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The Olivier Awards host, Jason Manford

The Olivier Awards host, Jason Manford

Star-studded presenters & performances announced for this year’s Olivier Awards

Kitty Underwood

By Kitty Underwood First Published 4 April 2022, Last Updated 7 April 2022

With less than a week to go, we’re counting down the days to the Olivier Awards, and we’re excited to announce some of the stars of stage and screen who will be attending, presenting and performing at this year’s ceremony!

Hosted by comedian, actor and presenter Jason Manford, the awards will take place this Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall, and you can tune in from home, follow us on social at @OliverAwards or even get tickets to be there on the night!

The ceremony will be broadcast on ITV at 10:15pm on Sunday evening, and the whole thing will be broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall on Magic Radio, our Official Radio Partner, hosted by Ruthie Henshall and Alice Arnold from 5:30pm.

All five Mastercard Best New Musical nominees will be performing at the ceremony; Back To The Future – The Musical, The Drifters Girl, Frozen, Get Up Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

The evening will also feature performances from the three Magic Radio Best Musical Revival nominees; Anything Goes, Cabaret and Spring Awakening – plus a performance from Life Of Pi, which is nominated in nine categories including Best New Play. The show will culminate in a special musical tribute to legendary theatre composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who died last year.

Among those taking part in the evening are Jade Anouka, Baroness Dame Floella Benjamin, Don Black, Anne-Marie Duff, Noma Dumezweni, Tom Felton, Kit Harington, Max Harwood, Ruthie Henshall, Cassidy Janson, Beverley Knight, Bonnie Langford, Miriam-Teak Lee, Oti Mabuse, Dame Arlene Phillips, Jonathan Pryce, Keala Settle, Dr Ranj Singh,Giles Terera, Sam Tutty, Eric Underwood and Layton Williams – with more to be announced in the next few days.

For the chance to see all of these once-in-a-lifetime performances and experience the glitz and glamour of the Oliviers among some of Britain’s biggest stars of stage and screen, get your tickets through Pricless.com below!

In what is thought to be a world first, celebrity guests will be walking a ‘Green Carpet’ made from real, reusable grass – supplied by WowGrass, an eco-friendly company which uses solar energy and ethical farming methods, growing the grass on biodegradable felt made from recycled British textiles. This is all part of our effort to make these Olivier Awards the most sustainable yet, and we’re also teaming up with fashion rental platform HURR to encourage sustainable Green Carpet fashion choices.

We’ll be streaming our Green Carpet Live show from there on the Official London Theatre YouTube channel here from 4:30 to 5:30pm, with hosts Emma B, Angellica Bell, Frank DiLella and Anita Rani chatting to nominees and presenters as they arrive.

Outside the UK, the Olivier Awards with Mastercard will stream around the world at 5.15pm EST here on YouTube.


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