Who won the 2020 Olivier Awards?
The 2020 Olivier Awards have been postponed to the autumn. See which Olivier Award-nominated shows you can see in the West End now.
The 2019 Olivier Awards took place on 7th April 2019, with awards presented at the Royal Albert Hall and attended by some of the world’s biggest performers. Don’t miss out on seeing Olivier Award-winning productions currently in the West End, including Come From Away as best new musical, as well as multi award-nominated productions including Six.
Shows that won at the 2019 Olivier Awards
Come From Away
Nominated for nine awards, Come From Away took home four categories, including best new musical. The production also won outstanding achievement in music, best theatre choreographer (for Kelly Devine), and best sound design (for Gareth Owen).
Opening at the Phoenix Theatre in 2019, Come From Away is based on the real-life stories of 7,000 air passengers and crew stranded in Newfoundland after 9/11. With the open hearts of Gander residents, a new community was formed spreading a message of international hope.
Tina the Musical
The autobiographical jukebox musical all about Tina Turner received three Olivier Award nominations, with Kobna Holdbrook-Smith winning best actor in a musical for his performance as Ike Turner.
Receiving its world premiere at the Aldwych Theatre in 2018, Tina the Musical follows the career of Tina Turner and how she became a global superstar. With iconic moments in the spotlight as well as her life away from the public eye, Tina the Musical is a whirlwind production that’s perfect for any musical theatre lover!
Other shows that won big at the Olivier Awards
Home, I’m Darling
Taking home the award for best new comedy, Home, I’m Darling was awarded one of its three potential Olivier Awards.
Winning best musical revival at the 2019 Olivier Awards, Jonathan Bailey and Patti LuPone took home both best actor and best actress in a supporting role in a musical categories, as well as best set design (for Bunny Christie). In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said Company was “both a departure into new territory and a stunning reaffirmation of its brilliance.”
Wowing audiences at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2018, The Inheritance took home four Olivier Awards, including best new play. Kyle Soller scooped the award for best actor, with Stephen Daldry as best director and Jon Clark as best lighting design. In a review for LondonTheatre.co.uk, Mark Shenton said “the cumulative effect of The Inheritance is a courageous piece of theatre in every sense: it celebrates human resilience and is a mark of it, too, for the cast and audience on a shared, highly emotional journey.”
All About Eve
Monica Dolan won the award for best supporting actress in a play, receiving the only Olivier Award for All About Eve.
Summer and Smoke
Taking two Olivier Awards at the 2019 ceremony, Patsy Ferran won the award for best actress in a play, with the production also winning best revival of a play.
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