61st London Evening Standard Theatre Award winners


The winners of The 61st London Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced at a ceremony at the Old Vic Theatre.

The ceremony was presented by Rob Brydon and co-hosted by Evening Standard owner Evgeny Lebedev, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen.

The Winners...

Best Play
The Motherf***er with a Hat
by Stephen Adly Guirgis at the National Theatre

Best Actor
James McAvoy
for The Ruling Class at the Trafalgar Studios

The Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
Nicole Kidman
Photograph 51 at the Noel Coward Theatre

Best Musical Performance
Imelda Staunton
Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre

Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical
Kinky Boots
at the Adelphi Theatre

Best Director
Robert Icke
for Oresteia at the Almeida & Trafalgar Studios

Best Design
Anna Fleischle
Hangmen at the Royal Court

The Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Molly Davies
God Bless the Child at the Royal Court

Newcomer in a Musical Award
Gemma Arterton
Made in Dagenham at the Adelphi Theatre

Emerging Talent Award in Partnership with Burberry
David Moorst
Violence and Son at the Royal Court Upstairs

Beyond Theatre Award
Alexander McQueen Exhibition
(V&A)

Editor's Award
Vanessa Redgrave

Lebedev Special Award
Stephen Sondheim

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