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.
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
Vicki Mortimer, Follies
Dominic Cooke, Follies
Victoria Hamilton, Albion
Bryan Cranston, Network
Best New Play
Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman
David Lan for services to theatre