Here Are the 2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winners

The top honour at this year’s Toronto Theatre Critics Awards went to Canadian Stage’s production of The Humans, which won for Best Production and Best International Play. This year’s awards honoured many different plays, with a record-breaking three ties in major productions.

This is the eight year of the TTCAs. This year’s voters were Robert Cushman, Steve Fisher, Karen Fricker, Christopher Hoile, Carly Maga, Martin Morrow, J. Kelly Nestruck, Lynn Slotkin, and Glenn Sumi.

The full list of winners is below. Congratulations!

General Theatre

Best Production of a Play

The Humans by Stephen Karam (Canadian Stage)

Best New Canadian Play

Bears by Matthew MacKenzie (Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre in association with Native Earth Performing Arts and Theatre Centre)

tied with 

Bunny by Hannah Moscovitch (Tarragon Theatre)

Best International Play

The Humans by Stephen Karam (Canadian Stage)

Best Director of a Play

Jani LauzonThe Monument by Colleen Wagner (Factory Theatre)

tied with

Erin Brubacher, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Evalyn Parry (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille)

Best Design

Nick Blais (sets), Lindsay Dagger Junkin (costumes), Andre du Toit (lighting), and Richard Feren (music and sound), Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth (Outside the March and Company Theatre, in association with Starvox Entertainment)

Best Actor in a Play

Lovell Adams-Gray as Levee in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson (Soulpepper Theatre)

Best Actress in a Play

Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory in Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and Evalyn Parry (Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Theatre Passe Muraille)

Best Supporting Actor in a Play

Maxwell Haynes as Evan Shelmerdine in The Aliens by Annie Baker (Coal Mine Theatre)

Best Supporting Actress in a Play

Carolyn Fe as Precy in Calpurnia by Audrey Dwyer (Nightwood Theatre and Sulong Theatre)

 

Musical Theatre

Best New Musical

Mr. Shi and his Lover by Wong Teng Chi and Njo Kong Kie (Macau Experimental Theatre/Music Picnic/Point View Art Association)

Best Production of a Musical

Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori (Musical Stage Company, presented by David Mirvish)

Best Director of a Musical

Robert McQueen, Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori (Musical Stage Company, presented by David Mirvish)

Best Actress in a Musical

Laura Condlln as Alison Bechdel in Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori(Musical Stage Company, presented by David Mirvish)

tied with

Sara Farb as Medium Alison in Fun Home 

tied with

Hannah Levinson as Small Alison in Fun Home

Best Actor in a Musical

Jordan Cheng as Mr. Shi in Mr. Shi and his Lover by Wong Teng Chi and Njo Kong Kie (Macau Experimental Theatre/Music Picnic/Point View Art Association)

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical

Cynthia Dale as Helen Bechdel in Fun Home by Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori(Musical Stage Company, presented by David Mirvish)

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

Derek Kwan as ​Boursicot in Mr. Shi and his Lover by Wong Teng Chi and Njo Kong Kie (Macau Experimental Theatre/Music Picnic/Point View Art Association)

Special Citation

Bob Nasmith, “for his untraditional, decades-long theatre career, and his spirit of adventure and enquiry, which he brings to his unforgettable stage work.”

Intermission originally incorrectly spelled Jordan Cheng’s name. We regret this error.