Andy Karl, Glenn Close & More on Evening Standard Award Shortlist

first_img Star Files Glenn Close View Comments Andy Karl in ‘Groundhog Day'(Photo: Manuel Harlan)center_img Andy Karl and Glenn Close are among the performers on the shortlist for the 2016 London Evening Standard Awards. Karl and Close appear together in the Best Musical Performance category; Karl is confirmed to reprise his role in Groundhog Day on Broadway next year, with talk of Close doing the same in a revival of Sunset Boulevard (although she wouldn’t be eligible for a Tony as she’s already won for Norma Desmond; she’d never previously played her in the U.K.). Rounding out their category is Funny Girl headliner Sheridan Smith. All three of their respective shows are up for Best Musical, along with Guys And Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar and Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour. Additional actors to receive nods include Kenneth Branagh for The Entertainer, Ian McKellen for No Man’s Land and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s Noma Dumezwni for her earlier (and last-minute) bow in Linda.Winners will be announced at the November 13 ceremony, co-hosted by Elton John and Evgeny Lebedev. The complete shortlist is as follows:Best ActorSir Kenneth Branagh, The EntertainerO-T Fagbenle, Ma Rainey’s Black BottomRalph Fiennes, The Master Builder/Richard IIIJames McArdle, PlatonovSir Ian McKellen, No Man’s LandNatasha Richardson Award for Best ActressNoma Dumezweni, LindaHelen McCrory, The Deep Blue SeaSophie Melville, Iphigenia In SplottBillie Piper, YermaBest Musical PerformanceGlenn Close, Sunset BoulevardAndy Karl, Groundhog DaySheridan Smith, Funny GirlBest Play Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori ParksThe Flick by Annie BakerHarry Potter And The Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, J K Rowling and John TiffanyEvening Standard Radio 2 Audience Award for Best MusicalFunny GirlGroundhog DayGuys And DollsJesus Christ SuperstarOur Ladies Of Perpetual SuccourSunset BoulevardMilton Shulman Award for Best DirectorDominic Cooke, Ma Rainey’s Black BottomJohn Malkovich, Good CanaryJohn Tiffany, Harry Potter And The Cursed ChildBest DesignJon Bausor, You For Me For YouGareth Fry with Peter Malkin (sound design), The EncounterRob Howell, The Master Builder/Groundhog DayBest RevivalLes BlancsMa Rainey’s Black BottomNo Man’s LandYoung Chekhov: Platonov, Ivanov and The SeagullCharles Wintour Award for Most Promising PlaywrightCharlene James, Cuttin’ ItJon Brittain, RotterdamDavid Ireland, Cyprus AvenueEmerging Talent AwardJaygann Ayeh, The FlickAnthony Boyle, Harry Potter And The Cursed ChildAoife Duffin, A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing/The Taming Of The ShrewTyrone Huntley, Jesus Christ Superstar Andy Karllast_img

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