Winners of the 2019 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

The winners of the 2019 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced, with Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Ian McKellen, Robert Icke and Andrew Scott among the recipients.

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
WINNER – 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)
WINNER – 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
WINNER – Sweat by Lynn Nottage, Donmar Warehouse & Gielgud

MILTON SHULMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Marianne Elliott & Miranda Cromwell Death of a Salesman, Young Vic & Piccadilly
WINNER – Robert Icke The Doctor, Almeida & The Wild Duck, Almeida
Jamie Lloyd Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre

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

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
WINNER – 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
WINNER – A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bunny Christie, Bridge
A Very Expensive Poison Tom Scutt, Old Vic

CHARLES WINTOUR AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT
Zoe Cooper Out of Water, Orange Tree Theatre
Yasmin Joseph J’Ouvert, Theatre503
WINNER – 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
WINNER – Laurie Kynaston The Son, Kiln & Gielgud
Grace Molony The Watsons, Chichester & Menier Chocolate Factory
Bobby Stallwood Faith, Hope and Charity, National Theatre (Dorfman)

EDITOR’S AWARD
Sir Ian McKellen for his “On Stage” tour

LEBEDEV AWARD
Peter Brook for his contribution to theatre

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