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Best actor in a musical

David Cumming for Operation Mincemeat 

Tom Francis for Sunset Boulevard – WINNER

Daniel Mays for Guys and Dolls

Charlie Stemp for Crazy for You

Best actress in a musical

Natasha Hodgson for Operation Mincemeat 

Caissie Levy for Next to Normal

Nicole Scherzinger for Sunset Boulevard – WINNER

Marisha Wallace for Guys and Dolls


Best actress

Laura Donnelly for The Hills of California

Sophie Okonedo for Medea

Sarah Jessica Parker for Plaza Suite 

Sheridan Smith for Shirley Valentine 

Sarah Snook for The Picture of Dorian Gray – WINNER


Best actor

Mark Gatiss for The Motive and the Cue – WINNER

Joseph Fiennes for Dear England 

James Norton for A Little Life

Andrew Scott for Vanya 

David Tennant for Macbeth


Best new play

Dear England by James Graham – WINNER 

The Hills of California by Jez Butterworth 

The Motive and the Cue by Jack Thorne 

Till the Stars Come Down by Beth Steel


Best new musical

The Little Big Things, music by Nick Butcher, lyrics by Nick Butcher and Tom Ling, book by Joe White 

Next to Normal, music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Operation Mincemeat, music, lyrics and book by David Cumming, Felix Hagan, Natasha Hodgson and Zoë Roberts – WINNER

A Strange Loop, music, lyrics and book by Michael R Jackson


Best actress in a supporting role in a musical

Grace Hodgett Young for Sunset Boulevard 

Zoë Roberts for Operation Mincemeat 

Amy Trigg for The Little Big Things – WINNER

Eleanor Worthington-Cox for Next to Normal


Best actor in a supporting role in a musical

Jak Malone for Operation Mincemeat – WINNER

Cedric Neal for Guys and Dolls 

David Thaxton for Sunset Boulevard 

Jack Wolfe for Next to Normal


Best actor in a supporting role

Will Close for Dear England – WINNER 

Paul Hilton for An Enemy of the People 

Giles Terera for Clyde’s

Luke Thompson for A Little Life

Zubin Varla for A Little Life


Best actress in a supporting role

Lorraine Ashbourne for Till the Stars Come Down 

Priyanga Burford for An Enemy of the People

Haydn Gwynne for When Winston Went to War With the Wireless – WINNER

Gina McKee for Dear England

Olivier Tanya Reynolds for A Mirror


Noël Coward award for best new entertainment or comedy play

Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo and Franca Rame

Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Stranger Things: The First Shadow by Kate Trefry – WINNER

Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie Trial, adapted by Liv Hennessy


Best Family Show 

Bluey’s Big Play by Joe Brumm 

Dinosaur World Live by Derek Bond – WINNER

The House With Chicken Legs adapted by Oliver Lansley

The Smeds and the Smoos adapted by Tall Stories


Gillian Lynne award for best theatre choreographer

Fabian Aloise for Sunset Boulevard

Ellen Kane and Hannes Langolf for Dear England

Arlene Phillips with James Cousins for Guys and Dolls – WINNER

Mark Smith for The Little Big Things

Susan Stroman for Crazy for You


Best Costume Design

Bunny Christie and Deborah Andrews for Guys and Dolls

Ryan Dawson Laight for La Cage Aux Folles

Hugh Durrant for Peter Pan

Marg Horwell for The Picture of Dorian Gray – WINNER


Best Revival

The Effect by Lucy Prebble

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Shirley Valentine by Willy Russell 

Vanya by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Simon Stephens – WINNER


Best musical revival 

Groundhog Day, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin

Guys and Dolls, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows 

Hadestown, music, lyrics and book by Anaïs Mitchell

Sunset Boulevard, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics and book by Don Black and Christopher Hampton – WINNER


Best Sound Design

Paul Arditti for Stranger Things: The First Shadow 

Dan Balfour and Tom Gibbins for Dear England

Adam Fisher for Sunset Boulevard – WINNER 

Gareth Fry for Macbeth


Outstanding Musical Contribution

Tom Brady for Musical Supervision and Arrangements and Charlie Rosen for Orchestrations for Guys and Dolls 

Matt Brind for Musical Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations for Just for One Day

Steve Sidwell for Orchestrations and Joe Bunker for Musical Direction for Operation Mincemeat

Alan Williams for Musical Supervision and Musical Direction for Sunset Boulevard – WINNER


Best set design  

Miriam Buether for Stranger Things: The First Shadow WINNER

Bunny Christie for Guys and Dolls

Es Devlin and Ash J Woodward Dear England

Soutra Gilmour and Nathan Amzi and Joe Ransom for Sunset Boulevard 


Best lighting design

Jon Clark for Dear England

Jon Clark for Stranger Things: The First Shadow 

Paule Constable for Guys and Dolls

Jack Knowles for Sunset Boulevard – WINNER 


Best new opera production

Blue by the English National Opera 

Innocence by the Royal Opera – WINNER

Picture a Day Like This by the Royal Opera 

The Rhinegold by the English National Opera


Outstanding achievement in opera

Antonio Pappano for his role as Musical Director of the Royal Opera House – WINNER

Belarus Free Theatre Company for King Stakh’s Wild Hunt

Marina Abramović for 7 Deaths of Maria Callas 


Outstanding achievement in dance

Isabela Coracy for her performance in NINA: By Whatever Means, part of Ballet Black: Pioneers – WINNER

Jonzi D for his artistic direction of Breakin’ Convention 2023 International festival of hip-hop Dance theatre

Rhiannon Faith for her community focused conception of Lay Down Your Burdens at The Pit


Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre

Blue Mist by Mohamed-Zain Dada at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court theatre

A Playlist for The Revolution by AJ Yi at the Bush theatre

Sleepova by Matilda Feyişayo at the Bush theatre – WINNER

The Swell by Isley Lynn at Orange Tree theatre

The Time Machine: A Comedy by Steven Canny and John Nicholson at the Park theatre


Sir Peter Hall award for best director

Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin for Stranger Things: The First Shadow at the Phoenix theatre

Rupert Goold for Dear England at the National Theatre – Olivier and Prince Edward theatre

Jamie Lloyd for Sunset Boulevard at the Savoy theatre – WINNER

Sam Mendes for The Motive and the Cue at the National Theatre – Lyttelton and Noël Coward theatre



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