NEWS: Big wins for Company, Hamilton & the National Theatre’s Antony & Cleopatra at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018

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The winners of the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards have been announced, with double wins for the National Theatre’s Antony & Cleopatra and the West End productions of Company and Hamilton.

Top acting honours went to Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo for their performances as Antony and Cleopatra at the National, while actress Rosalie Craig and director Marianne Elliott were honoured for Company at the Gielgud Theatre.

Best Musical went to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s groundbreaking musical Hamilton which also won Jamael Westman, playing founding father Alexander Hamilton in the London production, the Emerging Talent Award.

Matthew Lopez’s epic two-parter The Inheritance was named as Best Play and Natasha Gordon received the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright for Nine Night at the National Theatre.

The star-studded ceremony, which was co-hosted by Idris Elba, Claire Foy, Evgeny Lebedev and Anna Wintour, took place at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, with Phoebe-Waller Bridge as the evening’s presenter.

Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2018

Best Actor

Ralph Fiennes for Antony & Cleopatra at the National Theatre

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress

Sophie Okonedo for Antony & Cleopatra at the National Theatre

Best Play

The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez at the Young Vic and Noël Coward Theatre

Milton Shulman Award for Best Director

Marianne Elliott for Company at the Gielgud Theatre

Best Musical   

Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Best Musical Performance

Rosalie Craig for Company at the Gielgud Theatre

Best Design       

Miriam Buether for The Jungle at the Young Vic and Playhouse Theatre

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright

Natasha Gordon for Nine Night at the National Theatre

Emerging Talent Award, in partnership with Access Entertainment

Jamael Westman for Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Lebedev Award

Sir Cameron Mackintosh for his contribution to musical theatre

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