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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.
RUTH WILSON for Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH AND JONNY LEE MILLER for Frankenstein at the Olivier
Best Performance in a Supporting Role
SHERIDAN SMITH Flare Path Theatre Royal Haymarket
Best New Play
COLLABORATORS at the Cottesloe
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
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
TIM RICE contribution to musical theatre.
MONICA MASON contribution to dance.