Full List: Laurence Olivier Nominees AnnouncedDate: 7 February 2011
Nominations for this year's Laurence Olivier Awards, London's equivalent of the Tonys and the UK's most prestigious stage awards, are announced today (7 February 2010).
The full list of nominations - who and what are up for which of the 20-plus categories, including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best New Musical and Best Musical Revival as well as fields including Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre and other categories – is below.
The Olivier Awards have this year moved back to the Theatre Royal Drury Lane where this morning's nominations announcement is taking place. Following the live streaming of last year's awards ceremony, the event will this year receive extensive coverage on television, radio and online from the BBC. Radio 2 will also support the category for long-runners voted for by the public for the second year.
The Laurence Olivier Awards were created in 1976, then called the Society of West End Theatre Awards, to recognise excellence on the London stage. They were rebranded in 1984 when Lord Olivier agreed to have his name associated with them. Winners of the 35th annual Olivier Awards will be announced on Sunday 13 March 2011 with a preliminary lunch for nominees taking place on 22 February at the Haymarket Hotel.
Ahead of the Oliviers, our own 2011 Whatsonstage.com Awards, the "theatregoers’ choice" will be published online this Sunday 20 February 2010 to coincide with our live Awards Concert, held in aid of The Theatrical Guild at 7pm at the Prince of Wales Theatre. The concert, hosted this year by Miranda Hart, Sheridan Smith and Christopher Biggins, features a full evening’s entertainment from nominees and winners past and present as well as trophy presentations. Public tickets are now completely sold out, but you can join the waiting list for a last-minute release of £47.50 reserve tickets by clicking here.
The Whatsonstage.com Awards are the only London theatre awards in which the audience is the ultimate judge across all 26 categories. Voting for our eleventh annual awards closed on Monday 31 January.
The full list of 2011 Olivier nominations is as follows:
Tracie Bennett for End of the Rainbow at the Trafalgar Studios 1
Roger Allam for Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Sarah Goldberg for Clybourne Park at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
MASTERCARD BEST NEW PLAY
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
Into the Woods at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
BEST NEW MUSICAL
Fela! book by Jim Lewis and Bill T Jones, music and lyrics by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, additional lyrics by Jim Lewis, arrangements and additional music by Aaron Johnson and Jordan McLean at the NT Olivier
Beauty and the Beast devised by Katie Mitchell, text by Lucy Kirkwood at the Cottesloe
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Sierra Boggess for Love Never Dies at the Adelphi
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Alex Gaumond for Legally Blonde - The Musical at the Savoy
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Josefina Gabrielle for Sweet Charity at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Dominic Cooke for Clybourne Park at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court
After the Dance directed by Thea Sharrock at the NT Lyttelton
BEST THEATRE CHOREOGRAPHER
Leon Baugh for Sucker Punch at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
After the Dance designed by Mark Henderson at NT Lyttelton
XL VIDEO AWARD FOR BEST SET DESIGN
Design for Living designed by Lez Brotherston at the Old Vic
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
After the Dance designed by Hildegard Bechtler at the NT Lyttelton
BEST SOUND DESIGN
End of the Rainbow designed by Gareth Owen at the Trafalgar Studios 1
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN AN AFFILIATE THEATRE
The Royal Court and Drum Theatre Plymouth for Empire at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court
BEST NEW OPERA PRODUCTION
English National Opera and Young Vic’s Elegy for Young Lovers at the Young Vic
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN OPERA
Jonas Kaufmann for his performance in the Royal Opera’s Adriana Lecouvreur at the Royal Opera House
BEST NEW DANCE PRODUCTION
Mambo 3XX1 by Danza Contemporanea de Cuba at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by George Cespedes
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN DANCE
John MacFarlane for his designs for Asphodel Meadows by the Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House
Once our nominees guest list is finalised, we are hoping to release a handful of top-price £47.50 reserve tickets on Friday 18 February. If you’d like to be alerted as soon as these are put on sale, please CLICK HERE to join the waiting list!