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The 65th Evening Standard Award shortlist has been announced

The 65th Evening Standard Awards in association with Michael Kors has announced its shortlisted nominees. The winners will be chosen later this month on 24 November at the ceremony at the London Coliseum. Among the fabulous stars on the shortlist this year is the prestigious Dame Maggie Smith, Sheridan Smith and Tom Hiddleston (who really needs a knighthood because Sir Tom Hiddleston has such a ring to it). The three of them have been nominated for the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress, Best Musical Performance and Best Actor in the 65th year of the awards respectively. Read below for the full list of winners and nominees.

The 65th Evening Standard Award shortlist has been announced
Shortlisted for Best Actor is Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal

The 2019 Evening Standard Award winners and nominees

Best Actor – in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group

K Todd Freeman for Downstate (National Theatre – Dorfman)
Francis Guinan for Downstate (National Theatre – Dorfman)
Tom Hiddleston for Betrayal (Harold Pinter Theatre)
Wendell Pierce for Death of a Salesman (Young Vic and Piccadilly Theatre)
Andrew Scott for Present Laughter (The Old Vic)

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress – in partnership with Christian Louboutin

Hayley Atwell for Rosmersholm (Duke of York’s Theatre)
Cecilia Noble for Downstate (National Theatre – Dorfman)
Dame Maggie Smith for A German Life (Bridge Theatre)
Juliet Stevenson for The Doctor (Almeida Theatre)
Anjana Vasan for A Doll’s House (Lyric Hammersmith)

Best Play – in partnership with Chanel

Downstate by Bruce Norris (National Theatre – Dorfman)
ear for eye by debbie tucker green (Royal Court)
Glass. Kill. Bluebeard. Imp. (Royal Court)
Sweat by Lynn Nottage (Donmar Warehouse and Gielgud Theatre)

Milton Shulman Award for Best Director

Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell for A Death of a Salesman (Young Vic and Piccadilly Theatre)
Robert Icke for The Doctor (Almeida Theatre) and The Wild Duck (Almeida Theatre)
Jamie Lloyd for Betrayal (Harold Pinter Theatre)

Best Musical

Come From Away (Phoenix Theatre)
Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre)
Fiddler on the Roof (Menier Chocolate Factory and Playhouse Theatre)
Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse)

Best Musical Performance

Anne-Marie Duff for Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse)
Andy Nyman for Fiddler on the Roof (Menier Chocolate Factory and Playhouse Theatre)
Sheridan Smith for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (London Palladium)

Best Design – in partnership with Michael Kors

Appropriate by Fly Davis (Donmar Warehouse)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Bunny Christie (Bridge Theatre)
A Very Expensive Poison by Tom Scutt (The Old Vic)

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

Zoe Cooper for Out of Water (Orange Tree Theatre)
Yasmin Joseph for J’Ouvert (Theatre503)
Jasmine Lee Jones for seven methods of killing kylie jenner (Royal Court)
Ross Willis for Wolfie (Theatre503)

Emerging Talent Awards – in partnership with Access Entertainment

Shiloh Coke for Chiaroscuro (Bush Theatre)
Laurie Kynaston for The Son (Kiln Theatre and Gielgud Theatre)
Grace Molony for The Watsons (Chichester Festival Theatre and Menier Chocolate Factory)
Bobby Stallwood for Faith, Hope and Charity (National Theatre – Dorfman)  


Jade Ali

A love for theatre stemmed from my love of literature and music, but the West End on my doorstep opened up a whole new appreciate and passion for all things stage-y


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