Jerry Springer - The Opera
Jerry Springer - The Opera
London's Evening Standard newspaper has announced nominations for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Savoy on November 24, to be broadcast by Carlton Television on November 26. A complete list of nominees follows:

Best Play
After Mrs. Rochester by Polly Teale
Democracy by Michael Frayn
Fallout by Roy Williams

Best Musical
Anything Goes
Jerry Springer - The Opera
Simply Heavenly

Best Director
Michael Blakemore, Democracy
Simon McBurney, The Elephant Vanishes
Polly Teale, After Mrs.Rochester

Best Actor
Kenneth Branagh, Edmond
Warren Mitchell, The Price
Michael Sheen, Caligula

Best Actress
Eileen Atkins, Honour
Sandy McDad, Iron
Ann Mitchell, Through The Leaves

Best Stage Designer
John Gunter, Love's Labours Lost
Christopher Oram, Caligula
Ultz, Fallout and Hobson's Choice

Most Promising Playwright
Kwame Kwei-Armah, Elmina's Kitchen
Owen McCafferty, Scenes from the Big Picture
Lucy Prebble, The Sugar Syndrome

Outstanding Newcomer
Lisa Dillon, The Master Builder
Amanda Drew, Eastward Ho!
Tom Hardy, Blood and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings