AWARDS

Olivier Awards 2022 Winners

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The 2022 Laurence Olivier Awards took place on the 10th of April at the Royal Albert Hall in London; it is an event that celebrates the very best of British theatre, awarding musicals, plays, operas and more! After a virtual ceremony in 2020 due to Covid-19, there was no ceremony held at all in 2021, therefore this year marks the great return of the Olivier Awards, having been held in-person as well.

The award ceremony was hosted by comedian, actor, and presenter Jason Manford and was broadcasted live on ITV from 10:15pm on Sunday evening, yesterday the 10th of April. The event was also broadcasted live from the venue at Royal Albert Hall on Magic Radio hosted by Ruthie Henshall and Alice Arnold from 5:30pm, as they are the Official Radio Partner with London Theatre.

The following performed during the Olivier Awards ceremony:

  • Back To The Future The Musical
  • The Drifters Girl
  • Frozen
  • Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Anything Goes
  • Cabaret and Spring Awakening
  • Life Of Pi

The following statement is by Official London Theatre Olivier Awards:

“In what is thought to be a world first, celebrity guests will be walking a ‘Green Carpet’ made from real, reusable grass – supplied by WowGrass, an eco-friendly company which uses solar energy and ethical farming methods, growing the grass on biodegradable felt made from recycled British textiles. This is all part of our effort to make these Olivier Awards the most sustainable yet, and we’re also teaming up with fashion rental platform HURR to encourage sustainable Green Carpet fashion choices.”

The list of winners is as follows:

Best revival

  • A Number – Old Vic
  • Constellations – Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville theatre – WINNER!
  • The Normal Heart – National Theatre
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth – Almeida

Best entertainment or comedy play

  • The Choir of Man – Arts theatre
  • Pantoland at the Palladium – London Palladium
  • Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) – Criterion theatre – WINNER!
  • The Shark is Broken – Ambassadors theatre

Best musical revival

  • Anything Goes – Barbican 
  • Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre – WINNER!
  • Spring Awakening – Almeida

Best costume design

  • Jon Morrell for Anything Goes – Barbican
  • Christopher Oram for Frozen – Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Tom Scutt for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre
  • Catherine Zuber for Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Piccadilly theatre – WINNER!

Best sound design

  • Ian Dickinson for 2:22 A Ghost Story – Noël Coward theatre
  • Carolyn Downing for Life of Pi – Wyndham’s theatre
  • Nick Lidster for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre – WINNER!
  • Gareth Owen for Back to the Future: The Musical – Adelphi theatre

Best original score or new orchestrations

  • Anything Goes – New Orchestrations: Bill Elliott, David Chase and Rob Fisher 
  • Back to the Future: The Musical – Composers: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard; Orchestrations: Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook 
  • Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – Orchestrator: Simon Hale – WINNER!
  • Life of Pi – Composer: Andrew T Mackay

Best theatre choreographer

  • Finn Caldwell for Life of Pi – Wyndham’s theatre
  • Julia Cheng for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre
  • Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes – Barbican – WINNER!
  • Sonya Tayeh for Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Piccadilly theatre

Best actor in a supporting role

  • Seven actors who play the Tiger for Life of Pi – Wyndham’s theatre – WINNER!
  • Dino Fetscher for The Normal Heart – National Theatre 
  • Nathaniel Parker for The Mirror and the Light – Gielgud theatre
  • Danny Lee Wynter for The Normal Heart – National Theatre

Best actress in a supporting role

  • Tori Burgess for Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) – Criterion theatre
  • Liz Carr for The Normal Heart – National Theatre – WINNER! 
  • Christina Gordon for Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) – Criterion theatre
  • Akiya Henry for The Tragedy of Macbeth – Almeida

Best set design

  • Tim Hatley for Design and Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell for Puppets for Life of Pi – Wyndham’s theatre – WINNER!
  • Tim Hatley for Design and Finn Ross for Video Design for Back to the Future: The Musical – Adelphi theatre
  • Derek McLane for Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Piccadilly theatre
  • Tom Scutt for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre

Best lighting design

  • Neil Austin for Frozen – Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Isabella Byrd for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre
  • Tim Lutkin for Back to the Future: The Musical – Adelphi theatre
  • Tim Lutkin and Andrzej Goulding for Life of Pi – Wyndham’s theatre – WINNER!

Best actress in a supporting role in a musical

  • Gabrielle Brooks for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – Lyric theatre
  • Victoria Hamilton-Barritt for Cinderella – Gillian Lynne theatre
  • Carly Mercedes Dyer for Anything Goes – Barbican 
  • Liza Sadovy for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre – WINNER!

Best actor in a supporting role in a musical

  • Clive Carter for Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Piccadilly theatre
  • Hugh Coles for Back to the Future: The Musical – Adelphi theatre
  • Elliot Levey for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre – WINNER!
  • Gary Wilmot for Anything Goes – Barbican

Outstanding achievement in opera

  • Christine Rice for her performance in 4/4 – Royal Opera House
  • takis for set and costume design of HMS Pinafore by English National Opera – London Coliseum
  • Peter Whelan and the Irish Baroque Orchestra for Bajazet – Royal Opera House, Linbury theatre – WINNER!

Best new opera production

  • Bajazet – Royal Opera House, Linbury theatre
  • The Cunning Little Vixen by English National Opera – London Coliseum
  • Jenůfa – Royal Opera House – WINNER!
  • Theodora – Royal Opera House

Best actor in a musical

  • Olly Dobson for Back to the Future: The Musical – Adelphi theatre
  • Arinzé Kene for Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – Lyric theatre
  • Robert Lindsay for Anything Goes – Barbican
  • Eddie Redmayne for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre – WINNER!

Best actress in a musical

  • Jessie Buckley for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre – WINNER!
  • Sutton Foster for Anything Goes – Barbican 
  • Beverley Knight for The Drifters Girl – Garrick theatre
  • Stephanie McKeon for Frozen – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Outstanding achievement in dance

  • Acosta Danza for De Punta A Cabo in 100% Cuban – Sadler’s Wells
  • Dancers for NDT2 Tour – Sadler’s Wells
  • Arielle Smith for her choreography of Jolly Folly in Reunion by English National Ballet – Sadler’s Wells – WINNER!
  • Edward Watson for his performance in The Dante Project – Royal Opera House

Best new dance production

  • Draw From Within by Rambert Dance Company – Sadler’s Wells
  • Revisor by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young / Kidd Pivot – Sadler’s Wells – WINNER!
  • Transverse Orientation by Dance Umbrella and Sadler’s Wells – Sadler’s Wells

Best actress

  • Lily Allen for 2:22 A Ghost Story – Noël Coward theatre
  • Sheila Atim for Constellations – Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville theatre – WINNER!
  • Emma Corrin for Anna X – Harold Pinter theatre
  • Cush Jumbo for Hamlet – Young Vic

Best actor

  • Hiran Abeysekera for Life of Pi – Wyndham’s theatre – WINNER!
  • Ben Daniels for The Normal Heart – National Theatre 
  • Omari Douglas for Constellations – Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville theatre
  • Charles Edwards for Best of Enemies – Young Vic

Best director

  • Rebecca Frecknall for Cabaret – The Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse theatre – WINNER!
  • Michael Longhurst for Constellations – Donmar Warehouse at Vaudeville theatre
  • Kathleen Marshall for Anything Goes – Barbican 
  • Max Webster for Life of Pi – Wyndham’s theatre

Outstanding achievement in affiliate theatre

  • 10 Nights – Bush Theatre
  • Folk – Hampstead Theatre Downstairs
  • The Invisible Hand – Kiln theatre
  • Old Bridge – Bush theatre – WINNER!
  • A Place for We – Park theatre

Best family show

  • Billionaire Boy – Garrick theatre
  • Dragons and Mythical Beasts – Regent’s Park Open Air theatre
  • What the Ladybird Heard – Palace theatre
  • Wolf Witch Giant Fairy – Royal Opera House, Linbury theatre – WINNER!

Best new play

  • 2:22 A Ghost Story – Noël Coward theatre
  • Best of Enemies – Young Vic
  • Cruise – Duchess theatre
  • Life of Pi – Wyndham’s theatre – WINNER!

Best new musical

  • Back to the Future: The Musical – Adelphi theatre – WINNER!
  • The Drifters Girl – Garrick theatre
  • Frozen – Theatre Royal Drury Lane
  • Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical – Lyric theatre
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical – Piccadilly theatre