Nevertheless, before the announcement of the winners, Israeli singer and star of the musical Miri Mesika staged a breathtaking performance of the song "Omar Sharif" from "The Band's Visit."
Mesika and Alon Aboutboul - the Israeli musical's stars - were nominated for Best Actor in A Musical and Best Actress in A Musical. Other categories in which the play was nominated were Best Original Score or New Orchestrations, Mastercard Best New Musical, and Best Actor In A Supporting Role in A Musical.
Although "The Band's Visit" did not bring home a trophy, the impressive number of nominations was indeed an admirable accomplishment that left a mark on the prestigious international recognition of excellence.
Among the noteworthy victors of the ceremony are rising actor Paul Mescal who won the Best Actor award for his performance in " Streetcar Named Desire," and Jodie Comer who won the Best Actress award for her role in "Prima Facie." The one-woman play starring Jodie also won the Best New Play award, and "Standing at the Sky’s Edge" won the Best New Musical award.