Who won at the 2019 Black British Theatre Awards?

Posted on 28 October 2019

Last night, the inaugural Black British Theatre Awards took place in a ceremony held at The Old Finsbury Town Hall in Islington and hosted by Strictly's Ore Oduba. The new awards show, which is the first of its kind to honour Black British talents in theatrical entertainment, closed Black History Month UK with a bang! Find out the lucky winners of the first-ever BBTAs below.

2019 Black British Theatre Award winners in full

Best Director for a Play or Musical
- Lynette Linton; Sweat:
Gielgud Theatre
Best Producer
- Tobi Kyeremateng; Babylon Festival:
 Bush Theatre
Best Choreographer
- Shelley Maxwell; Equus:
Theatre Royal Stratford East
Best Opera Production
- Porgy and Bess;
English National Opera: London Coliseum
Best Dance Performance in a Dance Production
- Prentice Whitlow; Rite of Spring: Phoenix Dance Theatre:
Sadlers Wells
Best Dance Production
- Phoenix Dance Theatre; Rite of Spring: Sadlers Wells
Light and Sound Recognition Award
- Tony Gayle
Set Design Recognition Award
- Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Book and Lyrics Recognition Award
- Debbie Tucker Green
Musical Director Recognition Award
- Benjamin Kwasi Burrell
Best Supporting Female Actor in a Play
- Michelle Greenidge; Nine Night: National Theatre
Best Female Actor in a Play
- Gloria Williams: Bullet Hole:
Park Theatre
Best Supporting Male Actor in a Play
- Lenny Henry: King Hedley II: Theatre Royal Stratford East
Best Male Actor in a Play
- Arinzé Kene; Misty: Bush Theatre
Best Production for a Play
- The Half God of Rainfall:
Kiln Theatre & Fuel
Best Supporting Male Actor in a Musical
- Cavin Cornwall; Jesus Christ Superstar:
Barbican Theatre
Best Male Actor in a Musical
- Layton Williams;
Everybody's Talking About Jamie: Apollo Theatre
Best Supporting Female Actor in a Musical
- Beverley Knight; Sylvia:
The Old Vic
Best Female Actor in a Musical
- Sharon D. Clarke
; Caroline or Change:
Playhouse Theatre
Best Musical Production
- Hamilton; Victoria Palace Theatre
Recent Graduate Award
- Amara Okereke; Arts Educational Schools, London
Best Teacher of Performing Arts as a Subject Award
- Angeline Bell, The Urdang Academy
Lifetime Recognition Award
- Sharon D. Clarke
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By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels

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