Key Dates

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

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Diana Rigg – Suddenly Last Summer at the Albery (22.7%)
Anna Maxwell Martin – His Dark Materials at the NT Cottesloe (13.2%)
Clare Higgins – Hecuba at the Donmar Warehouse (12.9%)
Frances Barber – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Gielgud (21.8%)
Joanna Riding – Blithe Spirit at the Savoy (14.9%)
Victoria Hamilton – Suddenly Last Summer at the Albery (14.5%)

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

Christian Slater – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Gielgud (28.6%)
Ben Whishaw – Hamlet at the Old Vic (9.9%)
Jonathan Pryce – The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the Almeida & Apollo (18.9%)
Michael Gambon – Endgame at the Albery (12.6%)
Richard Griffiths – The History Boys at the NT Lyttelton (24.6%)
Stanley Townsend – Shining City at the Royal Court (5.5%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Judi Dench – All’s Well That Ends Well, RSC at the Gielgud (40.4%)
Amanda Harris – Othello, RSC at Trafalgar Studios (7.2%)
Annette Crosbie – The Night Season at the NT Cottesloe (8.8%)
Claire Rushbrook – Festen at the Almeida & Lyric (10.7%)
Frances de la Tour – The History Boys at the NT Lyttelton (22.8%)
Lauren Ambrose – Buried Child at the NT Lyttelton (10.1%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Samuel Barnett – The History Boys at the NT Lyttelton (32.1%)
Adrian Scarborough – The False Servant at the NT Cottesloe (8.1%)
David Bradley – The Night Season at the NT Cottesloe (11.5%)
Eddie Redmayne – The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the Almeida & Apollo (17.4%)
Joe Morton – Stuff Happens at the NT Olivier (15.2%)
M Emmet Walsh – Buried Child at the NT Lyttelton (15.7%)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Maria Friedman – The Woman in White at the Palace (31.6%)
Joanna Francis – Purlie at the Bridewell (5.2%)
Karen Mann – Sweeney Todd at Trafalgar Studios & New Ambassadors (17.6%)
Leigh Zimmerman – The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (26.6%)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio – Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse (8.6%)
Rebecca Vere – Bat Boy at the Shaftesbury (10.4%)

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Nathan Lane – The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (32%)
Desmond Barrit – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the NT Olivier (13.6%)
Deven May – Bat Boy at the Shaftesbury (12%)
Julian Ovenden – Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse (5.4%)
Lee Evans – The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (17.4%)
Martin Crewes – The Woman in White at the Palace(19.6%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Angela Christian – The Woman in White at the Palace (37%)
Emma Williams – Bat Boy at the Shaftesbury (20.1%)
Harriet Thorpe – Brighton Rock at the Almeida (8.8%)
Ronni Ancona – Singin’ in the Rain at Sadler’s Wells (13.5%)
Ruby Turner – Simply Heavenly, Young Vic at Trafalgar Studios (15.2%)
Tameka Empson – The Big Life at the Theatre Royal Stratford East (5.4%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Michael Crawford – The Woman in White at the Palace (37%)
Clive Rowe – Simply Heavenly, Young Vic at Trafalgar Studios (11.3%)
Conleth Hill – The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (20.2%)
Gilz Terera – Jailhouse Rock at the Piccadilly (5.6%)
Philip Quast – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the NT Olivier (14.4%)
Sam Kelly – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the NT Olivier (11.5%)

BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE

Caroline O’Connor – Bombshells at the Arts (26%)
Angelica Torn – Edge at the New End & King’s Head (5.1%)
Antony Sher – Primo at the NT Cottesloe (19.4%)
Barbara Cook – Barbara Cook’s Broadway at the Gielgud & Theatre Royal Haymarket (22.3%)
Mark Setlock – Fully Committed at the Arts (15.1%)
Richard Dormer – Hurricane at Soho Theatre & the Arts (12.1%)

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

Sweeney Todd – at Trafalgar Studios & the New Ambassadors (33.8%)
Festen – at the Almeida & Lyric (15.1%)
Journey’s End – at the Comedy & Playhouse (11.7%)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – at the Gielgud (22.8%)
Stuff Happens – at the NT Olivier (9.7%)
The Permanent Way – at the NT Cottesloe & Lyttelton (6.9%)

BEST TAKEOVER IN A ROLE

Anita Dobson – Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Shaftesbury (37.3%)
David Soul – Jerry Springer – The Opera at the Cambridge (15.2%)
Ian ‘H’ Watkins – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the New London (8.4%)
Jason Donovan – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium (18.4%)
Marti Webb – Tell Me on a Sunday at the Gielgud (12.3%)
Michael Landes & Molly Ringwald – When Harry Met Sally at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (8.4%)

BEST NEW PLAY

Festen, adapted by David Eldridge – at the Almeida & Lyric(27.4%)
Shining City by Conor McPherson – at the Royal Court (8.8%)
Stuff Happens by David Hare – at the NT Olivier (19%)
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? by Edward Albee – at the Almeida & Apollo (24.6%)
The Night Season by Rebecca Lenkiewicz – at the NT Cottesloe (9%)
The Permanent Way by David Hare – at the NT Cottesloe & Lyttelton (11%)

BEST NEW COMEDY

The History Boys by Alan Bennett – at the NT Lyttelton (43.4%)
Dumb Show by Joe Penhall – at the Royal Court (5%)
Fully Committed by Becky Mode – at the Menier Chocolate Factory & Arts (12.4%)
Honeymoon Suite by Richard Bean – English Touring Theatre at the Royal Court (5%)
Round the Horne…Revisited by Brian Cooke – at The Venue (14.2%)
When Harry Met Sally, adapted by Marcy Kahan – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (20%)

BEST NEW MUSICAL

The Producers by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan – at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (42.9%)
Bat Boy by Laurence O’Keefe, Keythe Farley & Brian Flemming – at the Shaftesbury (13.5%)
Brighton Rock by John Barry, Don Black & Giles Havergal – at the Almeida (4.8%)
Jailhouse Rock by Rob Bettinson & Alan Janes – at the Piccadilly (4.3%)
The Big Life by Paul Joseph & Paul Sirett – at the Theatre Royal Stratford East (3.7%)
The Woman in White by Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Zippel & Charlotte Jones – at the Palace (30.8%)

THE SAMUEL FRENCH BEST PLAY REVIVAL

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – at the Gielgud (36.3%)
Buried Child – at the NT Lyttelton (10.3%)
Hecuba – at the Donmar Warehouse (9.5%)
Iphigenia at Aulis – at the NT Lyttelton (6.6%)
Journey’s End – at the Comedy & Playhouse (21.5%)
Suddenly Last Summer – at the Albery (15.8%)

BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL

Sweeney Todd – at Trafalgar Studios & New Ambassadors (32.5%)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum – at the NT Olivier (32.3%)
Grand Hotel – at the Donmar Warehouse (12.8%)
Purlie – at the Bridewell (6.5%)
Simply Heavenly – Young Vic at Trafalgar Studios (7.9%)
Snoopy – at the New Players Theatre (8%)

BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION

Hamlet – at the Old Vic (25.1%)
Hamlet – RSC at the Albery (13.8%)
Macbeth – Out of Joint at the Arcola (15.9%)
Measure for Measure – Complicite/NT at the NT Olivier (16.1%)
Othello – RSC at Trafalgar Studios (12.9%)
The Taming of the Shrew – RSC at the Queen’s (16.2%)

THE LONDON CALLING BEST DIRECTOR

Trevor Nunn – Hamlet at the Old Vic & The Woman in White at the Palace (32.6%)
Greg Doran – RSC productions of The Taming of the Shrew at the Queen’s, All’s Well That Ends Well at the Gielgud, Othello at Trafalgar Studios (11.4%)
Katie Mitchell – Iphigenia at Aulis at the NT Lyttelton (7.1%)
Max Stafford-Clark – The Permanent Way at the NT Cottesloe & Lyttelton & Macbeth at the Arcola (6.7%)
Nicholas Hytner – His Dark Materials & Stuff Happens at the NT Olivier & The History Boys at the NT Lyttelton (29.7%)
Rufus Norris – Festen at the Almeida & Lyric (12.5%)

BEST SET DESIGNER

William Dudley – The Woman in White at the Palace (35.7%)
Christopher Oram – Suddenly Last Summer at the Albery (12.5%)
Giles Cadle – His Dark Materials at the NT Olivier (16%)
Richard Hudson – The Skin of Our Teeth at the Young Vic (4.4%)
Rob Howell – Buried Child at the NT Lyttelton (7.1%)
Robin Wagner – The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (24.3%)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER

Susan Stroman – The Producers at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (44.4%)
Adam Cooper – Grand Hotel at the Donmar Warehouse & Singin’ in the Rain at Sadler’s Wells (17.1%)
Jhesus Aponte – Murderous Instincts at the Savoy (2.1%)
Mykal Rand – Purlie at the Bridewell (9.4%)
Paul J Medford – Simply Heavenly, Young Vic at Trafalgar Studios (8.2%)
Rob Ashford – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the NT Olivier (18.8%)

THE MS LONDON NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Samuel Barnett – The History Boys at the NT Lyttelton (35.1%)
Ashley Walters – Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads at the NT Cottesloe (6.3%)
Ben Whishaw – Hamlet at the Old Vic (20.9%)
Eddie Redmayne – The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at the Almeida & Apollo (16.7%)
Elizabeth Franz – Buried Child at the NT Lyttelton (11.8%)
Romola Garai – Calico at the Duke of York’s (9.2%)

BEST OVERALL FRINGE PRODUCTION

Fully Committed – at the Menier Chocolate Factory (24.6%)
Cruel & Tender – at the Young Vic (13.3%)
Guantanamo: Honour Bound to Freedom – at the Tricycle (16.5%)
Purlie – at the Bridewell (20.2%)
The Big Life – at the Theatre Royal Stratford East (13.7%)
Woyzeck – at the Gate (11.7%)

BEST REGIONAL PRODUCTION

Starlight Express – on tour (35.1%)
Don Carlos – at Sheffield Crucible (17.5%)
Man & Boy – at Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford & on tour (10.8%)
Out of This World – at Chichester Festival Theatre (13.1%)
The Master & Margarita – at Chichester Festival Theatre (11.6%)
The Postman Always Rings Twice – at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds (11.9%)

THE PLANET HOLLYWOOD THEATRE EVENT OF THE YEAR

Nathan Lane’s last-minute replacement of Richard Dreyfuss in The Producers (35.2%)
Adapting Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials for the stage at the National (14.8%)
Renovations of the West End’s Prince of Wales & Whitehall (now the new Trafalgar Studios) (5.5%)
The offstage dramas of salsa musical Murderous Instincts (5%)
Kevin Spacey’s arrival at the Old Vic (18.9%)
The general buzz around the autumn’s ‘Big Three’ (The Woman in White, The Producers, Mary Poppins) (20.6%)

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