Winners of this year's 36th annual Olivier Awards, London's equivalent of the Tonys and the UK's most prestigious stage awards, were announced this evening (15 April 2012) at a star-studded ceremony held at the Royal Opera House.

This year's ceremony was hosted for the second time by Sweeney Todd co-stars Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

In addition to the 25 shortlisted Awards this year's ceremony, which was broadcast live on the BBC's Red Button and Radio 2, included Special Award presentations to British lyricist Tim Rice and outgoing Royal Ballet director Monica Mason. The BBC Radio 2 Audience Award, which is voted for by the public, was presented to Les Miserables.

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Collaborators. Photo: Johan Persson

 


Anna Christie. Photo: Johan Persson

Best New Play   Best Revival
Collaborators at the NT Cottesloe
Jumpy at the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court
The Ladykillers at the Gielgud
One Man, Two Guvnors at the NT Lyttelton
  Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s
Noises Off at the Old Vic


Derren Brown – Svengali. Photo: Eric Richmond

 


Anna Christie. Photo: Johan Persson

Best Entertainment & Family   Best Actress
Derren Brown – Svengali at the Shaftesbury
Midnight Tango at the Aldwych
Potted Potter at the Garrick
The Tiger Who Came To Tea at the Vaudeville
  Ruth Wilson for Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
Celia Imrie for Noises Off at the Old Vic
Lesley Manville for Grief at the Cottesloe
Kristin Scott Thomas for Betrayal at the Harold Pinter
Marcia Warren for The Ladykillers at the Gielgud


Frankenstein. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

 


Flare Path. Photo: Johan Persson

Best Actor   Best Performance in a Supporting Role
Benedict Cumberbatch & Jonny Lee Miller for Frankenstein at the NT Olivier
James Corden for One Man, Two Guvnors at the NT Lyttelton
David Haig for The Madness of George III at the Apollo
Douglas Hodge for Inadmissable Evidence at the Donmar Warehouse
Jude Law for Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse
  Sheridan Smith for Flare Path at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket
Mark Addy for Collaborators at the NT Cottesloe
Oliver Chris for One Man, Two Guvnors at the NT Lyttelton
Johnny Flynn for Jerusalem at the Apollo
Bryony Hannah for The Children’s Hour at the Harold Pinter


The Matildas. Photo: Dan Wooller

 


Matilda the Musical. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Best Actress in a Musical   Best Actor in a Musical
The Matildas for Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Kate Fleetwood for London Road at the NT Cottesloe
Sarah Lancashire for Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
Scarlett Strallen for Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace
  Bertie Carvel for Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Nigel Lindsay for Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Reece Shearsmith for Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
Paulo Szot for South Pacific at the Barbican


Shrek the Musical. Photo: Brinkhoff Mögenburg

 


Matilda the Musical. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical   Best New Musical
Nigel Harman for Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Sharon D Clarke for Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
Sophie-Louise Dann for Lend Me A Tenor the Musical at the Gielgud
Paul Kaye for Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Katherine Kingsley for Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace
  Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello
Ghost the Musical at the Piccadilly
London Road at the NT Cottesloe
Shrek the Musical at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane


Crazy for You. Photo: Tristram Kenton

 


Matilda the Musical. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Best Musical Revival   Best Director
Crazy for You at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Singin' In The Rain at the Palace
South Pacific at the Barbican
The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium
  Matthew Warchus for Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Sean Foley for The Ladykillers at the Gielgud
Nicholas Hytner for One Man, Two Guvnors at the NT Lyttelton
Rufus Norris for London Road at the NT Cottesloe


Matilda the Musical. Photo: Manuel Harlan

 


Frankenstein. Photo: Catherine Ashmore

Best Theatre Choreography   Best Lighting Design
Peter Darling for Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge
Javier De Frutos for London Road at the NT Cottesloe
Stephen Mear for Crazy For You at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Andrew Wright for Singin’ In The Rain at the Palace
  Frankenstein designed by Bruno Poet at the NT Olivier
Anna Christie designed by Howard Harrison at the Donmar Warehouse
Ghost the Musical designed by Hugh Vanstone at the Piccadilly
Matilda the Musical designed by Hugh Vanstone at the Cambridge


Matilda the Musical. Photo: Manuel Harlan

 


Crazy for You. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Best Set Design   Best Costume Design
Matilda the Musical designed Rob Howell at the Cambridge
Ghost the Musical designed by Rob Howell at the Piccadilly
The Ladykillers designed by Michael Taylor at the Gielgud
One Man, Two Guvnors designed by Mark Thompson at the NT Lyttelton
  Crazy for You designed by Peter McKintosh at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
Matilda the Musical designed by Rob Howell at the Cambridge
Shrek the Musical designed by Tim Hatley at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
South Pacific designed by Catherine Zuber at the Barbican


Matilda the Musical. Photo: Manuel Harlan

 


Roadkill. Photo: Tim Morozzo

Best Sound Designer   Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Matilda the Musical designed by Simon Baker at the Cambridge
Ghost the Musical designed by Bobby Aitken at the Piccadilly
Frankenstein designed by Underworld and Ed Clarke at the NT Olivier
The Ladykillers designed by Ben Ringham and Max Ringham at the Gielgud
  Theatre Royal, Stratford East in association with the Barbican and Traverse Theatre for Roadkill
The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester for Mogadishu at the Lyric Hammersmith
The Donmar Warehouse for Salt, Root and Roe at the Trafalgar Studios 2
The Royal Court for The Village Bike at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs


Castor & Pollux. Photo: Alastiar Muir

 


Exterior of the ENO. Photo: Grant Smith

Best New Opera Production   Outstanding Achievement in Opera
English National Opera’s Castor and Pollux at the London Coliseum
English National Opera’s A Midsummer Night's Dream at the London Coliseum English
National Opera’s The Passenger at the London Coliseum
ROH2’s Clemency (in association with Scottish Opera) at the Linbury Studio, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
  ENO for the breadth and diversity of its artistic programme
Amanda Holden for her translation of Castor and Pollux at the London Coliseum
Richard Jones his direction of Anna Nicole and Il Trittico at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and The Tales of Hoffman at the London Coliseum
Mark-Anthony Turnage for his composition of Anna Nicole at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Twice Through the Heart at Sadler’s Wells


The Metamorphosis. Photo: Tristram Kentons

 


Desh. Photo: Luk Monsaert

Outstanding Achievement in Dance   Best New Dance Production
Edward Watson for his performance in The Metamorphosis at the Linbury Studio at the Royal Opera House
The Deign Team for their work on the Royal Ballet’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the Royal Opera House
Sylvie Guillem for her performance in her production of 6000 Miles Away at Sadler’s Wells
Tommy Franzen for his performance in ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop at the Peacock
  Desh by Akram Khan Company at Sadler’s Wells, choreographed by Akram Khan
Gardenia by Les Ballets C de la B at Sadler’s Wells, directed by Alain Platel and Frank van Laecke
The Metamorphosis by ROH2 at the Linbury Studio, choreographed by Arthur Pita
Some Like It Hip Hop by ZooNation at the Peacock, choreographed by Kate Prince, Tommy Franzen and Carrie-Anne Ingrouille