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    Second Annual Black British Theatre Award winners announced, including & Juliet's own Miriam-Teak Lee

    Winners of the 2020 Black British Theatre Awards have been announced with & Juliet star Miriam-Teak Lee taking home another award for Best Female Actor in a Musical following her Laurence Olivier Award win on the same night. Read the full list of winners below.

    Second Annual Black British Theatre Award winners announced, including & Juliet's own Miriam-Teak Lee
    Miriam-Teak Lee is living larger than life after scoring not one, but two major awards in a single night: an Olivier and a BBTA!

    Black British Theatre Award winners announced in full

    This year's winners for the 2nd Annual Black British Theatre Awards were announced in a pre-taped ceremony recorded at the Young Vic earlier this month and broadcast via Sky Arts. The BBTAs recognise arts excellence among the Black Britsh Community and held their inaugural ceremony last year.

    Miriam-Teak Lee walked home with Best Female Actor in a Musical for her performance in & Juliet while the award for Best Director went to Nadia Latif for her Young Vic production of Fairview. 

    Guest presenters at the BBTAs this year included Danny Sapani (Black Panther), Obioma Ugoala (Hamilton), Dawn Hope (Equity Councillor, Follies), and Jamael Westman (Hamilton).

    List of 2020 BBTA winners in full

    BEST DIRECTOR AWARD FOR A PLAY OR MUSICAL
    Nadia Latif, Fairview, Young Vic Theatre

    BEST PRODUCER AWARD
    Adrian Grant, Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre

    BEST CHOREOGRAPHER AWARD
    Kenrick ‘H2O' Sandy MBE, REDD, Barbican Theatre

    BEST DANCE PERFORMANCE IN A DANCE PRODUCTION ​AWARD
    Kenrick ‘H2O' Sandy MBE, REDD, Barbican Theatre

    BEST DANCE PRODUCTION AWARD
    Ingoma, Ballet Black, Barbican Theatre

    BEST USE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
    'Nicole Raquel Dennis and Ryan Carter, Turn Up, Cadogan Hall

    LIGHT AND SOUND RECOGNITION AWARD
    Carmen Wright

    COSTUME DESIGN RECOGNITION AWARD
    Natalie Pryce

    BOOK AND LYRICS RECOGNITION AWARD
    Arinzé Kene

    MUSICAL DIRECTOR RECOGNITION AWARD
    Ian Oakley

    CASTING DIRECTOR RECOGNITION AWARD
    Isabella Odoffin

    BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A PLAY
    Rakie Ayola, On Bear Ridge, Royal Court Theatre

    BEST MALE ACTOR IN A PLAY
    Valentine Olukoga, The Fishermen, Trafalgar Studios

    BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE ACTOR IN A PLAY
    Cherrelle Skeete, The High Table, Bush Theatre

    BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR IN A PLAY
    Nari Blair-Mangat, Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre

    BEST PRODUCTION PLAY
    Death of a Salesman, Piccadilly Theatre

    BEST FEMALE ACTOR IN A MUSICAL AWARD
    Miriam-Teak Lee, & Juliet, The Shaftesbury Theatre

    BEST MALE ACTOR IN A MUSICAL AWARD
    Noah Thomas,Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre

    BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE ACTOR IN A MUSICAL AWARD
    Nicole Raquel Dennis, Dear Evan Hansen, Noël Coward Theatre

    BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR IN A MUSICAL AWARD
    Nicholas McLean, Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre

    BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION AWARD
    Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre

    LGBTQ CHAMPION AWARD
    Layton Williams

    DISABILITY CHAMPION AWARD
    Rachel Nwokoro

    BEST TEACHER OF PERFORMING ARTS AS A SUBJECT AWARD
    David Blake, WAC Arts

    BEST RECENT GRADUATE AWARD
    Tonye Scott-Obene, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
    Shirley Thompson


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    Ephram is a jack of all trades and enjoys attending theatre, classical music concerts and the opera.


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