2022 Best Supporting Actress in a Play + in a Musical

Best Supporting Actress in a Play

Kerry Howard, Jack Absolute Flies Again
Smashing the fourth wall with absolute glee, Howard took real ownership of the Olivier stage as if it were a second home, a real joy of a performance to behold.

Honourable mention: June Watson, A Doll’s House Part 2
An actress whom I’ve long admired who really did have a great year between this and As You Like It

Deborah Findlay, Orlando
Marieke Heebink, A Little Life
Wendy Kweh, Much Ado About Nothing
Tracy-Ann Oberman, Noises Off
Eileen Walsh, The Crucible

Hélène Devos, Age of Rage; Ayesha Dharker, The Father and the Assassin; Caroline Quentin, Jack Absolute Flies Again

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical

Yuki Sutton / Amy Parker, Ride
I made a couple of trips to see Ride, such was my love for the show, and getting to see alternate Amy Parker as well as Yuki Sutton was a real treat, both hard-working performers heart-swellingly excellent in this gem of a new musical.

Honourable mention: Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Hex
Much may have been questioned about Hex but I think one thing we’re all agreed on is that Hamilton-Barritt steals the show with her vocal prowess, peerless comic timing and huge empathy for what could have been a much more dour character in other hands.

Rosie Ashe, The Great British Bake Off – The Musical
Nadine Higgin, Legally Blonde
Kayleigh McKnight, LIFT
Sally Ann Triplett, Billy Elliot
Olivia Warren, Megan Armitage, Katrina Michaels and Olivia Thompson, La Maupin

Amy Booth-Steel, Tammy Faye; Bonnie Langford, Anything Goes; Marisha Wallace, Oklahoma!

NB: I’ve kept the categories divided by gender as I’m unsure of the best way forward in terms of both representation and recognition. Merging them is one answer but I dislike that that means fewer performances end up being awarded. I shall be consulting and considering over the next year and changes will be implented for 2023.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *