Andrew Scott, Sharon D. Clarke, Juliet Stevenson, Sam Tutty and Hammed Animashaun have won top acting honours at the 2019 Critics Circle Theatre Awards, held on the 11th of February 2020 at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London’s West End, hosted by Critics’ Circle Drama Section Chairman Henry Hitchings.
Full list of winners
The Michael Billington Award for Best New Play – ‘A Very Expensive Poison’, Old Vic
The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical – ‘Come From Away’, Phoenix
Best Actor – Andrew Scott for ‘Present Laughter’, Old Vic
Best Actress – two winners
Sharon D Clarke, ‘Death of a Salesman’, Young Vic and Piccadilly
Juliet Stevenson, ‘The Doctor’, Almeida
The Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance – Hammed Animashaun for ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, Bridge Theatre
Best Director – Jamie Lloyd for ‘Betrayal’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre, ‘Evita’ at the Regent’s Park, Open Air Theatre
and ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ at the Playhouse Theatre
Best Designer – Tom Scutt for ‘A Very Expensive Poison’, Old Vic
Most Promising Playwright – Jasmine Lee-Jones for ‘Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner’, Royal Court
The Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Sam Tutty for ‘Dear Evan Hansen’, Noel Coward Theatre
The Special Award for Services to Theatre was awarded to Paule Constable, theatre’s leading lighting designer
The Awards were once again presented in association with long-time headline sponsor Nyman Libson Paul Chartered Accountants, leading entertainment industry specialists. They are also generously supported by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres (now involved for a 16th year).
The Awards are produced by leading industry figure Terri Paddock.