The 2013 fosterIAN nominations

Sifting through 300+ productions has proved harder work than I thought, though a much welcomed reminder of just how much I managed to see this year. Though I have used the label ‘best’, the categories should probably best be considered ‘favourite’ as that is what the fosterIANs (fos-tîr’ē-ən) are, the acting performances that stood out for me, the ones that made me sit up, and sometimes stand up. So please find below the 2013 fosterIAN award nominations

Best Actress in a Play
Lucy Ellinson, Grounded
Stella Gonet/Fenella Woolgar, Handbagged
Marianne Jean-Baptiste, The Amen Corner
Lesley Manville, Ghosts (Almeida)
Shuna Snow, Iron
Michelle Terry, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe)

Best Actor in a Play
Brian Cox, The Weir
Philip Duguid-McQuillan, Jumpers for Goalposts
Hugo Koolschijn, Scenes from a Marriage (Toneelgroep Amsterdam) 
Jamie Samuel, Jumpers for Goalposts
Al Weaver, The Pride
Benedict Wong, Chimerica 

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Linda Bassett, Roots
Anna Calder-Marshall, The Herd
Deborah Findlay, Coriolanus
Isabella Laughland, The Same Deep Water As Me
Hadewych Minis, Scenes from a Marriage (Toneelgroep Amsterdam)
Cecilia Noble, The Amen Corner

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Roeland Fernhout, Scenes from a Marriage (Toneelgroep Amsterdam)
Richard McCabe, The Audience
Pearce Quigley, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Globe)
Jeff Rawle, Handbagged
Andy Rush, Jumpers for Goalposts
Alexander Vlahos, Macbeth (MIF)

Best Actress in a Musical
Rosalie Craig, The Light Princess
Zrinka Cvitešić, Once the musical
Anita Dobson, Carnival of the Animals
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Scarlett Strallen, A Chorus Line
Charlotte Wakefield, The Sound of Music

Best Actor in a Musical
Declan Bennett, Once the musical
David Birrell, Sweeney Todd 
Nick Hendrix, The Light Princess 
Kyle Scatliff, The Scottsboro Boys
Matt Smith, American Psycho
Michael Xavier, The Sound of Music

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Amy Booth-Steel, The Light Princess
Katie Brayben, American Psycho
Nicola Hughes, The Color Purple
Cassidy Janson, Candide
Sophia Nomvete, The Color Purple
Leigh Zimmerman, A Chorus Line

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Ben Aldridge, American Psycho
Christian Dante White, The Scottsboro Boys
Michael Matus, The Sound of Music
Kane Oliver Parry, The Light Princess
Kit Orton, The Hired Man
Gary Wood, A Chorus Line

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