4 April 2016 at 1.05pm | 3 Comments
Last night, the Royal Opera House hosted the Oliver Awards 2016
The awards, this year celebrating their 40th year, celebrates the best of London’s theatre scene.
Winners included Hangmen at the Royal Court theatre, which won in the New Play category; Denise Gough, who won Best Actress for People, Places And Things; and Kenneth Cranham for Best Actor in The Father.
In the dance and opera award categories, Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works won Best New Dance Production, with Alessandra Ferri recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Dance for her performances in Woolf Works and Chéri at Royal Opera House.
Damiano Michieletto's Royal Opera production of Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci was named the Best New Opera Production while English National Opera won Best Outstanding Achievement in Opera for the work of their Chorus and Orchestra.
Other high profile winners included Imelda Staunton for her role in the musical Gypsy at Savoy theatre and Judi Dench, who made theatre award history by winning her eighth Olivier award for Best Supporting Actress in The Winter’s Tale.
Olivier Awards 2016: full list of winners
Magic Radio Audience Award - The Phantom Of The Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre
MasterCard Best New Musical - Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre
Best Actress in a Musical - Imelda Staunton for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
Best Actor in a Musical - Matt Henry for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre
Best Musical Revival - Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Lara Pulver for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical - David Bedella for In The Heights at King’s Cross Theatre
Autograph Sound Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music - In The Heights – Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda at King’s Cross Theatre
Best Director - Robert Icke for Oresteia at Almeida Theatre
Best Theatre Choreographer - Drew McOnie for In the Heights at King’s Cross Theatre
Best Entertainment & Family - Showstopper! The Improvised Musical at Apollo Theatre
Outstanding Achievement in Dance - Alessandra Ferri for her performances in Chéri and Woolf Works at Royal Opera House
Best New Dance Production - Woolf Works by Wayne McGregor at Royal Opera House
Best Actress - Denise Gough for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman
Best Actor - Kenneth Cranham for The Father at Wyndham's Theatre
Virgin Atlantic Best New Play - Hangmen at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court & Wyndham's Theatre
Outstanding Achievement in Opera - English National Opera Chorus and Orchestra for The Force Of Destiny, Lady Macbeth Of Mtsensk and The Queen Of Spades at London Coliseum
Best New Opera Production - Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci at Royal Opera House
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Judi Dench for The Winter's Tale at Garrick Theatre
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Mark Gatiss for Three Days In The Country at National Theatre, Lyttelton
Blue-i Theatre Technology Award for Best Set Design - Anna Fleischle for Hangmen at Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court & Wyndham's Theatre
Best Costume Design - Gregg Barnes for Kinky Boots at Adelphi Theatre
Best Sound Design - Tom Gibbons for People, Places And Things at National Theatre, Dorfman
White Light Award for Best Lighting Design - Mark Henderson for Gypsy at Savoy Theatre
Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre - Pat Kinevane and Fishamble for Silent at Soho Theatre
Best New Comedy - Nell Gwynn at Apollo Theatre
Best Revival - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom at National Theatre, Lyttelton