The 2019 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards – Shortlist announced

Proper award season is starting to kick into gear now with the reveal of the shortlist for the 2019 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards and an uncharacteristically strong set of nominations that will surprise a fair few. I had little love for Sweet Charity so I’d’ve bumped its nod for something else but generally speaking, I’m loving the love for Dorfman shows and the Royal Court and I hate the reminder that there’s a couple of things I mistakenly decided not to see (Out of Water, …kylie jenner)

BEST ACTOR in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group
K. Todd Freeman Downstate, National Theatre (Dorfman)
Francis Guinan Downstate, National Theatre (Dorfman)
Tom Hiddleston Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre
Wendell Pierce Death of a Salesman, Young Vic & Piccadilly
Andrew Scott Present Laughter, Old Vic

NATASHA RICHARDSON AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS in partnership with Christian Louboutin
Hayley Atwell Rosmersholm, Duke of York’s
Cecilia Noble Downstate, National Theatre (Dorfman) & Faith, Hope and Charity, National Theatre (Dorfman)
Dame Maggie Smith A German Life, Bridge
Juliet Stevenson The Doctor, Almeida
Anjana Vasan A Doll’s House, Lyric Hammersmith

BEST PLAY in partnership with Chanel
Downstate by Bruce Norris, National Theatre (Dorfman)
ear for eye by debbie tucker green, Royal Court
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. by Caryl Churchill, Royal Court
Sweat by Lynn Nottage, Donmar Warehouse & Gielgud

Marianne Elliott & Miranda Cromwell Death of a Salesman, Young Vic & Piccadilly
Robert Icke The Doctor, Almeida & The Wild Duck, Almeida
Jamie Lloyd Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre

Come From Away Phoenix
Evita Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof Menier Chocolate Factory & Playhouse
Sweet Charity Donmar Warehouse

Anne-Marie Duff Sweet Charity, Donmar Warehouse
Andy Nyman Fiddler on the Roof, Menier Chocolate Factory & Playhouse
Sheridan Smith Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Palladium

BEST DESIGN in partnership with Michael Kors
Appropriate Fly Davis, Donmar Warehouse
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bunny Christie, Bridge
A Very Expensive Poison Tom Scutt, Old Vic

Zoe Cooper Out of Water, Orange Tree Theatre
Yasmin Joseph J’Ouvert, Theatre503
Jasmine Lee-Jones seven methods of killing kylie jenner, Royal Court
Ross Willis Wolfie, Theatre503

EMERGING TALENT AWARD in partnership with Access Entertainment
Shiloh Coke Chiaroscuro, Bush Theatre
Laurie Kynaston The Son, Kiln & Gielgud
Grace Molony The Watsons, Chichester & Menier Chocolate Factory
Bobby Stallwood Faith, Hope and Charity, National Theatre (Dorfman)

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