In pictures: Olivier Awards backstage

Published April 29, 2013

You might have listened live to the Olivier Awards with MasterCard or watched the highlights on ITV, but here’s some of what we saw backstage.

As the awards were being presented and the audience entertained in the Royal Opera House’s auditorium, behind the scenes performers were preparing, winners were celebrating, journalists were questioning and photographers were snapping.

Our very own camera-wielding superstar Sarah Jeynes captured the scene for us.

Images:

Presenters Jonathan Bailey and Lara Pulver

Best Actor in a Musical winner Michael Ball and Best Actress in a Musical winner Imelda Staunton

Performers from Cabaret

Presenter Michael Crawford

Best Theatre Choreographer winner Bill Deamer and presenter Arlene Phillips

Presenter Lee Evans

Presenter Lee Evans

Special Award winner Michael Frayn and presenter Roger Allam

Presenter Myleene Klass

Presenter Damian Lewis

Special Award winner Gillian Lynne

Performer Idina Menzel

Best Actress winner Helen Mirren

Best Actress winner Helen Mirren and presenter Daniel Radcliffe

Best Costume Design winner Jon Morrell

Best Costume Design winner Jon Morrell

Performer Matthew Morrison

Outstanding Achievement in Dance winner Marianela Nunez

Press Room

Presenter Lara Pulver

Presenters Lara Pulver and Jonathan Bailey

Hosts Sheridan Smith and Hugh Bonneville

Performer Kristen Beth Williams

Best Entertainment and Family winner David Wood and Best Revival winner Nica Burns

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical winner Leigh Zimmerman and presenter Lily James

Best Performance in a Supporting Role in a Musical winner Leigh Zimmerman and presenter Lily James