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Black British Theatre Awards: Winners

The 2020 Black British Theatre Awards were presented at a ceremony at London’s Young Vic and shown on Sky Arts.

Best director for a play or musical
Nadia Latif for Fairview, Young Vic

Best producer
Adrian Grant for Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre

Best choreographer
Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy for Redd, Barbican Theatre

Best dance performance in a dance production
Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy for Redd, Barbican Theatre 

Best dance production
Ingoma, Ballet Black, Barbican Theatre

Best use of innovation and technology
Nicole Raquel Dennis and Ryan Carter for Turn Up, Cadogan Hall

Light and sound recognition award
Carmen Wright

Costume design recognition award
Natalie Pryce

Book and lyrics recognition award
Arinzé Kene

Musical director recognition award
Ian Oakley

Casting director recognition award
Isabella Odoffin

Best male actor in a play
Valentine Olukoga for The Fishermen

Best female actor in a play
Rakie Ayola for On Bear Ridge 

Best supporting male actor in a play
Nari Blair-Mangat for Cyrano de Bergerac

Best supporting female actor in a play
Cherrelle Skeete for The High Table

Best play
Death of a Salesman, Young Vic

Best male actor in a musical
Noah Thomas for Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Best female actor in a musical
Miriam-Teak Lee for & Juliet

Best supporting male actor in a musical
Nicholas McLean for Wicked

Best supporting female actor in a musical
Nicole Raquel Dennis for Dear Evan Hansen

Best musical
Thriller Live

LGBTQ+ champion award
Layton Williams

Disability champion award
Rachel Nwokoro

Best teacher of a performing arts subject
David Blake, WAC Arts 

Best recent graduate
Tonye Scott-Obene, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

Lifetime achievement award
Shirley Thompson OBE