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:
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
In The Heights

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

Best Musical Revival Sponsored By R&H Theatricals:
WINNER – Gypsy 
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:
WINNER – Les Miserables 
Kinky Boots
Miss Saigon

Equity Award For Services To Theatre:
Kenneth Branagh

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