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THE 2008 THEATREGOERS' CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

The Franco's Best Actress in a Play
Maggie Smith – The Lady from Dubuque at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
40.4%
 
Anne-Marie Duff – Saint Joan at the NT Olivier
16.3%
Janie Dee – Shadowlands at Wyndham’s
7.5%
Kate Fleetwood – Macbeth at the Gielgud
10.9%
Kristin Scott Thomas – The Seagull at the Royal Court
12.4%
Tamsin Greig – Much Ado About Nothing, RSC at the Novello
12.5%
   
Best Actor in a Play
Ian McKellen – King Lear, RSC at the New London

 33.2%

   
Charles Dance – Shadowlands at Wyndham’s

 8.4%

John Simm – Elling at the Bush & Trafalgar Studios

 14.4%

Paterson Joseph – The Emperor Jones at the NT Olivier

 4.9%

Patrick Stewart – Macbeth at the Gielgud, The Tempest & Antony & Cleopatra, RSC at the Novello

 23.3%

Robert Lindsay – The Entertainer at the Old Vic

 15.8%

   
Best Supporting Actress in a Play
Diana Rigg – All About My Mother at the Old Vic

29.5%

 
Amanda Hale – The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo

12.2%

Andrea Riseborough – The Pain & the Itch at the Royal Court

5.7%

Frances de la Tour – Boeing-Boeing at the Comedy

21.6%

Pam Ferris – The Entertainer at the Old Vic

21.6%

Ruth Wilson – Philistines at the NT Lyttelton

9.4%

   
Best Supporting Actor in a Play
Lee Evans – The Dumb Waiter at Trafalgar Studios

 33.2%

   
David Haig – The Country Wife at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

 20.5%

Mark Gatiss – All About My Mother at the Old Vic

 18%

Nigel Lindsay – Awake & Sing at the Almeida

 9.8%

Paul Ritter – The Hothouse at the NT Lyttelton

 7.8%

Rory Kinnear – The Man of Mode at the NT Olivier

 10.7%

   
The First Magazine Best Actress in a Musical
Leanne Jones – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 43.1%

   
Denise Van Outen – Rent Remixed at the Duke of York’s

 16%

Lara Pulver – Parade at the Donmar Warehouse

 7.6%

Sheridan Smith – Little Shop of Horrors at the Duke of York’s & Ambassadors

 15.6%

Summer Strallen – The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello

 8.5%

Susan McFadden – Grease at the Piccadilly

 9.2%

   
The See Tickets Best Actor in a Musical
Michael Ball – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 33.7%

   
Bertie Carvel – Parade at the Donmar Warehouse

 6.4%

Henry Goodman – Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy

 6.8%

James Loye – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 12.3%

Lee Mead – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi

 33.1%

Paul Keating – Little Shop of Horrors at the Duke of York’s & Ambassadors

 7.7%

   
Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Tracie Bennett – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 30.5%

   
Beverley Klein – Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy

 6.4%

Elaine Paige – The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello

 14.7%

Laura Michelle Kelly – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 21.6%

Nicole Faraday – Bad Girls at the Garrick

 7.6%

Preeya Kalidas – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi

 19.1%

   
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
Ben James-Ellis – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 27.6%

   
Dean Collinson – Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Adelphi

 20.4%

Mel Smith – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 21.9%

Michael Jibson – Take Flight at the Menier Chocolate Factory

 5.5%

Michael Therriault – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 16.9%

Shaun Escoffery – Parade at the Donmar Warehouse

 7.6%

   
Best Solo Performance
Fiona Shaw – Happy Days at the NT Lyttelton

 32%

   
Lucy Briers – Some Kind of Bliss at Trafalgar Studios

 11.9%

Patrick Kielty – A Night in November at Trafalgar Studios

 17.5%

Ralf Little – Stacy at Trafalgar Studios

 20.3%

Richard Schiff – Underneath the Lintel at the Duchess

 7.7%

Robert Bathurst – Alex at the Arts

 10.5%

   
Best Ensemble Performance
The Taming of the Shrew & Twelfth Night – Propeller at the Old Vic

 25.1%

   
Betrayal – at the Donmar Warehouse

 12.8%

Dealer’s Choice – at the Menier Chocolate Factory

 14.5%

Glengarry Glen Ross – at the Apollo

 19.9%

Philistines – at the NT Lyttelton

 7.1%

War Horse – at the NT Olivier

 20.6%

   
Best Takeover in a Role
Kerry Ellis – Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

 36.1%

   
Dianne Pilkington – Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

 10.5%

Kelly Osbourne – Chicago at the Cambridge

 16.1%

Leila Benn Harris & Robyn North – The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s

 8.2%

Peter Davison – Spamalot at the Palace

 16.9%

Ramin Karimloo – The Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s

 12.3%

   
The Nick Hern Books Best New Play
All About My Mother by Samuel Adamson – at the Old Vic

 33.9%

   
A Disappearing Number by Complicite – at the Barbican

 9.1%

Joe Guy by Roy Williams – at Soho Theatre

 10.1%

Landscape with Weapon by Joe Penhall – at the NT Cottesloe

 9.5%

That Face by Polly Stenham – at the Royal Court Upstairs

 11%

War Horse by Nick Stafford – at the NT Olivier

 26.3%

   
Best New Comedy
Elling by Simon Bent – at the Bush & Trafalgar Studios

 21.7%

   
Moonlight & Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson – at the Tricycle

 19.3%

Rafta Rafta by Ayub Khan-Din – at the NT Lyttelton

 13.7%

The Pain & the Itch by Bruce Norris – at the Royal Court

 15.9%

Vernon God Little by Tanya Ronder – at the Young Vic

 13.4%

Whipping It Up by Steve Thompson – at the Bush & Ambassadors

 15.9%

   
The Superbreak Best New Musical
Hairspray by Marc Shaiman, Scott Whitman, Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan – at the Shaftesbury

 50.4%

   
Bad Girls The Musical by Kath Gotts, Maureen Chadwick & Ann McManus – at the Garrick

 6.5%

Parade by Jason Robert Brown & Alfred Uhry – at the Donmar Warehouse

 8.0%

Take Flight by Richard Maltby Jr, David Shire & John Weidman – at the Menier Chocolate Factory

 2.7%

The Drowsy Chaperone by Greg Morrison, Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar & Bob Martin – at the Novello

 7.7%

The Lord of the Rings by AR Rahman, Varttina, Christopher Nightingale, Shaun McKenna & Matthew Warchus – at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 24.7%

   
Best Play Revival
Equus – at the Gielgud

 45.2%

   
Boeing-Boeing – at the Comedy

 16.6%

Saint Joan – at the NT Olivier

 8.5%

The Country Wife – at the Theatre Royal Haymarket

 7.5%

The Dumb Waiter – at Trafalgar Studios

 8.3%

In Celebration – at the Duke of York’s

 13.9%

   
The Ticketmaster Best Musical Revival
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – at the Adelphi

 42.8%

   
Buddy – at the Duchess

 5.0%

Fiddler on the Roof – at the Savoy

 11.3%

Grease – at the Piccadilly

 11.3%

Little Shop of Horrors – at the Duke of York’s & Ambassadors

 18.5%

Rent – at the Duke of York’s

 11.1%

   
The Best Shakespearean Production
Macbeth – at the Gielgud

 30.4%

   
Antony & Cleopatra – RSC at the Novello

 6.9%

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – at the Roundhouse

 16.3%

King Lear – RSC at the New London

 20.9%

Much Ado About Nothing – RSC at the Novello

 15.3%

The Merchant of Venice – at Shakespeare’s Globe

 10.2%

   
Best Director
Jack O’Brien – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 39%

   
Marianne Elliott – Much Ado About Nothing, RSC at the Novello, Saint Joan & War Horse at the NT Olivier

 9.6%

Matthew Warchus – Boeing-Boeing at the Comedy & The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 12.5%

Roger Michell – Landscape with Weapon at the NT Cottesloe & Betrayal at the Donmar Warehouse

 4.1%

Rupert Goold – The Glass Menagerie at the Apollo, The Tempest, RSC at the Novello, Rough Crossings at the Lyric Hammersmith & Macbeth at the Gielgud

 10.2%

Thea Sharrock – Equus at the Gielgud, The Emperor Jones at the NT Olivier & Cloud Nine at the Almeida

 24.6%

   
Best Set Designer
Rob Howell – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 37.8%

   
Anthony Ward – Glengarry Glen Ross at the Apollo, Macbeth at the Gielgud, The Arsonists & Rhinoceros at the Royal Court

 6.8%

Bunny Christie – Philistines & Women of Troy at the NT Lyttelton

 4.6%

David Rockwell – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 36.3%

Hildegard Bechtler – All About My Mother at the Old Vic & The Hothouse
at the NT Lyttelton

 6.5%

Rae Smith & the Handspring Puppet Company – War Horse at the NT Olivier

 8.0%

   
Best Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 50.4%

   
Bill Deamer – Lady Be Good at the Open Air Theatre

 4.2%

Casey Nicholaw – The Drowsy Chaperone at the Novello

 7.2%

Sammy Dallas Bayes (reproducing Jerome Robbins) & Kate Flatt – Fiddler on the Roof at the Savoy

 5.8%

Peter Darling – The Lord of the Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane

 25.3%

Rob Ashford – Parade at the Donmar Warehouse

 7.1%

   
The Dewynters London Newcomer of the Year
Daniel Radcliffe – Equus at the Gielgud

 33.9%

   
Arthur Darvill – Terre Haute at Trafalgar Studios & Swimming with Sharks at the Vaudeville

 2.8%

Billie Piper – Treats at the Garrick

 8.3%

Colin Morgan – Vernon God Little at the Young Vic & All About My Mother at the Old Vic

 3.5%

Leanne Jones – Hairspray at the Shaftesbury

 32.1%

Orlando Bloom – In Celebration at the Duke of York’s

 19.4%

   
Best Off-West End Production
A Christmas Carol & The Magic Flute – at the Young Vic

 26%

I Love You Because – at the Landor

 26%

   
tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! – at the Bush

 9.0%

Dealer’s Choice – at the Menier Chocolate Factory

 15.9%

The Masque of the Red Death – at Battersea Arts Centre

 12.6%

Vernon God Little – at the Young Vic

 10.5%

   
Best Regional Production
Pygmalion – at the Theatre Royal Bath & on tour

 22.5%

   
Angels in America – on tour

 21%

Henry V – at the Royal Exchange, Manchester

 15.4%

Never Forget – on tour

 19%

Sunshine on Leith – at Dundee Rep

 9.2%

The Big Secret Live: I Am Shakespeare – at Chichester Festival & on tour

 12.9%

   
The AKA Theatre Event of the Year
Daniel Radcliffe’s steamy publicity shots for Equus

 45%

   
Launch of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company & its first season under Jonathan Kent

 6.1%

Nicholas Hytner’s “dead white males” comment about critics

 5.0%

Punchdrunk’s takeover of BAC for The Masque of the Red Death

 5.3%

Reopening of the Royal Festival Hall

 11.1%

Reality TV head-to-head between Any Dream Will Do & Grease Is the Word

 27.6%