Sunday, April 15

Musical Theatre 2012 Olivier Award Winners

The nominations for the 2012 Olivier Awards have just taken place at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden hosted by Sweeney Todd’s Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton

Matilda the Musical swept the board winning most of the 10 categories it was nominated for. Listed below are the winners in the musical theatre categories:

Olivier Audience Award : Billy Elliot The Musical, Jersey Boys, Les Misérables and Wicked! are the four long-running shows that have made it on to the BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award shortlist.
Winner: Les Miserables

Best Director: Directors Sean Foley (The Ladykillers), Nicholas Hytner (One Man, Two Guvnors), Rufus Norris (London Road) and Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical).
 Winner:  Matthew Warchus - Matilda

Best Actress in a Musical: Kate Fleetwood (London Road), Sarah Lancashire (Betty Blue Eyes) Scarlett Strallen (Singin’ In The Rain) and the four Matildas.
Winner: The Matildas - Matilda the Musical

Best Actor in a Musical: Bertie Carvel (Matilda), Nigel Lindsay (Shrek The Musical), Reece Shearsmith (Betty Blue Eyes) and Paulo Szot (South Pacific).
Winner: Bertie Carvel - Matilda

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical: Sharon D Clarke (Ghost The Musical), Sophie-Louise Dann (Lend Me A Tenor), Nigel Harman (Shrek) , Paul Kaye (Matilda) and Katherine Kingsley (Singin’ In The Rain)
Winner: Nigel Harman - Shrek the Musical

Best Musical Revival:  Crazy For You, Singin’ In The Rain, South Pacific and The Wizard Of Oz.
Winner: Crazy For You

Best New Musical:  Matilda, Betty Blue Eyes, London Road, Shrek
Winner: Matilda

Best Theatre Choreographer: Peter Darling (Matilda),  Javier de Frutos (London Road), Stephen Mear (Crazy For You) and Andrew Wright (Singin’ In The Rain)
Winner: Peter Darling - Matilda

Best Set Design: Ghost/Rob Howell, The Ladykillers/Michael Taylor, Matilda/Rob Howell and One Man, Two Guvnors/Mark Thompson 
Winner: Matilda

Best Costume Design: Crazy For You/Peter McKintosh,  Matilda/Rob Howell, Shrek/Tim Hatley and South Pacific/Catherine Zuber.
Winner:  Crazy For You

Best Sound Design; Ghost/Bobby Aitken, Frankenstein/Underworld and Ed Clarke, The Ladykillers/Ben and Max Ringham and Matilda/Simon Baker

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