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Photograph 51 and Kinky Boots Win Top Awards in London

Photograph 51 and Kinky Boots Win Top Awards in London
Nicole Kidman, Photograph 51

Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51

Back in November 2010 T2c raved about Anna Ziegler’s new play Photograph 51 and it’s lead actress Rosalind Franklin. This play presented by the Ensemble Studio Theatre was mostly ignored by the award circuit, but I had championed the play and have followed it’s progression. In 2011 there were rumors at the Tribeca Film Festival that Madeline Stowe had bought the project for film. Then in 2015 Nicole Kidman and Photograph 51 came to London and won rave reviews. Now they have taken the WhatsonStage Award for Best Play and Best Actress.

Below is the list of winners

 Benedict Cumberbatch, Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch, Hamlet

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

 Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch, Hamlet – WINNER

James McAvoy, The Ruling Class

Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man

Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King

Alex Hassell, Henry V

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Nicole Kidman, Photograph 51 – WINNER

Denise Gough, People, Places and Things

Lia Williams, Oresteia

Rosalie Craig, As You Like It

Harriet Walter, Death of a Salesman

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

 Killian Donnelly, Kinky Boots – WINNER

Michael Ball, Mack and Mabel

Matt Henry, Kinky Boots

Sam Mackay, In the Heights

Ben Forster, Elf the Musical

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL 

Imelda Staunton, Gypsy – WINNER

Beverley Knight, Cats

Kimberley Walsh, Elf the Musical

Lily Frazer, In the Heights

Katie Brayben, Beautiful

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Mark Gatiss, Three Days in the Country -WINNER 

Ciaran Hinds, Hamlet

Bertie Carvel, Bakkhai

Johnny Flynn, Hangmen

Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, Hamlet

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY  

Mark Gatiss, Three Days in the Country -WINNER 

Sian Brooke, Hamlet

Anastasia Hille, Hamlet

Imogen Doel, The Importance of Being Earnest

Patsy Ferran, As You Like It

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL 

David Bedella, In The Heights – WINNER

Lucas Rush, American Idiot

Alexis Gerred, American Idiot

Jack Edwards, Mack and Mabel

Peter Davison, Gypsy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL 

Lara Pulver, Gypsy – WINNER

Jennie Dale, Elf the Musical

Amy Lennox, Kinky Boots

Lauren Samuels, Bend It Like Beckham

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, In The Heights

BEST NEW PLAY 

Photograph 51 – WINNER

Hangmen

Oppenheimer 

People, Places and Things

Farinelli and the King

BEST NEW MUSICAL 

Kinky Boots – WINNER

Bend It Like Beckham

Elf the Musical

Beautiful

In The Heights

BEST PLAY REVIVAL 

Hamlet – WINNER

Importance of Being Earnest

The Ruling Class

Death of a Salesman

Oresteia

BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL 

Gypsy – WINNER

Cats

High Society

Mack and Mabel

American Idiot

BEST DIRECTION 

Hamlet, Lyndsey Turner

In The Heights, Luke Sheppard

American Idiot, Racky Plews

Kinky Boots, Jerry Mitchell

Gypsy, Jonathan Kent – WINNER

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 

Kinky Boots, Jerry Mitchell – WINNER

In The Heights, Drew McOnie

High Society, Nathan M Wright

Gypsy, Stephen Mear

American Idiot, Racky Plews

BEST SET DESIGN  

Hamlet, Es Devlin – WINNER

American Idiot, Sara Perks

Kinky Boots, David Rockwell

In The Heights, Takis

Gypsy, Anthony Ward

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN 

Hamlet, Jane Cox – WINNER

In The Heights, Howard Hudson

American Idiot, Tim Deiling

Kinky Boots, Kenneth Posner

Gypsy, Mark Henderson

BEST OFF WEST END PRODUCTION

Carrie, Southwark Playhouse – WINNER

Shock Treatment, King’s Head Theatre 

You Won’t Succeed on Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews, St James’s Theatre

Grand Hotel, Southwark Playhouse

Assassins, The Menier Chocolate Factory

BEST REGIONAL PRODUCTION 

Mack and Mabel, Chichester Festival Theatre and tour

Mary Poppins, tour – WINNER

Anything Goes, Sheffield Crucible and tour

Hairspray, tour

Henry V, RSC

BEST WEST END SHOW 

Les Miserables – WINNER

Wicked 

Kinky Boots

Miss Saigon

Matilda

 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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