Winners of the 2016 What’s On Stage Awards

 

Best Actor In A Play Sponsored By Radisson Blu Edwardian:
WINNER – Benedict Cumberbatch, Hamlet
James McAvoy, The Ruling Class
Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King
Alex Hassell, Henry V

Best Actress In A Play Sponsored By The Umbrella Rooms:
WINNER – Nicole Kidman, Photograph 51 
Denise Gough, People, Places and Things
Lia Williams, Oresteia
Rosalie Craig, As You Like It
Harriet Walter, Death of a Salesman

Best Actor In A Musical Sponsored By Century:
Killian Donnelly, Kinky Boots
Michael Ball, Mack and Mabel
WINNER – Matt Henry, Kinky Boots 
Sam Mackay, In the Heights
Ben Forster, Elf the Musical

Best Actress In A Musical:
WINNER – Imelda Staunton, Gypsy 
Beverley Knight, Cats
Kimberley Walsh, Elf the Musical
Lily Frazer, In the Heights
Katie Brayben, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Best Supporting Actor In A Play:
Ciaran Hinds, Hamlet
WINNER – Mark Gatiss, Three Days in the Country 
Bertie Carvel, Bakkhai
Johnny Flynn, Hangmen
Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Hamlet

Best Supporting Actress In A Play Sponsored By The Tonic Theatre Company:
Sian Brooke, Hamlet
Anastasia Hille, Hamlet
Imogen Doel, The Importance of Being Earnest
Patsy Ferran, As You Like It
WINNER – Judi Dench, The Winter’s Tale 

Best Supporting Actor In A Musical:
Lucas Rush, American Idiot
Alexis Gerred, American Idiot
WINNER – David Bedella, In The Heights 
Jack Edwards, Mack and Mabel
Peter Davison, Gypsy

Best Supporting Actress In A Musical Sponsored By Newman:
WINNER – Lara Pulver, Gypsy 
Jennie Dale, Elf the Musical
Amy Lennox, Kinky Boots
Lauren Samuels, Bend It Like Beckham
Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, In The Heights

Best New Play:
Hangmen
Oppenheimer
WINNER Photograph 51 
People, Places and Things
Farinelli and the King

Best New Musical Sponsored By Shine Creative Solutions:
WINNER Kinky Boots 
Bend It Like Beckham
Elf the Musical
Beautiful
In The Heights

Best Play Revival:
WINNER Hamlet
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Ruling Class
Death of a Salesman
Oresteia

Best Musical Revival Sponsored By R&H Theatricals:
WINNER Gypsy 
Cats
High Society
Mack and Mabel
American Idiot

Best Direction:
Hamlet, Lyndsey Turner
In The Heights, Luke Sheppard
American Idiot, Racky Plews
Kinky Boots, Jerry Mitchell
WINNER Gypsy, Jonathan Kent 

Best Choreography Sponsored By Capezio:
WINNER Kinky Boots, Jerry Mitchell
In The Heights, Drew McOnie
High Society, Nathan M Wright
Gypsy, Stephen Mear
American Idiot, Racky Plews

Best Set Design Sponsored By The Theatre Cafe:
WINNER Hamlet, Es Devlin
American Idiot, Sara Perks
Kinky Boots, David Rockwell
In The Heights, takis
Gypsy, Anthony Ward

Best Lighting Design Sponsored By White Light:
WINNER Hamlet, Jane Cox
In The Heights, Howard Hudson
American Idiot, Tim Deiling
Kinky Boots, Kenneth Posner
Gypsy, Mark Henderson

Best Off-West End Production Sponsored By Les Misérables:
Shock Treatment, King’s Head Theatre
WINNER Carrie the Musical, Southwark Playhouse
You Won’t Succeed on Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews, St James’s Theatre
Grand Hotel, Southwark Playhouse
Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory

Best Regional Production:
Mack and Mabel, Chichester Festival Theatre and tour
WINNER – Mary Poppins, tour 
Anything Goes, Sheffield Crucible and tour
Hairspray, tour
Henry V, RSC

Best West End Show Sponsored By The Wine Treasury:
Wicked
WINNER – Les Miserables 
Kinky Boots
Miss Saigon
Matilda

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