Previous winners include Bette Middler and Lin Manuel Miranda.
Noma Dumezweni, currently starring in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, said: ‘She doesn't write shows. She doesn't direct them. She doesn't design them. She makes them happen. (That's a proper super power, sheathed in a fabulously shaggy coat, with a touch of glitter thrown in, in lieu of a cape.)
Sonia Friedman is a true teller of stories. Because she trusts and follows her gut, when the right stories call, she helps and makes them live. It's a feeling she has.’ Read the full piece here.