For the Best Play award, Peter Morgan’s Frost/Nixon, which has transferred from the Donmar to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre (previews begin Nov. 9) is up against Conor McPherson’s The Seafarer (National Theatre) and Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘N’ Roll (currently at the Duke of York's after transferring from the Royal Court).
Stoppard’s play has also been recognized with nominations for Best Actor (Rufus Sewell) and Best Actress for (Sinead Cusack). Both performers share their respective categories with Bill Irwin and Kathleen Turner in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woold, Kevin Spacey for his performance in A Moon for the Misbegotten and Frances O’Conner in Tom And Viv.
The Best Director nomination cites as many as three productions by the Donmar’s Michael Grandage: The Wild Duck, Frost/Nixon and Evita. Best Musical nominations are shared by Spamalot; Evita; Caroline, or Change; and Sunday in the Park With George.
The full list of nominations follow:
Frost/Nixon by Peter Morgan
Rock ‘N’ Roll by Sir Tom Stoppard
The Seafarer by Conor McPherson Best Actor
Bill Irwin in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Rufus Sewell in Rock ‘N’ Roll
Michael Sheen in Frost/Nixon
Kevin Spacey in A Moon for the Misbegotten
Sinead Cusack in Rock ‘N’ Roll
Frances O’Connor in Tom and Viv
Kathleen Turner in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Marianne Elliott for Pillars of the Community
Michael Grandage for The Wild Duck, Frost/Nixon and Evita
Anthony Page for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
David Farley and Timothy Bird for set and projection design for Sunday in the Park With George
Bokur Jonsson for Metamorphosis
Christopher Oram for Evita
Most Promising Newcomer
Andrew Garfield for Beautiful Thing, Burn, Chatroom, Citizenship and The Overwhelming
Chris New for Bent
Punchdrunk Theatre Group
Elena Roger in Evita