The 2013 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

BEST ACTOR

Chiwetel Ejiofor, A Season in the Congo (Young Vic)
WINNER Rory Kinnear, Othello, National (Olivier)
WINNER Adrian Lester, Othello, National (Olivier)


NATASHA RICHARDSON AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS

Linda Bassett, Roots (Donmar Warehouse)
Lesley Manville, Ghosts (Almeida)
WINNER Helen Mirren, The Audience (Gielgud)
Billie Piper
, The Effect, National (Cottesloe)
Kristin Scott Thomas, Old Times (Harold Pinter)

BEST PLAY

WINNER Lucy Kirkwood, Chimerica (Almeida)
Nick Dear
, The Dark Earth and the Light Sky (Almeida)
Lucy Prebble, The Effect (National, Cottesloe)


NED SHERRIN AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL

The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales)
The Light Princess (National, Lyttlelton)
WINNER Merrily We Roll Along  (Menier Chocolate Factory & Harold Pinter


BEST DIRECTOR

WINNER Richard Eyre, Ghosts (Almeida)
Nicholas Hytner
, Othello (National, Olivier)
Rufus Norris, The Amen Corner (National, Olivier)
Lyndsey Turner, Chimerica (Almeida & Harold Pinter)

BEST DESIGN

WINNER Bob Crowley, People (National, Lyttelton); The Audience (Gielgud); Once (Phoenix)
Es Devlin
, Chimerica (Almeida & Harold Pinter)
Tim Hatley (Design); Peter Mumford (Lighting), Ghosts (Almeida)

CHARLES WINTOUR AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT

WINNER Rachel De-lahay, Routes (Royal Court)
Rory Kinnear
, The Herd (Bush)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Soho)

MILTON SHULMAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER 

Caoilfhionn Dunne, The Night Alive (Donmar Warehouse)
WINNER Seth Numrich, Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic)
Luke Thompson
, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe)
Olivia Vinall, Othello (National, Olivier)

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

WINNER Rosalie Craig, The Light Princess (National, Lyttelton)
Cynthia Erivo
, The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory)
Charlotte Wakefield, The Sound of Music (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)

EMERGING TALENT AWARD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BURBERRY

Cush Jumbo (Josephine and I, Bush)

AWARD FOR COMEDY

David Walliams (for his performance as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream)


BEYOND THEATRE AWARD

BBC Proms 2013

EDITOR’S AWARD

Kevin Spacey (for his contribution to British theatre)

LEBEDEV SPECIAL AWARD

Lord Lloyd-Webber (for his contribution to musical theatre)


LONDON EVENING STANDARD THEATRE ICON AWARD

Dame Maggie Smith (for her contribution to the world stage)

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