Winners announced: Black British Theatre Awards 2019

Published: Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 1:21am

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The inaugural Black British Theatre Awards held on Sunday 27 October at The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Islington, London, was hailed a resounding success by all who attended. “We can’t wait for next year, which will be even bigger.” says co-founder, Solange Urdang.

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Best Director for a Play or Musical
Lynette Linton; SWEAT: Gielgud Theatre

Best Producer
Tobi Kyeremateng; Babylon Festival: Bush Theatre

Best Choreographer
Shelley Maxwell; Equus: Theatre Royal Stratford East

Best Opera Production
Porgy and Bess; English National Opera: London Coliseum

Best Dance Performance in a Dance Production
Prentice Whitlow; Rite of Spring: Phoenix Dance Theatre: Sadlers Wells

Best Dance Production
Phoenix Dance Theatre; Rite of Spring: Sadlers Wells

Light and Sound Recognition Award
Tony Gayle

Set Design Recognition Award
Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey

Book and Lyrics Recognition Award
Debbie Tucker Green

Musical Director Recognition Award
Benjamin Kwasi Burrell

Best Supporting Female Actor in a Play
Michelle Greenidge; Nine Night: National Theatre

Best Female Actor in a Play
Gloria Williams: Bullet Hole: Park Theatre

Best Supporting Male Actor in a Play
Lenny Henry: King Hedley II: Theatre Royal Stratford East

Best Male Actor in a Play
Arinzé Kene; Misty: Bush Theatre

Best Production for a Play
The Half God of Rainfall: Kiln Theatre & Fuel

Best Supporting Male Actor in a Musical
Cavin Cornwall; Jesus Christ Superstar: Barbican Theatre

Best Male Actor in a Musical
Layton Williams; Everybody’s Talking About Jamie: Apollo Theatre

Best Supporting Female Actor in a Musical
Beverley Knight; Sylvia: The Old Vic

Best Female Actor in a Musical
Sharon D. Clarke; Caroline or Change: Playhouse Theatre

Best Musical Production
Hamilton; Victoria Palace Theatre

Recent Graduate Award
Amara Okereke; Arts Educational Schools, London

Best Teacher of Performing Arts as a subject Award 
Angeline Bell, The Urdang Academy

Lifetime Recognition Award
Sharon D. Clarke

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