Winners of the 2017 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards

The winners of the 2017 London Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced and there’s barely a hint of controversy about them at all! A worthy set of winners and I don’t think many would begrudge The Ferryman its headline-grabbing success, nabbing three of the four it was nominated for.

Full list of winners below the cut.

BEST ACTOR IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP

Bertie Carvel Ink (Almeida & Duke of York’s)
WINNER – Andrew Garfield Angels in America (National Theatre)
Andrew Scott Hamlet (Almeida & Harold Pinter Theatre)

NATASHA RICHARDSON AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN

Laura Donnelly The Ferryman (Royal Court & Gielgud)
Victoria Hamilton Albion (Almeida)
WINNER – Glenda Jackson King Lear (Old Vic)

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

Janie Dee Follies (National Theatre)
Robert Fairchild An American in Paris (Dominion)
WINNER – Amber Riley Dreamgirls (Savoy)

BEST PLAY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HISCOX, OFFICIAL ARTS PARTNER OF THE EVENING STANDARD

The Children Lucy Kirkwood (Royal Court)
WINNER – The Ferryman Jez Butterworth (Royal Court & Gielgud)
Ink James Graham (Almeida & Duke of York’s)
Oslo JT Rogers (National Theatre & Harold Pinter Theatre) 

MILTON SHULMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

Dominic Cooke Follies (National Theatre)
Robert Icke Hamlet (Almeida & Harold Pinter)
WINNER – Sam Mendes The Ferryman (Royal Court & Gielgud)

BEST DESIGN

Jon Bausor Bat Out of Hell – The Musical (Coliseum)
WINNER – Bunny Christie Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle (Wyndham’s)/The Red Barn (National Theatre)/Ink (Almeida &Duke of York’s)
Soutra Gilmour Twelfth Night (National Theatre) 

CHARLES WINTOUR AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT

WINNER – Branden Jacobs-Jenkin An Octoroon (Orange Tree)
Al Smith Harrogate (High Tide Festival & Royal Court) 
Katherine Soper Wish List (Royal Exchange Manchester & Royal Court)


EMERGING TALENT AWARD

Sheila Atim Girl from the North Country (Old Vic)
WINNER – Tom Glynn-Carney The Ferryman (Royal Court & Gielgud)
Luke Thallon Albion (Almeida)


EVENING STANDARD RADIO 2 AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL

An American in Paris Dominion
WINNER – Bat out of Hell – The Musical Coliseum
Dreamgirls Savoy
Follies National Theatre
School of Rock New London Theatre
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ The Musical Menier Chocolate Factory
She Loves Me Menier Chocolate Factory

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