For his exceptional performance in King Kong, ex Isibaya star Andile Gumbi has scored a nomination at the 2018 Naledi Theater Awards.
Gumbi and other performance center stars were uncovered at the honors chosen people party in Newtown, Joburg, the previous evening.
The acclaimed King Kong musical scored five nominations. Gumbi is nominated in the best male lead performance, while Nondumiso Tembe got a nod in the best lead performance in a musical by a female actress.
King Kong director Jona-
than Munby walked away with best director nomination, while the show itself scored a best musical nomination.
Mbongeni Ngema’s Sarafina scored four nominations. Sarafina is nominated in the best musical, best director in a musical, best newcomer performance and best female actress in a musical. TV and theatre star Masasa Mbangeni scored the best female performer nomination in a play for her role in The Suitcase.
Naledi Theatre awards CEO Dawn Lindberg said: “As usual, funding has been an issue. However, in true showbiz fashion, the show must go on.”
The awards will take place on June 18.