Olivier Award Winners Announced - Matilda Dominates!

Winners of the 36th Olivier Awards (formerly Laurence Olivier Awards) have been announced, with Matilda The Musical dominating by taking a record 7 awards - Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Director, the 4 Matildas aged 10 - 12 sharing Best Actress in a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Set Design and Best Sound Design. This is a new record number of wins by a single show, beating the previous best of Nicholas Nickleby, which won in six categories in 1980.

The 2012 Ceremony was held at the Royal Opera House on Sunday 15 April 2012 hosted by Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.


Best Actress
RUTH WILSON for Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse

Best Actor

Best Performance in a Supporting Role
SHERIDAN SMITH Flare Path Theatre Royal Haymarket

Best New Play
COLLABORATORS at the Cottesloe

Best Revival
ANNA CHRISTIE at the Donmar Warehouse

Best New Musical
MATILDA THE MUSICAL at the Cambridge Theatre

Best Musical Revival
CRAZY FOR YOU at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Best Entertainment & Family
DERREN BROWN – SVENGALI at the Shaftesbury Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical
THE MATILDAS - Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia Kiely, Eleanor Worthington Cox for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge

Best Actor in a Musical
BERTIE CARVEL for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge

Best Performance in A Supporting Role in a Musical
NIGEL HARMAN Shrek - Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Best Director
MATTHEW WARCHUS Matilda The Musical - Cambridge

Best Theatre Choreographer
PETER DARLING for Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge

Best Lighting Design
FRANKENSTEIN Bruno Poet at the Olivier

Best Set Design
MATILDA THE MUSICAL Rob Howell - Cambridge

Best Costume Design
CRAZY FOR YOU Peter McKintosh - Regent’s Park Open Air

Best Sound Design
MATILDA THE MUSICAL Simon Baker - Cambridge

Audience Award for Most Popular Show

Outstanding Achievement In An Affiliate Theatre
Theatre Royal, Stratford East in association with the Barbican and Traverse Theatre for ROADKILL

Best new Opera Production
English National Opera’s CASTOR AND POLLUX at the London Coliseum

Outstanding Achievent in Opera
ENO for the breadth and diversity of its artistic programme

Best New Dance Production
DESH by Akram Khan Company at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by Akram Khan

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
EDWARD WATSON for his performance in THE METAMORPHOSIS at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House

Special Award
TIM RICE contribution to musical theatre.

Special Award
MONICA MASON contribution to dance.

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