Derek Jacobi in King Lear
(© Johan Persson)
Derek Jacobi in King Lear
(© Johan Persson)
The Theatrical Management Association (TMA) has announced the winners for its Theatre Awards UK 2011, which honor creative excellence and the outstanding work seen on stages throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to Whatsonstage.com.

Winning productions included King Lear, Love, Love, Love, Matilda the Musical, Richard III, and The Comedy of Errors.

Actng winners included Derek Jacobi for King Lear, Bertie Carvel for Matilda the Musical, and Claire Price for The Pride.

Michael Sheen and Bill Mitchell won for their direction of The Passion, and Sir Peter Hall, the former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre, was also honored with the Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre.

A full list of nominations follows:

BEST MUSICAL PRODUCTION
Me and My Girl, directed Anna Mackmin
Matilda the Musical, directed by Matthew Warchus
Singin' in the Rain, directed by Jonathan Church

BEST NEW PLAY
Love, Love, Love
Mogadishu
Herding Cats

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY
Marianne Oldham, The Years Between
David Haig, The Madness of George III
Derek Jacobi, King Lear

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL
Tony Hasnath, The Jungle Book
Jemima Rooper, Me and My Girl
Bertie Carvel, Matilda

BEST SUPPORTING PERFORMANCE
Kenneth Alan Taylor, The Price
Clarke Peters, Five Guys Named Moe
Claire Price, The Pride

BEST DIRECTOR
Erica Wyman, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Muriel Romanes, Age of Arousal
Michael Sheen and Bill Mitchell, The Passion

BEST TOURING PRODUCTION
The Tempest, directed by Declan Donnellan
Richard III and The Comedy of Errors, directed by Edward Hall
The Big Fellah, directed by Max Stafford-Clark

BEST SHOW FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.
White
Swallows and Amazons
The Monster in the Hall

BEST DESIGN
Happy Days, designed by Lizzie Clachan, lighting design by Natasha Chivers
'Tis Pity She's a Whore, designed by Mike Britton, lighting design by Oliver Fenwick
The Duchess of Malfi, designed by Ruth Sutcliffe, lighting design by Philip Gladwell

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
New Adventures, Cinderella
Luca Silvestrini's Protein Dance, LOL
Hofesh Shechter, Political Mother

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
Opera North for the variety of its repertoire this season
Music Theatre Wales for its production of Mark-Anthony Turnage's Greek
Gerald Finley for his performance as Hans Sachs in Glyndebourne Festival's production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

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