WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR OLIVIER AWARDS 2020 WITH MASTERCARD

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR OLIVIER AWARDS 2020 WITH MASTERCARD

Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard logo

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2020 with Mastercard were announced this evening in a special ITV programme filmed at The London Palladium, and on Official London Theatre’s YouTube channel. The presentation was hosted by Jason Manford, and honoured Ian McKellen with his seventh Olivier Award for his 80th Birthday tour, as well as lyricist Don Black, who received his Special Award from Lord Lloyd Webber and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who gave an impassioned speech about the importance and resilience of theatre

It was a night where both youth and experience triumphed, with many winning their first Olivier Award, while choreographer Matthew Bourne won his ninth, crowning him the individual with the most Olivier Awards. Bourne won Best Theatre Choreographer alongside Stephen Mear for Mary Poppins,while Bob Crowley won his third Best Set Design Olivier for the musical.

Best Actress went to Sharon D. Clarke for her performance in the Young Vic’s Death Of A Salesman. In 2020, Sharon became the first person to be nominated in all four performing categories and she has now won in three of them. The production also received further accolades, with Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell winning the Sir Peter Hall Best Director Award.

Present Laughter at The Old Vic won two awards, with Andrew Scott winning Best Actor and Indira Varma winning Best Supporting Actress, her first Olivier Award.

The Jamie Lloyd Company won Cunard Best Revival for its production of Cyrano De Bergerac, directed by Jamie Lloyd and starring James McAvoy at the Playhouse Theatre.

Brand new musicals Dear Evan Hansen and & Juliet each took home three awards. Dear Evan Hansen won the Mastercard Best New Musical Award and the composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, together with orchestrator Alex Lacamoire, won Best Original Score or New Orchestrations. This was a year to celebrate new talent, with Best Actor in a Musical going to Sam Tutty in his first leading role and Miriam-Teak Lee winning Best Actress in a Musical for & Juliet. She was joined by castmates Cassidy Janson, who won Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, and David Bedella, who received his third Olivier Award, winning Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

Female theatre makers were at the forefront of the awards, with the all-female creative team behind Emilia winning three awards. The Noël Coward Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play went to playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, with Joanna Scotcher winning Best Costume Design and Emma Laxton winning for Best Sound Design.

Legendary lighting designer Paule Constable won her fifth award for lighting design for the National Theatre’s production of The Ocean At The End Of The Lane. Emma Reeves and Theresa Heskins collected the new award for Best Family Show for The Worst Witch.

Sonia Friedman Productions won three awards: Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard won American Airlines Best New Play and Best Supporting Actor went to Leopoldstadt’s Adrian Scarborough, while Fiddler On The Roof won Magic Radio Best Musical Revival.

Richard Gadd’s debut play Baby Reindeer triumphed for the Bush Theatre in the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre category.

In the opera and dance categories, Best New Dance Production went to Ingoma by Mthuthuzeli November for Ballet Black, and Best New Opera Production to Billy Budd - both at the Royal Opera House. Sara Baras won Outstanding Achievement in Dance for her choreography and performance in Ballet Flamenco – Sombras at Sadler’s Wells and the Children’s Ensemble of Noye’s Fludde at Theatre Royal Stratford East won Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

Audiences will also be able to enjoy an Olivier Awards highlights show on Magic Radio from 8pm until 10pm on Monday 26th October, with extended coverage across the week on digital radio station Magic at the Musicals.

ITV repeats the Olivier Awards with Mastercard at 11:15pm on Tuesday 27th October, and the show is available for the next month on the ITV Hub.

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Established in 1976, the Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London theatre and are Britain’s most prestigious stage honours. 

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Full list of Olivier Awards 2020 winners

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical                                         

David Bedella for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre

                                  

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Cassidy Janson for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre

                       

Best Original Score or New Orchestrations                                                        

Dear Evan Hansen - Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Orchestration by Alex Lacamoire at Noël Coward Theatre


Best New Dance Production

Ingoma by Mthuthuzeli November for Cassa Pancho's Ballet Black at Barbican Theatre and Royal Opera House - Linbury Theatre


Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Sara Baras for her choreography and performance in Ballet Flamenco – Sombras at Sadler’s Wells

 

Noël Coward Award for Best Entertainment or Comedy Play

Emilia at Vaudeville Theatre                                  

 

Best Theatre Choreographer

Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear for Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre                      

 

Magic Radio Best Musical Revival          

Fiddler On The Roof at Playhouse Theatre                                 

 

Best Actor in a Musical                  

Sam Tutty for Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre                                

 

Best Actress in a Musical

Miriam-Teak Lee for & Juliet at Shaftesbury Theatre                             

 

Cunard Best Revival                                                           

Cyrano De Bergerac at Playhouse Theatre                                 

 

Best Family Show

The Worst Witch at Vaudeville Theatre

 

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Baby Reindeer at Bush Theatre

 

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design                                             

Paule Constable for The Ocean At The End Of The Lane at National Theatre – Dorfman

 

Royal Albert Hall Award for Best Sound Design

Emma Laxton for Emilia at Vaudeville Theatre

 

Best Costume Design                                

Joanna Scotcher for Emilia at Vaudeville Theatre  

       

Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design                  

Bob Crowley for Mary Poppins at Prince Edward Theatre                                 

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Adrian Scarborough for Leopoldstadt at Wyndham's Theatre                         

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Indira Varma for Present Laughter at The Old Vic                      

 

Best New Opera Production

Billy Budd at Royal Opera House

 

Outstanding Achievement in Opera

The Children’s Ensemble for their performance in Theatre Royal Stratford East and ENO's Noye’s Fludde at Theatre Royal Stratford East

 

Best Actor                                       

Andrew Scott for Present Laughter at The Old Vic                                 

 

Best Actress

Sharon D. Clarke for Death Of A Salesman at Young Vic and Piccadilly Theatre                     

 

Sir Peter Hall Award for Best Director                       

Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell for Death Of A Salesman at Young Vic and Piccadilly Theatre                                 

 

American Airlines Best New Play                     

Leopoldstadt at Wyndham’s Theatre   

                           

Mastercard Best New Musical   

Dear Evan Hansen at Noël Coward Theatre                                 

 

Date Published: 27 October 2020
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