The 2018 fosterIAN nominations

As I live and breathe, we made it! Behold the 2018 fosterIAN award nominations, recognising the acting performances that stood out for me, the ones that made me sit up, and sometimes stand up. As ever, I have used the label ‘best’, the categories should really be considered ‘favourite’ as that is what the fosterIANs (fos-tîr’ē-ən) are – my favourites out of the 300 or so shows that I saw. Results to come in the next couple of days.

Best Actress in a Play
Patsy Ferran, Summer and Smoke
Sarah Gordy, Jellyfish
Leah Harvey, Clare Perkins & Vinette Robinson, Emilia
Marieke Heebink, Oedipus
Elinor Lawless, To Have To Shoot Irishmen
Carey Mulligan, Girls and Boys
Sarah Niles, Leave Taking

Best Actor in a Play
Ben Batt, The York Realist
Ian Bonar, Jellyfish
Paapa Essiedu, The Convert
Richard Harrington, Home I’m Darling
Kyle Soller, The Inheritance
Shubham Saraf, An Adventure
Hans Kesting, Oedipus

Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Adjoa Andoh,
Leave Taking
Eva Feiler, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Watermill)
Penny Layden, Jellyfish
Martha Plimpton, Sweat
Cecilia Noble, Nine Night
Lashana Lynch, ear for eye
Charity Wakefield, Emilia

Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Louis Bernard, Much Ado About Nothing (Antic Disposition)
Demetri Goritsas, ear for eye
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance
Wil Johnson, Leave Taking
Forbes Masson, Summer and Smoke
Nicky Priest, Jellyfish
Sam Troughton, Stories

Best Actress in a Musical
Rosalie Craig, Company
Kaisa Hammarlund, Fun Home
Bonnie Langford, 42nd Street
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Caroline O’Connor, The Rink
Gemma Sutton, The Rink
Adrienne Warren, Tina the Musical

Best Actor in a Musical
Paul-James Corrigan, Sunshine on Leith
Andrew Finnigan, Drip
Arinze Kene, Misty
Michael Mathers, Mythic
Steven Miller, Sunshine on Leith
Leon Scott, Midnight
Zubin Varla, Fun Home

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Caroline or Change
Vivien Carter, Sweet Charity (Watermill)

Amber Gray, Hadestown
Patti LuPone, Company
Genevieve McCarthy, Mythic
Hilary McLean, Sunshine on Leith
Seyi Omooba, Christina Modestou & Renee Lamb, Little Shop of Horrors

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Jonanthan Bailey, Company
Alex Cardall, Sweet Charity (Watermill)
Alex James Ellison, The Secret Garden
Richard Fleeshman, Company
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Andre de Shields, Hadestown
Matt Willis, Little Shop of Horrors

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