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Theatre: Olivier Awards 2016 – Nominations

Awards season goes on this time in the Theatre world with the nominees being announced for the Olivier Awards which celebrate the West End (similar to the Tony Awards for Broadway). Obviously having managed to get down to London twice to see Gypsy I will certainly be rooting for that to win all the awards it has been nominated for!

Best New Musical
Bend It Like Beckham
In the Heights
Mrs Henderson Presents
Kinky Boots

Best Musical Revival
Gypsy
Bugsy Malone
Guys and Dolls
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers


Best Actress in a Musical
Imelda Staunton for Gypsy
Sophie Thompson for Guys and Dolls
Natalie Dew for Bend It Like Beckham
Tracie Bennett for Mrs Henderson Presents
Laura Pitt-Pulford for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

Best Actor in a Musical
Ian Bartholomew for Mrs Henderson Presents
Killian Donnelly for Kinky Boots
David Haig for Guys and Dolls
Matt Henry for Kinky Boots
Jamie Parker for Guys and Dolls

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical
David Bedella for In the Heights
Dan Burton for Gypsy
Peter Davison for Gypsy
Gavin Spokes for Guys and Dolls

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical
Lara Pulver for Gypsy
Preeya Kalidas for Bend It Like Beckham
Amy Lennox for Kinky Boots
Emma Williams for Mrs Henderson Presents

Best Director
Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh for The Winter’s Tale
Robert Icke for Oresteia
Matthew Dunster for Hangmen
Jonathan Kent for Gypsy

Best Actress in a Play
Gemma Arterton for Nell Gwynn
Denise Gough for People, Places and Things
Nicole Kidman for Photograph 51
Janet McTeer for Les Liasons Dangereuses
Lia Williams for Oresteia

Best Actor in a Play
Kenneth Branagh for The Winter’s Tale
Kenneth Cranham for The Father
Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet
Adrian Lester for Red Velvet
Mark Rylance for Farinelli and the King

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Judi Dench for The Winter’s Tale
Michele Dotrice for Nell Gwynn
Melody Grove for Farinelli and the King
Catherine Steadman for Oppenheimer

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mark Gatiss for Three Days in the Country
Michael Pennington for The Winter’s Tale
Tom Sturridge for American Buffalo
David Suchet for The Importance of Being Earnest

Best New Play
Farinelli and the King
The Father
Hangmen
People, Place and Things

Best Revival
Hamlet
Les Liasons Dangereuses
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The Winter’s Tale

Best New Comedy
A Christmas Carol
Hand to God
Nell Gwynn
Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Best Costume Design
Gregg Barnes for Kinky Boots
Hugh Durrant for Nell Gwynn
Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli and the King
Katrina Lindsay for Bend It Like Beckham

Best Set Design
Hildegard Bechtler for Oresteia
Es Devlin for Hamlet
Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli and the King
Anna Fleischle for Hangmen

Best Lighting Design
Neil Austin for The Winter’s tale
Natasha Chivers for Oresteia
James Farncombe for People, Places and Things
Mark Henderson for Gypsy

Best Sound Design
George Dennis for The Homecoming
Christopher Shutt for The Father
Tom Gibbons for People, Places and Things
Christopher Shutt for Hamlet

Best Theatre Choreographer
Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright for Guys and Dolls
Drew McOnie for In The Heights
Stephen Mear for Gypsy
Jerry Mitchell for Kinky Boots

Outstanding Achievement in Music
Bend It Like Beckham
Farinelli and the King
In the Heights
Kinky Boots

Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Alessandra Ferri
Javier De Frutos
Sasha Waltz

Best New Dance Production
He Who Falls (Celui Qui Tombe)
Romeo Et Juliette
Woolf Works

Best Entertainment and Family
Alice’s Adventures Underground
Dr Seuss’s The Lorax
I Want My Hat Back
Peter Pan
Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Best New Opera Production
Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci
The Force of Destiny
Morgen Und Abend

Outstanding Achievement in Opera
English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra for The Force of Destiny, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and The Queen of Spades
Felicity Palmer for The Queen of Spades
Antonio Pappano for conducting Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Guillaume Tell and Krol Roger
Tamara Wilson for The Force of Destiny

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Barbarians
Pat Kinevane and Fishamble
Phil Dunster
Violence and Son

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