Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2008 Winners

Evening Standard Theatre Award Winners

The winners of the 54th Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced.

The Winners

Best Play
The Pitmen Painter by Lee Hall (National Theatre)

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor Othello (Donmar Warehouse)

Best Actress
Margaret Tyzack & Penelope Wilton (Joint Winners) The Chalk Garden (Donmar Warehouse)

The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director
Michael Grandage Ivanov/The Chalk Garden/Othello (Donmar Warehouse/ Wyndham's)

Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical
StreetScene The Opera Group and Young Vic

Best Design
Neil Murray Brief Encounter (Cinema Haymarket)

The Charles Wintour Award For Most Promising Playwright
Tarell Alvin McCraney In the Red and Brown Water/The Brothers Size (Young Vic)

The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer
Ella Smith Fat Pig (Trafalgar Studios and Comedy)

Editors Award
Michael Boyd for the History Cycle (RSC at Roundhouse)

Special Award
Kevin Spacey for bringing new life to The Old Vic

The judging panel were theatre critics: Nicholas de Jongh (Evening Standard), Georgina Brown (Mail on Sunday), Susannah Clapp (The Observer), Benedict Nightingale (The Times) and Charles Spencer (Daily Telegraph).

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