The 2015 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Best Actor
Kenneth Cranham, The Father, Ustinov Bath, Tricycle Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre
Ralph Fiennes, Man And Superman, National Theatre’s Lyttelton
James McAvoy, The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios
Simon Russell Beale, Temple, Donmar Warehouse

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
Denise Gough, People, Places and Things, National Theatre’s Dorfman
Nicole Kidman, Photograph 51 , Noël Coward Theatre
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe
Lia Williams, Oresteia, Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios

Best Play
Hangmen (Martin McDonagh), Royal Court Theatre
The Father (Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton), Ustinov Bath, Tricycle Theatre & Wyndham’s Theatre
The Motherfucker With The Hat (Stephen Adly Guirgis), National Theatre’s Lyttelton

Milton Shulman Award for Best Director
Robert Icke, Oresteia, Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios
Jamie Lloyd, Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory
Indhu Rubasingham, The Motherfucker With The Hat, National Theatre’s Lyttelton

Best Design
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen, Royal Court Theatre
Tim Hatley, Temple, Donmar Warehouse
Robert Jones, City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Molly Davies, God Bless The Child, Royal Court Upstairs
Alistair McDowall, Pomona, Orange Tree Theatre & National Theatre’s Temporary Space
Diana Nneka Atuona, Liberian Girl, Royal Court Upstairs (Peckham & Tottenham pop-up venues)

Emerging Talent Award in Partnership with Burberry
Calvin Demba, The Red Lion, National Theatre’s Dorfman
Patsy Ferran, Treasure Island, National Theatre’s Olivier
David Moorst, Violence And Son, Royal Court Upstairs

Best Musical Performance
Katie Brayben, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre
Rosalie Craig, City of Angels, Donmar Warehouse
Killian Donnelly, Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
Imelda Staunton, Gypsy, Savoy Theatre

Newcomer in a Musical
Gemma Arterton, Made in Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre
Ellie Bamber, High Society, Old Vic
Natalie Dew, Bend It Like Beckham the Musical, Phoenix Theatre

Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical (voted for by the public)
Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre
Bend It Like Beckham the Musical, Phoenix Theatre
Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre

Beyond Theatre Award
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition

Editor’s Award in partnership with The Ivy
Vanessa Redgrave

Lebedev Award
Stephen Sondheim

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