Agree or disagree with the Evening Standard judges? Make your opinion heard by nominating for the 2014 WhatsOnStage Awards

Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester perform a scene from Othello at the NT 50 gala
Rory Kinnear and Adrian Lester perform a scene from Othello at the NT 50 gala
© Catherine Ashmore

Full Evening Standard shortlists:

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor for A Season in the Congo (Young Vic)
Rory Kinnear for Othello (NT Olivier)
Adrian Lester for Othello (NT Olivier)

Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress
Linda Bassett for Roots (Donmar Warehouse)
Lesley Manville for Ghosts (Almeida)
Helen Mirren for The Audience (Gielgud)
Billie Piper for The Effect (NT Cottesloe)
Kristin Scott Thomas for Old Times (Harold Pinter)

Best Play
Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood (Almeida & Harold Pinter)
The Dark Earth and the Light Sky by Nick Dear (Almeida)
The Effect by Lucy Prebble (NT Cottesloe)

Ned Sherrin Award for Best Musical
The Book of Mormon (Prince of Wales)
The Light Princess (NT Lyttelton)
Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory & Harold Pinter)

Best Director
Richard Eyre for Ghosts (Almeida)
Nicholas Hytner for Othello (NT Olivier)
Rufus Norris for The Amen Corner (NT Olivier)
Lyndsey Turner for Chimerica (Almeida & Harold Pinter)

Best Design
Bob Crowley for People (NT Lyttelton) & The Audience (Gielgud) & Once (Phoenix)
Es Devlin for Chimerica (Almeida)
Tim Hatley (design) & Peter Mumford (lighting) for Ghosts (Almeida)

Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Rachel De-lahay for Routes (Royal Court)
Rory Kinnear for The Herd (Bush)
Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag (Soho)

Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer
Caoilfhionn Dunne for The Night Alive (Donmar Warehouse)
Seth Numrich for Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic)
Luke Thompson for A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe)
Olivia Vinall for Othello (NT Olivier)

Best Musical Performance
Rosalie Craig for The Light Princess (NT Lyttelton)
Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory)
Charlotte Wakefield for The Sound of Music (Regent's Park Open Air)