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One Man Two Guvnors – Olivier Awards – Best New Play

One Man Two Guvnors

British drama celebrated at 2012’s Tonys

Published 1 May 2012

New York’s 2012 Tony Award nominees have been announced today with British transfer One Man, Two Guvnors recognised in six categories.

One Man, Two Guvnors, which was nominated for five Olivier Awards this year, opened on Broadway last month to critical acclaim with the show’s original cast returning to the roles they originated at the National Theatre. The production’s star James Corden has been nominated in the prestigious Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category.

Nicholas Hynter’s production, for which he is nominated in the Best Director of a Play category, is also nominated in the Best Original Score (Jack Feldman), Best Scenic Design (Jon Driscoll), Best Costume Design (Mark Thompson) and Best Sound Design (Paul Arditti) play categories.

British actress Tracie Bennett is nominated for her Olivier Award-winning role in End Of The Rainbow, Peter Quilter’s musical drama that played at the Trafalgar Studios in 2010. Alongside the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play nomination, Bennett’s co-star Michael Cumpsty will compete in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category and British Sound Designer Gareth Owen celebrates a nomination in the Sound Design category.

British musicals also have cause for celebration today with the transfer of Ghost The Musical nominated for three awards – Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Jon Driscoll and Best Lighting Design for Hugh Vanstone – and Michael Grandage’s Broadway revival of his 2006 acclaimed West End production Evita also in the running for three awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Michael Cerveris) and Best Choreography (Rob Ashford).

The 66th Tony Awards will take place on 10 June at New York’s Beacon Theatre and all the action of the night can be followed on


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