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Only Fools and Horses The Musical actor Oscar Conlon-Morrey, from Newark, nominated for What’s On Stage Awards




An actor who started his career at drama sessions in Newark is up for a musical award against the likes of Joe Sugg and Jason Donovan, and is hoping residents of his home town can help him over the line.

Oscar Conlon-Morrey, 26, from Newark, is in the running for the What’s On Stage Awards ­— a competition that is decided by a public vote.

The comedy actor earned his nomination after performances in West End Stage show Only Fools and Horses The Musical, which he said was a roaring success.

Oscar Conlon-Morrey, 26, from Newark, has been nominated for the What's On Stage Awards. (23455810)
Oscar Conlon-Morrey, 26, from Newark, has been nominated for the What's On Stage Awards. (23455810)

“This is the only award of it’s kind that gives the public the vote so I’m hoping to mobilise my home town to support me by voting,” he said.

“But it is an amazing feeling to be nominated.

“Hopefully I can make Newark proud.”

When Oscar was 12 he was cast as Oliver in the Newark Amateur Operatic Society’s production and before that attended the Nearly Instant Theatre Session in Newark.

Oscar is nominated for the best supporting actor in a musical for his role of dating agent/various.

He is up against four other nominees in the 20th edition of the awards.

Previous winners include the likes of James Corden, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Julie Walters, Sir Alan Rickman and Sir Ian McKellen.

Voting closes on January 27, 2020, with the winner revealed at a ceremony at the Prince of Wales Theatre on March 1.

To vote visit https://awards.whatsonstage.com/

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