Winners of the 36th annual Olivier Awards (formerly the Laurence Olivier Awards), London's equivalent of the Tonys and the UK's most prestigious stage awards, are announced this evening (Sunday 15 April 2012) from 6pm.

Whatsonstage.com's team of reporters - and for the first year our "Tweet team" of citizen reporters - will be will be reporting and tweeting live from the 2012 Olivier Awards from 5pm.

The star-studded ceremony, this year being held at the Royal Opera House, is hosted for the second time by Sweeney Todd co-stars Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.

Click here for the list of nominees with photos and full analysis of the 2012 Oliver Awards nominations.

We will be bringing you full coverage from multiple locations: the auditorium with the VIP guests, the press room with the winners and world media, the Covent Garden Piazza where the ceremony is being screened and the armchair at home following via the BBC Red Button.

You can follow Whatsonstage.com on Twitter for breaking news, photos and results of all 26 categories – the 25 shortlisted and the annual Special Award given for overall career achievement, which this year is being presented to British lyricist Tim Rice and outgoing Royal Ballet director Monica Mason.

You can follow our live coverage and contribute to the story below by using the #WOSoliviers hashtag.

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