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2022 Olivier Awards: Full list of winners

The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 April.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Find out the full list of winners at the 2022 Olivier Awards with London Theatre. The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall on 10 April. The big winners at this year's ceremony included Cabaret and Life of Pi.

Cabaret won seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival. Eddie Redmayne, Jessie Buckley, Elliot Levey and Liza Sadovy took all four musical acting award categories for playing the Emcee, Sally Bowles, Herr Schultz and Frau Schneider respectively. Read our Cabaret review here, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.

Life of Pi won five Olivier awards including Best New Play. Hiran Abeysekera won the Best Actor category, while the seven actors who play the Tiger jointly won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category. Read our Life of Pi review here.

Back to the Future: The Musical won Best New Musical, while Pride and Prejudice (Sort Of) won Best Entertainment or Comedy.

Read the full list of winners and nominees at the 2022 Olivier Awards. Book tickets for Olivier-winning shows on London Theatre.

Best New Play

Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre

Also nominated:

2:22 A Ghost Story at Noël Coward Theatre
Best Of Enemies at Young Vic
Cruise at Duchess Theatre

Best New Musical

Back To The Future - The Musical at Adelphi Theatre

Also nominated:

The Drifters Girl at Garrick Theatre
Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at Lyric Theatre
Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre

Best Revival

Constellations - Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre

Also nominated:

A Number at The Old Vic
The Normal Heart at National Theatre - Olivier
The Tragedy Of Macbeth at Almeida Theatre

Best Musical Revival

Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Also nominated:

Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
Spring Awakening at Almeida Theatre

Best Entertainment or Comedy

Pride And Prejudice (Sort Of) at Criterion Theatre

Also nominated:

The Choir Of Man at Arts Theatre
Pantoland At The Palladium at The London Palladium
The Shark Is Broken at Ambassadors Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

7 actors who play the Tiger for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre

Also nominated:

Dino Fetscher for The Normal Heart at National Theatre - Olivier
Nathaniel Parker for The Mirror And The Light at Gielgud Theatre
Danny Lee Wynter for The Normal Heart at National Theatre - Olivier

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Liz Carr for The Normal Heart at National Theatre - Olivier

Also nominated:

Tori Burgess for Pride And Prejudice (Sort Of) at Criterion Theatre
Christina Gordon for Pride And Prejudice (Sort Of) at Criterion Theatre
Akiya Henry for The Tragedy Of Macbeth at Almeida Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Liza Sadovy for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Also nominated:

Gabrielle Brooks for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at Lyric Theatre Victoria Hamilton-Barritt for Cinderella at Gillian Lynne Theatre
Carly Mercedes Dyer for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Elliot Levey for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Also nominated:

Clive Carter for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre
Hugh Coles for Back To The Future - The Musical at Adelphi Theatre
Gary Wilmot for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre

Best Actor in a Musical

Eddie Redmayne for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Also nominated:

Olly Dobson for Back To The Future - The Musical at Adelphi Theatre
Arinzé Kene for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical at Lyric Theatre
Robert Lindsay for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical

Jessie Buckley for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Also nominated:

Sutton Foster for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
Beverley Knight for The Drifters Girl at Garrick Theatre
Stephanie McKeon for Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Best Actress

Sheila Atim for Constellations - Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre

Also nominated:

Lily Allen for 2:22 A Ghost Story at Noël Coward Theatre
Emma Corrin for Anna X at Harold Pinter Theatre
Cush Jumbo for Hamlet at Young Vic

Best Actor

Hiran Abeysekera for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre

Also nominated:

Ben Daniels for The Normal Heart at National Theatre - Olivier
Omari Douglas for Constellations - Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre
Charles Edwards for Best Of Enemies at Young Vic

Best Director

Rebecca Frecknall for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Also nominated:

Michael Longhurst for Constellations - Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville Theatre
Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
Max Webster for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre

Best Costume Design

Catherine Zuber for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre

Also nominated:

Jon Morrell for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre
Christopher Oram for Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Tom Scutt for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Best Sound Design

Nick Lidster for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Also nominated:

Ian Dickinson for 2:22 A Ghost Story at Noël Coward Theatre
Carolyn Downing for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre
Gareth Owen for Back To The Future - The Musical at Adelphi Theatre

Best Original Score or New Orchestrations

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical - Orchestrator: Simon Hale at Lyric Theatre

Also nominated:

Anything Goes - New Orchestrations: Bill Elliott, David Chase and Rob Fisher at Barbican Theatre
Back To The Future - The Musical - Composers: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard; Orchestrations: Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook at Adelphi Theatre
Life Of Pi - Composer: Andrew T. Mackay at Wyndham's Theatre

Best Theatre Choreographer

Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes at Barbican Theatre

Also nominated:

Finn Caldwell for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre
Julia Cheng for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre
Sonya Tayeh for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre

Best Set Design

Tim Hatley for Design and Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell for Puppets for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre

Also nominated:

Tim Hatley for Design and Finn Ross for Video Design for Back To The Future - The Musical at Adelphi Theatre
Derek McLane for Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Piccadilly Theatre
Tom Scutt for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre

Best Lighting Design

Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding for Life Of Pi at Wyndham's Theatre

Also nominated:

Neil Austin for Frozen at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Isabella Byrd for Cabaret at The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre
Tim Lutkin for Back To The Future - The Musical at Adelphi Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Old Bridge at Bush Theatre

Also nominated:

10 Nights at Bush Theatre
Folk at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
The Invisible Hand at Kiln Theatre
A Place For We at Park Theatre

Best Family Show

Wolf Witch Giant Fairy at Royal Opera House - Linbury Theatre

Also nominated:

Billionaire Boy at Garrick Theatre
Dragons And Mythical Beasts at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
What The Ladybird Heard at Palace Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra for Bajazet at Royal Opera House - Linbury Theatre

Also nominated:

Christine Rice for her performance in 4/4 at Royal Opera House
takis for set and costume design of HMS Pinafore by English National Opera at London Coliseum

Best Opera Production

Jenůfa at Royal Opera House

Also nominated:

Bajazet at Royal Opera House - Linbury Theatre
The Cunning Little Vixen by English National Opera at London Coliseum
Theodora at Royal Opera House

Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Arielle Smith for her choreography of Jolly Folly in Reunion by English National Ballet at Sadler’s Wells

Also nominated:

Acosta Danza for De Punta A Cabo in 100% Cuban at Sadler’s Wells
Dancers for NDT2 Tour at Sadler’s Wells
Edward Watson for his performance in The Dante Project at Royal Opera House

Best New Dance Production

Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot at Sadler’s Wells

Also nominated:

Draw From Within by Rambert Dance Company at Sadler’s Wells
Transverse Orientation by Dimitris Papaioannou at Sadler’s Wells

2022 Olivier Award Special Recognition

Lisa Burger - Executive Director and Joint Chief Executive of the National Theatre
Bob King - Creative Director of Dewynters and founder of Bob King Creative
Gloria Louis - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Delfont Mackintosh Theatres
Susie Sainsbury - Founder of The Backstage Trust. Sainsbury serves on the board of the Royal Shakespeare Company and is Deputy Chairman of the Royal Academy of Music
Sylvia Young - Founder of Sylvia Young Theatre School

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