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Thursday, April 5

Complete guide to Musical Theatre Olivier Awards this Sunday

The 2018 Olivier Awards take place on Sunday 8th April at the Royal Albert Hall with Catherine Tate acting as host.
They  will be broadcast on ITV on Sunday 8 April from 22:20,  and worldwide at the same time on the Olivier Awards Facebook page.

Magic Radio will broadcast the entire show live on Sunday 8 April, hosted by Alice Arnold and Ruthie Henshall, with build-up on air from 18:00.

The Red Carpet Live show will return this year from 16:00 to 17:30, with a special interval Backstage show at 19:00, both shown exclusively on the Olivier Awards Facebook page.

Performances during the ceremony will include:

The 50th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be commemorated with past stars returning including Jason Donovan and Linzi Hateley, Lee Mead and Preeya Kalidas, and Joe McElderry and Danielle Hope.

John McCrea and the cast of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Sheila Atim and the cast of Girl From The North Country, Lesley Joseph and the cast of Young Frankenstein, Tracie Bennett from Follies and the cast of 42nd Street.

The West End cast of Hamilton will open the show with a rendition of "Alexander Hamilton"-

American legend Chita Rivera will perform the West Side Story number "Somewhere" to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the production debuting in London. She will be accompanied by Andy Karl (Groundhog Day Olivier Award winner), Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls Olivier Award winner) and the Arts Educational Schools London Choir

The list of musical theatre nominees are:

 BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL : Michael Jibson (Hamilton)/ Ross Noble (Young Frankenstein )/ Jason Pennycooke (Hamilton)/ Cleve September (Hamilton)

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Sheila Atim (Girl From The North Country) / Tracie Bennett (Follies) / Rachel John (Hamilton) / Lesley Joseph (Young Frankenstein)

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC

Everybody's Talking About Jamie - Music and Orchestrations by Dan Gillespie Sells,  musical theatre composer and orchestrator / Follies - The Orchestra, under the Music Supervision of Nicholas Skilbeck and Music Director Nigel Lilley / Girl From The North Country - Music & Lyrics by Bob Dylan, Original Orchestrations & Arrangements by Simon Hale / Hamilton - Composer-Lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda

BEST ENTERTAINMENT AND FAMILY : David Walliams' Gangsta Granny / Derren Brown: Underground  / Dick Whittington at London Palladium / Five Guys Named Moe

BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER : Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) /  Bill Deamer (Follies)  / Kate Prince (Everybody's Talking About Jamie) /  Randy Skinner (42nd Street)  / Christopher Wheeldon ( An American In Paris)

MAGIC RADIO BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL : 42nd Street / Follies / On The Town

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL : CiarĂ¡n Hinds (Girl From The North Country)/ John McCrea (Everybody's Talking About Jamie) /  Giles Terera (Hamilton) / Jamael Westman (Hamilton)

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL :  Janie Dee (Follies) / Shirley Henderson (Girl From The North Country)/  Imelda Staunton (Follies)/ Josie Walker (Everybody's Talking About Jamie)

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN: Howell Binkley (Hamilton) / Paule Constable (Angels In America)/ Paule Constable (Follies) / Jan Versweyveld (Network)

BEST SOUND DESIGN :  Tom Gibbons (Hamlet) / Gareth Owen Bat Out Of Hell The Musical) / Eric Sleichim ( Network) / Nevin Steinberg (Hamilton)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN : Hugh Durrant (Dick Whittington) / Roger Kirk (42nd Street) / Vicki Mortimer (Follies) / Paul Tazewell (Hamilto)

BEST SET DESIGN : Bunny Christie (Ink) /  Bob Crowley and 59 Productions (An American In Paris) /  Rob Howell (The Ferryman) / Vicki Mortimer (Follies)

BEST DIRECTOR : Dominic Cooke (Follies) / Marianne Elliott (Angels In America) / Rupert Goold (Ink) /  Thomas Kail (Hamilton) / Sam Mendes (The Ferryman)

BEST NEW MUSICAL: An American In Paris /  Everybody's Talking About Jamie / Girl From The North Country / Hamilton / Young Frankenstein

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