Key Dates

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

THE FRANCO’S BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Maggie Smith – The Lady from Dubuque at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (40.4%)
Anne-Marie Duff – Saint Joan at the NT Olivier (16.3%)
Janie Dee – Shadowlands at Wyndham’s (7.5%)
Kate Fleetwood – Macbeth at the Gielgud (10.9%)
Kristin Scott Thomas – The Seagull at the Royal Court (12.4%)
Tamsin Greig – Much Ado About Nothing, RSC at the Novello (12.5%)

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

Ian McKellen – King Lear, RSC at the New London (33.2%)
Charles Dance – Shadowlands at Wyndham’s (8.4%)
John Simm – Elling at the Bush & Trafalgar Studios (14.4%)
Paterson Joseph – The Emperor Jones at the NT Olivier (4.9%)
Patrick Stewart – Macbeth at the Gielgud, The Tempest & Antony & Cleopatra, RSC at the Novello (23.3%)
Robert Lindsay – The Entertainer at the Old Vic (15.8%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Diana Rigg – All About My Mother at the Old Vic (29.5%)
Amanda Hale – The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo (12.2%)
Andrea Riseborough – The Pain & the Itch at the Royal Court (5.7%)
Frances de la Tour – Boeing-Boeing at the Comedy (21.6%)
Pam Ferris – The Entertainer at the Old Vic (21.6%)
Ruth Wilson – Philistines at the NT Lyttelton (9.4%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Lee Evans – The Dumb Waiter at Trafalgar Studios (33.2%)
David Haig – The Country Wife at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (20.5%)
Mark Gatiss – All About My Mother at the Old Vic (18%)
Nigel Lindsay – Awake & Sing at the Almeida (9.8%)
Paul Ritter – The Hothouse at the NT Lyttelton (7.8%)
Rory Kinnear – The Man of Mode at the NT Olivier (10.7%)

THE FIRST MAGAZINE BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Leanne Jones – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (43.1%)
Denise Van Outen – Rent Remixed at the Duke of York’s (16%)
Lara Pulver – Parade at the Donmar Warehouse (7.6%)
Sheridan Smith – Little Shop of Horrors at the Duke of York’s & Ambassadors (15.6%)
Summer Strallen – The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello (8.5%)
Susan McFadden – Grease at the Piccadilly (9.2%)

THE SEE TICKETS BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Michael Ball – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (33.7%)
Bertie Carvel – Parade at the Donmar Warehouse (6.4%)
Henry Goodman – Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy (6.8%)
James Loye – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (12.3%)
Lee Mead – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi (33.1%)
Paul Keating – Little Shop of Horrors at the Duke of York’s & Ambassadors (7.7%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Tracie Bennett – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (30.5%)
Beverley Klein – Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy (6.4%)
Elaine Paige – The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello (14.7%)
Laura Michelle Kelly – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (21.6%)
Nicole Faraday – Bad Girls at the Garrick (7.6%)
Preeya Kalidas – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi (19.1%)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Ben James-Ellis – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (27.6%)
Dean Collinson – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi (20.4%)
Mel Smith – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (21.9%)
Michael Jibson – Take Flight at the Menier Chocolate Factory (5.5%)
Michael Therriault – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (16.9%)
Shaun Escoffery – Parade at the Donmar Warehouse (7.6%)

BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE

Fiona Shaw – Happy Days at the NT Lyttelton (32%)
Lucy Briers – Some Kind of Bliss at Trafalgar Studios (11.9%)
Patrick Kielty – A Night in November at Trafalgar Studios (17.5%)
Ralf Little – Stacy at Trafalgar Studios (20.3%)
Richard Schiff – Underneath the Lintel at the Duchess (7.7%)
Robert Bathurst – Alex at the Arts (10.5%)

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

The Taming of the Shrew & Twelfth Night – Propeller at the Old Vic (25.1%)
Betrayal – at the Donmar Warehouse (12.8%)
Dealer’s Choice – at the Menier Chocolate Factory (14.5%)
Glengarry Glen Ross – at the Apollo (19.9%)
Philistines – at the NT Lyttelton (7.1%)
War Horse – at the NT Olivier (20.6%)

BEST TAKEOVER IN A ROLE

Kerry Ellis – Wicked at the Apollo Victoria (36.1%)
Dianne Pilkington – Wicked at the Apollo Victoria (10.5%)
Kelly Osbourne – Chicago at the Cambridge (16.1%)
Leila Benn Harris & Robyn North – The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s (8.2%)
Peter Davison – Spamalot at the Palace (16.9%)
Ramin Karimloo – The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s (12.3%)

THE NICK HERN BOOKS BEST NEW PLAY

All About My Mother by Samuel Adamson – at the Old Vic (33.9%)
A Disappearing Number by Complicite – at the Barbican (9.1%)
Joe Guy by Roy Williams – at Soho Theatre (10.1%)
Landscape with Weapon by Joe Penhall – at the NT Cottesloe (9.5%)
That Face by Polly Stenham – at the Royal Court Upstairs (11%)
War Horse by Nick Stafford – at the NT Olivier (26.3%)

BEST NEW COMEDY

Elling by Simon Bent – at the Bush & Trafalgar Studios (21.7%)
Moonlight & Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson – at the Tricycle (19.3%)
Rafta Rafta by Ayub Khan-Din – at the NT Lyttelton (13.7%)
The Pain & the Itch by Bruce Norris – at the Royal Court (15.9%)
Vernon God Little by Tanya Ronder – at the Young Vic (13.4%)
Whipping It Up by Steve Thompson – at the Bush & Ambassadors (15.9%)

THE SUPERBREAK BEST NEW MUSICAL

Hairspray by Marc Shaiman, Scott Whitman, Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan – at the Shaftesbury (50.4%)
Bad Girls The Musical by Kath Gotts, Maureen Chadwick & Ann McManus – at the Garrick (6.5%)
Parade by Jason Robert Brown & Alfred Uhry – at the Donmar Warehouse (8.0%)
Take Flight by Richard Maltby Jr, David Shire & John Weidman – at the Menier Chocolate Factory (2.7%)
The Drowsy Chaperone by Greg Morrison, Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar & Bob Martin – at the Novello (7.7%)
The Lord of the Rings by AR Rahman, Varttina, Christopher Nightingale, Shaun McKenna & Matthew Warchus – at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (24.7%)

BEST PLAY REVIVAL

Equus – at the Gielgud (45.2%)
Boeing-Boeing – at the Comedy (16.6%)
Saint Joan – at the NT Olivier (8.5%)
The Country Wife – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket (7.5%)
The Dumb Waiter – at Trafalgar Studios (8.3%)
In Celebration – at the Duke of York’s (13.9%)

THE TICKETMASTER BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – at the Adelphi (42.8%)
Buddy – at the Duchess (5.0%)
Fiddler on the Roof – at the Savoy (11.3%)
Grease – at the Piccadilly (11.3%)
Little Shop of Horrors – at the Duke of York’s & Ambassadors (18.5%)
Rent – at the Duke of York’s (11.1%)

THE BEST SHAKESPEAREAN PRODUCTION

Macbeth – at the Gielgud ( 30.4%)
Antony & Cleopatra – RSC at the Novello (6.9%)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – at the Roundhouse (16.3%)
King Lear – RSC at the New London (20.9%)
Much Ado About Nothing – RSC at the Novello (15.3%)
The Merchant of Venice – at Shakespeare’s Globe (10.2%)

BEST DIRECTOR

Jack O’Brien – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (39%)
Marianne Elliott – Much Ado About Nothing, RSC at the Novello, Saint Joan & War Horse at the NT Olivier (9.6%)
Matthew Warchus – Boeing-Boeing at the Comedy & The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (12.5%)
Roger Michell – Landscape with Weapon at the NT Cottesloe & Betrayal at the Donmar Warehouse (4.1%)
Rupert Goold – The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo, The Tempest, RSC at the Novello, Rough Crossings at the Lyric Hammersmith & Macbeth at the Gielgud (10.2%)
Thea Sharrock – Equus at the Gielgud, The Emperor Jones at the NT Olivier & Cloud Nine at the Almeida (24.6%)

BEST SET DESIGNER

Rob Howell – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (37.8%)
Anthony Ward – Glengarry Glen Ross at the Apollo, Macbeth at the Gielgud, The Arsonists & Rhinoceros at the Royal Court (6.8%)
Bunny Christie – Philistines & Women of Troy at the NT Lyttelton (4.6%)
David Rockwell – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (36.3%)
Hildegard Bechtler – All About My Mother at the Old Vic & The Hothouse
at the NT Lyttelton (6.5%)
Rae Smith & the Handspring Puppet Company – War Horse at the NT Olivier (8.0%)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER

Jerry Mitchell – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (50.4%)
Bill Deamer – Lady Be Good at the Open Air Theatre (4.2%)
Casey Nicholaw – The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello (7.2%)
Sammy Dallas Bayes (reproducing Jerome Robbins) & Kate Flatt – Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy (5.8%)
Peter Darling – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane (25.3%)
Rob Ashford – Parade at the Donmar Warehouse (7.1%)

THE DEWYNTERS LONDON NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Daniel Radcliffe – Equus at the Gielgud (33.9%)
Arthur Darvill – Terre Haute at Trafalgar Studios & Swimming with Sharks at the Vaudeville (2.8%)
Billie Piper – Treats at the Garrick (8.3%)
Colin Morgan – Vernon God Little at the Young Vic & All About My Mother at the Old Vic (3.5%)
Leanne Jones – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury (32.1%)
Orlando Bloom – In Celebration at the Duke of York’s (19.4%)

BEST OFF-WEST END PRODUCTION

A Christmas Carol & The Magic Flute – at the Young Vic (26%)
I Love You Because – at the Landor (26%)
tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! – at the Bush (9.0%)
Dealer’s Choice – at the Menier Chocolate Factory (15.9%)
The Masque of the Red Death – at Battersea Arts Centre (12.6%)
Vernon God Little – at the Young Vic (10.5%)

BEST REGIONAL PRODUCTION

Pygmalion – at the Theatre Royal Bath & on tour (22.5%)
Angels in America – on tour (21%)
Henry V – at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (15.4%)
Never Forget – on tour (19%)
Sunshine on Leith – at Dundee Rep (9.2%)
The Big Secret Live: I Am Shakespeare – at Chichester Festival & on tour (12.9%)

THE AKA THEATRE EVENT OF THE YEAR

Daniel Radcliffe’s steamy publicity shots for Equus ( 45%)
Launch of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company & its first season under Jonathan Kent (6.1%)
Nicholas Hytner’s “dead white males” comment about critics (5.0%)
Punchdrunk’s takeover of BAC for The Masque of the Red Death (5.3%)
Reopening of the Royal Festival Hall (11.1%)
Reality TV head-to-head between Any Dream Will Do & Grease Is the Word (27.6%)

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