Imelda Staunton won Best Musical Performance for her role in Gypsy. JOHAN PERSSON

Imelda Staunton won Best Musical Performance for her role in Gypsy. JOHAN PERSSON

The Evening Standard Theatre Awards were held at The Old Vic Theatre in London on November 22, 2015.

There were 13 awards in total. Highlights included:

BEST ACTOR: James McAvoy – The Ruling Class

BEST ACTRESS: Nicole Kidman – Photograph 51

BEST PLAY: The Motherf**ker With The Hat – Stephen Adly Guirguis

NEWCOMER IN A MUSICAL: Gemma Arterton – Made In Dagenham

BEST MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: Imelda Staunton – Gypsy

BEST MUSICAL: Kinky Boots

The Beyond Theatre Award went to The V&A for the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition. The Editor’s Award in partnership with The Ivy was picked up by Vanessa Redgrave, and the Lebedev Award went to American lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim.