Critics' Circle Theater Award

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The Critics' Circle Theater Award , which was a Drama Theater Award until 1990 , is a British theater award that has been presented annually since 1982 . It is awarded by The Critics' Circle for achievements in the field of theater and musicals in the United Kingdom last year and is considered one of the highest accolades for theater professionals alongside the Laurence Olivier Award .


Current categories

The categories of 2014:

category Award
Best new play (also musicals) since 1982
Best actor since 1982
Best Actress since 1982
John and Wendy Trewin Award (for best Shakespeare performance) since 2000
Best theater direction since 1982
Peter Hepple Award (for the best musical) since 1982
Most Promising Author since 1989
Best costume designer since 1982
Jack Tinker Award (for the most promising newcomer, no authors) since 1996

Former categories

category Award
Most promising newcomer (excluding authors) 1989 to 1995


Simon Russell Beale has won a Critics' Circle Theater Award four times for Best Actor , Judi Dench three times and one more time for Best Actor in a Shakespeare Play . Three times were Eve Best and Victoria Hamilton as best actresses with the Critics' Circle Theater Award honored.

Two Best Actors were named Brian Cox , Michael Gambon , Ian Holm , Rory Kinnear , Eddie Redmayne , Mark Rylance , Rufus Sewell , Kevin Spacey and David Suchet . Clare Higgins , Rachel Weisz and Fiona Shaw received two awards for Best Actresses . Antony Sher and Derek Jacobi have received two awards for Best Actor in a Shakespeare Play; This honor was once awarded to two women: Tamsin Greig was awarded this prize for portraying Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Judi Dench for a role in The Winter's Tale .

Michael Grandage has already been named Best Theater Director four times and Sam Mendes three times. Already five pieces in which Stephen Sondheim has been involved as a director or author were, with the Critics' Circle Theater Award awarded (Follies (1987), South Pacific (1988), Into the Woods (1990), Assassins (1992) and Gypsy ( 2014)) . Martin McDonagh has been recognized once as Most Promising Writer and once as Writer of Hangmen for Best New Play . The piece Guys and Dolls received two Peter Hepple Awards for the best musical.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

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