The winners of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017 have been announced at a ceremony today, 4 December 2017, at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London.
The 63rd annual awards were a big night for Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre, winning best play, best director for Sam Mendes and best emerging talent for Tom Glynn-Carney.
Best actress went to Glenda Jackson for her King Lear at the Old Vic, and best musical was Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical at the London Coliseum.
The awards were co-hosted by Evening Standard proprietor Evgeny Lebedev, American Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, Cate Blanchett and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge was the presenter.
Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2017 – winners
Best Actor in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group
Andrew Garfield – Angels in America (National Theatre)
Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress in partnership with Christian Louboutin
Glenda Jackson – King Lear (Old Vic)
Best Musical Performance
Amber Riley – Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre)
Best Play in partnership with Hiscox, official arts partner of the Evening Standard
The Ferryman – Jez Butterworth (Royal Court Theatre & Gielgud Theatre)
Milton Shulman Award for Best Director
Sam Mendes – The Ferryman (Royal Court Theatre & Gielgud Theatre)
Bunny Christie – Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle (Wyndham’s Theatre), The Red Barn (National Theatre), Ink (Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre)
Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins – An Octoroon (Orange Tree Theatre)
Emerging Talent Award
Tom Glynn-Carney – The Ferryman (Royal Court Theatre & Gielgud Theatre)
Evening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical
Bat out of Hell – The Musical (Coliseum)