BWW:UK Awards 2012: Winners Include SWEENEY, MATILDA, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS and More!

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The winners of the 2012 BWW:UK Awards have been announced - and in the Musicals category, it was a tough fight between Sweeney Todd and Matilda.

Matilda triumphed as Best Musical, Sweeney Todd as Best Revival of a Musical, with One Man Two Guvnors taking the honours as Best Play.

While Matilda picked up creative awards (including Best Direction, Best Lighting Design, Best Musical Direction and Best Orchestrations), Sweeney took the performance awards (with Peter Polycarpou, Lucy May Barker, Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton sweeping the board).

On the fringe and in the regions, Ladies in Lavender proved highly popular with BWW:UK voters; and Greenwich Theatre's revival of Rent also picked up two awards.

See the full list of winners below - and don't forget to get your nominations in next year. Shows will be eligible for BWW:UK Awards in 2013 if they opened after August 2012. 

Congratulations to all the winners - commiserations to those who just missed out.

Best Choreography
Bill Deamer - Top Hat

Best Costume Design 
Anthony Ward - Sweeney Todd

Best Direction of a Musical 
Matthew Warchus - Matilda the Musical

Best Direction of a Play 
Robin Lefevre - Ladies in Lavender

Best Featured Actor in a Musical 
Peter Polycarpou - Sweeney Todd 

Best Featured Actor in a Play 
Robert Rees - Ladies in Lavender

Best Featured Actress in a Musical 
Lucy May Barker - Sweeney Todd 

Best Featured Actress in a Play 
Belinda Lang - Ladies in Lavender

Best Fringe or Regional Musical 
Rent - Greenwich Theatre

Best Fringe or Regional Play 
Ladies in Lavender

Best Leading Actor in a Musical 
Michael Ball - Sweeney Todd

Best Leading Actor in A Play 
Danny DeVito - The Sunshine Boys

Best Leading Actress in a Musical 
Imelda Staunton - Sweeney Todd

Best Leading Actress in a Play 
Hayley Mills - Ladies in Lavender

Best Lighting Design 
Hugh Vanstone - Matilda

Best Long Running West End Show 
Rock of Ages

Best Musical 
Matilda 

Best Musical Direction (Fringe or regional) 
Huw Evans - Rent 

Best Musical Direction (West End) 
Alan Berry/Bruce O'Neil - Matilda 

Best Orchestrations 
Christopher Nightingale - Matilda 

Best Play 
One Man Two Guvnors 

Best Revival of a Musical 
Sweeney Todd 

Best Revival of a Play 
Noises Off 

Best Scenic Design 
Anthony Ward - Sweeney Todd 

Best Sound Design 
Paul Groothius - Sweeney Todd 

Theatrical Event of the Year 
West End Live 

Theatrical Venue of the Year 
Globe 

Understudy of the Year 
Ian McIntosh, Rock of Ages

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