Olivier Awards 2018

Another year gone since we last celebrated the world of Theatre in the company of ‘Larry’. Last year’s Olivier Awards were in danger of transitioning into Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Awards! This year, however, the winners have been selected a little more evenly across the board, although as far as plays are concerned, The Ferryman were very successful tonight and in the musicals genre, Hamilton collected a fair amount of the coveted trophies, as predicted. There were a few surprises though, which didn’t go amiss, one of them being Best Actress in a Musical going to Shirley Henderson for Girl from the North Country.

Photo Credit: Olivier Awards Twitter Account

I’m personally delighted that Follies was recognised as having the best costumes, a well deserved win for Vicki Mortimer. Follies bagging Best Musical Revival was also exciting to hear!

The show itself which was broadcast on ITV at 10:20pm (and sadly, not in its entirety), showcased some fantastic productions and I am inspired to see Young Frankenstein The Musical. I thought that looked like a scream (pardon the pun) and what a brilliant showbiz number they selected to show off. 42nd Street, I have reviewed and the numbers they chose to perform remain as wow-factor fuelled now as when I saw the show live, last year. Tracie Bennett singing her solo from Follies was the highlight of the night for me, she blew the roof off the Royal Albert Hall, it’s a shame there couldn’t have been two winners in the Supporting Actress in a Musical category!

Here’s the full list of winners, see how many you agree with, I feel the list below indicates a good range of diversity in the arts and would like to congratulate each and every winner.

Photo Credit Matthew Murphy

Full List of Winners:

Best actor in a supporting role in a musical

Michael Jibson, Hamilton

Best actress in a supporting role in a musical

Sheila Atim, Girl from the North Country

Outstanding achievement in music

Hamilton

Best new dance production

Flight Pattern

Outstanding achievement in dance

Francesca Velicu, Le Sacre du Printemps

Best entertainment and family

Dick Whittington

Best theatre choreographer

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Best musical revival

Follies

Best actor in a musical

Giles Terera, Hamilton

Best actress in a musical

Shirley Henderson, Girl from the North Country

Best revival

Angels in America

Best new comedy

Labour of Love

Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre

Killology

Best lighting design

Howell Binkley, Hamilton

Best sound design

Nevin Steinberg, Hamilton

Best costume design

Vicki Mortimer, Follies

Best set design

Bob Crowley, An American in Paris

Best actor in a supporting role

Bertie Carvel, Ink

Best actress in a supporting role

Denise Gough for Angels in America

Best new opera production

Semiramide

Outstanding achievement in opera

Joyce DiDonato and Daniela Barcellona, Semiramide

Best actor

Bryan Cranston, Network

Best actress

Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman

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Best director

Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

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Best new play

The Ferryman

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Best new musical

Hamilton

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