BWW:UK AWARDS 2015 - Cumberbatch, HAMLET, Ellis, Staunton All Winners!

Some big names picked up wins in the 2015 BWW:UK Awards - including Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet, Imelda Staunton for Gypsy, and Kerry Ellis for her supporting role in Cats!

There are also gongs for The Rocky Horror Show, Kinky Boots (courtesy of leading man Killian Donnelly) and American Idiot.

Plus there's recognition for the perennial favourites Les Miserables (with Rachelle Ann Go picking up a prize for her performance) and Miss Saigon, which was named Theatrical Event of the Year as well as grabbing individual prizes for Jon Jon Briones and Marsha Songcome.

BWW:UK readers nominated their favourite performers and performances, and voting followed - thank you so much to everyone who took the time to vote.

FULL LIST OF WINNERS - 2015 BWW:UK AWARDS

Best Choreography in a New Production of a Musical
Drew McOnie - Hairspray - Leicester Curve

Best Costume Design in a New Production of a Play or Musical
Sue Blane - The Rocky Horror Show - Playhouse Theatre

Best Direction of a New Production of a Musical
Trevor Nunn - Cats - London Palladium

Best Direction of a New Production of a Play
Lyndsey Turner - Hamlet - Barbican

Best Featured Actor in a New Production of a Musical
Steve Rushton - American Idiot - Arts Theatre

Best Featured Actor in a New Production of a Play
Will Austin - Gods And Monsters - Southwark Playhouse

Best Featured Actress in a New Production of a Musical
Kerry Ellis - Cats - London Palladium

Best Featured Actress in a New Production of a Play
Rachel Lumberg - Romeo and Juliet - Sheffield Crucible

Best Leading Actor in a New Production of a Musical
Killian Donnelly - Memphis - Shaftesbury Theatre

Best Leading Actor in A New Production of a Play
Benedict Cumberbatch - Hamlet - Barbican Theatre

Best Leading Actress in a New Production of a Musical
Imelda Staunton - Gypsy - Savoy Theatre

Best Leading Actress in a New Production of a Play
Olivia Vinall - The Hard Problem - National Theatre

Best Lighting Design in a New Production of a Play or Musical
Hugh Vanstone - Future Conditional - Old Vic

Best Long-Running Show in the West End
Les Miserables Queen's Theatre

Best Musical Direction (Fringe or regional)
George Dyer - Annie - UK tour

Best Musical Direction (West End)
Richard Morris - American Idiot - Arts Theatre

Best New Musical in the West End
American Idiot - Arts Theatre

Best New Play
The Play That Goes Wrong - Duchess Theatre

Best New Production of a Musical (Fringe/Regions)
The Spitfire Grill - Union Theatre

Best New Production of a Play (Fringe/Regions)
Crucible - Manchester

Best Performance in a Long-Running West End show (Female)
Rachelle Ann Go - Les Miserables - Queens Theatre

Best Performance in a Long-Running West End show (Male)
Jon Jon Briones - Miss Saigon - Prince Edward Theatre

Best Revival of a Musical
Grand Hotel - Southwark Playhouse

Best Revival of a Play
Harvey - Theatre Royal Haymarket

Best Scenic Design in a New Production of a Play or Musical
Es Devlin - Hamlet - Barbican

Best Sound Design in a New Production of a Play or Musical
Chris Whybrow - American Idiot - Arts Theatre

Theatrical Event of the Year
Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Concert - Prince Edward Theatre

Theatrical Venue of the Year
Queens Theatre

Understudy of the Year in any production of a Play or Musical (Female)
Marsha Songcome - Miss Saigon - Prince Edward

Understudy of the Year in any production of a Play or Musical (Male)
Luke Baker - American Idiot - Arts Theatre

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