Check out the shortlist for the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards

Published: Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 3:49pm

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Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Best Actor in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group
K Todd Freeman for Downstate at the National Theatre (Dorfman)
Francis Guinan for Downstate at the National Theatre (Dorfman)
Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Wendell Pierce for Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic and the Piccadilly Theatre
Andrew Scott for Present Laughter at The Old Vic
Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress in partnership with Christian Louboutin
Hayley Atwell for Rosmersholm at the Duke of York’s Theatre
Cecilia Noble for Downstate at the National Theatre (Dorfman)
Dame Maggie Smith for A German Life at the Bridge Theatre
Juliet Stevenson for The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre
Anjana Vasan for A Doll’s House at the Lyric Hammersmith
Best Play in partnership with Chanel
Downstate by Bruce Norris at the National Theatre (Dorfman)
ear for eye by debbie tucker green at the Royal Court
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. at the Royal Court
Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the Donmar Warehouse and the Gielgud Theatre
Milton Shulman Award for Best Director
Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell for Death of a Salesman at the Young Vic and the Piccadilly Theatre
Robert Icke for The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre and The Wild Duck at the Almeida Theatre
Jamie Lloyd for Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Best Musical
Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre
Evita at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the Playhouse Theatre
Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse
Best Musical Performance
Anne-Marie Duff for Sweet Charity at the Donmar Warehouse
Andy Nyman for Fiddler on the Roof at the Menier Chocolate Factory and the Playhouse Theatre
Sheridan Smith for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium
Best Design in partnership with Michael Kors
Appropriate by Fly Davis at the Donmar Warehouse
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Bunny Christie at the Bridge Theatre
A Very Expensive Poison by Tom Scutt at The Old Vic
Charles Wintour Awards for Most Promising Playwright
Zoe Cooper for Out of Water at the Orange Tree Theatre
Jasmine Lee-Jones for seven methods of killing kylie jenner at the Royal Court
Ross Willis for Wolfie at Theatre503
Emerging Talent Awards in partnership with Access Entertainment
Shiloh Coke for Chiaroscuro at the Bush Theatre
Laurie Kynaston for The Son at the Kiln Theatre and the Gielgud Theatre
Grace Molony for The Watsons at Chichester Festival Theatre and the Menier Chocolate Factory
Bobby Stallwood for Faith, Hope and Charity at the National Theatre (Dorfman)

This year’s Advisory Judging Panel comprises Evening Standard Chief Theatre Critic Nick Curtis; Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye; WhatsOnStage critic Sarah Crompton; Guardian culture writer and broadcaster Mark Lawson; The Stage reviews editor Natasha Tripney; London Theatre Critic of the International New York Times Matt Wolf; and freelance critic Holly Williams, alongside the Evening Standard’s editor, George Osborne. The awards discussion is chaired by Evening Standard Chairman Justin Byam Shaw. A sub-committee, led by Sarah Crompton alongside freelance critic Sam Marlowe and founder and Editor of Sophia A Jackson, has made recommendations to the panel for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright category.

The winners will be announced on November 24 at the London Coliseum. The headline sponsor for the 65th Evening Standard Theatre Awards is Michael Kors. Partners include Access Entertainment, Ambassador Theatre Group, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Chanel and Christian Louboutin. 

All new productions and performances on the London stage between October 20 2018 and October 10 2019 are eligible for consideration.

NEED TO KNOW: The 65th annual  Evening Standard Theatre Awards  will take place on Sunday, November 24 at the West End’s London Coliseum.  #ESTheatreAwards