Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist 2006


Evening Standard Theatre Awards shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced today (Thursday 9th November 2006). Kevin Spacey, Michael Sheen and Rufus Sewell are all nominees in the Best Actor category, together with Bill Irwin. Sinead Cusack and Kathleen Turner face Frances O’Connor in the Best Actress category.

The 52nd Evening Standard Theatre Awards ceremony takes place on Monday 27th November 2006 at The Savoy, when the final winners are announced.

The Shortlist

Best Play
FROST/NIXON - Peter Morgan
ROCK‘N’ROLL - Tom Stoppard
THE SEAFARER - Conor McPherson

Best Actor
BILL IRWIN - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
RUFUS SEWELL - Rock ‘N’ Roll
MICHAEL SHEEN - Frost/Nixon
KEVIN SPACEY - A Moon for the Misbegotten

Best Actress
SINEAD CUSACK - Rock‘n’Roll
FRANCES O’CONNOR - Tom and Viv
KATHLEEN TURNER - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Sydney Edwards Award for Best Director
MARIANNE ELLIOTT - Pillars of the Community
MICHAEL GRANDAGE - The Wild Duck & Frost/Nixon & Evita
ANTHONY PAGE - Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Musical
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
EVITA
SPAMALOT
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Best Design
TIMOTHY BIRD (Projection design) and DAVID FARLEY (Set and costume design) - Sunday in the Park with George
BORKUR JONSSON - Metamorphosis
CHRISTOPHER ORAM - Evita & Frost/Nixon

The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer
ANDREW GARFIELD - Beautiful Thing; Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship; The Overwhelming
CHRIS NEW - Bent
PUNCHDRUNK THEATRE GROUP
ELENA ROGER - Evita

The judging panel for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards were theatre critics; Nicholas de Jongh (Evening Standard), Benedict Nightingale (The Times), Susannah Clapp (The Observer), Georgina Brown (Mail on Sunday), Charles Spencer (The Daily Telegraph), and Alistair Macaulay (Financial Times).

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