EVENING STANDARD THEATRE AWARDS 2009

Awards announced: 23 November 2009

Best Play: Jerusalem – Jez Butterworth, Royal Court Theatre

Best Actor: Mark Rylance – Jerusalem, Royal Court Theatre

The Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress: Rachel Weisz – A Streetcar Named Desire, Donmar Warehouse

The Sydney Edwards Awards for Best Director: Rupert Goold – Enron, Headlong and Royal Court Theatre

The Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical: Hello Dolly, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Best Design: Mamoru Iriguchi – Mincemeat, Cardboard Citizens and Cordy House, Shoreditch

The Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright: Alia Bano – Shades, Royal Court Theatre

The Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer: Lenny Henry – Othello, Trafalgar Studios

Special Award: Ian McKellen for his contribution to British theatre