West End’s Hamilton Wins Its First Prize With the London Critics’ Circle Theatre Award

London News   West End’s Hamilton Wins Its First Prize With the London Critics’ Circle Theatre Award
 
Bryan Cranston, the National Theatre's Follies, and Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman are also among the winners.
Hamilton_London_Production_Photos_2017_centre Giles Terera (Aaron Burr) with West End Cast of Hamilton - Photo credit Matthew Murphy_HR.jpg
Giles Terera and cast Matthew Murphy

The West End production of Hamilton picked up its first of what will likely become many accolades with a win at the 2017 Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards. The London transfer took home the award for Best Musical, marking the first prize for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s piece outside the United States.

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Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman, currently playing the West End’s Gielgud Theatre following a world premiere at the Royal Court, earned the prize for Best New Play. The National Theatre production of Follies earned two awards: Best Director for Dominic Cooke and Best Designer for Vicki Mortimer.

Additional recipients included Tony winner Bryan Cranston for his performance in the National Theatre’s Network, Victoria Hamilton for Albion at the Almeida, Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins for Most Promising Playwright, and a tie between Girl from the North Country’s Sheila Atim and Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’s John McCrea for Most Promising Newcomer.

See below for the full list of winners.

Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer (TIE)
Sheila Atim, Girl from the North Country
John McCrea, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Trewin Award for Best Shakespearean Performance
Andrew Scott, Hamlet

Most Promising Playwright
Brandon Jacob-Jenkins, An Octoroon, Gloria

Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical
Hamilton

Best Designer
Vicki Mortimer, Follies

Best Director
Dominic Cooke, Follies

Best Actress
Victoria Hamilton, Albion

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, Network

Best New Play
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman

Special Award
David Lan for services to theatre

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