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Donmar Warehouse triumphs at Theatregoers’ Choice Awards

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The Donmar Warehouse continued its domination of theatre award ceremonies by picking up five gongs at this year’s Theatregoers’ Choice Awards.

Kenneth Branagh was named Best Actor in a Play for his appearance in Ivanov, part of the Donmar’s West End season at the Wyndham’s Theatre, while Tom Hiddleston received the prize for Best Supporting Actor in a Play for the same production, as well as his part in the company’s production of Othello.

Ivanov was also voted the Best Play Revival and Othello was named Best Shakespearean Production. Donmar Warehouse artistic director Michael Grandage, who directed both shows as well as a revival of the Chalk Garden, won the gong for Best Director.

West End show Jersey Boys was named Best New Musical, and cast members Ryan Molloy and Stephen Ashfield picked up prizes for Best Actor in a Musical and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical.

David Tennant’s return to the stage in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet was named the Theatre Event of the Year.

The winners of the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards in full:

Spotlight Best Actress in a Play: Katy Stephens – The Histories, RSC at the Roundhouse

Spotlight Best Actor in a Play: Kenneth Branagh – Ivanov, Donmar West End at the Wyndham’s

Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Sophie Thompson – The Female of the Species at the Vaudeville

Best Supporting Actor in a Pay: Tom Hiddleston – Othello at the Donmar Warehouse and Ivanov, Donmar West End at the Wyndham’s

Viagogo Best Actress in a Musical: Sofia Escobar – West Side Story at Sadler’s Wells

See Tickets Best Actor in a Musical: Ryan Molloy – Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: Tracie Bennett – La cage aux Folles at the Playhouse

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Stephen Ashfield – Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre

Best Solo Performance: Eddie Izzard – Stripped at the Lyric Theatre

Ambassador Tickets Best Ensemble Performance: Into the Hoods at the Novello Theatre

Milk Two Sugars Best Takeover in a Role: Daniel Boys – Avenue Q at the Noel Coward Theatre

Nick Hern Books Best New Play: Under the Blue Sky by David Eldridge – Duke of York’s Theatre

Best New Comedy: Fat Pig by Neil LaBute: Trafalgar Studios and the Comedy Theatre

Waldorf Hilton Best New Musical: Jersey Boys by Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe, Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman, at the Prince Edward Theatre

EMG Best Play Revival: Ivanov – Donmar West End at Wyndham’s

Ticketmaster Best Musical Revival: West Side Story – at Sadler’s Wells

Best Shakespearean Production: Othello – at the Donmar Warehouse

Seatchoice Best Director: Michael Grandage – Othello and The Chalk Garden at the Donmar Warehouse and Ivanov, Donmar West End at Wyndham’s

Best Set Designer: Klara Zieglerova – Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre

White Light Best Lighting Designer: Malcolm Rippeth – Brief Encounter at The Cinema, Haymarket and Six Characters in Search of an Author at the Gielgud Theatre

Dewynters London Newcomer of the Year: Josh Hartnett – Rain Man at the Apollo

Mobius Best Off-West End Production: Come Dancing – at Theatre Royal Stratford East

Target Live Best Regional Production: Hamlet – RSC at the Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

AKA Theatre Event of the Year: David Tennant returning to the stage in Hamlet for the RSC

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