Key Dates

27 Oct – Nominations open
24 Nov – Nominations close
1 Dec – Voting opens
31 Jan – Voting closes
18 Feb – Awards Concert

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Kristin Scott Thomas – Three Sisters at the Playhouse (28.3%)
Diana Quick – After Mrs Rochester, Shared Experience at the Lyric Hammersmith & Duke of York’s (13.4%)
Eileen Atkins – Honour at the NT Cottesloe (11.7%)
Eve Best – Three Sisters & Mourning Becomes Electra at the NT Lyttelton (14.6%)
Janet McTeer – The Duchess of Malfi at the NT Lyttelton & The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe (17.6%)
Janie Dee – Betrayal at the Duchess (14.4%)

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

Kenneth Branagh – Edmond at the NT Olivier (38.2%)
Conleth Hill – Democracy at the NT Cottesloe (6.1%)
Matthew Kelly – Of Mice & Men, Birmingham Rep at the Savoy (15.4%)
Michael Sheen – Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse (12%)
Ralph Fiennes – Brand, RSC at the Theatre Royal Haymarket & The Talking Cure at the NT Cottesloe (19.6%)
Tom Hollander – The Hotel in Amsterdam at the Donmar Warehouse (8.7%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Nicola Walker – Edmond at the NT Olivier (24.3%)
Claire Price – Brand, RSC at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (14%)
Jodhi May – The Talking Cure at the NT Cottesloe (13.1%)
Kate Burton – Three Sisters at the Playhouse (18.3%)
Madeleine Potter – After Mrs Rochester, Shared Experience at the Lyric Hammersmith & Duke of York’s (14.7%)
Margaret Tyzack – Auntie & Me at Wyndham’s & His Girl Friday at the NT Olivier (15.6%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Jim Broadbent – The Pillowman at the NT Cottesloe (31.7%)
Alex Ferns – I.D. at the Almeida (10.8%)
Dominic Rowan – The Talking Cure at the NT Cottesloe (6.6%)
Hank Azaria – Sexual Perversity in Chicago at the Comedy (18.9%)
Warren Mitchell – The Price at the Tricycle & Apollo (19.1%)
William Hootkins – Hitchcock Blonde at the Royal Court & Lyric (12.9%)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Sally Ann Triplett – Anything Goes at the NT Olivier & Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (26.9%)
Alison Jiear – Jerry Springer – The Opera at the NT Lyttelton & Cambridge (24.4%)
Amanda Holden – Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Shaftesbury (9.2%)
Anna Francolini – The Ballad of Little Jo at the Bridewell (5.7%)
Maria Friedman – Ragtime at the Piccadilly (14.5%)
Vivienne Carlyle – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London (19.3%)

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

John Barrowman – Anything Goes at the NT Olivier & Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (28.9%)
Adam Cooper – On Your Toes, Leicester Haymarket at the Royal Festival Hall (10.5%)
David Bedella – Jerry Springer – The Opera at the NT Lyttelton & Cambridge (19.8%)
Graham Bickley – Ragtime at the Piccadilly (14.4%)
Michael Brandon – Jerry Springer – The Opera at the NT Lyttelton & Cambridge (17%)
Tim Howar – Tonight’s the Night at the Victoria Palace (9.4%)

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL

Trevor Jary – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London (23.5%)
Clive Rowe & Ruby Turner – Simply Heavenly at the Young Vic (11.1%)
Denis Quilley – Anything Goes at the NT Olivier (16.5%)
Maureen Lipman – Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Shaftesbury (17.2%)
Michael McKell – Tonight’s the Night at the Victoria Palace (10.3%)
Simon Day – Anything Goes at the NT Olivier & Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (21.4%)

BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE

Denise Van Outen – Tell Me on a Sunday at the Gielgud (31.8%)
Celia Imrie – Unsuspecting Susan at the King’s Head (15.7%)
Felicity Kendal – Happy Days at the Arts (17.2%)
Jerome Flynn – Jus’ Like That at the Garrick (11.7%)
Lesley Joseph – Singular Women at the King’s Head (5.5%)
Tom Courtenay – Pretending to Be Me, West Yorkshire Playhouse at the Comedy (18.1%)

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Propeller, Watermill at the Comedy (28.3%)
Romeo & Juliet – Theatre Vosturport, at the Young Vic (17.6%)
RSC Jacobean season company – at the Gielgud (18.3%)
Scenes from the Big Picture – at the NT Cottesloe (12.7%)
The Female company, Summer of Regime Change – at Shakespeare’s Globe (12.4%)
The Male company, Summer of Regime Change – at Shakespeare’s Globe (10.7%)

BEST TAKEOVER IN A ROLE

Ruthie Henshall – Chicago at the Adelphi (31.8%)
Jon Lee – Les Miserables at the Palace (18.8%)
Julie Alanah Brighten – Tell Me on a Sunday at the Gielgud (6.7%)
Laura Michelle Kelly – My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (17.3%)
Russ Abbot – My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium (14.5%)
Susannah Harker – Three Sisters at the Playhouse (10.9%)

BEST NEW PLAY

Hitchcock Blonde by Terry Johnson – at the Royal Court (24.3%)
After Mrs Rochester by Polly Teale – Shared Experience at the Lyric Hammersmith & Duke of York’s (20.7%)
Democracy by Michael Frayn – at the NT Cottesloe (20.4%)
Fallout by Roy Williams – at the Royal Court (7.4%)
Scenes from the Big Picture by Owen McCafferty – at the NT Cottesloe (7.9%)
The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh – at the NT Cottesloe (19.3%)

BEST NEW COMEDY

His Girl Friday, adapted by John Guare from The Front Page & the Columbia Pictures film – at the NT Lyttelton (35.6%)
A Laughing Matter by April de Angelis – Out of Joint at the NT Lyttelton (11.1%)
Auntie & Me by Morris Panych – at Wyndham’s (14.9%)
See U Next Tuesday by Francis Veber, adapted by Ronald Harwood – at the Albery (15.8%)
The Bomb-itty of Errors by Jordan Allen-Dutton, GQ, Erik Weiner, Jason Catalano & J.A.Q., developed by Andrew Goldberg – at the Arts (14%)
US and Them by Tamsin Oglesby – at the Hampstead (8.6%)

BEST NEW MUSICAL

Jerry Springer – The Opera by Richard Thomas & Stewart Lee – at the NT Lyttelton & Cambridge (43%)
Ragtime by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens & Terrence McNally – at the Piccadilly (20%)
The Ballad of Little Jo by Mike Reid & Sara Schlesinger – at the Bridewell (5.6%)
The Rat Pack – Live from Las Vegas by Mitch Sebastian with additional script contributions by Roy Smiles – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket & Strand (10.3%)
Thoroughly Modern Millie by Jeanine Tesori & Dick Scanlan – at the Shaftesbury (16.4%)
Zipp! by Gyles Brandreth & Steven Dexter – at the Duchess (4.7%)

BEST PLAY REVIVAL

Edmond – at the NT Olivier (32.3%)
Jumpers – at the NT Lyttelton & the Piccadilly (20.4%)
The Dance of Death – at the Lyric (10.2%)
The Price – at the Tricycle & Apollo (12.3%)
Three Sisters – at the NT Lyttelton (13.5%)
Three Sisters – at the Playhouse (11.3%)

BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL

Anything Goes – at the NT Olivier & Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (40.3%)
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – at the New London (24.2%)
On Your Toes – Leicester Haymarket at the Royal Festival Hall (6.2%)
Pacific Overtures – at the Donmar Warehouse (12.4%)
Simply Heavenly – at the Young Vic (5.9%)
Tell Me on a Sunday – at the Gielgud (11%)

BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION

Henry V – at the NT Olivier (26.1%)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Propeller, Watermill at the Comedy (25.3%)
Coriolanus – RSC at the Old Vic (10%)
Pericles – at the Lyric Hammersmith (5.2%)
Richard II – at Shakespeare’s Globe (15.2%)
The Taming of the Shrew – at Shakespeare’s Globe (18.2%)

BEST DIRECTOR

Trevor Nunn – Anything Goes, Love’s Labour’s Lost at the NT Olivier & The Lady from the Sea at the Almeida (42%)
Edward Hall – Propeller’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Comedy & Edmond at the NT Olivier (18.8%)
Michael Blakemore – Three Sisters at the Playhouse & Democracy at the NT Cottesloe (10.6%)
Michael Grandage – The Vortex, Caligula & After Miss Julie at the Donmar Warehouse & The Tempest, Sheffield Crucible at the Old Vic (16.3%)
Peter Gill – Scenes from the Big Picture at the NT Cottesloe (6%)
Peter Hall – Betrayal at the Duchess & Happy Days at the Arts (6.3%)

BEST SET DESIGNER

John Gunter – Anything Goes & Love’s Labour’s Lost at the NT Olivier (39%)
Bob Crowley – Mourning Becomes Electra at the NT Lyttelton (19.4%)
Franco Zeffirelli – Absolutely! (perhaps) at Wyndham’s (14%)
Lucy Hall – Happy Days at the Arts (7.2%)
Ultz – Fallout at the Royal Court (5.7%)

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