Friday, April 5

Great Line Up Announced for the Olivier Awards

The Olivier Awards are being held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden on 28th April. The Musical Theatre nominees can be found here.

As already mentioned. they are being hosted this year by Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville, but the line has now been announced with Glee and Broadway stars Idina Menzel and Matthew Morrison performing live.  They will be joined by Petula Clark, Will Young with the cast of Cabaret, the full companies of A Chorus Line and Top Hat plus The Bodyguard star and Best Actress in a Musical nominee Heather Headley will sing I Will Always Love You.  Busted and Son Of Dork musician James Bourne will sing from his nominated musical Loserville.

Michael Xavier and Claudia Winkelman will be in charge of he proceedings on the stage in the Covent Garden Piazza. There will be live performances from shows including Billy Elliot The Musical, Matilda The Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Burn The Floor, Potted Potter and Some Like It Hip Hop. There will also be a large screen showing the awards ceremony as it happens.

Envelope opened and award presenters will include Damien Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe,  Kim Cattrall, Lee Evans, Romola Garai, Lily James, David Suchet, Myleene Klass and Tim Minchin.
Sounds like a great event this year which  will be broadcast live with red carpet coverage and performances from the show on BBC Radio 2 from 6:00 pm. Shortly after the ceremony ends ITV1 will be broadcasting highlights.

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