London's Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, More Get 2023 Evening Standard Theatre Award Nominations | Playbill

Awards London's Sunset Boulevard, Guys and Dolls, More Get 2023 Evening Standard Theatre Award Nominations

The U.K. honors will be handed out November 19.

Nicole Scherzinger in Sunset Boulevard Marc Brenner

Nominations have been announced for London's Evening Standard Theatre Awards, set to be handed out November 19 at Claridge's.

Bridge Theatre's immersive Guys and Dolls revival is one of the most recognized productions, earning nods in the Best Design, Emerging Talent, Director, Musical, and Musical Performance categories, the latter for Broadway vet Marisha Wallace's performance as Miss Adelaide. Tony winner Nicholas Hytner's new take on the Frank Loesser-Abe Burrows-Jo Swerling musical has been a major success for the new company, which is currently booking through August 2024.

The recently opened minimalist revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard failed to get a nomination for Best Musical, but picked up nods for Nicole Scherzinger's performance as Norma Desmond and Jamie Lloyd's direction. Also getting recognition: Elton John's Tammy Faye musical, Michael R. Jackson's Tony- and Pulitzer-winning A Strange Loop, and more.

Established in 1955, the Evening Standard Theatre Awards are the U.K.'s oldest theatre honors, and thought to be the British equivalent to New York's Drama Desk Awards.

See the full list of nominations below:

Best Design
Bunny Christie, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Robert Jones, Dancing at Lughnasa, National Theatre
Georgia Lowe, The Good Person of Szechwan, Lyric Hammersmith/ETT/Sheffield Theatres
Tom Pye, My Neighbour Totoro, RSC/Barbican Theatre

Most Promising Playwright
Matilda Feyisayo Ibini, Sleepova, Bush Theatre
Kimber Lee, untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play, Young Vic Theatre
Anoushka Lucas, Elephant, Bush Theatre
Isley Lynn, The Swell, Orange Tree Theatre

Emerging Talent
Andrew Richardson, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Taylor Russell, The Effect, National Theatre
Tatenda Shamiso, NO-ID, Royal Court
Jack Wolfe, Next to Normal, Donmar Warehouse

Best Director
Rebecca Frecknall, A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre
Rupert Goold, Dear England, National Theatre
Nicholas Hytner, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre
Jamie Lloyd, Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre

Best Musical
Guys & Dolls
, Bridge Theatre
Standing at the Sky’s Edge
, National Theatre/Sheffield Theatres
A Strange Loop
, Barbican Theatre
Tammy Faye
, Almeida Theatre

Best Musical Performance
Kyle Ramar Freeman, A Strange Loop, Barbican Theatre
Nicole Scherzinger, Sunset Boulevard, Savoy Theatre
Charlie Stemp, Crazy for You, Gillian Lynne Theatre
Marisha Wallace, Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre

Best Actor
Paapa Essiedu, The Effect, National Theatre
Mark Gatiss, The Motive and the Cue, National Theatre
Paul Mescal, A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre
Andrew Scott, Vanya, Duke of York's Theatre

Best Actress
Patsy Ferran, A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre
Sophie Okonedo, Medea, @sohoplace
Rachael Stirling, Private Lives, Donmar Warehouse
Anjana Vasan, A Streetcar Named Desire, Almeida Theatre

Best Play
Dear England
, James Graham, National Theatre
A Mirror
, Sam Holcroft, Almeida Theatre
The Motive and the Cue
, Jack Thorne, National Theatre
, Ryan Calais Cameron, Kiln Theatre

Check Out Production Photos of Jamie Lloyd's Sunset Boulevard on the West End

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