2015 Evening Standard Theatre Awards nominees

2015 Evening Standard Theatre Awards nominees

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    West End awards season has officially kicked off, as the nominations for the 2015 Evening Standard Theatre Awards were announced yesterday Monday 2 November 2015.
    Held in partnership with The Ivy, the 61st Evening Standard Theatre Awards will be handed out on Sunday 22 November in a ceremony at the Old Vic Theatre, presented by Rob Brydon and co-hosted by Evgeny Lebedev, Dame Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen.
    And the nominees are:

    Best Actor
    -    Simon Russell Beale (Temple, Donmar Warehouse)
    -    Kenneth Cranham (The Father, Ustinov Bath, Tricycle & Wyndham's Theatre)
    -    Ralph Fiennes (Man And Superman, National Theatre's Lyttelton)
    -    James McAvoy (The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios)
    Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
    -    Denise Gough (People, Places & Things, National Theatre's Dorfman & Wyndham's Theatre)
    -    Nicole Kidman (Photograph 51, Noël Coward Theatre)
    -    Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Nell Gwynn, Shakespeare’s Globe)
    -    Lia Williams (Oresteia, Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios)
    Best Play
    -    The Motherf**ker With The Hat (Stephen Adly Guirgis), National Theatre's Lyttelton
    -    Hangmen (Martin McDonagh), Royal Court & Wyndham's Theatre
    -    The Father (Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton), Ustinov Bath, Tricycle & Wyndham's Theatre
    Milton Shulman Award for Best Director
    -    Robert Icke (Oresteia, Almeida Theatre & Trafalgar Studios)
    -    Jamie Lloyd (Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory)
    -    Indhu Rubasingham (The Motherf**ker With The Hat, National Theatre's Lyttelton)
    Best Design
    -    Anna Fleischle (Hangmen, Royal Court)
    -    Tim Hatley (Temple, Donmar Warehouse)
    -    Robert Jones (City Of Angels, Donmar Warehouse)

    Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
    -    Molly Davies (God Bless The Child, Royal Court Upstairs)
    -    Alistair McDowall (Pomona, Orange Tree Theatre & National Theatre's Temporary Space)
    -    Diana Nneka Atuona (Liberian Girl, Royal Court Upstairs) (Peckham & Tottenham pop-up venues)
    Emerging Talent Award in Partnership with Burberry
    -    Calvin Demba (The Red Lion, National Theatre's Dorfman)
    -    Patsy Ferran (Treasure Island, National Theatre's Olivier)
    -    David Moorst (Violence And Son, Royal Court Upstairs)
    Best Musical Performance

    -    Katie Brayben (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre)
    -    Rosalie Craig (City Of Angels, Donmar Warehouse)
    -    Killian Donnelly (Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre)
    -    Imelda Staunton (Gypsy, Savoy Theatre)
    Newcomer in a Musical
    -    Gemma Arterton (Made In Dagenham, Adelphi Theatre)
    -    Ellie Bamber (High Society, Old Vic)
    -    Natalie Dew (Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre)
    Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical (voted for by the public)
    -    Assassins, Menier Chocolate Factory
    -    Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre
    -    Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre
    -    Gypsy, Savoy Theatre
    -    Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre
    Find out the winners when the 2015 Evening Standard Theatre Awards are handed out on are held Sunday 22 November!