For the best Shakespearean performance, Stewart's Macbeth shared the award with another title-role performance, Chiwetel Ejiofor's Othello. Macbeth arrives at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Feb. 12.
The ceremony was hosted by critic Charles Spencer at the Prince of Wales Theatre, which is currently host to the musical Mamma Mia!
The awards are chosen by members of the Critics' Circle's Drama Section who voted for productions staged during 2007.
The following is the full list of winners:
Best New Play
A Disappearing Number by Simon McBurney and Complicite, at The Barbican.
The Peter Hepple Award for Best Musical (New or Revived)
Hairspray, Shaftesbury Theatre
Charles Dance for Shadowlands, Wyndhams
Anne-Marie Duff in Saint Joan, National Theatre
Best Shakespearean Performance
Chiwetel Ejiofor for Othello at the Donmar and Patrick Stewart for Macbeth, Chichester and Gielgud
Rupert Goold for Macbeth
Most Promising Playwright
Polly Stenham for That Face, Royal Court
Most Promising Newcomer (other than a playwright)
Leanne Jones in Hairspray
Rae Smith and Handspring Puppet Company for War Horse