The shortlist for London’s 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, announced November 17, features a series of stage and screen favorites, including one actor set to reprise his role on Broadway in the spring.
The awards will be presented in a December 3 ceremony, hosted by a series of stars including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Cate Blanchett.
Andrew Garfield is up for Best Actor for his performance as Prior Walter in the National Theatre staging of Angels in America; he’ll return to the role when the production transfers to Broadway in February 2018. Olivier winner Bertie Carvel (Ink) and Andrew Scott (Hamlet) join him in the category.
Amber Riley, who won an Olivier Award earlier this year for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls, is again recognized for her West End debut in the Best Musical Performance category, alongside An American in Paris’ Robert Fairchild and Follies’ Janie Dee.
Follies is also up for the Milton Shulman Award for Best Director (Dominic Cooke) and the Radio 2 Award for Best Musical—the only category to be determined by public vote.
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman tops the list with four nominations: Best Play, Best Actress (for Laura Donnelly), Best Director (for Sam Mendes), and the Emerging Talent Award (for Tom Glynn-Carney).
Additional nominations include the Tony-winning J. T. Rogers drama Oslo for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins for Most Promising Playwright. The writer, whose play An Octoroon played London’s Orange Tree Theatre earlier this year, is expected to make his Broadway debut with an adaptation of An Enemy of the People.
See the full shortlist below.
Bertie Carvel (Ink, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre)
Andrew Garfield (Angels In America, National Theatre)
Andrew Scott (Hamlet, Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre)
NATASHA RICAHRDSON AWARD FOR BEST ACTRESS
Laura Donnelly (The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre)
Victoria Hamilton (Albion, Almeida Theatre)
Glenda Jackson (King Lear, Old Vic Theatre)
MILTON SHULMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR
Dominic Cooke (Follies, National Theatre)
Robert Icke (Hamlet, Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre)
Sam Mendes (The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre)
The Children (Lucy Kirkwood, Royal Court)
The Ferryman (Jez Butterworth, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre)
Ink (James Graham, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre)
Oslo (J. T. Rogers, National Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre)
Jon Bausor (Bat Out Of Hell — The Musical, Coliseum)
Bunny Christie (Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Wyndham’s Theatre/The Red Barn, National Theatre/ Ink, Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre
Soutra Gilmour (Twelfth Night, National Theatre)
BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE
Janie Dee (Follies, National Theatre)
Robert Fairchild (An American In Paris, Dominion Theatre)
Amber Riley (Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre)
CHARLES WINTOUR AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING PLAYWRIGHT
Al Smith (Harrogate, High Tide Festival and Royal Court)
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon, Orange Tree Theatre)
Katherine Soper (Wish List, Royal Exchange Manchester and Royal Court)
EMERGING TALENT AWARD
Sheila Atim (Girl From The North Country, Old Vic Theatre)
Tom Glynn-Carney (The Ferryman, Royal Court and Gielgud Theatre)
Luke Thallon (Albion, Almeida Theatre)
RADIO 2 AWARD FOR BEST MUSICAL
An American In Paris
Bat Out Of Hell
School Of Rock
The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾
She Loves Me