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Thu 10 Nov 2005

Evening Standard Theatre Awards Nominations 2005


Nominations for the 51st London Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced today

The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Savoy hotel on 28 November 2005, hosted by writer and broadcaster Ned Sherrin.

The Nominations are....

BEST ACTOR:
Brian Dennehy Death Of A Salesman (Lyric Theatre)
Derek Jacobi Don Carlos (Gielgud Theatre)
Simon Russell Beale The Philanthropist (Donmar)

BEST ACTRESS:
Eve Best Hedda Gabler (Almeida/Duke of York's)
Clare Higgins Death Of A Salesman (Lyric)
Kristin Scott Thomas As You Desire Me (Playhouse)
Harriet Walter Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse/Apollo)

BEST PLAY:
2,000 Years Mike Leigh (National Theatre)
Bloody Sunday Richard Norton-Taylor (Tricycle)
Harvest Richard Bean (Royal Court)
The Home Place Brian Friel (Comedy Theatre)

BEST MUSICAL:
The Big Life (Apollo)
Billy Elliot (Victoria Palace Theatre)
Mary Poppins (Prince Edward)

SYDNEY EDWARDS AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR:
Richard Eyre for Hedda Gabler & Mary Poppins
Michael Grandage for Don Carlos & Grand Hotel
Jonathan Kent for As You Desire Me

BEST STAGE DESIGNER:
Paul Brown for As You Desire Me
Bob Crowley for Mary Poppins
Christopher Oram (designer) and Paule Constable (lighting designer) for Don Carlos

CHARLES WINTOUR AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT
Ryan Craig What We Did to Weinstein (Menier Chocolate Factory)
Nell Leyshon Comfort Me With Apples (Hampstead)
Simon Mendes da Costa Losing Louis (Hampstead/ Trafalgar Studios)

MILTON SHULMAN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER:
Daniel Kramer for his direction of Hair and Woyzeck (Gate Theatre)
Menier Chocolate Factory,co-directors David Babani and Danielle Tarento
Ben Silverstone for his performance in Man And Boy (Duchess Theatre)


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