VIDEO: Watch Laura Linney, Stars of HAMILTON, COMPANY & More at the Evening Standard Awards
The winners of the 2018 Evening Standard Theatre Awards were revealed last night at a ceremony at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane. See videos below of stars on the red carpet and discussing their wins!
A radical revision of Stephen Sondheim's and George Furth's Company won Marianne Elliott the Milton Shulman Award for Best Director. She switched the gender of the leading man to a woman, giving Rosalie Craig the role of a lifetime and the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical Performance.
The West End's other unstoppable musical, Hamilton, also won two awards. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop history, which opened last December, was named Best Musical. Its London star Jamael Westman was presented the Award for Emerging Talent.
'You're supposed to say you love all your plays equally like you love all your children and that's not true' Matthew Lopez talks about winning Best Play for The Inheritance @inheritanceplay #ESTheatreAwards pic.twitter.com/Wi6dlXxsJv- EveningStandard Arts (@thestandardarts) November 19, 2018
'I'm happy to have this wonderful role - to get this is the cherry on the cake' Ralph Fiennes on his Best Actor-winning performance in @NationalTheatre's Antony & Cleopatra #ESTheatreAwards pic.twitter.com/f7eaaRHBLc- EveningStandard Arts (@thestandardarts) November 19, 2018
'We're a really new company, so we worked really hard to get this off the ground.' Marianne Elliott talks about winning the Milton Shulman Award for Best Director for @CompanyWestEnd #ESTheatreAwards pic.twitter.com/V5aHwozRlY- EveningStandard Arts (@thestandardarts) November 19, 2018
'We've got to do a show on Wednesday and now we've got to live up to this!' Sophie Okonedo expresses her joy at winning the Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress for Antony & Cleopatra at the @NationalTheatre #ESTheatreAwards pic.twitter.com/vH0rF1zWlo- EveningStandard Arts (@thestandardarts) November 19, 2018