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Olivier Winners 2016

Best Revival

Winner: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at National Theatre, Lyttelton

Nominees:

  • Hamlet at Barbican Theatre
  • Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Donmar Warehouse
  • The Winter’s Tale at Garrick Theatre

Best New Comedy

Winner: Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre

Nominees:

  • A Christmas Carol at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Hand To God at Vaudeville Theatre
  • Peter Pan Goes Wrong at Apollo Theatre

Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Winner: Pat Kinevane and Fishamble for Silent at Soho Theatre

Nominees:

  • Barbarians at The Clare, Young Vic
  • Phil Dunster for his role in Pink Mist at Bush Theatre
  • Violence And Son at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court

White Light Award for Best Lighting Design

Winner: Mark Henderson for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre

Nominees:

  • Neil Austin for The Winter’s Tale at Garrick Theatre
  • Natasha Chivers for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre
  • James Farncombe for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman

Best Sound Design

Winner: Tom Gibbons for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman

Nominees:

  • George Dennis for The Homecoming at Trafalgar Studios 1
  • Christopher Shutt for The Father at Wyndham’s Theatre
  • Christopher Shutt for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre

Best Costume Design

Winner: Gregg Barnes for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

Nominees:

  • Hugh Durrant for Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre
  • Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli And The King at Duke of York’s Theatre
  • Katrina Lindsay for Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre

Blue-I Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design

Winner: Anna Fleischle for Hangmen at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and Wyndham’s Theatre

Nominees:

  • Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli And The King at Duke of York’s Theatre
  • Es Devlin for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre
  • Hildegard Bechtler for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Winner: Mark Gatiss for Three Days In The Country at National Theatre, Lyttelton

Nominees:

  • Michael Pennington for The Winter’s Tale at Garrick Theatre
  • Tom Sturridge for American Buffalo at Wyndham’s Theatre
  • David Suchet for The Importance Of Being Earnest at Vaudeville Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Winner: Judi Dench for The Winter’s Tale at Garrick Theatre

Nominees:

  • Michele Dotrice for Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre
  • Melody Grove for Farinelli And The King at Duke of York’s Theatre
  • Catherine Steadman for Oppenheimer at Vaudeville Theatre

Best New Opera Production

Winner: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci at Royal Opera House

Nominees:

  • The Force Of Destiny at London Coliseum
  • Morgen Und Abend at Royal Opera House

Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Winner: English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra at London Coliseum. For the Force Of Destiny, Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk and The Queen Of Spades

Nominees:

  • Felicity Palmer at London Coliseum. For The Queen Of Spades.
  • Antonio Pappano at Royal Opera House. For his conducting of Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci, Guillaume Tell and Król Roger.
  • Tamara Wilson at London Coliseum. For The Force Of Destiny.

Virgin Atlantic Best New Play

Winner: Hangmen at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court and Wyndham’s Theatre

Nominees:

  • Farinelli And The King at Duke of York’s Theatre
  • The Father at Wyndham’s Theatre
  • People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman

Best Actor

Winner: Kenneth Cranham for The Father at Wyndham’s Theatre

Nominees:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch for Hamlet at Barbican Theatre
  • Adrian Lester for Red Velvet at Garrick Theatre
  • Mark Rylance for Farinelli And The King at Duke of York’s Theatre
  • Kenneth Branagh for The Winter’s Tale at Garrick Theatre

Best Actress

Winner: Denise Gough for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman

Nominees:

  • Gemma Arterton for Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre
  • Nicole Kidman for Photograph 51 at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Janet McTeer for Les Liaisons Dangereuses at Donmar Warehouse
  • Lia Williams for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre

Best New Dance Production

Winner: Woolf Works by Wayne McGregor at Royal Opera House

Nominees:

  • He Who Falls (Celui Qui Tombe) by Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois at Barbican Theatre
  • Romeo Et Juliette by Jean-Christopher Maillot with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo at London Coliseum

Outstanding Achievement in Dance

Winner: Alessandra Ferri for her performances in Chéri and Woolf Works at Royal Opera House

Nominees:

  • Javier De Frutos for his choreography of Anatomy Of A Passing Cloud at Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House
  • Sasha Waltz for her choreography of Sacre at Sadler’s Wells

Best Entertainment & Family

Winner: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at Apollo Theatre

Nominees:

  • Alice’s Adventures Underground at The Vaults
  • Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax at The Old Vic
  • I Want My Hat Back at National Theatre, Temporary Theatre
  • Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Best Theatre Choreographer

Winner: Drew McOnie for In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre

Nominees:

  • Carlos Acosta and Andrew Wright for Guys And Dolls at Savoy Theatre
  • Stephen Mear for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
  • Jerry Mitchell for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

Best Director

Winner: Robert Icke for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre

Nominees:

  • Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh for The Winter’s Tale at Garrick Theatre
  • Matthew Dunster for Hangmen at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at Royal Court and Wyndham’s Theatre
  • Jonathan Kent for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre

Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music

Winner: In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre. Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Orchestrated & Arranged by Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman

Nominees:

  • Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre. Music by Howard Goodall, Lyrics by Charles Hart and Orchestrations by Howard Goodall and Kuljit Bhamra
  • Farinelli And The King at Duke of York’s Theatre. Claire van Kampen for Musical Arrangements, the Musicians and Iestyn Davies and the Singers who alternated the singing role of Farinelli
  • Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre. Music and Lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, Music Supervision, Arrangements and Orchestrations by Stephen Oremus

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Winner: David Bedella for In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre

Nominees:

  • Dan Burton for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
  • Peter Davison for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
  • Gavin Spokes for Guys And Dolls at Savoy Theatre

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical

Winner: Lara Pulver for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre

Nominees:

  • Preeya Kalidas for Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre
  • Amy Lennox for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre
  • Emma Williams for Mrs Henderson Presents at Noël Coward Theatre

Best Musical Revival

Winner: Gypsy at Savoy Theatre

Nominees:

  • Bugsy Malone at Lyric Hammersmith
  • Guys And Dolls at Savoy Theatre
  • Seven Brides For Seven Brothers at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Best Actor in a Musical

Winner: Matt Henry for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

Nominees:

  • Ian Bartholomew for Mrs Henderson Presents at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Killian Donnelly for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre
  • David Haig for Guys And Dolls at Savoy Theatre
  • Jamie Parker for Guys And Dolls at Savoy Theatre

Best Actress in a Musical

Winner: Imelda Staunton for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre

Nominees:

  • Tracie Bennett for Mrs Henderson Presents at Noël Coward Theatre
  • Natalie Dew for Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre
  • Laura Pitt-Pulford for Seven Brides For Seven Brothers at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre
  • Sophie Thompson for Guys And Dolls at Savoy Theatre

MasterCard Best New Musical

Winner: Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre

Nominees:

  • Bend It Like Beckham at Phoenix Theatre
  • In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre
  • Mrs Henderson Presents at Noël Coward Theatre

Magic Radio Audience Award

Winner: The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre

Nominees:

  • Matilda The Musical at Cambridge Theatre
  • Jersey Boys at Piccadilly Theatre
  • Les Misérables at Queen’s Theatre