 20. Viewers were treated to excerpts from the upcoming Dutch productions of Saturday Night Fever and Titanic, as well as a performance by Heather Headley and Adam Pascal of Aida, which will open in The Netherlands in October.

The Dutch version of Jonathan Larson's musical Rent was the top winner taking home three awards. The awards cover musicals only, and the public votes (through Kampioen magazine) for the Best Musical from all 17 eligible tuners.

Here is the complete list of 2001 nominees, with winners in bold:

Kampioen Audience Award for Best Musical
•Elisabeth (All 17 musical productions currently running were nominated.)

John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for Best Female Leading role:(tie)
•Janke Dekker The Hired Man
•Lottie Hellingman Koning van Katoren
Nurlaila Karim Rent
•Joke de Kruijf Little Shop of Horrors
Vera Mann Diana the musical
John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for Best Male Leading role:
•Duncan Anepool Boyband
•Jon van Eerd There’s no business like showbusiness
•Jim de Groot Rent
•Thomas van Luyn Little Shop of Horrors
Jan Schepens The Hired Man


John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for Best Female Supporting role:
•Maya Hakvoort There’s no business like showbusiness
•Gerrie van der Klei 42nd Street
•Mariska van Kolck 42nd Street
Ellis van Laarhoven Rent
•Chiara Tissen Koning van Katoren


John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for Best Male Supporting role:
•Frans van Deursen Koning van Katoren
•Bill van Dijk Little Shop of Horrors
•Hugo Haenen 42nd Street
Edwin Jonker Rent
•Johnny Kraaijkamp Boyband


John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for Most Promising Female Talent:
•Maike Boerdam The Hired Man
•Wieneke Remmers The Hired Man
Angela Schijf 42nd Street


John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for Most Promising Male Talent:
•Axel de Graaf Boyband
Pepijn Gunneweg Koning van Katoren
•Jurgen Stein Rent


Cubus Oeuvre Award (Lifetime Achievement)
Seth Gaaikema