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Voting for the 2016 Also Recognised Awards took place between 23 February and 28 March 2016. Congratulations to all winners and nominees and thank you to everyone who took part in helping to recognise these often overlooked categories and the immense and diverse talent that they showcase. For more on this year’s awards, see also the full news release, winners’ remarks and photos and organiser comments. And click here for a history of the awards.

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Best Musical Direction
0% 16% 32% Percent

Nicholas Skilbeck – Gypsy, Savoy Theatre

31%

Kyle Riabko – Close to You, Menier Chocolate Factory & Criterion Theatre

20%

Nigel Lilley – Bend It Like Beckham

19%

Matt Spencer Smith – Beautiful, Aldwych Theatre

14%

Theo Jamieson – High Society, Old Vic Theatre

9%

Michael Bradley – Grand Hotel, Southwark Playhouse

7%
Best Original Music
0% 21% 42% Percent

Cyndi Lauper – Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre

41%

Howard Goodall – Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre

26%

Michael Webborn & Daniel Finn – The Clockmaker’s Daughter

14%

David Yazbek – Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Playhouse Theatre

8%

Ross Clark & Matthew Strachan – The White Feather

6%

Michael John LaChiusa – See What I Wanna See, Jermyn Street Theatre

5%
Best Ensemble Performance
0% 15.5% 31% Percent

Bugsy Malone – Lyric Hammersmith

30%

Songs for a New World – St James Theatre

25%

Grand Hotel – Southwark Playhouse

21%

Barbarians – Tooting Arts Club

10%

Carmen Disruption – Almeida Theatre

8%

Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage – Out of Joint, Arcola Theatre

6%
Best Solo Performance
0% 15.5% 31% Percent

Zoe Wanamaker – All On Her Own, Garrick Theatre

30%

Lucy Roslyn – The State vs John Hayes, King’s Head Theatre

20%

Michael Urie – Buyer & Cellar, Menier Chocolate Factory

16%

Derren Brown – Miracle, Palace Theatre

15%

Tanya Moodie – Joanne, Soho Theatre

15%

Philip Bretherton – Tony’s Last Tape, Bridgehouse Theatre

3%
Best Musical Cabaret
0% 15% 30% Percent

Scott Alan & Cynthia Erivo – St James Studio

29%

Miss-Leading Ladies – St James Studio

22%

Shoshana Bean – Hippodrome

19%

Frances Ruffelle – Crazy Coqs

17%

Alexandra Silber – Crazy Coqs

7%

Desperate Divas – St James Studio

6%
London Newcomer of the Year
0% 16% 32% Percent

Natalie Dew – Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre

32%

Kyle Riabko – Close to You, Menier Chocolate Factory & Criterion Theatre

26%

Jake Davies – Barbarians, Tooting Arts Club

12%

David Moorst – Violence & Son, Royal Court Upstairs

10%

Diana Nneka Atuona (playwright) – Liberian Girl, Royal Court Upstairs

10%

Lucy Penrose – Through the Mill, London Theatre Workshop

10%
Best Shakespearean Production
0% 17% 34% Percent

The Winter’s Tale – Garrick Theatre

34%

As You Like It – National Theatre, Olivier

22%

The Merchant of Venice – Shakespeare’s Globe

14%

Henry V – RSC, Barbican Theatre

13%

Henry V – Lazarus, Union Theatre

9%

Measure for Measure – Young Vic

9%
Best Twitter Engagement
0% 14.5% 29% Percent

@PhantomOpera – The Phantom of the Opera

29%

@DonmarWarehouse – Donmar Warehouse

22%

@MatildaMusical – Matilda The Musical

17%

@curiousonstage – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

14%

@BushTheatre – Bush Theatre

10%

@New_Adventures – New Adventures Company

9%
Best Show Poster
0% 16% 32% Percent

The Mother F**ker With the Hat – National Theatre, Lyttelton

31%

McQueen – St James & Theatre Royal Haymarket

25%

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – Apollo Theatre

20%

Oppenheimer – RSC, Stratford & Vaudeville Theatre

12%

Future Conditional – Old Vic

8%

Hapgood – Hampstead Theatre

3%
Best Show Trailer
0% 16% 32% Percent

Peter Pan Goes Wrong – Apollo Theatre

31%

Carrie – Southwark Playhouse

22%

Branagh Theatre season trailer – Garrick Theatre

18%

Golem – Young Vic & Trafalgar Studios

11%

Liberian Girl – Royal Court Upstairs

10%

Husbands & Sons – National Theatre, Dorfman

8%
Theatre Event of the Year
0% 11% 22% Percent

Election night broadcast of James Graham’s The Vote at Donmar Warehouse

22%

Large & tiny-scale Sweeney Todds running simultaneously in West End (ENO & Tooting Arts Club)

21%

Opening of Kenneth Branagh’s year-long Branagh Theatre season

18%

Frenzy around Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet run at the Barbican

16%

Noma Dumezweni triumphing in Linda after 11th hour takeover at Royal Court

14%

The Almeida Greeks season

9%